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Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

(Aerospace Propulsion and Combustion)

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Degree at the time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018.
  • Specialization in Aerospace Propulsion and Combustion, or a closely related area.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching courses in the area of Aerospace Propulsion and Combustion at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop courses, laboratories, and academic programs; update curriculum; supervise students’ theses and projects; and actively participate in academic governance.
  • Demonstrated research in one or more of the emerging areas including but not limited to unsteady flows in turbomachinery, aircraft engine noise and emission reduction, aeroacoustics, combustion dynamics and control and advanced rocket and air-breathing propulsion systems such as supersonic combusting ramjet (Scramjet) and high power-density engines.



  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Aerospace Propulsion and Combustion areas as well as undergraduate fundamental courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
  • Develop new courses and laboratories; update existing courses; supervise student projects and theses; write grant proposals and seek research funding; conduct independent and collaborative research leading to publication and external funding.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Teaching statement addressing your teaching experience and philosophy and relevance to position
  • Research statement that details your current and future research  and how it relates to the position
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Applications and required documentation shall be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at:


Requests for information should be addressed to:


Dr. Jalal Torabzadeh, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-8305

(562) 985-1563 or E-Mail: 


Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin January 5, 2018

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer