The newly established Computer Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is excited to invite applications for the 2024-2025 academic year, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Computer Engineering. Duties include teaching undergraduate and master's level courses, supporting and expanding curricular development in Computer Engineering, pursuing research in one's area of expertise, and providing service to the department, the university, and the community. The Computer Engineering faculty are a welcoming and collaborative community of scholars looking for candidates to join our department in all areas of computer engineering and are especially interested in candidates with a background in Embedded Systems, Computer Organization and Architecture, Engineering Education, Computing Education, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Computer Networks, Artificial Intelligence or Edge/IoT Computing, and Quantum Computing. We strongly encourage scholars who are women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latin American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, or mixed race, and scholars with disabilities to apply.
Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. Anticipated Assistant Professor hiring range: $100,000– $112,000 per year.
About the CPE 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 Computer Engineering Department is ranked as the top public master's level programs in the United States. The program has a strong focus on undergraduate education through a laboratory intensive, hands-on curriculum. Our tenured, tenure-track, and lecturer/adjunct faculty are dedicated educators with a passion for teaching, innovative applied research, interacting with students, and advising student club activities.
The department is a recipient of the prestigious Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Our grant is titled, “Breaking the Binary” which is a collaborative transformation grant that involves rejecting binaries or dualisms commonly used to create hierarchies in engineering thought and practice (rational-emotional, male-female, social-technical, mental-manual, hard-soft, concrete-abstract, etc.) and embracing a complex coexistence; developing new skills in co-creation of holistic learning experiences and inclusive cultures; and evolving personal and professional identities that are constantly challenged and often in flux. Ideal candidates would become partners in this transformative process to achieve our vision:
· The Computer Engineering Department is a place that supports diversity in race, gender, sexuality, ability, class, and other social identities (in all their combinations) in a manner that transcends current institutional structures.
· The Computer Engineering Department is a place in which all find community, and where there are support structures that connect students with their peers, that provide mentoring between faculty and students, and that promote collaborative work between faculty. The Computer Engineering Department is a place where each of us can say, “I belong here.”
· The Computer Engineering Department’s faculty follows a distributed leadership model where all members are leaders in their own way. Faculty trusts in and actively backs each other as leaders. The department values the interdisciplinarity of faculty within and beyond CPE.
· The Computer Engineering Department is a place where if one encounters an unjust barrier, it is the system that yields. We acknowledge the immense cultural wealth that people bring with them to the Computer Engineering Department and we strive to act in a manner to ensure that wealth is valued and celebrated.
· The Computer Engineering Department is a place where all understand and value Computer Engineering being more than a sum of the traditional fields from which it grew. The Computer Engineering Department is a place that has insight into societal needs and is agile to adapt to address those needs from a critical theory orientation.
· The Computer Engineering Department is a place from which industry continues to seek new hires; they value our students’ technical expertise, and, of equal importance, seek out our students because of their diversity in body and voice, because of their ability to negotiate complexity and ambiguity, and because of their capacity, agency, and inclination for change. Our graduates pursue graduate studies and work in nonprofits and educational organizations in increasingly greater numbers.
We are part of the Noyce School of Applied Computing at Cal Poly, a new interdisciplinary school that combines three departments – Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, and Computer Engineering – to create opportunities for students and faculty using computer principles, concepts, and technologies to address real-world problems. The creation of The Noyce School will, among other things, provide faculty with additional resources for teaching and applied research, and will also provide undergraduate students in computing with opportunities to further their interests in teaching and learning. For more information about the department, please visit https://cpe.calpoly.edu/.
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 will have the opportunity to apply for additional funds to support their DEI work
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.
About Cal Poly: 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.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Engineering Education, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment and are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, or potential for, teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. 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.
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.
Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residency will be responsible for retaining an immigration attorney. All filing and attorney's fees will be incurred by the faculty member.
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. At Cal Poly, tenure-line faculty are expected to establish an on-campus presence.
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).
How To Apply: Candidates must submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching, (4) a statement on research, (5) a statement on diversity as described in the required qualifications section above, (6) evidence of successful teaching and (7) copies of unofficial transcripts (official required before start of appointment). Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application.
For full consideration candidates are encouraged to apply by the review begin date, January 7, 2024. Applications received after this date may be considered.
For questions, please contact Dr. Lynne Slivovsky at email@example.com.