Contact: Ms. Estrella Garibay
Department of Physics and Engineering
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy, 64 SCI
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
University Background: California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB’s service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include Washington Monthly’s #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges (2018), Washington Monthly’s #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and #17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and “A Top Public School” by US News and World Report (2019).
CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB’s students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African-American, 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Physics and Education within the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at CSUB is committed to academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
School Information: The School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering currently houses seven departments. Visit the web page at http://www.csub.edu/nsme/ for additional information about the School’s programs and the area.
Department Information: The Department of Physics & Engineering currently offers a BS in Physics, a BS in Engineering Sciences (with optional emphases in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, Engineering Management, Petroleum Engineering, and Energy and Power). The department is very active in peer-reviewed research and encourages work involving undergraduates.
Position Description: Full time, tenure track position to a) teach lower- and upper-division General Engineering courses, including the associated laboratories, b) engage in independent, publishable research and scholarly activities in field of specialization, c) supervise student research projects, d) advise students, and e) provide professionally related service to the university and community.
- Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering by the beginning of the appointment, have excellent academic credentials, have a proven ability to teach courses and laboratory sessions effectively, and be able to engage students in undergraduate research
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.
- Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, experience or demonstrated interest in experimental fluid mechanics/heat transfer, petroleum engineering, manufacturing, solid mechanics, machine design, or energy-related topics, and to applicants with demonstrated ability to contribute to the ABET accreditation process.
Application Materials: The application packet must include an application letter detailing candidate’s qualifications and experience relative to the position description (including the position Reference number), a statement of teaching philosophy (one page), curriculum vitae and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants being seriously considered. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Send the packet by email to this address, or by regular mail to the contact address above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- In application materials, please include a statement about fostering an inclusive classroom. [OR]
- Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service at CSUB.