College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology


Part-Time Faculty Positions

The California State University, Los Angeles, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) Professional Practice Program (PPP) provides senior design students with industrially relevant projects sponsored by industry. The College of ECST offers the position of PPP Instructor as a temporary, non-tenure-track faculty position working with the PPP Team to conduct the course and supervise PPP senior design student teams.  Professional Practice Program (PPP) Instructor is a temporary, non-tenure-track faculty position with the possibility of renewal.

Starting Date:

Fall Quarter 2015

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have an MS degree in an appropriate  engineering or applied scientific field from an accredited university. Relevant  educational background, industry/professional practice, and project management experience leading projects are required. Must be able to work effectively with a culturally diverse range of students and faculty.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with industry teams and projects with mentoring junior engineers/scientists in industry/professional practice is highly preferred. Doctoral degree in an appropriate field from an accredited university is a plus.


Instructor roles and responsibilities:

  • Conducting or assisting with weekly lectures
  • Coordinating grading and assignments on Moodle database for course
  • Grading quarterly reports and peer reviews
  • Technical guidance on projects including helping students locate resources required to solve problems/project issues
  • Guidance and team management to teams – supervise/contribute to assigning tasks (in conjunction with student team leaders)
  • Attend site visits/presentations to sponsors with students and liaisons
  • Ensure that proper communication is maintained with industry partners
  • Coordinate with the PPP Director issues and problems on teams or with laboratories
  • Project Program Launch and final Expo
  • Communicate  with faculty and department Chairs, work with program staff, and help coordinate Senior

Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution.

Required Documentation:

Please submit (in pdf format) curriculum vita and letter of interest, along with the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.  Finalists for the position will be asked to submit three letters of reference, I-9 form, and official transcripts for terminal degree.


The deadline for submissions of applications is on-going. Please send required documentation to:

Professional Practice Program Search Committee
c/o Ms. Rosa Jimenez

Note: 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.