We are seeking 4 highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. The successful candidates will be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, developing new student design projects, and building a strong externally sponsored research program, in line with the university and college goals.
Teaching responsibilities include instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses and participation in and supervision of student design projects. Candidates are expected to supervise Masters theses and provide academic and professional advisement to undergraduate and graduate students. Initiation and maintenance of creative scholarly activities as well as an externally funded research program are expected. Active and effective participation in curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, and other departmental activities as well as participation in professional and student organizations are normative expectations.
A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline from an accredited institution. The candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching covering the core content of Mechanical Engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to have experience with modern analysis and simulation tools, a broad background in Mechanical Engineering, and the ability to develop and supervise hands-on projects for the senior design culminating experience. In addition to having a solid competency in the core discipline of Mechanical Engineering, the successful candidates will demonstrate training and experience in one of the three areas of (i) theoretical analysis, experimental testing and fabrication methods for composite structures; (ii) design and development of mechanical control systems and robotics; and (iii) experimental methodologies or computational analysis/simulation of complex fluid systems.
Applicants must submit a cover letter that contains specific content that addresses: 1) how you would make a unique contribution to the department; 2) a preliminary plan for establishing your independent research program; 3) your experience working with a diverse population. Your complete application will contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and at least three letters of reference from professional associates. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME), and there are over 20,000 square feet of laboratory space dedicated to teaching and research activities in the department.