Assistant or Associate Professor of Structural Engineering
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Structural Engineering. The position has a preferred start date of September 2023.
The primary responsibilities of the position include teaching, research, and service. The ideal candidate will bring experience in general structural design (reinforced concrete, steel, timber) as well as bridge engineering. Preference will be given to those with industry experience, potential for an externally funded research program, and a strong interest in teaching.
Grade and salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. Anticipated hiring ranges:
Assistant Professor: $96,408 – $107,000 per year
Associate: $104,000 – $115,000 per year
The Cal Poly College of Engineering strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This position is part of a college-wide cluster of searches designed to promote inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies as well as increase curricular coverage of the intersection of engineering and computing with societal challenges, particularly around DEI issues. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the college’s goals in these areas.
The cluster hire searches are for positions in the following disciplines:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science/ Software Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
In addition to the standard new faculty support, candidates selected through this DEI cluster hire will be given additional start-up funds to support their work in DEI. Once hired, candidates will collaborate with their dean and others to develop a plan for utilizing these funds.
A Ph.D. in civil, structural, architectural engineering or a closely related field is required. A commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.
The ideal candidate will show evidence of attention to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across their teaching, scholarship, and service.
Applicants must submit a diversity statement which focuses on evidence of the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly. Potential topics may include but are not limited to: implementing inclusive classroom environments, the intersection of DEI in your research/scholarship, mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, outreach to under-represented student populations, implementing bias mitigation and previous professional development in diversity and inclusion topics.
A P.E. and an S.E. licensure are preferred. Previous teaching experience is desirable but not required. Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment. Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.
Preference will be given to those who can show evidence of working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and questions may be sent to email@example.com.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was officially formed in 1981, though transportation and environmental engineering degree programs had been in place at Cal Poly for some time. Since its inception, the department has continued to grow. Currently, there are approximately 650 undergraduate students enrolled in the Civil Engineering Program. Approximately 200 undergraduates are currently enrolled in the Environmental Engineering Program. In addition, the department supports about 50 graduate students who are working toward the Master of Science degree. Both the Civil and Environmental Engineering Programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The programs stress teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and state-of-the-practice analysis and design techniques. Each program is laboratory intensive, with hands-on student learning stressed in support of the University's "learn by doing" motto.
Our faculty is comprised of more than 22 tenured and tenure-track faculty with extensive academic and professional qualifications. These full-time faculty are supported by over 20 full- and part-time lecturers, many of whom practice engineering in the local community.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation. It has approximately 21,000 undergraduate and 800 post-baccalaureate/graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 28 consecutive years. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 45,000, just twelve miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes, extraordinary temperate climate, and an abundance of outdoor activities.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.calpoly.edu/ to complete the required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #520095.
Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Please attach to the online application: 1) cover letter indicating industry, consulting, and teaching experience; 2) résumé/cv; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) statement of research interests; 5) statement of Diversity and Inclusivity; and 6) unofficial transcripts from institutions at which degrees were awarded. Official transcripts will be required prior to initial appointment. If applicable, please attach a list of CSU courses previously taught.
Review of applications will begin November 28, 2022. Applications submitted after the review begin date may be considered.
For questions, please contact Garrett Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.