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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at California State University (CSU), Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mechanical Engineering with appointment starting in August 2019. Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool. We seek candidates with expertise in all fields of mechanical engineering, but are especially interested in the areas of manufacturing, design, biomedical, and energy. Demonstrated engineering design experience is desirable. The Department strives to further CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

CSU, Fullerton is an urban university located in Orange County, California, surrounded by high technology industries and a diverse community. The department's instructional programs lead to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. For more information about the department, please call 657-278-3014 or visit our website at

The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are: teaching all levels of mechanical engineering courses for majors and non-majors; research, scholarship, and/or creative activity; service to the University, College, Department, profession, and community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, on-going commitment to research, refereed publications, and substantial service to the University and the profession.


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 or continuation of employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank, Salary, and Benefits 
The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. CSUF operates on a semester system. Faculty may apply for intramural grants to do research during the summer months. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement program through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date 
August 2019

Application Procedure 
A complete on-line application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, go to: to view all job listings and select 10472BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials: 

  1. Letter of application summarizing relevant qualifications
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. A statement of teaching interests addressing courses you have taught and future courses you would like to teach and develop (one page, single-spaced)
  4. A statement about your teaching experiences, successes, and challenges as well as your commitment to working with a diverse student population, faculty, and communities (one page, single-spaced)
  5. A statement of research interests (one page, single-spaced)
  6. A list of names and contact information for three references

The finalists for the position will be contacted and are required to submit original graduate transcripts, copies of student evaluations from any past teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation (see instruction below) before on-campus interviews.

On the Reference page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three references that will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSU, Fullerton by logging back in to the recruitment system. However, letters of recommendation are not required for the initial review.

For questions regarding the search, please call: (657) 278-3014 or email the Search Chair at

Application Deadline 
Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 4/5/19