Part Time Lecturer Pool – Natural Resources Mgmt & Environmental Sciences

California Polytechnic State University Published: April 8, 2020
San Luis Obispo, California
Job Type
Education / Natural Resources/ Restoration /
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~ Cal Poly is a nationally ranked public university that prides itself on the individual success of its students. ~

Located in San Luis Obispo on California’s sunny Central Coast, Cal Poly gives students an unparalleled college experience as well as industry connections in both the Bay Area and Southern California. Cal Poly is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best values for graduates' return on investment.

Cal Poly is driven by its core philosophy of Learn by Doing — a powerful combination of academic expertise and hands-on experience. At Cal Poly, most classes are taught by professors in small classrooms, not packed lecture halls, and from their first moments on campus, most students are challenged to put what they learn into practice in a real-world setting.

About the Department

The Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department consists of three B.S. degrees in Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences, Environmental Management and Protection (ENVM major is endorsed by the California Association of Environmental Professionals), Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR is accredited by the Society of American Foresters). Students may also pursue an M.S. Degree in Environmental Sciences and Management.

Students and faculty have access to several thousand acres of agricultural, forest and rangelands managed by the college. The NRES Department has greenhouse research space, analytical equipment, access to Swanton Pacific Ranch, a 3800 acre FSC-Certified Demonstration Coastal forest property located in Santa Cruz Co.

Position Overview

Natural Resources Mgmt & Environmental Sciences Dept within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences is seeking applications for a pool of part-time lecturer positions for the 2020-2021 academic year as determined by need.

Appointments from the part-time pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term, and applicants must be available on very short notice.


  • Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate courses in natural resources management, forest resources, resource law enforcement, environmental law, geographical information systems and other activities and labs as assigned.
  • Positions are contingent upon funding.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in a related field preferred.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: forest resources; natural resources management; resource law enforcement; environmental law and geographical information systems.

Special Conditions

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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will not sponsor an H-1B for this position.

Please Note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

To Apply

Please click "Apply on Company Website" below and complete the following instructions.

Interested candidates must attach:

  • A cover letter,
  • Resume/curriculum vitae,
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts, and
  • CSU courses previously taught and courses requesting consideration to teach.

Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Selected applicants will be required to submit official transcripts of highest degree awarded prior to appointment. Review Begin date: 06/30/2020.

For additional information, please call Dr. Chip Appel, Interim Dept Head, at (805) 756-6391.

~ At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. ~

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