California Polytechnic State University

About Cal Poly

Founded in 1901, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is one of five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the U.S., with about 21,000 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Cal Poly maintains a guiding philosophy of “Learn By Doing” that is reflected in the school’s comprehensive curriculum combining technical and professional training with the arts and humanities. When you graduate from Cal Poly, you won’t just know theory, you will be able to think critically and know how to solve real-world problems. Today, Cal Poly is among the most selective public universities in the United States. Under President Armstrong’s leadership, Cal Poly’s national reputation is growing and, according to payscale.com, the return on investment for graduating students is consistently on par with some of the most prestigious universities in California. Visit www.calpoly.edu to learn more.

Central to California

Cal Poly is located in the beautiful Central Coast of California in the city of San Luis Obispo, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This city is nestled in between great wine regions, relaxing beaches, and a small community. Our location gives students access to opportunities for hands-on research in agriculture, wine making, and distinct coastal ecosystems, as well as, close proximity to Southern California and the Bay Area for their tech, industry and the culture hubs. Given California’s status as a world leader in many areas and industries, our students have an opportunity to do work that makes an impact around the globe.

Committed to Diversity

We recognize and celebrate the value of the different viewpoints, knowledge, cultures and skills that diverse communities bring to the educational experience. Cal Poly is committed to becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and feel a sense of respect, belonging and personal safety. We’re not just a workplace — we’re a community.

Highly Ranked

Cal Poly consistently receives high rankings from major publications. For the past 27 years, we have been named the best public, master's-level university in the West by U.S. News & World ReportForbes also continues to name us the top public masters-level university in California and one of the Top 25 public and private universities in the West. 

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27 job(s) at California Polytechnic State University

