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Mechanical Engineering - Assistant Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering

California State University, Fresno

Lyles College of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Systems, Dynamics, Controls, Automation, Manufacturing
Assistant Professor

Tenure Track
Fall 2023 (August 2023)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Lyles College of Engineering at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for an academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank with a Fall 2023 start date. Responsibilities may include: a) teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses including laboratories in mechanical engineering and related fields (up to 12 weighted teaching units per semester); b) develop and/or teach courses and/or laboratories in systems, dynamics, and/or controls areas, including automation, dynamics, controls, vibrations, instrumentation, manufacturing, mechatronics/robotics, senior capstone design, system design; c) be actively engaged in teaching, advising, research/scholarly, professional development, and/ or service activities; d) initiate a viable research program and publish scholarship in refereed journals; e) apply for internal /external funding in support of teaching, research, and professional service; f) supervise student research; g) participate in professional activities, including meetings, workshops, and/or other relevant activities (e.g., appropriate relationships with industry); h) participate in activities related to EAC-ABET accreditation; i) advise senior project teams in related fields; and j) supervise graduate projects and theses.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:   California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. An earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., D.Eng., Dr-Ing., etc.) in mechanical engineering or closely related fields and bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering or closely related fields, specializing in the broad areas of systems, dynamics, and/or controls areas, including automation and manufacturing, are required.

Required Experience:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  2. Demonstrated experience in the areas of teaching, research, and/or scholarly activities; and
  3. Evidence of research publications.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Proficient communications skills;
  2. Record of graduate-level instruction and supervision;
  3. Successful grantsmanship
  4. Development and/or teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate courses and  laboratories  in  the  systems,  dynamics,  and/or  controls  areas,  including  automation,  dynamics,  controls,  vibrations, instrumentation, manufacturing,  mechatronics/robotics, senior  capstone design,  system  design,
  5. Proficiency in professional practice and/or application of engineering
  6. Active participation or leadership roles in professional organizations.

For an appointment at the Rank of Associate:  Candidates with an established record of university-level teaching, research, and scholarly activities will be considered for the rank of Associate Professor.

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the review date. The committee may elect to review applications submitted after this date. All positions automatically close on March 31, 2023.  Apply online at

Application Review Date:  Sunday, February 5, 2023

Attach the following:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of five professional references.
  4. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds (e.g., a diversity statement).

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Three current letters of recommendation
  2. Official transcripts

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Michael Jenkins
                      Department of Mechanical Engineering
                      Lyles College of Engineering

About Fresno State:

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit:

The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “Doctoral Universities – High research activities” university per Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the College and Department:

The Lyles College of Engineering is the oldest, publicly-supported engineering college in the Central Valley of California. While engineering courses were first taught at Fresno State in 1922, the Department of Engineering was established in 1947, followed by a School of Engineering in 1963, culminating in its renaming to Lyles College of Engineering in 2008 in recognition of a major financial gift to the College that was intended to enhance and grow engineering education in the Central Valley. The mission of the College includes developing each student's potential to the greatest extent possible, providing a quality engineering education to all students and serving students from demographic groups that historically have not participated in a university education. The BSME degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been continuously accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1965, boasting over 2,500 alumni in industry, government and academic service. The ten tenured/tenure track Mechanical Engineering faculty provide educational support for over 400 undergraduate and graduate students through hands-on/interactive learning, project- based coursework, industry-sponsored culminating experiences, national design competitions, and practice-based internships.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

Salary placement commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule.

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

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California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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