Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Assistant or Associate Professor - Computer Graphics
Department: CENG-Computer Science
College/Division: CENG-College of Engineering
Salary Range: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN COMPUTER GRAPHICS: The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track Computer Science faculty appointment in the area of computer graphics and animation, at a rank and salary commensurate with the applicant's background and experience. The anticipated start date is September 7, 2017. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.
The College of Engineering at Cal Poly is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and applied research. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.
Duties include teaching undergraduate and master's level courses in the areas of computer graphics and animation, pursuing research in these areas, and providing service to the department, the university, and the community. Candidates who can contribute teaching and research in computer graphics and interactive entertainment (i.e. game development, animation and effects, virtual reality, or creative computation, etc.), are encouraged to apply. Particular areas of interest include: computer graphics, interactive media, animation, and data visualization.
Cal Poly emphasizes Learn by Doing, which involves extensive lab work and projects in support of theoretical knowledge. Cal Poly has established a unique program in Computing for the Interactive Arts as well as a concentration in Interactive Entertainment. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting and enhancing these strategic initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required for appointment. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered, but must provide proof that the doctorate was completed prior to the start of the appointment.
Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction, dedication to continued professional development and scholarship, and a broad-based knowledge of computer science/software engineering. Demonstrated ability in written and oral use of the English language is required.
Candidates must demonstrate commitment to diversity.
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated excellence in university level teaching and research (commensurate with time since degree), experience with laboratory-based instruction and industry experience. Past experience and a commitment to working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting is preferred. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.
A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.
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.
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.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
Review Begin Date: 01-02-2017
Requisition Number: 104106
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
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.
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