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Job ID: 116226

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Date Posted Nov. 26, 2018
University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Department Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Sep. 12, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING – The Aerospace Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA invite applications for a full-time, academic year tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of aerospace engineering, at a rank and salary commensurate with the applicant’s background and experience (assistant or associate professor level). The anticipated start date is September 12, 2019.

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and applied research. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Duties include teaching coursework in Aerospace Engineering, building a collaborative research program in the area of Satellite Communication and Power systems, and service to the departments, university, and community. Desired areas of expertise include satellite electronics systems with a special interest in the CubeSat form factor and UAV Communication systems. It is expected that the successful candidate will create a strong, hands-on research program working with undergraduate and graduate students.

An earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline is required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and exhibit potential for professional recognition via research and publication in the area of Satellite Communications. The department is seeking candidates who have an interdisciplinary mindset and who work well in a highly collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability in written and oral use of the English language is required.

To apply, please complete online application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG using Requisition #105099. Interested candidates must attach the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research as it relates to undergraduate and graduate student projects, and teaching philosophy, along with contact information for 3 references to which we may call or email. The successful applicant will be required to provide 3 letters of recommendation and official transcripts confirming highest degree. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please call (805) 756-6345 or email:

  • At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social environmental responsibility.

    Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO.

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Contact Information

  • Kendra Bubert
    Aerospace Engineering
    California Polytechnic State University
    1 Grand Ave
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
  • 805-756-6345


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