2022-23 Part-Time Lecturer Pool - Department of Geography and Planning (513608)

  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Jun 14, 2022
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Job Description


Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Academic Year Part-Time Lecturer in Geography & Planning

College: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department/School: Geography and Planning

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Priority Review Date: 8/15/22; complete applications received after that date may be considered as needs arise.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, a list of courses you believe you are qualified to teach and for which you wish to be considered, a copy of unofficial transcripts for your highest earned degree, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered. For information about specific courses offered, please refer to the University Catalog.

Position Summary:

The Department of Geography and Planning in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is collecting application materials for a pool of part-time lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2022-23 academic year. Appointments from the part-time pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term.

The Department of Geography and Planning typically needs a part-time lecturer or lecturers for the following general education (GE) courses:
  • GEOG 101W: Earth Systems and Physical Geography
  • GEOG 102: Peoples, Places, and Environments
  • GEOG 105: California Cultural Landscapes
  • GEOG 106: The American West
  • GEOG 301W: Global Economic Geography
  • GEOG 303: Geography and World Affairs
  • GEOG 304: Sustainability and Climate Change Issues

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for a lecturer appointment is a Master's degree or higher degree in Geography or a closely related field from an accredited university by the time of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants with prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level in Geography, particularly in lower-division GE courses, laboratory courses, and/or online courses are also preferred. Bilingual candidates will be given preference.


Lecturer positions in the department carry responsibilities in the areas of developing course content, teaching, grading, holding office hours, and writing a syllabus. The responsibilities include the use of a learning management system (Blackboard Learn or Canvas). Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

The Department:

The department (https://www.csuchico.edu/geop/) offers two Bachelor of Arts degrees, four minors, and two certificates. Our engaged faculty and staff guide students in well-rounded and high-impact learning both inside and outside the classroom. Many of our courses address sustainability and climate resilience issues related to wildfire, ecosystem health, global and local food systems, civic engagement, urban development, and environmental policy. The department has a state-of-the-art computer lab for geospatial technology as well as applied field opportunities at the University's ecological reserve-one of the largest and ecologically diverse in California.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Dr. LaDona Knigge
Chair of the Department of Geography and Planning

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Benefits Information:

This position may qualify for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/index.shtml.

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

Closing Date/Time: January 31, 2023

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Chico, California 95929 United States View Map