Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions:

We have closed our openings.

Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty Positions:

Adjunct faculty must have earned at least a Masters degree and it is preferable that they have a doctorate in an appropriate engineering field. We have a relatively small department and typically have only a few openings for adjunct positions for specific required courses already part of the curriculum. We do not offer evening or Saturday classes. 3-unit lecture courses typically meet one hour on MWF. Laboratory sections are typically 3 hours and offered in the afternoons 2:30-5:20 pm or on Tues or Thursday morning. When writing to express interest in adjunct teaching, please include a vita and the USD course numbers and names for those courses you are qualified to teach. (A complete listing of courses can be found in the Engineering Programs portion of USD’s undergraduate bulletin. E-mail your inquiry and materials to

We are currently looking for an adjunct to teach several courses in the Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISYE) department at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego. The anticipated start date of January 2014. Successful candidates would have a master’s or Ph. D. degree in Industrial Engineering or closely related field, be eligible to work in the United States, and have excellent communication skills.

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is ranked among the best undergraduate programs in the USA by U.S. News and World Report.

Applicants are asked to provide electronically (preferred) a single PDF file that includes: a one-page letter of application, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references (including an e-mail address for each reference). This PDF file should be sent to

The courses the ISYE department is searching for are list below and can be found at the website:

For Spring 2014 Adjunct:

We are looking for an adjunct to teach one or more sections of engineering statistics to sophomore engineering students. The ideal adjunct would minimally have a master’s degree in engineering or a related discipline. Some engineering background is highly desirable since it enables context. A degree in industrial engineering is also desirable, but not required.

ISyE 320 Introduction to Systems Engineering (3)
Introduction to the theory and methods used to design and analyze systems. Principles of the system life-cycle including problem identification, description, modeling, solution and implementation. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisite: Engineering 101, Mathematics 151, Junior standing in engineering.

ISyE 330 Engineering Probability and Statistics (3)
Introduction to probability and applied statistics with an engineering context. Topics will include probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, and statistical tests and confidence intervals for one and two samples. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Mathematics 250 completed or concurrent.

ISyE 335 Statistical Process Control (4)
Application of statistics to increasing quality and productivity. Both traditional and modern methods are presented, including state-of-the-art techniques for statistical process monitoring and control. Introduction to Six Sigma quality methodology and the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) problem-solving strategy for continuous quality improvement. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisite: ISyE 330.

ISyE 350 Manufacturing Processes (4)
Description, classification and analysis of manufacturing processes used in the transformation of metal, polymers, and ceramics into consumer or capital goods. Topics include: analysis of variables that affect process operations, performance, quality and cost, and the design of process plans. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly.Spring Semester. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 210, Engineering 311.