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Assistant Professor - Automation and Integration for Manufacturing

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

The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, invites qualified applications for a full-time, tenure-track, academic year faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the area of Advanced Manufacturing, Automation, Manufacturing Information Systems, and Smart Production Systems beginning Fall 2023.

We are seeking candidates with teaching and research interests in broad advanced manufacturing field, including but not limited to: automation, control, smart manufacturing, industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and sensors, robotics, AR/VR applications, process measurement and statistics, electronics packaging, semiconductor fabrication, and industrial informatics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial and manufacturing engineering, establish an externally funded research program, contribute to mentoring students, contribute to an inclusive and welcoming community, and provide services to the department, the college, the university, and the community.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial and manufacturing engineering, establish an externally-funded research program, contribute to mentoring students, contribute to an inclusive and welcoming community, and provide services to the department, the college, the university, and the community. Candidates with relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply.  

Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. Anticipated hiring range: $96,408 – $107,000 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, electrical and computer engineering (with relevant industrial and manufacturing experience), or a closely related field is required by the start time of the appointment. Candidates must have a strong commitment to inclusive teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction as well as broad-based knowledge of industrial or manufacturing engineering. Demonstrated ability 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 that 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.

PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with significant experience in working with underrepresented students in research, teaching, service, advising, mentoring or community engagement are preferred. Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and a commitment to working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting.

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.

Cal Poly’s College of Engineering is committed to creating and sustaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. Applicants must submit a diversity statement that focuses on evidence of the applicant’s ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment including topics such as implementing inclusive classroom environments, mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, outreach to under-represented student populations, implementing bias mitigation and previous professional development in diversity and inclusion topics.

Preference will be given to those who can show evidence of working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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 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 academicpersonnel@calpoly.edu.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of goals including a teaching and research plan, and (4) a diversity statement that focuses on evidence of the applicant’s ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment including topics such as implementing inclusive classroom environments, mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, outreach to under-represented student populations, implementing bias mitigation and previous professional development in diversity and inclusion topics.  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 12, 2022: applications received after that date may be considered.

Questions can be emailed to Xuan Wang (xwang12@calpoly.edu).

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