Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Positions Available

Tenure-Track Position

Assistant or Associate Tenure-Track Professor Position

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The University proudly holds the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation, and enrolls over 15,000 students, over half of whom identify as first-generation college students.

The ideal candidate will share Chico State’s demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, research and service to the university and surrounding North State communities.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Initial Review Date: January 31, 2022; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

How to Apply: Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. As an alternative to an integrated cover letter, you may provide a cover letter plus separate teaching philosophy and research statements, addressing working with diverse student groups in one or both statements.

All applicants must apply online through the CSU Chico employment portal (job posting FA 0239). Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Qualification Details:  Minimum Qualifications The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or related areas. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2022. Expertise in a field within computer engineering is required, as demonstrated through publications, conference presentations, and/or patents. Candidates must demonstrate or show potential for excellence in teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and student engagement. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to collegiality and teamwork, and must
have authorization to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications: Committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and sponsored research. Successful applicants must be specialized in one or more of the following areas: Wireless Networks, Computer Security, High Performance Computing, Internet of Things, Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, and Digital System Design. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching and scholarship. A record of curricular innovation, entrepreneurship and/or relevant industry experience is desirable. Funded research and/or a Professional Engineer license will be considered favorably. 

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; student advising and mentorship; scholarship, research, and professional development; and service. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department. In addition to academic advising, faculty may provide guidance to one of the department’s and college’s many student professional organizations or extracurricular design teams. Scholarship and research that contributes the field of engineering education and/or to the discipline can be demonstrated through refereed technical publications, conference presentations, and/or conducting workshops. Service includes student advising, serving on academic committees, supporting the Industry Advisory Board, and engaging in outreach activities.

The Department: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an ABET accredited bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, and an ABET accredited bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. The department is home to two minors, one in computer engineering and the other in biomedical engineering. The Department has approximately 225 undergraduate majors. The department is in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. Please visit the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering website and the College website for more information.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
     Professor Kurtis Kredo
     Chair of the Search Committee
     kkredo@csuchico.edu, 530-898-5946

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS: Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/. Questions can be sent
to: academicpersonnel@csuchico.edu.


CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

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.

Ann annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting:
https://www.csuchico.edu/clery/_assets/documents/annual-security-report.pdf

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 1082 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

All positions are contingent on funding.

Full- or Part-Time Lecturer

Lecturer Faculty Position

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at California State University, Chico is collecting applications for lecturer.  

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an ABET accredited bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, and an ABET accredited bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.  The Department has approximately 250 undergraduate majors. 

The department is in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Applicants must have either:

  • a Master of Science or higher degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or in a related area from an accredited university by the time of employment. 
or 
  • a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or in a related field from an accredited university and five or more years of industry experience. 

In addition, applicants must have:

  • a strong commitment to teaching with a proven record of or the potential for developing innovative pedagogical approaches to courses, labs, and projects.
  • a willingness to participate as team member to assess student outcomes and to adapt to changes in the curriculum. 
  • excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • an awareness of the educational goals of a diverse and multicultural population.

Preferred Qualifications:  Candidates in all areas of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates in computer engineering disciplines including but not limited to: digital logic, digital system design, computer networking, cyber security, embedded systems including IoT, and computer architecture. Applicants with one or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, particularly in lower division courses, laboratory courses that emphasized engineering design, and/or capstone design courses, are also preferred.

Interested candidates should submit the following through the CSU Chico employment portal (job posting FA 0225).

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae 
  3. A list of three or more professional references with phone numbers.

Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Job-related questions should be directed to:  

    Professor Hadil Mustafa
    Chair of the Search Committee
    hmustafa@csuchico.edu, 530-898-5946

    Professor Kurtis Kredo
    kkredo@csuchico.edu

    Professor Zhaohong Wang
    zwang25@csuchico.edu

 CSU Chico is a vibrant university with a strong commitment to education.  In 2018 it ranked ninth among public universities in the western region by U.S. News & World Report.

The city of Chico offers an outstanding quality of life, and is often rated one of the best small U. S. cities (MSN.com rated Chico among the top eight college towns in the U.S.).  With fewer than 90,000 people, it has the feel of a friendly small town but it is also a cultural, entertainment, dining, and shopping hub of north central California. Chico has a great four season climate, with mild winters and 250 days of sunshine. Housing prices are reasonable. Chico has an innovative public school system that offers everyone a choice of schools, and has several special programs (e.g., Spanish immersion, and academic plus) along with a vibrant charter school community.  Its location at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills offers excellent access for hiking, camping, skiing, boating, rock climbing, and fishing.

CSU Chico is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The university enrolls over 17,000 students annually; 43% are White, 33% are Latinx, 5% are Asian, 3% are African American, 0.5% are Native American and 5% are multi-racial/ethnic. We proudly hold Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation, and over half of students will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree.

The ideal candidate will share Chico State’s demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working in culturally and socio-economically diverse learning environments, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, as well as research and service to the university and surrounding North State communities. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

 An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by accessing the following website: https://www.csuchico.edu/clery/annual-security-report.shtml

For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-6771.

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and also only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S. Positions are contingent on funding.