Manufacturing Engineering, Assistant Professor (521141)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Mar 18, 2023
Full Time Education and Training Engineering Public Health

Job Description


Tenure Track Faculty Position

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department

College of Engineering

Salary Range: $101,000-$103,416 Annual

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department in an area related to the study and/or promotion of Manufacturing Engineering.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of three polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 12 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona students have participated in an integrative experiential learning education that is inclusive, relevant, and values diverse perspectives and experiences. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing approach and Teacher Scholar Model .

The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. We acknowledge that Cal Poly Pomona resides on the territorial and homelands of the Tongva and Tataavium people who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar. The university’s nearly 30,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus’s more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 Baccalaureate and 29 Master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership.

Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 3 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 28 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility , and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education .

The Cal Poly Pomona campus is located less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit , and for more about faculty life, please see YourLife@CPP .

Student Population. California residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona - nearly half (49%) of new students were transfers in Fall 2020. 58% of Cal Poly Pomona students are first generation, 70% receive financial aid, and 44% qualify as Pell-eligible. The university enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 49% Latinx, 21% Asian, 15% White, 3% Black, 5% International, 3% two or more races, 3% unknown, and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. 39% of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.

Inclusive Excellence Criteria. We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society.

Tenure track faculty hires will demonstrate a commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to these inclusive excellence criteria (a minimum of two must be addressed in the Student Success Statement):

1. Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;

2. Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;

3. Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;

4. Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;

5. Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;

6. Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;

7. Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;

8. Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;

9. Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and

10. Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.

College of Engineering:

The College of Engineering ’ s mission is to prepare students for industry and advanced studies by implementing an inclusive polytechnic philosophy through collaborative teamwork, innovation, entrepreneurship and professional integrity. The College offers 12 ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees and 7 Master ’ s degrees to over 6,300 students across seven academic departments that include: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report and currently ranks 5th among undergraduate engineering programs in non-doctorate-granting public institutions. Additionally, it houses more than 40 student clubs that offer hands-on learning opportunities and have been recognized at several national competitions. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment.

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering: The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department at Cal Poly Pomona has two undergraduate programs, Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, as well as two master’s programs, Engineering Management, and Systems Engineering. The IME department is among a few departments in the state of California that offers a Manufacturing Engineering program. Its strategic location makes it possible to collaborate with various industries in the region. During the last decade, the department has grown from about 200 students to over 450 students. Our students and faculty come from a diverse set of backgrounds. Currently, the department has eleven tenured/tenure-track faculty members and about twenty lecturers who cumulatively teach an average of hundred sections of our courses per semester. Committed to the PolyX experience, the Department provides students with access to several laboratories designed for the instruction of Industrial and Manufacturing courses. Among those are machining and automation laboratories. The IME department is student-focused and strives to build a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students so that they can communicate productively and build healthy relationships. The department also aims to build and benefit from strong industry relationships. We strongly believe in the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the integral roles they play in achieving teaching, research, and service excellence.

Position description: The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department invites applicants at the Assistant Professor rank for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August/Fall semester 2023 with primary responsibility of teaching and research in the advanced or traditional Manufacturing Engineering areas. The successful applicant will participate in all aspects of the department’s mission, including teaching, and advising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, developing curriculum and laboratories, establishing a well-funded research program, and participating in service to the department, college, university, and the profession.

Minimum requirements include:
  • Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical engineering, or a closely aligned field. (Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.)
  • A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service. This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the excellence of the academic community through teaching, research, and/or service activities in the Manufacturing Engineering area

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Academic experience in traditional and advanced manufacturing systems and technologies including, but not limited to, Plastics, Composite, Casting, MEMS/NEMS, Additive Manufacturing, Bio-Manufacturing, Intelligent Manufacturing, and Sustainable Manufacturing. Industrial experience in the manufacturing-related processes that will enhance teaching and research University teaching experience, and specifically laboratory-based instruction Evidence of contribution to student success through supervising and mentoring students, securing funds for student projects, co-authoring peer-reviewed publications with students, etc. Licenses or certificates in manufacturing-related areas Experience working with manufacturing-related software, tools, and equipment Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting Demonstrated ability to secure external funds for basic and/or applied research as well as establishing/modernizing manufacturing laboratories Experience in developing/improving manufacturing engineering curricula
Conditions of Employment:

The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.

The 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 . Questions regarding the policy may be sent to

Application Process:

A completed application will consist of
  • Cover letter in which you describe why you are interested in the position, relevant experience, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, and your unique contribution to the department;
  • A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population. Please address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching Philosophy statement (2 pages max.);
  • Research Statement (2 pages max.);
  • Reprints of up to 3 publications or works in progress;
  • The names and contact information for at least three individuals that can serve as references;
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required of finalists)
  • Teaching evaluations by students (if you have experience in teaching)

Finalists for the position will be required to:
  • provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview;
  • provide three letters of reference dated within the last year;
  • make a presentation of scholarly work and a teaching demonstration to faculty and interact with students.

Applications accepted only via PageUp - online application portal - for University hires.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than 1/30/2023.

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Affirmative Action/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. 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 United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university prepares a public annual security report.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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