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The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering to begin Fall 2013.  The Department serves approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students.

The Position:  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising students, conducting research, and providing services to the department, college and university.  Candidates must be able to effectively teach theory as well as develop innovative lab projects.  Successful candidates will help with the establishment of a master’s degree in systems engineering, and other curriculum development. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in industrial engineering, systems engineering or a closely-related field from accredited educational institution by September 2013
  • Expertise in application of Systems Engineering and Optimization in logistics, service and production environments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in healthcare operations, biomedical manufacturing and quality will be a bonus
  • At least two years of relevant professional engineering work experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in applied research and grants in industrial or systems engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character

Application Procedure:  A completed application will consist of:

  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses 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 at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • A completed application form (Available from:;
  • A transcript showing highest degree earned(an official transcript will be required of finalists); and
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three recent letters of reference.

Please request an application package by e-mail from and address all application materials to:

Dr. Kamran Abedini, Chair of Search Committee
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Our physical address is: 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA  91768, Phone: (909) 869-2555, FAX (909) 869-2564. 

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 21,000 enrolls in 60 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,000 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.

The College:  Additional information is available at the college’s Web site:

The Department:  Further information may be obtained from the department web site:

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 gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age, religion, or veteran status.  Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at