California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Jan 21, 2021
Full Time
Description: The incumbent's primary focus is processing payroll for faculty and staff in assigned areas of responsibility within the University. Payroll for faculty and staff requires adherence to multiple, strict deadlines each month. These areas of responsibility require a thorough knowledge of all aspects of pay and leave for all represented as well as unrepresented employees. The incumbent must maintain strong analysis skills to provide customer service to employees that can be represented by any one of ten collective bargaining agreements. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Jan 21, 2021
Full Time
Description: Under general supervision, this position designs, develops, documents, and maintains campus enterprise applications. Primary activities include growing, and building applications for university educational and administrative systems. In addition, this position will support methods to integrate applications with the campus computing infrastructure, which includes authentication, provisioning, and enterprise portal services; utilizing current technologies and DevOps philosophies. Emphasis will be placed on solution design, providing development support for critical systems, managing application builds, updates, integrations, user interface design and web services. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Jan 13, 2021
Full Time
Description: Under the general direction of the Budget Planning Manager, this position has primary responsibility for: maintaining the Cal Poly CSU Operating Fund Base Budget and the annual operating plan; participating in the planning, implementation, and administration of business practices and procedures for budget and accounting; providing support to University executives, managers, and budget specialists; maintaining, utilizing, analyzing, and improving financial systems; and evaluating and improving service to customers. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Jan 13, 2021
Full Time
Description: Under the general direction of the Director of Student Financial Services, this position performs a wide-range of functions in support of the operations of SFS and its role in receiving and disbursing university funds and recording financial transactions. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Jan 13, 2021
Full Time
Description: Under general supervision, this position documents, manages and runs campus data platforms. Primary activities include improving, monitoring, and maintaining data warehouse delivery services. In addition, this position will develop and maintain views for existing data, execute manual processes, and deliver ad hoc data requests from campus data stores, utilizing standard methodologies, current technologies and DevOps philosophies. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Jan 13, 2021
Full Time
Description: Our Application, Data, and Integration Services group is looking for an experienced lead for our Application Delivery team. This team deploys, maintains, and supports custom applications critical to the operations of the University, and supports key products such as our Multi-Criteria Admissions system and campus portal. Candidates should possess significant experience in Java/Java EE application development and have strong knowledge of the full software development lifecycle. Significant experience with Amazon Web Services is also essential. Join us! Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 22, 2020
Full Time
Description: The College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California, is seeking a full-time, Associate/Full Professor 12-month Department Head for its Animal Science Department. This position has an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021 but will be open until filled. The Department Head is a tenure-track position and will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions including instruction, research, production units, and alumni and industry engagement. The Department Head leads a talented team of 18 tenure/tenure-track faculty members, 6 full-time lecturers, 8 part-time lecturers, and 16 full- and part-time staff members who engage with approximately 820 undergraduate students. This position will provide leadership for the Animal Science Department in the following areas: Department's instructional programs Faculty and staff hiring, development, mentoring and workload Academic advising for undergraduate students Program assessment Development and implementation of a strategic plan and goals for the department Development of external funds and advancement Management of budget, facilities, and departmental resources Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts The successful candidate may teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the program. The successful candidate may engage in scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of professional development. Additional duties will include advising undergraduate and graduate students and participating in University, College and Departmental activities. The Cal Poly community believes in the "teacher-scholar model" which emphasizes scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, proposal writing and program development) as a complimentary component to teaching excellence. Department Head appointments and 12-month assignments are made and continue at the pleasure of the College Dean. Tenure is earned only in the faculty portion of the position, which includes teaching, research, and service. Credit towards tenure at the time of appointment may be awarded depending on the candidate's years of teaching experience, professional development, and rank. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: The Animal Science Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA invites applications for a full time, 12 month lecturer position for the 2020-21 year beginning September 1, 2020. The position involves teaching courses in swine production and other livestock production courses and disciplines appropriate to the expertise of the individual and needs of the department. The successful candidate will establish an active relationship with other university faculty and researchers, leaders in livestock production and exhibition, students, and the general public to provide information and leadership related to livestock industry issues. In addition, candidates should be able to provide practical experience and individualized student-learning opportunities such as experiential classes, undergraduate and graduate research projects and student internships. Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of livestock units, undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, student advising, and teaching graduate level courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructionally related activities. 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 Qualifications include an M.S. in Animal Science or related discipline. Particular attention will be afforded to candidates who have productive records of teaching and scholarly activity that would strengthen current department initiatives, and those with strong demonstrated leadership experience and capability. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity. Other considerations include demonstration of excellence in teaching, and effective communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to be a productive team player and to interact well with peers, students, industry, government agencies, and the general public is essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interest in undergraduate teaching is required. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - Full-time, academic year (9 month), lecturer position within the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Beginning date is September 10, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Cal Poly has a tradition of excellence in teaching and our motto is "Learn by Doing." Strong interests in laboratory/field-based undergraduate teaching along with excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The successful candidate will teach environmental management courses in the NRES Department. The successful candidate will also nurture overall student development. Courses taught depend on student demand with the successful candidate having expertise to teach the following courses: Introduction to Environmental Management (NR 142), Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Management (NR 323), Ethnicity and the Land (NR 360), Ecosystem Management (NR 465), Research Planning (ESCI 501), Research Methods and Data Analysis (ESCI 502), and Environmental Sciences and Management Project (ESCI 596). These courses are taken by NRES undergraduate majors and graduate students, as well as by students from many of the departments within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. The successful candidate will share teaching responsibilities for these courses with tenure-track and part-time lecturers within the department. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. degree in natural resources social science or closely related fields by the starting date is required. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING / ENGINEERING DESIGN - The Mechanical Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer of Mechanical Design. Primary duties will be teaching introductory and advanced courses in Mechanical Design, which include Solid Modeling, Design Thinking, Design for Strength and Stiffness, Design of Mechanical Systems, and the Capstone Senior Design Project. A Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or closely related field is required and advanced degrees and industrial experience are preferred. Located on the central coast of California, the Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering program is nationally recognized for its focus on undergraduate and Masters level education through a laboratory-intensive, hands-on curriculum. The department is a dedicated community of faculty, staff, and students who strive to design innovative solutions to complex societal problems through creativity and engineering expertise. The department has 1200 BSME undergraduates and 50 MSME students. The undergraduate program includes five concentrations: Energy Resources, HVAC&R, Manufacturing, Mechatronics and a General Concentration which culminates with a full year industry-sponsored senior project experience. The position comes with excellent health and retirement benefits. Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The starting date is September 10, 2020. 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 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. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: POLITICAL SCIENCE - The Political Science Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking one or more full-time lecturer position(s) to begin September 10, 2020. