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Lecturer Pool, Modern Languages and Literatures

Apply now Job no: 513644
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Part Time

Lecturer in Foreign Language or World Literature/Linguistics

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at San Francisco State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions (non-tenure track) in Foreign Language or World Literature/Linguistics for Fall 2022.  For language teaching positions, candidates must hold at least an M.A. in a relevant field.  For literature or linguistics positions, candidates already holding a Ph.D. degree are preferred, but applicants in the late stages of a doctoral program will be considered.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at San Francisco State University is home to programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian and Spanish.  Each program offers a unique curriculum designed to foster linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s multilingual world. We provide students with a rich background in their chosen program, focusing on language skills, cultural knowledge, and knowledge of literature and language structure.

The start and end dates of the semester can be found at the following link:

This is a CONTINUOUS recruitment for an applicant POOL to fill part-time, temporary, assignments on an as-needed basis, beginning Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022. We will refer to the POOL of applications on file to fill assignments as the need arises. Part-time faculty applications are accepted year-round. You will be contacted should the program be interested in scheduling an interview. Select candidates may also be invited to give a presentation.

Applicants must upload the following:

  • A cover letter
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (including details of current and previous teaching experience: date of teaching, institution, class-size)
  • The names, addresses, phone-numbers and emails of two professional references who are in a position to comment on the applicant’s current or previous teaching experience. 


Applications will be accepted up until the beginning of the term or until positions are filled.

San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment. 

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU. 

SF State is a totally smoke-free campus.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.





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