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Part-time Lecturer Pool - Wine & Viticulture

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Faculty - Agriculture, Temporary, Part Time


WINE AND VITICULTURE PART-TIME LECTURER POOL. The Wine and Viticulture Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly is seeking applications for a pool of part-time lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2020-2021 academic year. Lecturers in the Wine and Viticulture Department may teach undergraduate lecture and/or laboratory sections in one or more of the following areas: viticulture, vineyard production and management; grapevine physiology; winemaking; wine analysis; wine chemistry; wine microbiology; wine history and culture; wine sensory analysis; and wine business, marketing and sales. Other assignments could include program support and senior project management. University teaching and industry experience preferred. 

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.


Bachelor of Science degree in appropriate discipline is required.

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. 


Master's degree preferred. Teaching or industry experience preferred. A graduate degree in appropriate discipline may be substituted for the teaching and/or industry experience.

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.

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

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.


Review Begin Date: June 1, 2020. Applicants will remain under department consideration until an offer of appointment is extended. 

ALL APPLICANTS are expected to attach a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae / Resume, and a copy of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon appointment). Please be prepared to provide the names with email addresses of three professional references when completing your application. 

If applicable, please attach a list of CSU Courses you have previously taught and a list of CSU Courses you are qualified to teach. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Wine and Viticulture Department at (805) 756-7308. 

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