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The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is ranked among the best undergraduate programs in the USA by U.S. News and World Report. Located in San Diego with beautiful views of the bay, our friendly staff and award-winning faculty proactively engage with students, other staff and the community in order to forward our mission to build better engineers for a brighter future.

Current Openings

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego (USD) invites applications for a faculty position with experience in embedded systems and/or the Internet of Things. The successful applicant will have the ability to develop curriculum and teach courses where hardware or instrumentation interface with software. The successful candidate may come from any engineering or computing discipline and would join a cluster of hires associated with a funded National Science Foundation grant initiative IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED).

The University of San Diego has launched an initiative to develop "Changemakers" throughout campus. The RED project is synergistic with this goal and addresses how an engineering education that integrates traditional technical skills, enhanced social awareness and an integrated professional spine produces connected learning that empowers graduates to improve society. A new General Engineering department has been formed to pursue the objectives of the RED grant, and the successful candidate is expected to help further these goals in their teaching and/or scholarship by practicing engineering within the contexts of social justice, peace, humanitarian advancement, and sustainable practices. The RED abstract can be found here:

The successful candidate will work within an interdisciplinary cluster of faculty in the General Engineering department to build opportunities for faculty/student collaborations and promote interdisciplinary strength related to “changemaking” engineering within engineering and across campus. We endeavor to build a cohort of teacher-scholars who will offer a strong contribution to the diversity and excellence of USD through teaching, scholarship, service and collaboration. Candidates with an engineering education background are encouraged to apply.

USD provides a high quality undergraduate education by emphasizing small classes and a high level of faculty-student interaction. The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering has recently ranked among the top 13 programs at non-Ph.D. granting institutions by U.S. News and World Report. The school currently houses undergraduate degrees in engineering general engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial & systems engineering, and computer science. We also house an M.S. degree in Cyber Security Engineering. The General Engineering department currently has a focus area in embedded software. We desire to add additional emphasis areas in bioengineering and sustainability.

We have a preference for hiring at the assistant professor level, though other academic ranks as well as professors of practice holding a PhD will be considered.

We anticipate that this position will start in the fall of 2017 and that candidates will have completed their PhD by that time.

The successful candidates will:

  • hold a Ph.D. in an engineering, computer science, or a related discipline, and
  • have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, and mentoring undergraduates.

USD, an independent Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to achieving excellence, diversity and inclusion in its faculty, students and environment.

To apply, go to and reference job IRC22213.

Please submit to: Lorena Silvas ( Application review will begin in late January. We will consider new applciations on a rolling basis after review begins.

  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Your research statement/plans.
  • Description of how your work aligns with practicing engineering within the contexts of social justice, peace, humanitarian advancement, or sustainable practices.