College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology


Assistant Professor, multiple positions, Department of Civil Engineering

Starting Date:

August 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

Multiple positions are available, requiring expertise in at least one of the following areas: Construction Engineering Management, Transportation Engineering or Water Resources Engineering.  Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field. If candidate is ABD at the time of appointment, the appropriate doctorate must be awarded for retention beyond the first year of employment.

Candidates must have a strong primary commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates must also have a commitment to graduate teaching and research (including laboratory instruction and supervision of projects) and an ability to take advantage of the College’s strong, well-established ties to local industry. Faculty candidates must have an appreciation for teaching and learning at an urban serving institution and must be capable of developing a sponsored research program in their field that integrates their research activities into teaching and learning. Applicants must also be willing to engage in STEM related activity with the University, local community colleges, and K-12 institutions.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidate qualifications are teaching and work experience within their civil engineering specialization, promise and/or record as a productive researcher, and professional civil engineering registration.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students on academics and career preparation, participation in department, College, campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.  The successful candidate will teach in an ABET accredited CE bachelor’s program and a CE master’s program and will be expected to support activities related to accreditation. The applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. 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 civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The Department:

The College: The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology offers ABET-accredited BS programs in Computer Science and Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering; ATMAE-accredited BS program in Industrial Technology; and BS degrees in Aviation Administration, Fire Protection Administration and Technology, and Graphic Communications. The College also offers Master of Science degrees in Computer Science, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, and a Master of Arts degree in Technology.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (email, phone number, and physical address) for three references, as well as the University’s Application for Academic Employment form.  A signed copy of this form, and official transcripts, will be required for any finalists invited to visit campus. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications and required documentation must be submitted electronically in pdf format, with the subject line “Tenure Track Assistant Professor Application” to:


Dr. Mark Tufenkjian, Chair
Department of Civil Engineering
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032


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.

Cal State LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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.