Filter your search

Full-time Lecturer - Public Health

Apply now Job no: 537307
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)

The Kinesiology and Public Health Department in the Bailey College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to hire a full-time lecturer for the 2024-25 academic year, with the possibility of reappointment to an additional year. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated hiring range for a finalist with a master's degree is $58,104 - $68,100 annually. The anticipated hiring range for a finalist with a doctorate degree is $74,700 - $85,500 annually. 

Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate general education healthy living, multicultural health and/or women’s health, and upper division drugs & society as well as obesity prevention & treatment.

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 Public Health, Community Health, Health Promotion, Health Education or closely related field is required.
  • All requirements for the Master’s Degree must be completed before September 16, 2024.
  • Must have the ability to teach the following undergraduate courses: general education healthy living; multicultural health; and/or women’s health; and courses in the public health major.
  • Must have the ability to teach undergraduate courses in three or more of the following areas: introduction to community & public health, introduction to epidemiology; applied epidemiology labs; drugs and society; first aid & CPR, injury prevention; global health; health behavior theory; health promotion program planning and evaluation labs; media & technology in health promotion and lab; obesity prevention & treatment; physical activity & public health; research methods labs; stress, health & chronic disease; worksite health promotion; and physical activity & wellness courses (KINE 100-176)


  • Doctorate in Public Health, Community Health, Health Promotion, Health Education or closely related field.
  • Certified Health Education Specialists or CHES/MCHES eligible.
  • University teaching experience using face to face, hybrid and online delivery
  • Experience supervising undergraduate community-based learning and/or research.


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 Kinesiology and Public Health Department is a major academic unit within the College of Science and Mathematics offering a BS in Kinesiology and a BS in Public Health.  There are approximately 550 undergraduate students, 15 full time faculty, 4 full time lecturers, 25 part time faculty, and 5 support staff. The mission of the Kinesiology and Public Health (KPH) Department is to promote physical activity and health for all through excellence in teaching, research and service.  The Center for Health Research (CHR) is a University Research Center housed within the Department of Kinesiology and Public Health that includes several ongoing multi-million-dollar NIH-funded research grants. Projects include several long-term prospective human research studies involving hundreds of community participants, dozens of local community contracts and partners, and several national and international partners. There are approximately 30 staff positions funded by external research grants including researchers, faculty investigators, research staff, a community liaison, database managers, phlebotomists, a technician, student research fellows, medical consultants and a translator.  In addition, there are 20-30 undergraduate and graduate students conducting independent research in any given quarter. More information about the Kinesiology and Public Health Department is available 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 May 2, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after that date may be considered. Position is open until filled.

For questions, contact the Kinesiology and Public Health Department by phone at (805)756-2546 or by email at

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend