Part-Time Lecturer Pool in Soil Science

California Polytechnic State University

United States

 

APPOINTMENTS FROM THE PART-TIME LECTURER POOL ARE TEMPORARY AND OFTEN MADE JUST PRIOR TO THE START OF THE ACADEMIC TERM, SO APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE ON VERY SHORT NOTICE. 


NATURAL RESOURCES MGMT & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES PART-TIME LECTURER POOL - SOIL SCIENCE. The Natural Resources Mgmt & Environmental Sciences Dept within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly is seeking applications for a pool of part-time lecturer positions for the 2019-2020 academic year as determined by need. Duties include teaching undergraduate Introductory Soil Science, and other Soil Science lectures, activities and labs as assigned. Positions are contingent upon funding.  

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.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in Soil Science required.  

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

M.S. or Ph.D. in Soil Science preferred. Previous soil science teaching experience desired.  

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.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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.

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.

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.

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department consists of three B.S. degrees in Environmental Earth & Soil Sciences, Environmental Management & 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.

Department website: http://nres.calpoly.edu/ 
Swanton Pacific Ranch: http://www.spranch.org/

Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), the largest non-land grant agricultural program in the U.S., awards nearly half of all baccalaureate agriculture degrees granted in California. The college is a leader in providing students with real world skills based on Learn by Doing laboratory and field intensive curriculum, contemporary instructional technology, and uncommon access to senior faculty in small class settings. The college spans more than 6,000 acres of land adjacent to the campus core, as well as an additional 4,000 acres throughout the state. It is comprised of nine academic departments and approximately 170 faculty, 80 staff, and 4,000 students in 15 majors. In addition, the college is home to a number of unique enterprise projects, centers and institutes.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of unofficial transcripts, list of CSU courses previously taught and courses requesting consideration to teach. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and e-mail addresses when completing your application. Selected applicants will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree awarded prior to appointment.


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