San Francisco State University, School of Engineering

Position ID:SFSU-School of Engineering-AP [#17341]
Position Title: Tenure Track Position in Computer Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:San Francisco, California 94132, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Engineering / Mobile and Embedded Systems, Mobile Computing
Appl Deadline:2020/11/26 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2020/10/26, finished 2021/05/29, listed until 2020/11/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The School of Engineering at San Francisco State University invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computer Engineering, beginning January 2021. The School seeks individuals with a background in Computer Engineering or a closely related field. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


The School of Engineering ( offers a Bachelor of Science degree in four disciplines: Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. A Master of Science in Engineering degree is also offered, with three concentration areas: Embedded Electrical and Computer Systems, Structural/Earthquake Engineering, and Energy Systems. The School of Engineering currently has 20 tenured/tenure-track faculty and more than 30 part-time lecturers. Current enrollment in the School of Engineering is around 1400 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students.


San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University (CSU) system and serves a diverse student body of 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

•       Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body

•       Providing an education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging

•       Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging

•       Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;

•       Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice

•       Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio

•       Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and

•       Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Required Qualifications:

·        Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Computer Engineering or a closely related field. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.

·        Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students


Preferred Qualifications:

·        Background in Computer Engineering or a closely related field

·        Active record of scholarship related to their specialty area and evidence of the potential for external funding of these activities

·        A strong background in teaching a large and diverse student body

·        Research specialty in one or more of the following areas: mobile/edge computing, computer architecture, and/or embedded artificial intelligence.

·        Have experience teaching and/or mentoring women and students from underrepresented groups and a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in the discipline


Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Computer Engineering, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, curriculum and laboratory development, establishing an active ongoing research program in the area of expertise, and ongoing committee and service assignments within the School of Engineering, the College of Science & Engineering, and the University.  A detailed position description is available at


Rank and salary: Assistant Professor is a tenure-track position.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, accomplishment, and research leadership. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.


Application process:

Submit a (1) cover letter; (2) a current CV; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; (5) a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the School of Engineering to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; (6) names and contact information of no fewer than three references. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.


To receive full consideration, application materials should be submitted via


Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Marsha Harris (, 415-338-7675), Academic Office Coordinator, School of Engineering, San Francisco State University.


San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.


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

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1600 Holloway Avenue
School of Engineering
San Francisco CA 94132

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