School of Engineering

Faculty Position in Civil Engineering

San Francisco State University, School of Engineering invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Engineering Mechanics beginning August 2016.

The School seeks individuals with a background in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Engineering Mechanics.

Qualifications:
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Civil Engineering in the areas of structural mechanics, engineering mechanics, infrastructures, geo-technical or a closely related field. Candidates are expected to obtain a professional engineering registration in California within five years after accepting the position. Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area. Candidates should have should have a strong background in both teaching and research. Candidates should have knowledge and experience in areas of structural mechanics, engineering mechanics, infrastructures, geo-technical or a closely related field.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Statics, Structural Vibration, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in ones area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at engineering.sfsu.edu. Primary responsibilities will include teaching and developing courses and laboratories, supervising undergraduate and graduate projects/theses, and engaging in externally funded research. Candidates should have analytical skills with practical, hands-on design experience in the Civil Engineering or a closely related field

Rank and salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:
Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Submit all materials online to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo by November 15, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.
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.


Position Description

Position title: Assistant or Associate Professor position in Engineering Mechanics

Start date: August, 2016

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Position Summary:
The position is in the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University. SF State is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. The School of Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in four disciplines – Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical. The School of Engineering at SFSU has approximately 1100 undergraduate students majoring in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and about 100 graduate students working toward the Master of Science in Engineering in three concentrations, Electrical/ Computer Engineering and in Structural/Earthquake Engineering, Energy systems, respectively.

The School of Engineering at San Francisco State University (SFSU) seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in Civil Engineering, for a position starting August 2016. Our primary need is in the area of Engineering Mechanics, although candidates in other Civil Engineering fields are also encouraged to apply. An appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated; appointments at the Associate Professor level will be considered for extremely well-qualified applicants. We seek applicants who excel in both teaching and research. Primary responsibilities will include teaching and developing courses and laboratories, supervising undergraduate and graduate projects/theses, and engaging in externally funded research.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching assigned undergraduate and graduate courses in Civil Engineering, and conducting an active ongoing scholarship program which advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on School, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising graduate undergraduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.

Essential Job Tasks:

Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion materials, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning resources;
Prepare and deliver effective lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as Statics, Engineering Mechanics, Structural Vibration, Engineering Communication, etc.
Initiate, moderate, and facilitate classroom discussions;
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner;
Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments;
Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials;
Conduct research in one's field of interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, or professional conferences.
Stay current on developments in the discipline by reading new literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences;
Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction;
Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students;
Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with department or College needs, and SF State's strategic vision;
Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Abilities:

Terminal degree Ph.D. in the field(s) of Civil Engineering is required;
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning;
Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations;
Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner;
Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original work;
Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department, college and university contexts.
Candidates are expected to obtain a professional engineering registration in California within five years after accepting the position.

Part-time Instructor Position in Engineering

Position Description:
School of Engineering is continuing to seek part-time faculty from the Bay Area to teach undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and graduate courses in Structural Engineering, Electrical/Computer Embedded Systems, and Energy Systems areas. Please send your resume and identify courses that you are qualified and interested to teach to Dr. Pong, wspong@sfsu.edu.


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