Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering (506988)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Engineering Public Health

Job Description


Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Computer Science and Information Systems
Starting Date: Fall 2022

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering. Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in cyber-physical systems, signal and image processing, and robotics. However, outstanding candidates from other areas within the field of computer engineering may also be considered. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

CSUSM embraces the teacher-scholar model, which values teaching undergraduates and involving them in research. Our students are ethnically and culturally diverse, and over half of our graduates are the first in the family to attend college. The campus offers hands-on and collaborative learning experiences, innovative technology, and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment. The campus has a STEM Success Center providing students support for courses in STEM majors and a Center for Research and Engagement in STEM Education (CRESE) dedicated to enriching, enhancing, and supporting STEM education.

The University was recently awarded a nearly $5 million grant from the Department of Education's Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)-STEM program to develop a new degree program in Computer Engineering and improve student support in STEM programs. The campus is located on a beautiful 304-acre hillside 15 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and in the San Diego North County region, an area known for its temperate climate and growing technology industries.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possess a B.S. in Computer or Electrical Engineering and an earned Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related fields by the start of the employment.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues and with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community with a substantial population of first-generation students.
  • Strong commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching and scholarship excellence.
  • Ability to develop and sustain an independent research program, with evidence of publications in scholarly journals and/or conferences.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in active learning practices such as project-based learning or group learning, and student support for diverse populations, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM.
  • Interest in and/or experience with curriculum development, program assessment, and ABET accreditation.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in cyber-physical systems, signal and image processing, or robotics.
  • In addition, preference will be given to applicants whose expertise will expand the education and research opportunities the department currently offers for students and be complementary to areas of specialization of existing faculty in the department and college.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.

  • Teach, supervise, and advise students effectively adopting strategies proven successful for students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.
  • Design and establish instructional labs that expand the existing curriculum, working with industry and community partners to prepare students for the workforce.
  • Develop an active research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Description of teaching philosophy, experience, and potential contribution to the expansion of the existing curriculum (up to 2 pages)
  • Description of research accomplishments and future research goals including student involvement (up to 2 pages)
  • One selected peer-reviewed publication
  • Three references who will submit letters of recommendation to our electronic application system. This system will contact references with instructions on the submission of their letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin January 19, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

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 Revised December 22, 2020 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 CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Marcos, California 92096 United States View Map