College of Engineering, Computer Science, & TechnologyPosition:
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Assistant Professor in Engineering Education
The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) at Cal State LA seeks to meet our students where they are by using state-of-the-art strategies to support our majority first generation, low-income, and Hispanic multicultural/multiethnic students. Our college looks for frameworks that envision a university setting that is compatible with the diverse student population we serve, enhancing our ability to be a leader in engineering education research among Minority-Serving Institutions. With this vision in mind, we seek to attract exceptional candidates with interest and expertise in engineering education research focused on higher education, who will be passionate about having a positive impact on the student experience at Cal State LA’s College of ECST. The position will include oversight of the First-Year Engineering program.
1) An earned doctorate in Engineering Education, Education, Social Sciences or Engineering, Computer Science or related field, from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
2) Evidence of research experience in engineering or computer science education.
3) Evidence of ability to teach undergraduate engineering students.
1) Experience in leading or participating in research and best practices development in a minority-serving institution or setting.
2) Evidence of relevant scholarly publications.
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 responsible for the First-Year Experience at ECST (FYrE) program and its associated first-year courses. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach other undergraduate or graduate courses and will engage in research and development activities in Engineering Education.
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 is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.
Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-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. The University 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 College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) embodies the principle that students, faculty, and staff are invested in our motto: Commit to Excellence and Engage with Community. We encourage students to work together and to seek out and utilize all the wealth they bring to college and resources on campus, and faculty and staff to work together to implement the most effective practices for student learning. Faculty and students together conduct the advanced research needed to turn the world’s dreams into reality. We reach for excellence in everything we do. For more information visit the college website at https://www.calstatela.edu/ecst.
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form
Finalists will be required to submit:
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Review of applications will begin December 13, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please email all application materials in a single PDF to Rosa Jimenez: [email protected]. Please type “Engineering Education Position” in the subject line.
Please address all questions to the Search Chair (Dr. Gustavo Menezes) at: [email protected]
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.
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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to [email protected]
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, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER
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.