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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.

Part-Time Pool

The Environmental Studies Graduate Program at CSUF invites applicants for its part-time faculty pool on an ongoing basis.

The master's program in Environmental Studies is a broadly based, interdisciplinary program that focuses on human interaction with the environment. The program is geared for students entering the rapidly expanding environmental field, especially in environmental science, planning and regulation, and environmental education. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental challenges, the program seeks to integrate paradigms and approaches from a range of related disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. With 60-100 graduate students, the program offers an exciting and rewarding academic experience for its students and its faculty. For further information, please refer to the ENST homepage:

Areas of Specialization
We are seeking highly motivated, well-organized individuals for possible teaching assignments in the following courses:

Candidates should have a PhD, or have a Master's degree with considerable professional experience. Disciplinary background and professional expertise should be consistent with the course content. We are especially interested in candidates with previous teaching experience, with applied environmental expertise, and with experience addressing environmental challenges in the Southern California context. Because our students are drawn from an array of undergraduate backgrounds-sciences, social sciences, and humanities-the ability to communicate effectively with a broad mix of students is essential.

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
Part-time faculty are employed in the fall and spring semesters. The fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring semester runs from the beginning of February through the end of May.

Appointment and Salary
All part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University 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 range from $3642 to approximately $4000 for a three-unit class. For a description of potential university benefits go to

Personnel Reviews
Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the ENST program according to the terms of the adopted University Policy Statement (UPS 210.060). Positive reviews are based upon student ratings of instruction, course materials, in-class observations made by a member of the department personnel committee or the program coordinator, and evidence of on-going currency in the field. The primary service responsibility of part-time faculty is to provide opportunities for student consultation outside of regular class hours; on-line discussion periods or e-mail contacts shall not be a complete substitute for face-to-face consultation periods.

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Application Procedures
Please submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and at least one letter of recommendation. Documentation of teaching effectiveness and sample course syllabi are also strongly encouraged. Optional items may include graduate school transcripts and evidence of scholarly/professional activities relevant to environmental studies. Send all materials directly by mail or on-line as e-mail attachments to:

     Dr. April Bullock, Coordinator
     Environmental Studies Graduate Program
     P. O. Box 6846
     California State University, Fullerton
     Fullerton, CA. 92834-6846

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.

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 Last Published 4/5/19