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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 2,151 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 38,948 enrolled in Fall 2015. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the baccalaureate level and 54 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $22.7 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2014-15. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 5th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Part-Time Faculty Pool

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton, invites qualified candidates to apply to teach courses on a part-time basis.

Among the courses to be staffed are:

A description of the department, the courses, and sample syllabi can be found on the department's web site:

Minimum Qualifications
M.A. in Anthropology; preference given to doctorally trained candidates.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank and Salary
All part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the CSU system and the California Faculty Association. Initial appointments are for one semester only. Salaries vary depending upon qualifications and experience. Typical starting salaries for part-time faculty start around $4149 per semester for a three unit course. For a description of potential university benefits, go to

Academic Calendar
The fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring term runs from the end of January through the end of May. Opportunities for teaching during the summer session may also be available.

Personnel Reviews
Part-time lecturers are evaluated annually to assess teaching performance and currency in the field. Reviews are based upon student ratings of instruction, quality of course materials, in-class observations made by the department chair or a personnel committee member, and evidence of currency in the field.

Job Control Number

Application Procedure
Please send a letter of interest, a CV, and three letters of recommendation to:

Coordinator, Division of Anthropology
P.O. Box 6846
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834-6846
Phone: (657) 278-3626

In addition, please complete an Applicant Data Flow Form via secured website: and enter the Job Control Number listed above.

Application Deadline
Application materials are reviewed on an on-going basis.

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.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 4/5/17