Recruitment and Hiring


California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields.  The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

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 or 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.


For potential applicants:

Recruitment for tenure-track and temporary faculty positions at Cal State L.A. is administered primarily by specific departments, divisions, and schools. Additionally, announcements for tenure-track positions are posted on the CSU Careers web site and on the Cal State L.A. Human Resources web site  and announcements for tenure-track and academic administrative positions are often published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

For more information regarding the application process, consult individual position announcements (via links above) or contact the college or department to which you wish to apply. You may obtain names of department chairs and other relevant personnel, as well as contact information and additional information about Cal State L.A. colleges and departments by browsing the College Profiles:


For departments with approved recruitments:

Department chairs must request recruitments from their College Deans.  Once a department has approval from the Dean (and through the Dean, from the Provost/VPAA) to open a recruitment, they should submit the position announcement for tenure-track or lecturer recruitments to the Dean for approval; once the Dean approves, the position description should be forwarded to the Office of Faculty Affairs for approval and posting.

Detailed information about recruitment and hiring policies is found in the Cal State LA Faculty Handbook.