Assistant professor position in software engineering at California Polytechnic State University

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is inviting applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in software engineering at the rank of professor assistant from the fall term 2022. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties include teaching undergraduate and masters courses in accordance with Cal Poly’s Learn by doing pedagogy which involves extensive laboratory work and projects, supporting and developing the development of programs in the field of software engineering, pursuing research in the field of software engineering and / or computer science and providing services to the department, to the university and community. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to teach courses in software engineering and possibly other fields supporting CSSE programs.

Cal Poly College of Engineering is committed to creating and sustaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. Applicants should have significant experience working with underrepresented students in the fields of research, teaching, service, consulting, mentoring or community engagement. The experience must be up to the candidate’s involvement in the field of IT. Applicants must submit a diversity statement that emphasizes evidence of the applicant’s ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment, including topics such as implementing inclusive classroom environments, mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, outreach to underrepresented student populations, implementation of prejudice mitigation and professional backgrounds. development on the themes of diversity and inclusion.

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, employees and our community. Bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values ​​of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement and responsibility. social and environmental. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity guides our recruiting, hiring and retention efforts. Cal Poly is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications required:

A doctorate (Ph.D.) in computer science, software engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required for appointment. Applicants approaching completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered, but must provide official transcripts confirming that the doctorate has been completed before the start of the appointment.

Applicants should have significant experience working with underrepresented students in the fields of research, teaching, service, consulting, mentoring or community engagement. The experience must be up to the candidate’s involvement in the field of IT.

Applicants should have a keen interest in teaching courses in the field of software engineering and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and laboratory teaching, a dedication to continuing professional development and scholarship, and extensive knowledge of computer science / software engineering. Applicants should have a strong commitment to working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative framework. Demonstrated ability in written and oral use of the English language is required.

The successful candidate should have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, professors must demonstrate strong teaching skills and remain competent and up to date in their disciplines. As academics, professors should engage in scholarly work of the highest quality, as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate that professors exercise service activities at all levels of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching and research (in proportion to time since graduation) and laboratory teaching experience. Relevant experience in the sector is a plus.

Special conditions:

The person in this position is considered a “commissioned reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set out in Executive Order 1083 of the CSU as a condition of ‘use.

Following a conditional job offer, a background check (including a criminal record check) must be satisfactorily completed before a candidate can begin working with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in withdrawal of the job offer. NOTE: Cal Poly cannot deny a candidate a position solely or in part on the basis of a criminal conviction history until they have completed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history to the specific duties of the position 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 careful consideration of those in the position based on the potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety of people, animals or property, or an increased risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or others. people from the university community.

Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residence will be responsible for retaining the services of an immigration lawyer. All administrative and legal fees will be borne by the teacher.

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

The CSU requires that faculty, staff and students accessing campus facilities be immune to COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. All applicants advanced in a search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

About the department

Cal Poly’s Computer Science and Software Engineering Department offers bachelor’s degrees in computer science, software engineering, and master’s degrees in computer science. US News and World Report ranks the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering among the top public undergraduate programs in the country. For more information about the department, visit

San Luis Obispo, a city of about 47,000 residents, is located approximately 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 lively city center. The Central Coast has many high-quality wineries, beaches, art galleries, live music events, farmer’s markets and other excellent public educational resources and leisure facilities, as well as a strong scene. emerging technology. The region has an exceptional climate, with an annual average temperature of 70.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to register

Interested candidates should complete the required online application form at and submit it to Job # 506168.

To apply, applicants must provide the following additional documents: (1) a cover letter providing details of the candidate’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) an up-to-date CV (3) a statement of the objectives of the teaching philosophy (4) research plans, (5) a copy of unofficial transcripts (sealed official transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required for the final exam). (6) a diversity statement which, in accordance with Cal Poly College of Engineering’s commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse university community that reflects and serves the people of California, shows evidence of the candidate’s ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment, including such topics as as implementing inclusive classroom environments, mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, raising awareness of under-represented student populations, implementing the prejudice reduction and previous professional development in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

When submitting the online 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 references for letters of recommendation as part of the application review process. Applicants are encouraged to submit documents before the exam start date for a full exam; however, the position will remain open until filled. EVALUATION START DATE: December 15, 2021.

If you are not sure whether you have the required qualifications for this role, please rest assured that we are committed to considering a wide range of applicants and encourage you to use your cover letter to express what you could bring to this role.

For a full review, please apply by the REVIEW START DATE: December 15, 2021.

Gordon K. Morehouse