Engineering (500339)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Engineering

Job Description


The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo invites applications for full-time postdoctoral fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year spanning the domains of Transportation, Structural, and Construction Engineering. The positions will be appointed at 80% combined teaching and research with a 20% release for efforts in course development, instructional training, and ad hoc department advising needs. The postdoctoral fellow will engage with campus entities including the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity (OUDI), Grants Development Office (GDO), and Center for Service in Action (CSA) to enhance their teaching and scholarship. We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the areas: transportation modeling and simulation, travel behavior and forecasting, data science applications/programming, GIS, database and visualization tools, sustainable transportation, AutoCAD/BIM/Revit, construction engineering, structural/civil materials, structural design, infrastructure rehabilitation, life cycle analysis, and/or structural health monitoring. The position is for one academic year renewable based on department needs and success of the candidate. This is an opportunity to learn engineering education first hand from a well know university rooted in a learn-by-doing philosophy while strategically building a competitive CV for a tenure-track position.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 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. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Requirements include a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a closely related field, currency in the field, and the willingness and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in, and adjacent to, the candidate's area of expertise.


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 the 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.

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 California State University system is requiring that all employees and students accessing campus be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by September 20, 2021. Accordingly, you may be required to show proof of vaccination by your start date. You can find more information here.


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of research experience and interests. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. The term of employment is 1 year, with a second-year possible based on performance and funding. For full consideration, please apply by the review begin to date; June 22, 2021. Open until filled.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is located on the central California Coast, with many recreational opportunities and opportunities for local oceanographic research.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map