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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


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Engineering Education

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is seeking applicants for a one or more years as a postdoctoral research associate position to work on a recently funded National Science Foundation grant:  IUSE/PFE RED: Developing Changemaking Engineers #1519453. This position will collaborate with faculty, students, and industry partners to assist in producing and disseminate a model for collaborative change and in redefining the “engineering canon” with the goal of developing “Changemaking Engineers”. To view the RED abstract, click here

Our School of Engineering is revolutionizing" engineering education, with the aim of preparing students to innovate engineering solutions developed within a contextual framework that embeds humanitarian, sustainable and social justice approaches with technical engineering skills. It also seeks to infuse professional skills into the curriculum and align these with our institutional context.  This requires an enhanced curriculum with a focus on student teamwork, a greater consideration of social and economic factors, improved communication with diverse constituents, and reflection on an ethical understanding of their decisions and solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and assist in administering survey instruments
• Analyze and interpret collected data 
• Develop case studies and formalizing curriculum consistent with the grant
• Preparing project reports related to the RED initiatives
• Partnering with stakeholder’s forums (industry, community, and students)  
• Co-constructing Assisting in an industry developed Scholars Program
• Preparing workshops related to RED initiatives
• Assisting in instruction if appropriate
• Collaborate with other RED teams at other universities to develop synergistic opportunities

Required Qualifications:
A PhD in any engineering or closely related discipline (e.g. Science and Technology Studies) with demonstrated experience in engineering education. 

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience developing surveys and instruments, and analyzing and interpreting data
• Experience with curriculum development
• Experience developing case studies

Anticipated starting date: 7/2017

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 15 programs at non-PhD granting institutions by U.S. News and World Report. The school currently houses undergraduate degrees in engineering (general with developing focus areas in software engineering, sustainability, and bioengineering), electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial & systems engineering. We also anticipate launching an MS degree in cyber security this year.

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

For additional information please contact Chell Roberts at croberts@sandiego.edu.

To apply, go to www.sandiego.edu/jobs and search for IRC23599. Please submit by June 15, 2017.

• Your curriculum vitae
• Your research statement/plans
• Statement of how you fit with the goals of the USD NSF RED grant to develop changemaking engineers

Professor of Practice or Clinical Faculty in Cyber Security

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering department of Computer Science is seeking applicants for a full- time, non-tenure-track teaching position to primarily teach graduate-level courses on topics in the field of cyber security. The MS in Cyber Security Engineering program is focused on teaching students how to build and analyze highly secure systems, and is based on a foundation of sound scientific and engineering security principles.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching excellence. They will teach cyber security materials in a variety of modes including but not limited to classroom instruction, laboratory instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student research and internships. The teaching load is typically three to four courses per semester (which could include spring, summer, and fall semesters, depending on the agreed upon contract period). The successful candidate will also participate in the design, development, and setup of instructional and research laboratories and of curriculum.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate:
• Mastery of the reference monitor as a unifying principle for understanding and creating trustworthy solutions
• Thorough understanding of theory of computation, including non-computability
• Ability to program in assembly language and structured high order language

Candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:
• Hardened platforms
• High assurance software engineering
• Formal methods for program specification and verification
• Secure network technologies
• Authentication methods and tools
• Computer network operations topics
• Cryptographic methods, theory and tools
• Secure operating systems and security kernels
• Modern computer architectures
• Secure processor technologies, including instruction set architecture based on hardware segmentation and protection rings
• Information security policies and criteria development
• Digital and network forensics
• Assessment and formal evaluation
• Trusted systems and standards
• Proven verifiable protection of truly trustworthy high assurance security designed to substantially address the problems of adversarial attacks that include software and hardware subversion

Other Requirements

Required Education:
PhD, or equivalent, in relevant field
5-10 years of professional experience required for a Professor of Practice position but not for a clinical faculty position

Preferred Experience:
Teaching and research experience
Ability to acquire a U.S. Government clearance

Applications must include a cover letter describing the candidate's background, area(s) of specialization and teaching experience; detailed curriculum vitae; and a statement on the candidate's approach toward teaching. If selected as a finalist, we will also require names of at least three professional references who are familiar with the candidate's qualifications including teaching experience.

In order to receive full consideration, applications should be received by April 21, 2017. Positions are available starting June 2017 but may start later.

USD provides a high quality 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, with focus areas in embedded software with other s to be added), electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial & systems engineering, and bioengineering. We also house an M.S. degree in Cyber Security Engineering.

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

Please submit by April 21, 2017 to http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs/ Look for job IRC23216.

• Your curriculum vitae.
• Statement of teaching philosophy.
• Your research statement/plans.