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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position - San Diego State University - Computational Science

San Diego State University - College of Sciences
San Diego, California
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Dec 22, 2022

THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCES at SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY announces a tenure-track position in COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE at the assistant professor level with the appointment beginning Fall 2023.  The Computational Science Research Center (CSRC), which involves faculty across multiple departments and colleges, offers a standalone M.S. degree as well as a joint Ph.D. program with the University of California, Irvine. This program, one of only a handful of its kind in the nation, has strong connections to academia, industry, and national labs, and has an excellent track record in extramural funding, research, and student success.

The Computational Science program trains students to apply leading-edge computational methods to research problems in domain science, and we expect the research programs of applicants to reflect this emphasis.  We are particularly interested in applicants with strengths in high-performance computing, in particular the run-up to exascale computing. We are also interested in applicants with strengths in science-informed machine learning and/or multiscale modeling.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member,  for purposes of tenure and promotion, in one of the departments in the College of Sciences, including Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. The successful candidate will split 50/50 teaching and service with their home department and the CSRC.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. A strong record of scholarly publications is expected. The successful candidate is expected to vigorously pursue external funding to support their research with students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Information on the Computational Science Program and its member departments can be found at

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy three or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria: (a) is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) has demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) has experience or has demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) has experience or has demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) has experience in or has demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) has experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) has expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your BIE (Building on Inclusive Excellence) statement how you meet at least three of these criteria.  This following link provides guidance for candidates to better understand what should be in their diversity statements .

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at

Candidates should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) research plans, (d) a detailed description of anticipated startup requirements, (e) a brief description of teaching interests, (f) copies of up to five relevant publications, (g) the required diversity statement described above, and (h) arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Calvin Johnson, at

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus and microsites in San Diego and locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of approximately 36,000. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor’s degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The College of Sciences hosts a large number of federally-funded training programs (described at specifically oriented to support students from minoritized communities.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.  A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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.   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.

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