Assistant or Associate Professor in Thermofluids and Energy

Cal Poly State University in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 1, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Mechanical Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track faculty appointment in the general area of thermal-fluids sciences, with specific interest in nuclear and renewable energy at a rank and salary commensurate with the applicant's background and experience. The projected start date is September 2017. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and applied research. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration. Cal Poly emphasizes Learn by Doing, which involves extensive lab work and projects in support of theoretical knowledge.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (a) teaching a wide variety of undergraduate classes and laboratories, and distance education modes, in thermal-fluids sciences in general, and nuclear and renewable energy in particular, as well as graduate courses in the area of specialization; (b) supervising undergraduate and graduate-level research; (c) developing and maintaining externally-funded research programs; (d) engaging in activities related to service at all levels of the University. Outcomes assessment and Learn by Doing are important components of the University curriculum. Specific assignments will depend on department and program needs.

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 the disciplines. As scholars, faculty members are expected to be engaged in scholarly work that contributes to the prestige of our programs, and the University.  

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