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Full-Time Lecturer in Information Systems

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

The Management, HR and Information System Area in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking applicants for a full-time lecturer position for two-year academic appointment beginning September 16, 2024, and ending June 13, 2026, in the primary area of Information Systems (IS). Applicants must have an interest and ability to teach undergraduate-level Introduction to MIS courses and at least one of the following courses: computer programming (preferably using Python and/or Java), mobile application development, computer networking, cloud computing, systems analysis and design, project management, information security, and emerging technologies.

The successful candidate must have completed a master’s degree in business with an emphasis in Information Systems or in a related field such as Computer Science from an AACSB (or equivalent) accredited institution. A Ph.D. in Business or a related field is a plus. Candidates are expected to demonstrate and maintain currency in their professional field. Experience of teaching at the upper-division college level is also desirable. 

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.


Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.

The Orfalea College of Business is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse university community that reflects and serves the population of California. We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.  Applicants must submit a diversity statement that displays evidence of the applicant’s ability to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiential learning environment. 


Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.  Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.


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.

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. It is also expected that faculty establish an on-campus presence to fulfill their responsibilities.

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.



Interested candidates please visit, submit the required online application to Requisition #535243. Provide three professional references and attachments should include a cover letter, current vitae, diversity statement, a sample research paper, and evidence of teaching philosophy and effectiveness. Review of applications will begin March 5, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. 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: Dr. Leida Chen, Area Chair, Management, HR and Information Systems |




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