Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering (505528)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Engineering Environmental Services Public Health

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering


Engineering (CE/ENVE) Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Engineering. Candidates with diverse teaching and research interests are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate how their background addresses contemporary environmental engineering concerns related to bioremediation, resource recovery, air quality, or solid/hazardous waste. . Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is available starting Fall 2022.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (a) teaching undergraduate classes and laboratories in environmental engineering in general as well as graduate courses in an area of specialization. The ability to teach courses in more than one sub-specialty (bioremediation, solid/hazardous waste, air, or engineering fundamentals such as thermodynamics or mass transfer) is preferred; (b) supervising undergraduate and graduate-level research; (c) developing and maintaining externally-funded research programs; (d) collaborating with other faculty on curricular, research and professional development interests; (e) engaging in activities related to service in the form of student club advising, curriculum development, and shared governance.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Candidates for the position are required to have earned undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, or a related field by the time of appointment.

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.


Experience in environmental engineering, supported by a record of scholarly publications, is preferred. Professional registration, LEED certification, and industry/consulting experience are desirable. A commitment to innovation in undergraduate teaching and working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting is expected.


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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

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 search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and questions may be sent to

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California.


The Department has two separate B.S. degree programs with approximately 630 undergraduate students in the Civil Engineering Program and 170 in the Environmental Engineering Program. Both programs are ABET accredited. The Department's undergraduate programs are consistently rated as among the best in the U.S. for non-Ph.D. granting institutions, and the department proudly supports extremely active and highly regarded student chapters of the Air and Waste Management Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Engineers without Borders. The Department also offers an M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with approximately 50 active graduate students.


For more information and to apply, please visit to complete the required online faculty application and apply to Requisition 505528. In addition, each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) cover letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current résumé/CV; (3) a statement on teaching; (4) a statement on research; and (5) a Diversity statement. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. The diversity statement must display evidence of the applicant's ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment including implementing inclusive classroom environments, mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, outreach to underrepresented student populations, implementing bias mitigation, and previous professional development in diversity and inclusion topics. Finalists chosen to interview on-campus will be required to provide three letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by November 15, 2021 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled. For questions, please contact the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map