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(Archived) Department Chair - Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management - #22-45

Last Updated: 10/16/22

Job Description

Department: Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management

Faculty Hire Number: 22-45

Rank: Professor

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Effective Date of Appointment: Fall 2022

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CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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The department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management (MSEM) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a Department Chair at the rank of professor. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of CSU Northridge (CSUN) through their teaching, research, and service.

The Chair of MSEM will lead the department to further its excellence in teaching and research through innovation and collaboration. Under the Chair’s leadership the department will expand its work with local, national, and international industry and university partners. In addition to this strategic planning, the Chair will be responsible for departmental budgets, personnel and facility management, faculty development, student recruitment and retention, curriculum development, and other required duties. The Chair will report to the Dean and will work collaboratively with other departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The initial appointment is for a three-year term and will be eligible for a re-appointment for an additional three years.


As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

The qualified candidate will have:

  • Required
    • PhD degree in Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a closely related field
    • Experience at the rank of professor, or experience at the rank of associate professor with:
      • Evidence of scholarly contributions since promotion to associate professor in areas related to Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering, or closely related field
      • Evidence of holding positions of responsibility in professional organizations since promotion to associate professor
      • Evidence of service since promotion to associate professor at the department, college, and university levels
      • Evidence of strong undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring as measured by student advisement experience, student/peer evaluations, and 10 or more years of experience teaching in areas related to Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, or Materials Engineering
    • Evidence of administrative leadership and experience in higher education such as the director of a research center, chair/head of an academic department, or comparable position with responsibilities that include budgeting, strategic planning, personnel management, performance reviews, promotion and tenure decisions.
  • Preferred
    • Evidence of academic success as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals, student and peer teaching evaluations, and external grant support
    • Interest in and knowledge of the MSEM department, including a vision of how the candidate plans to lead the program over the next three years
    • Interest in and knowledge of the CSUN, including a vision of the department’s role in the institution
    • Experience working effectively within an ethnically diverse population of students that includes first-generation college students from traditionally underserved populations
    • Experience evaluating the performance of faculty and staff members
    • Familiarity and involvement with higher education systems including ABET accreditation
    • A record of leading research projects with other faculty members and students that resulted in publications in peer reviewed journals
    • A record of leading industrial partnerships with proven impact on student learning, particularly for student populations similar to CSUN’s
    • A record of collaborating with faculty members to employ culturally relevant pedagogy and active learning that leads to equitable student learning outcomes for all students
    • Experience overseeing student advisement

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin April 8, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit to the website in the section above:

  • a cover letter addressing the following three points: past experience that has prepared the candidate for this position; a vision of how the candidate plans to lead the MSEM Department and what role the candidate sees the department playing within CSUN
  • a description of the candidate’s experience working with diverse populations
  • a current curriculum vitae, including all courses taught since 1/1/2012 or earlier, grants applied for since promotion to associate professor, service performed for department, college, university and profession since promotion to associate professor, and papers published since promotion to associate professor
  • a research statement including leadership roles in projects with students and in industrial collaborations

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including professional work samples, teaching evaluations and work produced through student mentoring.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be 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.

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.

Working in the State of California is a requirement of employment. CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:

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Northridge, California, United States