Assistant/Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo invites applications for the 2024-2025 academic year, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level or Associate Professor level in Electrical Engineering. The position will start in Fall 2024.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (a) teaching undergraduate classes and laboratories in electrical engineering in general as well as graduate courses in an area of specialization. The ability to teach courses in more than one sub-specialty is preferred; (b) supervising undergraduate and graduate-level research; (c) developing and maintaining externally-funded research programs; (d) collaborating with other faculty on curricular, research and professional development interests; (e) engaging in activities related to service in the form of student club advising, curriculum development, and shared governance.

Candidates with demonstrated experience in any the following technical areas are encouraged to apply:
•Digital, Analog, and Mixed-Signal Electronics
•VLSI and Digital Electronics
•Cyber-Physical Systems including Control Systems and Robotics 

Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. Anticipated Assistant Professor hiring range: $100,000– $112,000 per year; Associate Professor hiring range: $109,000– $122,000.

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.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or 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.

Candidates must have expertise in one of the desired fields and demonstrate this through peer reviewed publications in journals and/or conferences. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, all faculty members are expected to exhibit strong pedagogic skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty members are expected to maintain competency in their field and enhance the vitality of our programs through undergraduate and master’s level research. As colleagues, it is expected that every faculty member performs service activities at all levels of the University.

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.


Preference will be given to candidates with:

Demonstrated excellence in university level teaching and research, experience with laboratory-based instruction, and willingness to teach in multiple areas of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The candidate is expected to be driven with a passion for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as be engaged in scholarship. Prior engineering industry experience and professional licensure is preferable, but not required.

Evidence of working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.


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