Post-Doctoral Teaching/Research Scholar-Computer Science & Software Engineering (AY 23/24)

California State University

Job Description

Job no: 528027
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering


The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for one full-time, Post-Doctoral Teaching/Research Scholar appointment as a Full-Time Lecturer. This primarily teaching development program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding individuals with completed PhDs for a successful career in computer science and software engineering academia by gaining teaching experience and training at a premier teaching-oriented computer science and engineering institution. Participants will primarily engage in teaching activities in fundamental or specialized computer science and software engineering courses appropriate to their preparation. They will also be supported through mentorship by experienced educators and through the University's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Although the position primarily gives instructional training and experience, teaching will be reduced by 20%-25% from a full-time position to allow participants to engage in scholarly pursuits in partnership and collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. This is a full academic year appointment (September to June) starting in September 2023 with the possibility of a one-year extension. This is a unique opportunity for PhD recipients with an interdisciplinary mindset to join a unique institution that values undergraduate education and applied research activities. This apprenticeship position will be hired at the rank of Lecturer B with an anticipated annual salary of $64,860 paid in 12 monthly installments of $5,405.


Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings, is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.


University teaching experience. 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.


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.

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 the 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.

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 prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California. This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) diversity statement, (4) copy of unofficial transcripts of terminal degree, and (5) statement of teaching philosophy. If applicable, please attach a list of CSU/university courses taught and/or courses requesting consideration to teach to the online faculty application. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Selected applicants will be required to submit sealed official transcripts prior to the appointment.

For further questions please contact: Dr. Chris Lupo ( Review begins June 26, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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