Assistant or Associate Professor, Civil Engineering - California State Polytechnic University-Pomona in Pomona California

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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Pomona, California 91768

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Civil Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2012.

The Position: The successful candidate will have primary expertise in Environmental Engineering, with skills and interest in the application to civil engineering practice.

The primary responsibilities for this position are to teach the theory and practice of civil engineering to both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional responsibilities include supervising student projects, advising students, serving on department, college, and university committees, enhancing laboratory facilities, generating external funding, and other related duties.
The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the university. Candidates whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in civil engineering or a closely-related field at the time of appointment
• A minimum of two years post-baccalaureate professional civil engineering work experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Commitment to working with diverse student and community populations
Professional registration as a licensed civil engineer or licensed land surveyor in California will be required before tenure can be granted.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
 Additional professional experience, teaching experience, and/or P.E. license is preferred
 Preferable expertise in Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste and Treatment.
 Demonstrated ability in applied research and/or in developing industry contacts
 Demonstrated ability in teaching, developing and supporting Civil Engineering laboratories
 Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic and international character.

Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of:
 a cover letter that describes the position that the candidate is applying for: candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
 a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarship plan;
 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;
 a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and
 finalist will be required to provide three recent letters of reference.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 16, 2011. Early response is encouraged. Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:
Faculty Search Committee (Environmental Engineering)
Civil Engineering Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768,
Phone: (909) 869-2488,
FAX (909) 869-4342.

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 20,000 enrolls in 62 baccalaureate and 19 master’s degree programs presented by 1,100 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 Department: The Civil Engineering Department strives to be a leader in polytechnic education, where hands-on learning is the foundation of a broad-based educational experience. The Civil Engineering undergraduate program, one of the largest undergraduate programs in the nation in terms of student enrollment, currently has 1300 students. The success of our undergraduate and graduate programs results from the solid curriculum that incorporates theory and practice in a learning-centered environment. Students are provided with opportunities to apply their knowledge in hands-on projects, collaborate with faculty members on research, and participate in valuable internships and service-learning programs.

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

Keyword Phrases

  • Environmental Engineering
  • teach the theory and practice of civil engineering
  • undergraduate and graduate students
  • global perspective
  • licensed civil engineer
  • Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste and Treatment
  • ethnically diverse student population
  • scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 2 years
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples
Best if Apply By 12/16/2011