College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology


Department of Technology

Assistant or Associate Professor, Fire Protection Administration and Technology, Department of Technology.

Starting Date:

Fall 2018

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned MA/MS in fire protection administration and/or engineering, public administration, disaster planning and/or administration, organizational leadership or a closely-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required;
2) Demonstrated experience as a fire service and/or emergency management services professional;
3) Demonstrated teaching experience at the college level in a related field or equivalent, and;
4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Professional affiliation with fire service/EMS industry partners;
2) Experience advising and mentoring students;
3) Experience engaging with  fire service/EMS academic programs, and;
4) Evidence of previous management and/or leadership experience.


The candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate classes in the Fire Protection Administration and Technology program, advising students on academic and career preparation issues, developing and implementing curriculum and related assessment procedures, being productive in scholarly activities, and participating in service to the Department, College, and University. The candidate will be expected to be active in relevant professional organizations and foster relationships with public sector organizations such as LA City Fire Department and LA Country Fire Department, among others.

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, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

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.



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. 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 28,000 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 of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology offers ABET-accredited BS programs in Computer Science and Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering; as well as BS degrees in Industrial Technology, 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 Industrial and Technical Studies.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the address below: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three professional references, and; 4) a completed and signed university application for employment (found here). Include your last name in all file titles submitted. Finalists will be required to submit: 1) three current letters of recommendation, and; 2) official transcripts. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please attach all application materials in PDF (preferred) or MS Word format, to a single email message addressed to the search committee email ( with the subject line “Fire Protection Administration and Technology Application.”

Please address questions to the search committee chair Dr. David Blekhman (

Transcripts and recommendation letters required for finalists may be mailed to:

Dr. David Blekhman, Chair
Technology Department Search Committee
Department of Technology
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.

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.