Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Water Resources Engineering

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA, US

Position Description

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a full time postdoctoral position in water resources engineering for the 2018-19 academic year. The successful candidate will have teaching, research, and department service responsibilities for one academic year. Requirements include a Ph.D. in civil engineering or environmental engineering or a closely-related field, currency in the field, and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in a number of the following areas: 

  • Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 
  • Open Channel Hydraulics 
  • Water Distribution Systems 
  • Stormwater Management 
  • Hydraulics Laboratory 
  • Transport and fate of pollutants  

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in civil engineering or environmental engineering or a closely-related field, currency in the field, and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in several water resources engineering-related areas.  

Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching and research experience is highly desirable. Please specify area of research expertise and teaching experience.  

Special Conditions (Staff)

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

How to Apply

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete the required online faculty application, and submit to requisition #104821. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online application. Please attach to the online application: 1) cover letter indicating area of expertise and teaching experience (including courses previously taught if applicable); 2) résumé/cv; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) proposed research area (pedagogical or otherwise); and 5) unofficial transcripts from institutions at which degrees were awarded. Official transcripts will be required prior to initial appointment. Review of applications will begin May 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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.