Founding Faculty in Electrical Engineering

California State University-San Marcos

Associate/Full Professor- 1819-016

Effective Date: Fall 2019


Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) in their search for an inaugural position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Electrical Engineering with the possibility of tenure.

Candidates must be committed to developing and launching an undergraduate-centered, pedagogically innovative, and modern Electrical Engineering degree program. Applications from contemporary areas of research are welcome, including embedded systems, sensors, IoT, renewable energy, power electronics, etc. The position will start in August 2019.



An earned Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or closely related field.

Demonstrated success in Electrical Engineering related teaching, undergraduate curriculum development, and research with undergraduates.

Commitment to the development of the new program

Demonstrated leadership at the department or program level, for example through involvement in performance review, program assessment, or diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community that serves the students of the region.



Demonstrated effectiveness in research-based instructional practices such as project-based learning or community service learning, curriculum development, and student support for diverse populations, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM

Leadership experience with program development, program assessment, ABET accreditation, and industry partnership building

Active participation in professional societies such as the IEEE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, etc.

Experience working with undergraduates from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented groups.



The successful candidate will help build the new Electrical Engineering program.

This includes:

Leading the development of curriculum and the design of instructional labs working closely with the Department of Physics

Teaching undergraduate courses

Effectively adopting evidence-based pedagogies and strategies to enhance student success

Recruiting future faculty

Performing schedule and enrollment planning

Working with industry and community partners to create and supervise senior capstone projects

Developing an active research program involving undergraduates

Contributing to activities serving the Program, College, University, and external community.



Applicants must submit the following items.

Cover letter

Curriculum vitae

Description of teaching success and anticipated contribution to the development and implementation of an innovative, modern Electrical Engineering program that will serve a diverse population of students (up to 2 pages)

Description of research accomplishments and future research goals including undergraduate involvement (up to 2 pages)

Recent peer-reviewed publication

Three letters of reference must be submitted.

Faculty Application

Applicant Survey 18/19

Applications will be reviewed starting March 1. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Inquiries and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner with Academic Career & Executive Search at


This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. 

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North America

San Marcos , United States

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United States

San Marcos