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Part-Time Lecturer Pool - BioResource & Ag Engineering (AY 23/24)

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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 - Agriculture


BIORESOURCE AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING - PART-TIME LECTURER POOL. The BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is seeking applications for a pool of part-time lecturers. Positions available as determined by need during the 2023-24 academic year. Possible teaching assignments in the areas of engineering surveying, power and machinery, mechanical fabrication, agricultural mechanics, irrigation and water resources.  

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 2022, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:
Lecturer A: $4,530-$6,056
Lecturer B: $5,405-$11,994
Lecturer C: $6,190-$13,172
Lecturer D: $7,794-$13,797

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.


BS in Agricultural Engineering, Mechanized Agriculture, or related field 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. 


MS preferred. Industrial experience in related fields highly desirable.

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.

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.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and questions may be sent to

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 BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Department at Cal Poly has approximately 300 undergraduate students and 11 faculty members. The Department is recognized for the excellence of its engineering and management programs based on the success of its graduates, the expertise of its faculty, the excellence of its research and outreach programs and for the support it receives from engineering and management firms and alumni. The BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Department has graduated many top leaders in the California agricultural sector and beyond. 


Please attach a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, copy of unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned, diversity statement, summary of CSU courses previously taught, and a list of courses requesting consideration to teach to your online faculty application. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your application. Review date begins June 2, 2023 and will continue until positions are filled. Selected applicants will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree and signed application prior to appointment. For additional information contact: Dr. Peter Livingston, BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Department Head, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407; phone (805) 756-2378. 



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