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Lecturer, temporary non-tenure track faculty positions to teach for the Honors College at Cal State LA. Possible courses include those from the Reading Los Angeles series (Engaging Cultural Expressions in a Global City; Community and Structure in the Metropolis; Communication in the City of Angels), from the Wicked Problems series (Humanities Approaches to Race, Ethnicity, and “Wicked” Problems; Addressing “Wicked” Problems through the Social Sciences: A Case Study in Diverse Communities; Addressing “Wicked” Problems: A Natural Sciences Case Study), and from the second-year curriculum (Science and Fiction; Critical Questions and Challenging Texts).

Starting Date:

Beginning Fall semester 2016 and on-going. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a master’s degree from an accredited university. Candidate should possess disciplinary expertise connected to the course to be taught, including but not limited to the practices of oral communication and civic participation, and expertise in fields of study within the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and/or interdisciplinary studies. Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, interdisciplinary studies, wicked problems and/or civic engagement.


Faculty will teach HNRS 1100, 1200, 1300, 2200, 2210, 3200, 3300, or 3400 and be available for office hours.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:  

Honors College, KH D1045

Attn: Lecturer Search

California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032


Note: 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 as a condition of employment.

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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA 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, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.