San Francisco State University, School of Engineering

Position ID:SFSU-School of Engineering-AP1 [#14244]
Position Title: Tenure Track Position in Engineering Education
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:San Francisco, California 94132, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering Education
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2019/08/15, updated 2019/08/14)
Position Description:    

*** The account for School of Engineering, San Francisco State University has expired, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The School of Engineering at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Engineering, beginning August 2020. The School seeks an individual having a background and scholarly interests in Engineering Education, with a focus on historically underserved students. The successful candidate will integrate their teaching and curricular development activities with a successful research program in pedagogy.

The School of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science degrees in four disciplines: Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.  A Master of Science in Engineering degree is also offered with concentrations in Embedded Electrical and Computer Systems, Structural/Earthquake Engineering, and Energy Systems.  Current enrollment in the School of Engineering is approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students.  The School of Engineering, working in partnership with SF State’s Metro College Success program, is committed to offering our diverse undergraduate population a high-quality learning experience based in values of educational equity and inclusion.  For further information about the School of Engineering, please visit For additional information about SF State’s commitment to educational equity and student success, please visit the Metro College Success Program website at

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University (CSU) system with a student body of 30,000 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;

       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:

  • A Ph.D. in Engineering Education is most desired; however, the search committee also welcomes applicants with: (i) a Ph.D. degree in a traditional engineering field and a strong background in Engineering Education, or (ii) a Ph.D. in discipline-based engineering or STEM education, along with a B.S. degree in engineering.  The terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.

·        Demonstrated interest in teaching and pedagogy with a focus on diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in teaching and/or mentoring students from historically underserved groups.
  • A commitment to inclusion, diversity, and education equity.
  • Active record of scholarship in discipline-based engineering or STEM education, and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.
  • Post-doctoral or previous faculty experience

Responsibilities: The position requires teaching in first-year experience and other lower-division courses in Engineering, curriculum development, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students, establishing an active research program in Engineering Education, and ongoing committee and service assignments.  The position will work in close partnership with faculty and staff from the Metro College Success program.  A full position description is available at

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor and Associate Professor are both tenure-track positions.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Submit a (1) cover letter; (2) a current CV; (3) a statement of scholarly 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) the 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 December 15, 2019 (updated) 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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