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of an extension to a second year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties and responsibilities include teaching in our undergraduate program (specialization open to any one or a combination of the following: American Government, Pre-Law, Global Politics). The teaching load is 3-4 four-unit courses per quarter, with 45 units total across the academic year. MA in Political Science and demonstrated evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching at the university level required; ABD or PhD preferred. At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we strongly value diversity and inclusion. 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 MA in Political Science and demonstrated evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching at the university level required; ABD or PhD preferred. 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. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: The Agriculture Education and Communication Department, within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year position. The position consists primarily of teaching a variety of courses in agricultural communication with assigned time for scholarly activity. Faculty duties include: develop and teach courses in communication, such as, digital media (audio, photography, and video), social media creation, management, and metrics (apps and web) and experiential communication; advise undergraduate students; provide practical experience and individualized student learning opportunities, undergraduate and graduate research projects and student internships; participate in scholarly activities as part of professional development; and service activities including participation on department, college, and university committees and in instructionally-related activities. Duties may also include teaching graduate level courses. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position starts January 2021. 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 Terminal degree in Agricultural Communications, Communication, Journalism or closely-related discipline with professional experience in digital/convergent media, print, or broadcast; and demonstrated ability and experience in effectively communicating information to a wide variety of audiences. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: The Animal Science Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University is seeking a full-time, 9-month lecturer for the 2020-21 year beginning September 10, 2020. The position involves teaching undergraduate courses, assisting in the supervision of the Cal Poly Equine Center, and serving as advisor to competitive equestrian teams. Teaching assignments may include such courses as equine science, equine management, equine behavior modification, training of young horses, equine enterprise classes and various courses within the equine minor. The position will also be expected to establish and maintain linkages with the equine industry, and assist with coordination of enterprise classes and equestrian team events. In addition, candidates should be able to provide practical experience and individualized student-learning opportunities such as experiential classes, supervision of undergraduate and graduate research projects and student internships. Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, student advising, and teaching graduate level courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructionally related activities. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Particular attention will be afforded to candidates who have productive records of teaching and scholarly activity that would strengthen current department initiatives. 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. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Description: 496979 - Clinical Lab Scientist II-PerDiem Student Affairs - Campus Health & Wellbeing $19.92 - $84.86 an hour Anticipated Hiring Range: $38.12 - $42.35 an hour Open Until Closed. If you wish to apply, copy and paste into your browser: https://jobs.calpoly.edu/en-us/job/496979/clinical-lab-scientist-iiperdiem Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: The College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California, is seeking a full-time, Associate/Full Professor 12-month Department Head for its Experience Industry Management Department. This position has an anticipated start date of January 2021 but will be open until filled. The Department Head is a tenure-track position and will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions including instruction, research, and alumni and industry engagement. The Department Head leads a talented team of 7 tenure-track faculty members, 4-6 part-time lecturers and 1 staff member who engage with approximately 440 undergraduate students. This position will provide leadership for the Experience Industry Management Department in the following areas: Department's instructional programs Faculty and staff hiring, development, mentoring and workload Academic advising for undergraduate students Program assessment Development and implementation of strategic plan and goals for the department Development of external funds and advancement Management of budget, facilities, and departmental resources Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts The successful candidate will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the program. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of professional development. Additional duties will include advising undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in University, College and Departmental activities. The Cal Poly community believes in the "teacher-scholar model" which emphasizes scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, proposal writing and program development) in addition to teaching excellence. Department Head appointments and 12-month assignments are made and continue at the pleasure of the College Dean. Tenure is earned only in the instructional portion of the position, which includes teaching, research, and service. Credit towards tenure at the time of appointment may be awarded depending on the candidate's years of teaching experience, professional development, and rank. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California, is seeking a full-time Associate/Full Professor, 12-month department head for its Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department. This position has a preferred start date of September 1, 2020. The department head is a tenure-track position and will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions including instruction, research, and alumni and industry engagement. The department head leads a talented team of 14 tenure track faculty members, two full-time lecturers, and four staff members who engage with approximately 750 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students. This position will provide leadership for the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences department in the following areas: Department's instructional programs Faculty development and mentoring Academic advising Program assessment Development and implementation of strategic plan for department Management of budget, facilities, and departmental resources Advancement and fundraising efforts The successful candidate will also teach undergraduate courses as well as courses in the department's Master's of Science in Environmental Science and Management program. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of professional development. Additional duties will include advising undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in University, College and Departmental activities. The Cal Poly community believes in the "teacher-scholar model" which emphasizes scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, proposal writing and program development) in addition to teaching excellence. Department Head appointments and 12-month assignments are made and continue at the pleasure of the College Dean. Tenure is earned only in the instructional portion of the position. Credit towards tenure at the time of appointment may be awarded depending on the candidate's years of teaching experience, professional development, and rank. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Description: The DRC provides information and supportive services to Cal Poly students with permanent and temporary disabilities. Incumbents in this position use a laptop computer and computer-aided speech-to-text transcription system to provide communication access services to Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing individuals, and/or other individuals with disabilities. Computer-Aided Transcribers facilitate communication by creating meaning-for-meaning transcriptions and will also assist in the communication process by voicing questions or comments that the student has entered to the system. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: University Housing is seeking full-time custodians. These positions receive full benefits. Must be willing to work weekends. Full-time schedule: 8 hours on Saturday, 8 hours on Sunday, and three 8 hour weekday shifts. Daily work hours: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Duration: Temporary, 6 months, and 1 day with possible extension. Custodians clean and maintain assigned areas, including such activities as dusting and cleaning all surfaces; removing trash and recyclables; cleaning and disinfecting restrooms and replenishing supplies; cleaning glass doors, windows, and blinds; cleaning off graffiti; power washing; cleaning furniture and upholstery; cleaning light fixtures; polishing woodwork and metal surfaces; cleaning stairwells, walkways, and elevators; and performing general housekeeping. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: Cal Poly is currently seekings Custodians interested in working our Swing shift which is from 5 pm - 1:30 am. These positions receive full benefits. Temporary 1 year appointment, with the possibility of extension The custodian position provides general clean and custodial care and support for assigned campus buildings, facilities, structures, and adjacent areas and/or portions thereof, including, but not limited to, campus offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art rooms, auditoriums; gymnasiums, locker rooms, health and child care centers; student residences, patios, entryways and walkways, and workshops. Custodial staff may work independently or as part of a custodial team. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Description: Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations & Administration, this position performs general clerical and administrative support duties for Campus Health & Wellbeing. The incumbent must have the ability to be confidential and present a professional and pleasant demeanor on a consistent basis. The primary purpose of this position is to provide excellent customer service to patients and visitors from outside and within the campus community. The incumbent serves as a primary point of contact, providing assistance via phone, email, or in person. This position is also responsible for general administrative support for the Health Information department and event support. Closing Date/Time: Open until filled