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Public Administration - Part-Time Lecturer Pool

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
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Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

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Public Administration - Part-Time Lecturer Pool

Public Administration
Part-Time Lecturer Pool


The Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice at CSU Fullerton invites applications for its Public Administration Part-Time Lecturer Pool.

We are seeking intelligent, highly motivated, and well-organized part-time lecturers to teach in our curriculum. We are particularly interested in faculty to teach in face to face classes for both our upper-division and graduate-level courses in Public Administration.

An area of particular need is experience teaching or qualifications to teach upper-division and graduate courses in public finance and research methods, but other areas of interest include administrative law, emergency management, human resources, leadership, organizational theory, or ethics.

This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. Qualified applicants will be contacted when positions are available.



Candidates should have prior teaching experience at the university level. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to interact and work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, including first-generation college students.

In order to be considered for a teaching assignment in PAJ, temporary faculty must be either:

Academically qualified: A temporary faculty member is academically qualified by virtue of holding a Ph.D. (or achieving ABD status with an expected graduation date), D.P.A., J.D. or MA/MS/MPA in a field related to his or her teaching responsibilities and maintaining scholarship activities to support his/her teaching.

Professionally qualified: A temporary faculty member can be professionally qualified by virtue of having a record of outstanding professional experience directly relevant to his/her teaching assignment. A professionally qualified faculty member will have a graduate degree as well as professional experience in a field related to his or her teaching responsibilities. Additionally, professionally qualified faculty will engage in professional and/or community service in an area that supports his or her teaching responsibilities.

The minimum level of education required to teach at the 100-300 level is a master's degree or ABD (even without a master's degree) in a relevant field. In order to teach a course at the 400-level and graduate level, temporary faculty must have a terminal degree in their field (Ph.D., D.P.A., and J.D. are considered terminal degrees for courses taught in PAJ). In cases of exigent curricular circumstances, departure from these requirements may be made at the discretion of the division chair in consultation with the department coordinator(s).


Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment. Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.


A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. Please provide the following materials:
  • Cover letter which includes a statement of which courses in our catalog applicant wishes to be considered for and applicant's schedule availability
  • CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Diversity statement - This statement provides the applicant's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas
  • Documentation of teaching effectiveness (if available)
  • Sample course syllabi for all courses applicant wishes to be considered for (if available)
  • Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (unofficial copies accepted until appointment)

    Applications will be reviewed as needed. Please direct all questions about the position to Phillip Kopp, Chair of the Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice


    California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. CSUF fosters an inclusive environment within which students, faculty, staff, and administrators thrive. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The College:
    The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton is to educate students to be culturally, globally, socially, historically and environmentally astute, civically responsible alumni able to navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

    The College of Humanities and Social Sciences' departments and programs offer students the breadth of a traditional liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of professions, for graduate school, and for advanced professional study in fields such as law, education, public administration, clinical psychology, and business. Students who graduate with a degree from H&SS are assured of having depth of understanding in their field of study and the useful core skills that are most attractive to prospective employers and to success in graduate school.

    The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at Cal State Fullerton, offering 23 undergraduate degrees, 38 minors, and 15 graduate degrees. The 20 departments and programs employ over 450 faculty and 50 staff members serving more than 7,500 students and annually awarding over 2,000 degrees. For more information about the college, please go to

    The Department:
    The Department of Political Science in the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice is seeking highly qualified part-time lecturers. California State University aspires to foster a dynamic, student-centered academic community in the context of a large, urban comprehensive university.

    The Department of Political Science has over 600 majors, minors and graduate students across two disciplines (Political Science and Public Administration) that offer two majors, five minors and two graduate degrees. Courses are 3-units per semester, and are typically offered in a lecture-discussion mode. Information about the curriculum and its faculty may be obtained by visiting


    The need for part-time faculty is greatest in Fall and Spring semesters. The Fall term begins in the late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term runs from the middle of January through the end of May. On rare occasions part-time faculty are needed during one of the Summer Session segments.


    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.

    Classification Range: $5,007 - $6,359 per month
    Anticipated hiring range depending on qualifications, not to exceed $5,925 per month

    The full-time (15 units per semester) monthly base salaries indicated above are prorated to the number of units worked and are paid in six monthly payments for each full semester. For a three-unit assignment, typical starting compensation ranges from $6,008.40 to $7,110 per semester.

    For a description of potential benefits, go to


    Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the department in accord with the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and University Policy Statement 210.070. These performance evaluations determine which lecturers will be retained for future and continued teaching assignments. And in some instances, syllabi, assignments and reading material will be reviewed by the departmental personnel committee.


    Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 41,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.


    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.


    This offer is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or if information was knowingly withheld or falsified.

    Please note, that continued employment is contingent upon your successful completion of a background screening as required under CSU policy. Faculty rehired at CSUF after a break in service of 12 or more months who have not had a CSUF background check within the past 12 months will be subject to a new background check; rehire is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the new background check


    In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU related work within the State of California.


    Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

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