The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, is excited to invite qualified applicants to apply for two full-time, tenure-track, academic-year faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank with teaching and research interests in data analytics, operations research, and/or simulation as applied to the field of industrial engineering in areas such as healthcare or other service applications, manufacturing, government or non-profit organizations, and engineering education beginning Fall 2024. As part of its strategic initiative, the IME department seeks faculty that can develop and disseminate innovative and effective engineering education practices that integrate social and technical disciplines.
Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. Anticipated hiring range: $96,408 – $107,000 per year
About the IME Department - As a premier comprehensive polytechnic university, Cal Poly is ranked as the best public master's university in the western U.S., while its Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering program is also ranked as one of the best public master's level programs in the United States. The program has a strong focus on undergraduate and masters level education through a laboratory intensive, hands-on curriculum. The 30+ tenured, tenure-track, and lecturer/adjunct faculty in the department are dedicated engineers with a passion for teaching, innovative applied research, interacting with students, and advising student club activities. Our “learn by doing” philosophy (https://www.calpoly.edu/learn-by-doing) is emphasized in the curriculum by the large number of design-centered laboratories, integrating design throughout the curriculum, and the senior project capstone design experience. These prepare graduates for careers in operations management, production planning and scheduling, facility design, human factors design, data analysis and decision-making, quality control and reliability, economic and resource planning, and process improvement. For more information about the department, please visit http://ime.calpoly.edu.
University Background: Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system. 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 offers generous benefits for our faculty which can be found here: https://afd.calpoly.edu/hr/benefits/. Cal Poly is family friendly, offering parental leave, dependent care FSAs and an on-campus children's center: https://www.asi.calpoly.edu/childrens_center.
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.
Commitment to Diversity: The Cal Poly College of Engineering strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), as part of our focus on equitable student success The Cal Poly College of Engineering is excited to invite applications to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions across eight departments to start September 2024. Successful applicants show evidence or demonstrate the potential to implement 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 college is searching for positions in the following disciplines:
• Aerospace Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science / Software Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
In addition to the standard new faculty support, candidates with DEI focused scholarship and/or pedagogy maybe awarded additional start-up funds to support their DEI work. Once hired, candidates will collaborate with their dean and others to develop a plan for utilizing these funds.
The Cal Poly College of Engineering has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through equal opportunity and work‐life balance. You will be joining a college that strives to be compassionate and supportive of colleagues, staff, and students. You will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses and advise students on projects and research. You will be supported in your efforts to establish an externally funded research program, mentor students, contribute to an inclusive and welcoming community, and provide services to the department, the college, the university.
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in industrial engineering, systems engineering, or closely related field is required by the start 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 engineering. An ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administration from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds is essential.
The ideal candidate will show evidence of attention to and/or the potential to contribute on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across their teaching, scholarship, and service.
Applicants must submit a diversity statement which demonstrates the candidate's experience or potential with respect to supporting the college of engineering’s goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion. In particular, our vision statement is: “The Cal Poly College of Engineering will be nationally recognized for its rapidly diversifying student population and unique, inclusive Learn by Doing educational and applied research experiences." Candidate’s diversity statement should convey how their teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly will contribute to this vision. Examples include highlighting the candidate’s experience and/or intentions with respect to: implementing inclusive classroom environments, the intersection of DEI in your research/scholarship, mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, outreach to under-represented student populations, previous professional development in diversity and inclusion topics.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with significant experience in fostering a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive learning environment and in working with underrepresented students in research, teaching, service, advising, mentoring, or community engagement are preferred.
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.
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 plan, (4) a research plan, (5) 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 15, 2023. Applications received after that date may be considered.
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