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Post-Doctoral Teaching/Research Fellow - Civil and Environmental Engineering - (AY 22/23)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering
Position Description

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental Engineering during the 2022-23 academic year. The position is renewable based on department needs and candidate performance.

The position will be 80% combined teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate-level research, with a 20% release for efforts in course development, instructional training, professional development, and department advising needs. For example, the postdoctoral fellow will enhance their teaching and scholarship by engaging with campus entities including Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology; Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity; Grants Development Office; and Center for Service in Action.

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.


Requirements include a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, leading-edge knowledge, and the willingness and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental chemistry, solid and hazardous waste management, thermodynamics, and conventional and renewable energy systems.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: environmental chemistry, solid and hazardous waste management, thermodynamics, and conventional and renewable energy systems.

Candidates will be asked to submit their curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, research statement, and other required materials.


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 the 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

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.



Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of research experience and interests. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application.  The term of employment is 1 year, with a second-year possible based on performance and funding. For full consideration, please apply by the review begin to date; July 1st, 2022. Open until filled.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is located on the central California Coast, with many recreational opportunities and opportunities for local oceanographic research.

For further question, please contact, Tryg Lundquist (

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