College of Arts & Letters


Department of English

Lecturer: Temporary faculty positions with the possibility of renewal for additional semesters.

Starting Date:

On-going. Positions will be filled as needed for each academic semester.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a master’s degree in English or in a closely related field from an accredited university.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching at a college level.

Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment.  The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all 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:

For writing courses, the following is preferred: training and experience in teaching writing at all levels from basic to advanced; training and experience in assessing writing; training and experience in teaching critical thinking and writing and technical writing.

For linguistics and literature courses ranging from general education through upper division major courses, preference will be given to applicants whose training and experience fills existing gaps in the department, including in the areas of African American Literatures, Latinx Literatures, and Creative Writing.

Preference will also be given for an appropriate doctoral or terminal degree, if applicable to the particular courses to be staffed. Preference will also be given to faculty with experience demonstrating the relevance of English studies to our diverse student and local communities, whether through community engagement, equity- and justice-based approaches to teaching, or racially and ethnically conscious pedagogies.


Faculty will teach courses and be available for office hours , and, when applicable, be available to participate in mid-term and end-of-term course and program assessment activities.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.  We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations.  The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation.  As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-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. The University 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. 


Review of applications will begin April 10, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Rocelyn Islas, English Department Coordinator
[email protected]
Department of English
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive E&T A604
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Please address all questions to the Department Chair, Dr. Linda Greenberg at: [email protected] or 323-343-4140.

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.