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Full-time Lecturer - Higher Education Counseling / Student Affairs

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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 - Education/Library Science, On-site (work in-person at business location)

The School of Education in the Bailey College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is seeking to hire one full-time lecturer on a one-year contract with the possibility of extension. The appointment begins September 16, 2024 and ends June 16, 2025. The bulk of teaching assignments will be in research methods, student development theory, multicultural theory, and/or leadership in higher education counseling, advising, and student affairs.  Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated hiring range for this role is $60,084 - $81,432 annually. 

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.


  • A doctorate in higher education administration, student affairs, counseling, or a related field. 
  • OR a master's degree in higher education administration or a related field with 5 or more years of relevant experience in a higher education setting. 


  • Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of (or potential for) excellence in teaching.
  • Teaching effectiveness, understanding of the teaching and learning process, and currency in the subject matter of teaching assignments are all important aspects of the lecturer position. 


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 School of Education (SOE) offers a variety of post-baccalaureate teaching credentials, an advanced credential, and four master’s degrees. As an interdisciplinary unit, the SOE delivers its programs in partnership with eight departments across three colleges, and nearly 50 school districts and county offices of education in our expanded service area. The SOE also works closely with other departments including Child Development and other BCSM units focused on Teacher Education: Liberal Studies and the Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education.

The Master of Science degree in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs (HECSA) is a 2-3 year program which prepares graduates for a wide array of specialties in community college, university, and related settings such as advising, programming, and leadership. HECSA embraces a cohort model with a significant learn by doing fieldwork component and a social justice focus.

Information regarding HECSA can be found at   


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae (3) teaching philosophy statement, and (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. Finalists may be invited to do a teaching demonstration as part of the interview process.

Review of applications will begin June 6, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after that date may be considered. Positions are open until filled.

For questions, contact the School of Education by phone at 805-756-2126 or by email at

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