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Full-time Lecturer - Construction Management

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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 - Architecture

The Construction Management Department in the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking a full-time lecturer for the 2024-2025 academic year, with the possibility of reappointment to an additional year based on department needs and satisfactory performance. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Construction Management courses. 

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 2023, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:
Lecturer A: $5,007-$6,359
Lecturer B: $5,925-$12,594
Lecturer C: $6,500-$13,831
Lecturer D: $8,184-$14,487

Anticipated hiring range:  $82,000 - $93,024 per year.

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.


Requirements include a Master's degree in Construction Management or closely related discipline from an accredited institution or comparable institution, and five (5) years of relevant teaching experience and/or professional construction experience employed in increasingly responsible management positions primarily in the US construction or comparable industry. 

The successful candidate must also have the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds to foster a supportive and inclusive environment in and out of the classroom.

Demonstrated 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. 


Preferred qualifications include: previous teaching and/or work experience in the areas of construction methods and materials, construction estimating and scheduling, construction contracts, and construction management; and demonstrated computer literacy with construction related software.

Preference will be given to those with demonstrated 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.

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 Construction Management Department is one of five departments in Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design. It offers an ACCE-accredited, 4-year bachelor of science in construction management degree program, a minor in construction management, and sponsors interdisciplinary minors in heavy civil construction and real property development. The Department maintains close ties with industry and takes pride in its career-oriented programs focused on practical application. As part of the college’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, Construction Management partners with Architecture, Architectural Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture. The Department currently has 16 full-time faculty, 5 part-time faculty and over 560 undergraduate majors. 


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) copy of unofficial transcripts of highest degree, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, including approach to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds (5) list of any CSU courses previously taught and/or courses requesting consideration to teach (6) course evaluation results (if applicable). Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Official university transcripts and three letters of recommendation will be required of finalists prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin June 30, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.


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