Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering

Position: Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics) 
Effective Date: August 17, 2022 (Fall Semester) 
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin November 15, 2021. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).                                  

College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Required Qualifications:         

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering. Specialization in the areas of Dynamics, Vibrations and Control with application to mechanical and aerospace systems. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2022.
  • Demonstrated potential or effectiveness in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:                       

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Experience in teaching courses in the areas of Dynamics, Control and Robotics in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Demonstrated ability and clear plans for the development of research programs in emerging and rapidly developing areas of Dynamics, Control and Robotics
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student projects and theses
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and update curriculum and academic programs
  • Active in academic governance


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in or related to dynamics, control, and robotics in mechanical and aerospace engineering as well as other fundamental courses. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Develop new courses and update existing courses, including laboratories
  • Supervise student projects and theses
  • Actively pursue external support for research through grants and contracts
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research leading to publications and external funding
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:                                 

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching experience and philosophy (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • Statement of current and future research (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • Three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Jalal Torabzadeh, Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-8305

(562) 985-1563 or E-Mail:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status,  disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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