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SL - Full Time Lecturer - Communication Studies

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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 - Communications/Journalism

The Communication Studies Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking two full-time lecturers, each with a one-year appointment with possible renewal. Duties and responsibilities include teaching basic oral communication courses and/or basic courses in argumentation, as well as other courses as needed. The teaching load is 3-4 four-unit courses per quarter, with 45 units total across the academic year. An A.B.D. or Ph. D. in Communication or closely related field and successful teaching record in oral communication courses are required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.B.D. or Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field and successful teaching record in oral communication courses 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. 


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 California State University system is requiring that all employees and students accessing campus be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by September 20, 2021. Accordingly, you may be required to show proof of vaccination by your start date. You can find more information here.

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 Cal Poly Communication Studies offers a highly selective Bachelor of Arts degree with 17 full-time faculty and over 300 undergraduate majors and minors.


Interested candidates must attach the following as part of the electronic application process: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence teaching effectiveness, (4) diversity statement, (5) transcript copy showing highest degree completed. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin July 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, letters of recommendation must be requested and all other applicant materials, except final transcripts, must be received by the Review Begin Date of July 5, 2021. Sealed official transcripts showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. 



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