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Part-Time Lecturer Pool - Landscape Architecture (AY 24/25)

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



The Landscape Architecture Department seeks applicants for a pool of part-time lecturers, with positions available as determined by need during the 2024-2025 academic year beginning September 16, 2024. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications, experience and time base.

Primary responsibilities are to teach in one or more of the following core subject areas:

a) Lower-and upper-division design studios and Integrated Learning Courses (ILCs); 

b) Landscape representation, hand and digital graphics that include 2 or 3-dimensional graphics and drafting, and/or GIS software; 

c) Landscape architecture construction including site engineering, construction document preparation and implementation strategies

d) Environmental systems and landscape ecology

e) Planting design

The department is especially interested in candidates committed to support and success of first-generation and underrepresented students.

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 2023, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:
Lecturer A: $5,007-$6,359
Lecturer B: $5,925-$12,594
Lecturer C: $6,500-$13,831
Lecturer D: $8,184-$14,487

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion 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. The Landscape Architecture Department is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty community; we welcome all qualified applicants to apply.


A Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, or a related field, and/or the experience and expertise to fulfill a special need in the department.              


Teaching and/or professional practice experience. Teaching experience is valuable but not required.             


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.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will not sponsor an H-1B for this position.

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 Landscape Architecture Department at Cal Poly is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience for its students within a changing world and profession. The five-year curriculum for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is characterized by faculty who assist students to become independent learners and responsible for their education. Our diverse faculty creates a learning environment shared with 205 students in the department and within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design with approximately 2,300 students divided among five departments: Architectural Engineering, Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Construction Management, and Landscape Architecture. The program emphasizes the integration of general education, art, and design with the understanding of natural and social systems in various environmental settings. Our goal is to develop leaders in the profession. 


Review of applications will begin May 14, 2024. In addition to the online faculty application, ALL APPLICANTS are expected to attach and/or provide: 

1) A Cover Letter that includes the candidate's teaching and professional interests and experiences. 

2) A Resume/Curriculum Vitae 

3) Unofficial transcripts

4) Candidate’s statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion

5) Candidate's statement on teaching philosophy

5) Three (3) professional references with names and e-mail addresses

6) If applicable, a list of all courses that you have taught at Cal Poly or any other university campus, including Course Number, Course Title, Term/Year Taught, CSU Campus, and CSU Department. Please also include a list of courses you are requesting consideration to teach. 

NEW APPLICANTS: An unofficial copy of your transcript may be scanned and attached to your application, although a sealed official transcript and three reference letters will be needed prior to an actual appointment. 

Pool closes: March 31, 2025

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