Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Assistant Professor
Cal Poly Pomona
Location: Pomona, California
Internal Number: 4653100
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Assistant Professor
Job No: 532582 Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track Location: Pomona Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
College of Engineering
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for two tenure track assistant professor positions in the Department of Industrial and 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 participate 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 www.cpp.edu, 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, and 41% of new students were transfers in Fall 2022. 57% 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 53% Latinx, 22% Asian, 14% White, 3% Black, 2% International, 4% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. Thirty-nine percent of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.
Inclusive Excellence and Student Success. 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.
*As a part of the application for faculty positions, all candidates must submit a Student Success Statement that demonstrates their commitment and record of contributions to diversity and equity through their teaching, scholarship, or service by speaking to at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria below.
Candidates should explain how they have engaged in the criteria below in their pedagogy, scholarship, and/or service, as well as the level to which these efforts have been consistently incorporated into their work.
Inclusive Excellence Criteria:
Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups or other disadvantaged communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline and uses it to inform their work in specific ways;
Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
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 two hundred students to four hundred and fifty. Our students and faculty come from a diverse set of backgrounds. Currently, the department has ten 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 instructions 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 applications at the Assistant Professor level for two tenure-track faculty positions beginning August 2024/Fall semester to teach a broad range of courses in manufacturing engineering and industrial engineering with primary responsibilities in one or more of the following areas:
Advanced manufacturing systems and technologies: The candidate will be responsible for teaching a variety of classes in manufacturing engineering areas, the candidate's research will focus on advanced manufacturing engineering systems and technologies.
Artificial Intelligence and machine learning with application in manufacturing engineering: The candidate will be responsible for teaching a variety of classes in both industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering areas; the candidate research will focus on AI and machine learning with applications in various areas including manufacturing engineering.
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, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical engineering, or a closely aligned field. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity. Evidence should be provided in a Student Success Statement that responds to the prompt above - 'Inclusive Excellence and Student Success'
Academic experience and strength in advanced and traditional manufacturing systems and technologies including, but not limited to, Additive Manufacturing, Semiconductor Manufacturing, MEMS/NEMS, Bio-Manufacturing, Intelligent Manufacturing, Smart/Digital Manufacturing (Digital Twins, AI and Machine Learning with application in manufacturing systems, cloud and reconfigurable manufacturing, human-system interaction using virtual reality, etc.), Sustainable Manufacturing, Plastics, Composite, Machining and Casting
Industrial experience in the manufacturing-related processes that will enhance teaching and research
Demonstrated ability in university teaching, mentoring and supervising students, and/or improving industrial and manufacturing engineering curricula
Demonstrated ability for authoring peer-reviewed publications and/or securing external funds
Strong communication skills
Conditions of Employment:
The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.
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) that responds to the prompt above - 'Inclusive Excellence and Student Success' and addresses at least two of the inclusiveexcellence criteria listed (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement);
Teaching Philosophy statement (2 pages max.);
Research Statement (2 pages max.);
Reprints of up to 3 most recent (in the past five years) publications;
The names and contact information for at least three individuals that can serve as references;
Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree earned (official transcript 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 two year;
make a presentation of scholarly work and a teaching demonstration to faculty and students.
First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 7, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.
Applications accepted only via PageUp-online application portal-for University hires.
Please direct inquiries to:
Faculty Search Committee Chair
Dr. Saeideh Fallah-Fini
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
Salary range for 9-month, Academic Year Appointment: $101,000 - $103,000
Equal Opportunity Employer California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity 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.
Advertised: September 29, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled
Cal Poly Pomona consistently ranks among the best universities in the country when it comes to quality education, affordability and career prospects for graduates. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. U.S News noted Cal Poly Pomona was eighth most diverse among regional universities in the West and tenth most diverse in the nation. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.