Skip to Content (Press Enter)

California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 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 $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. 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 6th 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.


The Department of African American Studies is seeking highly qualified part-time lecturers. California State Fullerton aspires to foster a dynamic, student-centered academic community in the context of a large, urban comprehensive university. Proud of its diversity, Cal State Fullerton is currently ranked 8th nationally in the number of bachelor's degrees it grants to members of underrepresented groups.

The Department of African American Studies plays a major role in contributing to the general education experiences of students in humanities and the social sciences. Most courses are three-units per semester, typically offered in a lecture-discussion mode. The department invites applications for its Part-Time Faculty pool on an ongoing basis. Further information regarding the department curriculum and faculty may be obtained by visiting We are seeking highly motivated, well-organized, part-time lecturers to teach the following courses:

Among the courses to be staffed are:

Candidates must have at least a Master's degree with substantial coursework in the field relevant to the curriculum of the Department of African American Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience at the college or university level and who can furnish evidence of strong teaching. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to interact and work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, including first-generation college students.

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.

Academic Calendar
The needs for part-time faculty are greatest in the Fall and Spring semesters. The fall term begins in mid August and ends in mid-December; the spring term runs from mid-January through the end of May. On rare occasions, a department may utilize part-time faculty for teaching during one of the Summer Session segments.

Job Control Number

Appointment and Salary
All part-time faculty appointments are non tenure-track and classified as Lecturers. Part-time lecturers hold a temporary academic appointment which is made in accordance with applicable affirmative action policy and the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Typical starting salaries of part-time lecturers range from $3642.00 to $4000.00 for 3-unit classes. For a description of potential university benefits go to:

Performance Evaluation
Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the department in accord with the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and University Policy Statement 210.070. These performance evaluations determine which lecturers will be retained for future and continued teaching assignments. And in some instances syllabi, assignments and reading material will be reviewed by the departmental personnel committee.

Application Procedures
Please submit a letter of application describing teaching, and, if applicable, research experience and interests, a current curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Erica L. Ball
Lecturer Recruitment Committee
African American Studies Department
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

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

Application Review
Review of applications takes place continuously and positions are filled as needed. Based on student enrollments and funding, candidates may need to be available on short notice to begin teaching.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 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.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

 Last Published 4/5/19