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Industry: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Faculty – Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time

Company: California State University

2024-25 Lecturer Pool Department of Languages and Cultures

Job no: 536398
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Faculty – Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Academic Year Lecturer

College: Humanities and Fine Arts

Department/School: Languages and Cultures


Lecturer A/2 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,007 – $6,359 per month
Lecturer B/3 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,925 – $12,594 per month
Lecturer C/4 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $6,500 – $13,831 per month
Lecturer D/5 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $8,184 – $14,487 per month

Anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. See the Faculty Salaries At-a-Glance guide for more information.

Priority Review Date: 05/12/2024; complete applications received after that date may be considered as needs arise.

Position Summary:

The Languages and Cultures Department in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts is collecting application materials for a pool of lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2024-25 academic year. We have anticipated needs in intermediate-level Spanish for Healthcare and Spanish for Business as well as graduate-level courses in second/foreign language pedagogy, including Teaching Second Language Writing, Technology in Language Teaching, and Second/Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies for Intermediate and Heritage Learners. The department offers courses in diverse programs, as noted below in the department description. We are primarily seeking instructors to teach in person. Appointments from the lecturer pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for a lecturer appointment is a Master of Arts in a related field for undergraduate courses and a PhD in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, or a related field for graduate courses. For positions in teaching a language, candidates must provide evidence of advanced proficiency in the language to be taught and a demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use communicative teaching methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in the area of specific need and evidence of effective teaching. Even for positions that are not language teaching assignments, bilingual candidates will be given preference.


Lecturer positions in the department carry responsibilities in the areas of teaching lower and upper division undergraduate courses and some graduate courses. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide:

  • a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups)
  • a CV
  • a list of courses you believe you are qualified to teach and for which you wish be considered
  • a copy of unofficial transcripts for your highest earned degree
  • contact information of three professional references

Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered. For information about specific courses offered, please refer to the University Catalog.

The Department:

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers majors and minors in Spanish (including a pre-credential Spanish BA), German, Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies, and minors in Japanese, French, Italian, European Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and African Studies. The Department also offers a Master of Arts in Language Teaching and a Graduate TESOL Certificate. We offer additional lower and upper division general education courses related to languages and international studies. For more information, please see our website:

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Dr. Christine Goulding, Department Chair
Department of Languages and Cultures, 377 ARTS Building
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0825

Benefits Information:

This position may qualify for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

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.

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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

Chico State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

Advertised: Feb 23 2024 Pacific Standard Time
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