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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 Lecturer Pool in Engineering & Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), seeks applications from highly qualified individuals to a pool from which the department can select candidates for teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in its five administrative units. Most teaching needs occur at last minute when a regular faculty member is unavailable to teach. Also, an adjunct faculty candidate with specialization not represented in the college can propose a graduate level or senior level elective courses.

Some of the classes are offered either late afternoon or evening making it feasible for working professionals while some courses are more appropriate for those of you with flexibility with your primary work since they are offered during the day time.

Further information regarding the college, its academic units and its curriculum may be obtained from the following website:

Department and Areas of Interest

A Ph.D. in Engineering or Computer Science is strongly preferred, though other highly qualified individuals with MS (engineering or computer science) degrees and demonstrable currency in the appropriate field will be considered. Ideal candidates will be able to document their excellent academic preparation in engineering and/or computer science fields along with current experience in industry. Proficiency with online teaching strategies and approaches may further enhance an applicant’s candidacy.

Successful candidate(s) will be expected to work effectively with the diverse faculty, staff, and student body of ECS.

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.

Appointment Date and Academic Calendar
The need for part-time faculty is greatest in the Fall and Spring semesters. The fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring term runs from the beginning of February through the end of May. On rare occasions, part-time faculty are needed during one of the Summer session segments.

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 are in the mid-$3000 range per course. For a description of potential university benefits go to

Personnel Reviews
Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the department or program according to the terms of the adopted University Policy Statement (UPS 210.060).

Application Procedures
Please submit a letter of interest and application that includes a statement of which courses the applicant is qualified to teach (see above list), a current CV (resume), and two letters of recommendation. Documentation of teaching effectiveness and sample course syllabi (if available) are also strongly encouraged. Send all materials by mail or email with attachments directly to:

Dean’s Office
College of Engineering and Computer Science
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92831

Send your cover letter, CV and other documentation to

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