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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.

Arabic, German, Italian, Korean, and Persian
Part-Time Lecturer Pool

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures (MLL) at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for its part-time Lecturer Pool to teach lower-division (100 and 200 level) undergraduate courses in Arabic, German, Italian, Korean, and Persian. Courses range from three to five units per semester. Currently, most courses meet in a face-to-face setting. For more information about MLL, please visit our departmental website:

Candidates must hold at least a Master’s degree and possess native or native-like fluency in the language of instruction. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior teaching experience at the college or university level and can furnish evidence of strong teaching. An ability to work effectively with a broad mix of student ages and students from culturally diverse backgrounds is also highly desirable.

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 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.

Appointment 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. For a description of potential university benefits, please refer to   

Personnel Reviews
Regular performance evaluations of lecturers are made by the Department according to the terms of the approved Department Personnel Standards and the University Policy Statement (UPS 210.070). Positive reviews are based upon written teaching philosophy, student ratings of instruction, course materials, and in-class observations made by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. In addition to providing classroom instruction, faculty are required to hold regularly scheduled office hours outside of the class meeting times. For face-to-face course assignments, on-line discussion periods or e-mail contacts shall not be a complete substitute for in-person consultation periods.

Application Procedures
To apply, please submit the following:

1) Current curriculum vitae
2) Letter of interest 

3) Summary of teaching evaluations (if available)
4) Three letters of recommendation

Email submissions are welcomed and encouraged. Send all materials directly to:

Dr. James Hussar
Chair, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Humanities 835 C
(657) 278-2208

Application Deadline
Continuous filing

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