Assistant Professor of Software Engineering job with California Polytechnic State University | 401730 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Assistant Professor of Software Engineering job with California Polytechnic State University | 401730 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at
California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal
Poly) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty
position in the area of Software Engineering at the Assistant
Professor rank beginning Fall Quarter 2022. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

Duties include teaching undergraduate and master’s level courses
in line with Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing pedagogy which
involves extensive lab work and projects, supporting and expanding
curricular development in the area of Software Engineering,
pursuing research in the area of Software Engineering and/or
Computer Science and providing service to the department, the
university, and the community. Candidates should display evidence
of ability to teach courses in software engineering, and, possibly
other areas supporting CSSE programs.

Cal Poly’s College of Engineering is committed to creating and
sustaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.
Candidates must have significant experience in working with
underrepresented students in research, teaching, service, advising,
mentoring or community engagement. The experience is expected to be
commensurate with the candidate’s involvement in the field of
computing.  Applicants must submit a diversity statement which
focuses on evidence of the applicant’s ability to support a diverse
and inclusive environment including topics such as implementing
inclusive classroom environments, mentoring students with diverse
backgrounds, outreach to under-represented student populations,
implementing bias mitigation and previous professional development
in diversity and inclusion topics.

At Cal Poly, 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 and environmental
responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our
efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Software
Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited
institution or international equivalent is required for
appointment. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD)
will be considered, but must provide official transcripts
confirming that the doctorate has been completed prior to the start
of the appointment.  

Candidates must have significant experience in working with
underrepresented students in research, teaching, service, advising,
mentoring or community engagement. The experience is expected to be
commensurate with the candidate’s involvement in the field of
computing.

Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching courses in
the area of Software Engineering and a strong commitment to
teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction, dedication to
continued professional development and scholarship, and a
broad-based knowledge of computer science/software engineering.
Candidates must have a strong commitment to working in a
multidisciplinary and collaborative setting. Demonstrated ability
in written and oral use of the English language is required.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work
effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse ethnic,
cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to
the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to
exhibit strong pedagogic skills and to remain proficient and
current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be
engaged in scholarly work that is of very high quality as evidenced
by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for
faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the
University.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated
excellence in university level teaching and research (commensurate
with time since degree), and experience with laboratory-based
instruction. Relevant industry experience is a plus.

Special Conditions:

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated
reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check
(including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly,
San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment.
NOTE: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in
part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an
individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction
history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on
campus will be required to undergo a background check for any
position where a background check is required by law or that Cal
Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those
requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position
based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety
and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of
financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university
community.

Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residency will
be responsible for retaining an immigration attorney. All filing
and attorney’s fees will be incurred by the faculty member.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke &
tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a
healthy environment for all members of our community.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing
campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a
medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates
advanced in a search process should be prepared to comply with this
requirement The systemwide policy can be found at CSU
Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted
to [email protected]

About the Department

Cal Poly’s Department of Computer Science and Software
Engineering offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science, Software
Engineering, and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science. U.S. News
and World Report ranks the Department of Computer Science and
Software Engineering among the top primarily undergraduate public
programs in the nation. For further information about the
department, visit http://www.csc.calpoly.edu.

San Luis Obispo, a city of about 47, 000, is located about 12
miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and
Los Angeles on California’s scenic Central Coast. The city has a
small but very vibrant downtown area. The Central Coast boasts many
high quality wineries, beaches, art galleries, live music events,
farmer’s markets, and other excellent public education resources
and recreation facilities, as well as a strong emerging technology
scene. The area has an outstanding climate, with an annual average
temperature of 70.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should complete the required online
faculty application at http://jobs.calpoly.edu and submit
to Job #506168.

To apply, applicants are to provide the following supplemental
documents: (1) cover letter providing some detail of the
applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) a
current CV (3) a statement of teaching philosophy goals (4) plans
for research, (5) copy of unofficial transcripts (sealed official
transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required for
final consideration). (6) a diversity statement that, in alignment
with Cal Poly’s College of Engineering commitment to creating and
sustaining a diverse university community that reflects and serves
the population of California, shows evidence of the applicant’s
ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment including
topics such as implementing inclusive classroom environments,
mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, outreach to
under-represented student populations, implementing bias mitigation
and previous professional development in diversity and inclusion
topics.

During the submission of the on-line application you will be
asked to provide three professional references with names and email
information when completing the online faculty application. The
Search Committee will contact the references for letters of
recommendation as part of the application review process.
Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by the review begin
date for full consideration; however the position will remain open
until filled. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: December 15, 2021.

If you are not sure if you meet the qualifications for this job,
be assured that we are dedicated to considering a broad array of
candidates and encourage you to use your cover letter to express
what you might bring to this role.

For full consideration please apply by the REVIEW BEGIN
DATE:  December 15, 2021.

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