CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES ECST/Mechanical Engineering/Assistant Professor in Los Angeles, California

Department of Mechanical EngineeringCollege of Engineering, Computer Science and TechnologyPosition: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical EngineeringStarting Date: August, 2018Minimum Qualifications:1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other closely-related engineering discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (08/16/2018);2) Demonstrated expertise and currency in an area of aerospace engineering; including, but not limited to: aerodynamics, aircraft / spacecraft design, flight dynamics and control, aircraft / spacecraft structures, aeroelasticity, or propulsion.3) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals, and;4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.Preferred Qualifications:1) University-level teaching experience;2) Post-Doctoral experience;3) Industry experience;4) Grant writing experienceDuties: The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the 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.The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our Universityandrsquo;s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.The University: Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LAandrsquo;s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally. Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nationandrsquo;s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.The Department of Mechanical Engineering (http://www.calstatela.edu/ecst/me) is in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology. The College offers ABET-accredited BS programs in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science; an ATMAE-accredited BS program in Industrial Technology; and BS d