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Full-time Lecturer - Statistics

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Mathematics/Statistics, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

The Statistics Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to hire full-time lecturers for two-year contracts, with appointments beginning September 14, 2023 and ending June 16, 2025. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated hiring range for a finalist with a master's degree is $55,332 - $64,860 annually. The anticipated hiring range for a finalist with a doctorate degree is $71,148 - $81,432 annually. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach introductory statistics courses.

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. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


  • Master’s degree in Statistics or closely related field is required.
  • Must have ability to teach the following undergraduate courses: Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods, Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences, Statistical Inference for Management I, Statistical Inference for Management II, Statistical Methods for Engineers.


  • Preference given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or industrial experience involving applied statistics. 
  • Doctoral degree in Statistics is preferred.


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 as a condition of employment.

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.


The Statistics Department offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics, while also offering a minor in statistics to students majoring in other disciplines as well as a cross-disciplinary minor in data science for statistics and computer science majors. There are twenty tenure-track faculty members in the department, all of whom have their PhD degree in Statistics, as well as several full-time and part-time lecturers. Faculty members come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide spectrum of emphasis areas in statistics. Statistics faculty are all committed to an interesting and strong curriculum in statistics at the undergraduate level, one which emphasizes application as well as underlying theory. Information regarding the Statistics Department can be found at


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) unofficial transcript(s) as one file. These documents are not accepted in hard copy format. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.

Review of applications will begin April 28, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after that date may be considered. Positions are open until filled.

For questions, contact the Department Chair, Andrew Schaffner at

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