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Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Materials Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2018.

The Position

This tenure-track position will start in August 2018 and be at the Assistant Professor level. Salary is competitive and the benefits package is broad and attractive. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and service to the university.  Materials Engineering faculty teach a broad range of lecture and laboratory courses, including materials science and engineering, properties of materials, thermodynamics of solids, kinetic processes in materials, materials selection and design I/laboratory,

materials selection and design II/laboratory, mechanical metallurgy, ceramics, polymers and emerging technologies in materials engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to develop funded research projects that involve undergraduate students, and engage in all other normal faculty responsibilities and activities such as committee service, student advising, and professional development. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Materials Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited educational institution by August 1, 2018;
  • Demonstrable skills/potential for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and for developing and implementing laboratory-based experiments in Materials Engineering;
  • Demonstrable experience/interest in establishing and maintaining sponsored  research in a field related to Materials Engineering;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Ability to work with others in a multi-disciplinary environment, and
  • Commitment to and/or experience in educating a diverse student population.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Research focus in computational materials science and engineering;
  • An undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering or closely related field  
  • Demonstrable and practical skills in teaching a broad range of courses and laboratories in Materials Engineering; 
  • Ability to support and assist in major departmental, college, and university level initiatives, e.g.,  strategic planning, outcomes assessment, laboratory; revitalization, curriculum design, etc. , and
  • Record of publication in scholarly journals

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:

  • a completed application form (Available from: )
  • a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications outlined in the minimum and preferred qualifications, as listed above,
  • a Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced),
  • a statement of teaching philosophy,
  • a research statement,
  • a list of courses the candidate is prepared to teach, courses they can teach with some additional preparation, and courses they would like to develop;
  • a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s professional experience, accomplishments and promise, and
  • a transcript showing the highest degree earned  (an official transcript will be required of finalists)


Finalists for the position will be required to provide three recent and signed letters of reference, and an official transcript.


This position will remain open until filled.  First consideration will be given to completed applications received by January 29, 2018.  Early response is encouraged and priority will be given to applications postmarked by this date.  All materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all faculty in the Chemical & Materials Engineering Department. Candidates selected for an on campus interview will be required to make a scholarly presentation to the faculty/staff/students.


Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application forms, and application materials to:



Written inquiries may be sent to:

Chair, Chemical Engineering Faculty Search Committee,

Chemical and Materials Engineering Department,

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona,

3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768.

Telephone: 909-869-2626,

FAX: 909-869-6920

About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.  

About the Department

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering offers a BS in chemical engineering, serving approximately 500 students in the major. The department also offers an MS in Engineering (MSE) degree with an emphasis in materials engineering.  In addition, the Materials Engineering minor program is the largest minor program (approximately 200 students) in the university.  The Department also offers service courses to other majors within the college.  The Department actively pursues outcomes-based assessment to evaluate its effectiveness in promoting student learning and the success of its graduates.


The Department has established strong ties to local industry and its Industry Action Council is very active in supporting the programs.  The faculty is very active in research and the students regularly present papers in conferences and have been recognized with awards at the local, regional, and national levels. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the Unites States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available a 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 Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.