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Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0125
Posting Period

Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2018. Completed applications received after that date may be considered.

Working Title Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department Electrical & Computer Engr
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. We are committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor to start August, 2018. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or related areas. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year (August, 2018). Expertise in a field within computer and electrical engineering is required, as demonstrated through a record of publications, conference presentations, and/or patents. Candidates must demonstrate or show potential for excellence in teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and student engagement. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and commitment to collegiality and teamwork.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; student advising and mentorship; scholarship, research, and professional development; and service. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department. In addition to academic advising, faculty are expected to provide guidance to one of the department’s and college’s many student professional organizations or extracurricular design teams. Scholarship and research that contributes the field of engineering education and/or to the discipline can be demonstrated through refereed technical publications, conference presentations, and/or conducting workshops. Service includes student advising, serving on academic committees, supporting the Industry Advisory Council, and engaging in outreach activities.

Recruitment Preferences

Candidates with background in biomedical engineering, cyber security, high performance computing, internet of things, robotics and controls, power systems, or power electronics are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching and scholarship. A record of curricular innovation, entrepreneurship and/or relevant industry experience is desirable. Funded research and/or a Professional Engineer license will be considered favorably.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Job-Related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Kathleen Meehan, Chair
Phone: 530-898-5746

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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 who apply for the position.

For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.


CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The EECE Department offers ABET-accredited bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering and in Electrical Engineering, offers a minor in Computer Engineering, and has a Master’s of Science program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. For more information visit our website. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Detailed information about CSU, Chico is available on the following website.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed before a final offer of employment can be extended to a candidate. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment. Here is information about sustainability at CSU, Chico.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

CSU, Chico is an EOE/Minority/Females/Vet/Disability and only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S. We also do 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.

Posting Details

Open Date 03/06/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover letter stating candidate's teaching & research experience & interest and that addresses the duties and qualifications in the position description
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Narrative of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
  5. List of Three References including e-mail and phone number information
Optional Documents