MECHANICAL ENGINEERING / ENGINEERING DESIGN - The Mechanical Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer of Mechanical Design. Primary duties will be teaching introductory and advanced courses in Mechanical Design, which include Solid Modeling, Design Thinking, Design for Strength and Stiffness, Design of Mechanical Systems, and the Capstone Senior Design Project. A Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or closely related field is required and advanced degrees and industrial experience are preferred.
Located on the central coast of California, the Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering program is nationally recognized for its focus on undergraduate and Masters level education through a laboratory-intensive, hands-on curriculum. The department is a dedicated community of faculty, staff, and students who strive to design innovative solutions to complex societal problems through creativity and engineering expertise. The department has 1200 BSME undergraduates and 50 MSME students. The undergraduate program includes five concentrations: Energy Resources, HVAC&R, Manufacturing, Mechatronics and a General Concentration which culminates with a full year industry-sponsored senior project experience. The position comes with excellent health and retirement benefits. Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The starting date is January 4, 2021.
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.
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.
Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment. Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.
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 under-represented student populations, implementing bias mitigation and previous professional development in diversity and inclusion topics.
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.
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Located on the central coast of California, the Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering program is nationally recognized for its focus on undergraduate and Masters level education through a laboratory-intensive, hands-on curriculum. The department is a dedicated community of faculty, staff, and students who strive to synthesize innovative solutions to complex societal problems through creativity and engineering expertise. The department has 1200 BSME undergraduates and 50 MSME students. The undergraduate program includes five concentrations: Energy Resources, HVAC&R, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and a General Concentration which culminates with a full year, industry-sponsored senior project experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. A review of applications will begin June 26, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.