Assistant Professors, Mechanical Engineering - San Jose State University in San Jose California

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San Jose State University

San Jose, California 95112

United States

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Detailed Job Description

San José State University
San José, California

Subject to Budgetary Approval

Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Job Opening ID (JOID): 22970

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (two positions)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the San Jose State University (SJSU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have strong academic background and advanced knowledge in mechanical engineering, as evidenced by a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field. The mechanical engineering curriculum at SJSU is organized in three major stems in (1) mechanical systems design, (2) thermal & fluids engineering, and (3) mechatronics, dynamics, & controls. The candidates accordingly are expected to contribute their specialized expertise in one or more of these areas. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarly research, with an expectation of peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations. Both positions require excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. The successful candidates must be aware of and sensitive to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in a cross-cultural study, training, teaching, or other comparable experience. The candidates must also be sensitive to the needs of a student population that is very diverse in age, ethnicity, cultural background, socioeconomic status, and level of prior academic preparation.

Providing quality education is a top priority for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In addition to teaching engineering courses, faculty members in the department are expected to develop curricula and laboratories and should plan to establish externally funded research programs. Faculty members advise undergraduate and graduate students via project mentorship as well as academic planning. They also serve on committees and task forces under shared governance to improve policies and resources for the betterment of education.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Stating Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures:
For full consideration, by February 15, 2015, submit in pdf format at letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans to: In addition, arrange for at least three original letters of reference with contact information to be submitted to: Please include JOID # on all correspondence. The position remains open until filled.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (


Keyword Phrases

  • Mechanical
  • Engineering
  • Professors
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume