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Industry: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Faculty – Social Sciences, Temporary, Part Time

Company: California State University

Part-Time Lecturer Pool – World Languages & Cultures (AY 24/25)

Job no: 536968
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Faculty – Social Sciences, Temporary, Part Time


WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES – PART-TIME LECTURER POOL. The Department of World Languages and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is seeking applications for a pool of part-time lecturers. Positions are available as determined by need and funding in the Fall, Winter, and/or Spring Quarters during the 2024-2025 academic year, which begins September 16, 2024. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience and time base. Applicants must be capable of teaching one or more of the following language courses: Elementary or intermediate French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin [in Traditional Character Form], and/or Spanish. In addition, the department also seeks applicants qualified to teach advanced-level courses in Spanish, or subtopic classes (e.g., Latin America, Mexico, China, Italy) for the course Humanities in World Cultures: a writing-intensive, upper-division General Education class taught in English.

Initial rank and salary for lecturer faculty are based on professional experience and educational background and are determined by the hiring department. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. As of July 2023, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:
Lecturer A: $5,007-$6,359
Lecturer B: $5,925-$12,594
Lecturer C: $6,500-$13,831
Lecturer D: $8,184-$14,487

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) sees diversity as central to its mission and is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment within the college and university. We value our diversity of complex and intersecting identities, while striving to maintain an environment that is socially just, equitable, respectful, and inclusive. The successful applicant should be able to clearly demonstrate how they have infused these values and student learning objectives into their work. They should be prepared to present clear examples for how they would infuse these areas into their work as a faculty member.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Due to CSU policies, the person hired must reside in the state of California at the time of hire and for the entirety of the appointment.


M.A. degree in language, literature, and/or culture or in second language acquisition.


Ph.D. in an appropriate field is preferred.

Demonstrated college teaching experience.


All CSU employees are designated “mandated reporters” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act. As a condition of your employment, you will be required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 and any subsequent amendments.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California.


Please attach:

1. A cover letter

2. Resume/curriculum vitae

3. A statement of diversity and inclusion describing how you would demonstrate a commitment in these areas as an instructor at Cal Poly

4. A list indicating courses you are interested in teaching; if applicable, a list of courses previously taught

5. A copy of unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned (official transcripts will be required prior to an appointment).

6. Teaching philosophy, teaching effectiveness, if available.

Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the people listed by applicants.

REVIEW BEGIN DATE: May 31, 2024 and continues throughout the 2024-25 academic year.

For questions, please contact the World Languages and Cultures Department by phone at (805)756-1205 or by email at

Advertised: Apr 30 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Mar 31 2025 Pacific Daylight Time

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