CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering


Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Physics
Starting Date: Fall 2023 

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering. Candidates must be committed to contributing to an undergraduate-centered, pedagogically innovative, and modern Electrical Engineering degree program. Applications from contemporary areas of research are welcome, including Signal and Image Processing, Analog and Digital Circuits and Systems, etc.

Electrical Engineering is among the fastest growing programs at CSUSM, with state-of-the-art laboratories and close relations with local industry. California State University San Marcos offers a competitive salary with a full benefits package including one month of summer salary and a reduced load for the first two years to support the beginning teacher-scholar in this position.

CSUSM values teaching undergraduates and involving them in research. The campus is located on a scenic hillside 15 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and in the San Diego North County region, an area known for its temperate climate and growing technology industries. The University was recently awarded a nearly $5 million grant from the Department of Education’s Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM Program to support our STEM degree programs. Our campus embraces twenty-first-century learning and the teacher-scholar model.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering and have received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
  • Applicants with ABD status will be considered, but the applicant must possess a doctorate degree on the starting date.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, a record of published research commensurate with years of experience, and the ability to develop and sustain a research program that will lead to original, peer-reviewed publications.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community that serves the students of the region.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching with research-based instructional practices such as project-based learning or community service learning, and student support for diverse populations, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM.
  • Interest in and/or experience with curriculum development, program development, program assessment, ABET accreditation.
  • Experience building industry partnerships; active participation in professional societies such as the IEEE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, etc.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.
  • In addition, preference will be given to applicants whose expertise will expand the education and research opportunities the program currently offers for students and be complementary to areas of specialization of existing faculty in the department and college.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $8,265 - $8,681 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,405 - $11,994 per month

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages),
  • A description of research accomplishments and future research goals (up to 2 pages),
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Additional Requirements

  • Reprints of representative publications and works in process.
  • Copies of all graduate-level transcripts that include relevant coursework.

The review of applications will begin on November 28th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

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 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

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 currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment. 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

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CSUSM’s comprehensive program of benefits to eligible employees and their families includes: health, dental, and vision insurance, various retirement packages, generous paid time off, tuition fee waiver, on-campus child development center, and discounts from thousands of name-brand merchants through our Perks at Work program.