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Part-Time Lecturer Pool - Plant Sciences (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


PLANT SCIENCES DEPARTMENT PART-TIME LECTURER POOL. The Plant Sciences 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 2023-2024 academic year. Lecturers in the Plant Sciences Department may teach undergraduate lecture and/or laboratory sections in one or more of the following areas: crop science, environmental horticultural science, fruit science, plant protection science, and vegetable science. Other assignments could include program support, senior project management and advising.  

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.


Bachelor of Science degree in appropriate discipline is required.  


Master's degree preferred. Industry experience in related fields highly desirable. Teaching experience highly desirable.  


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.

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.

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 Plant Science's curriculum allows students to enter the agricultural industry in production and related fields, or a graduate program upon completion of the Agricultural & Environmental Plant Sciences major. Students choose 1 of 3 concentrations: Environmental Horticultural Science, Fruit & Crop Science, or Plant Protection Science or may pursue a Master of Science in Agriculture with a specialization in in these three areas. The Plant Sciences Department manages 135 acres of cropland and facilities include a 15-acre Horticulture Unit that consists of 1-1/2 acres of greenhouses and outdoor nursery growing areas, a 5-acre arboretum and extensive planted areas, and Crops Unit consisting of 70 acres of productive citrus, avocados, grapes, deciduous fruit trees, and berries and approximately 35 acres of annual vegetable and forage crops, of which nine acres are certified for organic production. 


All applicants are expected to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned, and a brief statement regarding diversity and inclusion. This statement should address the applicant's commitment to diversity and inclusion by describing expertise, experience and/or contributions to these types of efforts in a work, community, or educational setting and a brief statement on diversity and inclusion. If applicable, please also attach a list of CSU courses previously taught and courses requesting consideration to teach. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your application. Selected applicants will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree earned prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin May 31, 2023.

For questions, Dr. Scott Steinmaus can be contacted at (805) 756-1237,

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