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Full-Time Lecturer AY - English 23/24

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time

ENGLISH – Full-Time Lecturer in the English Department, College of Liberal Arts, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 14, 2023. One-year appointment with the possibility of an extension to a second year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties and responsibilities include in-person teaching of first-year composition and may also include in-person teaching of advanced composition (including classes for multilingual learners), technical and professional writing, linguistics, and/or General Education literature classes. The lecturer in this position will have the opportunity to contribute to curriculum development of the First-Year Writing Program and to serve on relevant department committees. M.A. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or related field required. Successful teaching record in college composition required. A.B.D. or Ph.D. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or related field preferred.

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 2022, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:
Lecturer A: $4,530-$6,056
Lecturer B: $5,405-$11,994
Lecturer C: $6,190-$13,172
Lecturer D: $7,794-$13,797

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. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/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.  

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. 


M.A. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or related field, and successful teaching record in college composition required.


A.B.D. or Ph.D. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or related field preferred. Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment, especially working with bilingual and multilingual writers.  Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.


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, equity, and inclusion describing how you would demonstrate a commitment in these areas as an instructor at Cal Poly

(4) a list of courses previously taught (with course number, title, and institution, plus whether you were the Instructor of Record for the course)

(5) a copy of unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned

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. For full consideration apply by the REVIEW BEGIN DATE: June 22, 2023. Applicants with complete files by the Review Begin Date will be given full consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered. Sealed official transcripts showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment.

For questions, please contact the English Department at (805) 756-5850.

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