Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Aerospace Structures and Materials)

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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 (Aerospace Structures and Materials) 
Effective Date: August 17, 2022 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin February 22, 2022. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline. Degree at the time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2022.
  • Specialization in aerospace structures and materials, or a closely related area
  • Demonstrated or recorded potential for teaching at both 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:

  • Experience in teaching courses in the area of Aerospace Structures and Materials Engineering at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated ability to develop courses, laboratories, and academic programs, and to update curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise students' theses and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to actively participate in academic shared governance
  • A record of academic publication and research activity in one or more of the emerging areas of: composite and nano-composite aerospace structures, smart/active materials, multifunctional materials, structural dynamics, solid mechanics and fracture mechanics
  • Demonstrated success or history of effort to obtain external funding for research
  • Demonstrated commitment to actively support the success of underrepresented groups in STEM fields
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Aerospace Structures and Materials areas as well as fundamental undergraduate courses in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof].
  • Develop new courses and laboratories, and update existing courses
  • Supervise student projects and theses
  • Prepare/write and submit grant proposals and seek research funding
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research leading to publication and external funding
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community as appropriate

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:

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

Employment Requirements:

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.

CSU Vaccination Policy
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 currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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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