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Full Time Lecturer - Structural Engineering

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Education Support Professionals, Temporary, Full Time

FULL-TIME LECTURER - STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING - The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a full-time adjunct lecturer position for the 2019/20 academic year in the area of Structural Engineering.

This role will be responsible for teaching (and/or coordinating) a combination of the following courses depending on need:

  • CE 113 – Computer Aided Drafting in Civil Engineering
  • CE 207 – Mechanics of Materials II
  • CE 251 – Programming Applications in Engineering
  • CE 259 – Civil Engineering Materials
  • CE 355 – Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE 356 – Structural Steel Design


A master’s degree in civil or structural engineering a closely-related field is required. Must be proficient in AutoCAD/Revit or other BIM software.

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.


A strong background in ductile concrete and structural design is preferred. Previous teaching, industry and/or consulting experience are desirable. Must be willing to participate in teaching workshops offered by the Cal Poly Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

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.

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.


The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was officially formed in 1981, though transportation and environmental engineering degree programs had been in place at Cal Poly for some time. Since its inception, the department has continued to grow. Currently, there are approximately 650 undergraduate students enrolled in the Civil Engineering Program. Approximately 200 undergraduates are currently enrolled in the Environmental Engineering Program. In addition, the department supports about 50 graduate students who are working toward the Master of Science degree.

Both the Civil and Environmental Engineering Programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The programs stress teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and state-of-the-practice analysis and design techniques. Each program is laboratory intensive, with hands-on student learning stressed in support of the University's "learn by doing" motto.

Our faculty is comprised of more than 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty with extensive academic and professional qualifications. These full-time faculty are supported by over 20 full- and part-time lecturers, most of whom practice engineering in the local community.


Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Please attach to the online application: 1) cover letter indicating industry, consulting, and teaching experience; 2) résumé/cv; 3) statement of Teaching Philosophy; 4) statement of Diversity and Inclusivity; and 5) unofficial transcripts from institutions at which degrees were awarded. Official transcripts will be required prior to initial appointment. If applicable, please attach a list of CSU courses previously taught. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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