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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 Position

The Department of Social Work at California State University, Fullerton is searching for qualified individuals who are interested in teaching master’s level courses in the academic year of 2019-2020 as part-time lecturers. The Department offers a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with concentrations in Child Welfare, Community Mental Health, and Aging. For additional information, see

CSUF is located in the heart of ethnically and culturally diverse Orange County in Southern California and provides ample opportunities to work with students and professionals of diverse backgrounds. We seek candidates with expertise in the following areas.

MSW 596-MSW 597 Master’s Project Development:

The master’s capstone research project is designed to help students develop quantitative research skills by utilizing secondary data analysis. Projects courses are delivered in a two-semester sequence; MSW 596 (fall semester) and MSW 597 (spring semester). A one-year commitment to teach both courses is preferred. Depending on the experience and qualifications of candidates, the potential to teach multiple sections of the courses is possible.

To teach the capstone research course:

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 go to

Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send a CV or direct inquiries to Dr. David Chenot:

David Chenot, PhD, MDiv, LCSW
Chair, Department of Social Work
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868
Phone: 657-278-8610    

Application Deadline
The review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Early application is strongly encouraged.

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.

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 5/1/19