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Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018.  We are particularly interested in applicants with specialties in control and robotics.

The Position

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the potential to establish a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students.  Teaching responsibilities will include both introductory and advanced courses, as well as assisting in curriculum development.  The applicant will be expected to advise students; serve on department, college and university committees; and engage in professional activities.  Applicants whose work supports the university's Learn by Doing philosophy and demonstrates a commitment to both the highest standards of professional ethics and to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a PhD in electrical or computer engineering or a related area from an accredited university by June 30, 2018
  • Expertise in the area of control and robotics within  electrical or computer engineering
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching
  • Be able to teach a broad range of courses in electrical and computer engineering
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of commitment to work with diverse students and community populations. Evidence of a commitment to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, particularly in laboratory or project courses
  • Professional engineering work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop teaching laboratory facilities and curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct an applied research program
  • Experience with contracts and grants for applied research projects, preferably as a PI or co-PI
  • Demonstrated ability to establish industrial collaborations

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:

  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and preparation to meet the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
  • A curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of five individuals (at least three) who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy;
  • 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 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 copy of transcripts showing the highest degree earned or in progress;
  • Completed Academic Application Form and Academic Supplemental Application Form (available at
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three recent letters of reference (PDF format by email preferred) and an official transcript showing the highest degree earned.

The position is open until filled.  First consideration will be given to completed applications received by February 16, 2018.  Only completed applications will be considered.  Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests, and application materials to:


Chair, Electrical Engineering Search Committee
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.4609    FAX: 909.869.4687

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 ethnically diverse 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 students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. 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 in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and 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 College

The College of Engineering is the 17th largest engineering school in the nation, and is ranked as one of the best public undergraduate engineering colleges in the nation.  The College has had over fifty-five years of success in producing over 25,000 workforce ready engineers and engineering technologists.  Our graduates are working throughout California and the nation to meet increasingly complex technical and socio-economic challenges posed by the ever-growing global economy.


About the Department

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Engineering.  The graduate and undergraduate curricula include a large number of laboratories where students experience the practical application of concepts learned in the classroom. Additionally, a senior design project including both design and implementation is required of all undergraduates. More information about the instructional program is available at

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.

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