The Materials Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking an Assistant Professor in Materials Engineering. The faculty position is primarily focused on metallurgy and the practical application of metals to industry.
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.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or related field. The successful candidate will be proficient in teaching basic and advanced metallurgy courses and involved in scholarly activity (research) in the metallurgy area. They will have a demonstrated record of promoting diversity and inclusivity in undergraduate education as well as a dedication to the well-being and advancement of students, colleagues and the department.
Demonstrated experience and 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.
Highly desired expertise areas include: ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, corrosion, welding and advanced joining, physical metallurgy, metallurgical thermodynamics and kinetics, metals processing (including but not limited to additive manufacturing, liquid metal processing, metal deformation processing), heat treatment, and the detailed connections between alloy microstructures and resulting properties.
An undergraduate MSE degree is also preferred.
Cal Poly’s College of Engineering is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse university community that reflects and serves the population of California. Applicants must submit a diversity statement that displays evidence of the applicant’s ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment including implementing inclusive classroom environments, mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, outreach to underrepresented student populations, implementing bias mitigation, and previous professional development in diversity and inclusion topics.
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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.
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The MATE Department is a relatively small and dynamic community of collaborators meeting the technical challenges of the twenty-first century and contributing to our College’s vision of leading engineering education. We emphasize excellence and innovation in teaching, collaboration, and collegiality.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching, (4) a statement on research, and (5) a statement on Diversity as described in the preferred qualifications section above. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.