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Department of Rhetoric & Writing Studies Lecturer Pool 2024-2025

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Part Time


The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University is accepting applications for their lecturer pool.  

We welcome applications from prospective temporary faculty with expertise or experience in the following areas:

  • Rhetoric and Writing Studies, including first-year composition, advanced composition, technical communication, professional writing, and business writing

Temporary appointments may be either full- or part-time. Appointments from the part-time pool are often made just prior to the start of the academic term, so applicants must be available on very short notice. The Fall term begins mid-August and ends late-December; the Spring term begins mid-January and ends mid-May.  Opportunities for teaching during the Summer Sessions may also be available. Initial appointments are typically one semester or one academic year, to be renewed contingent on satisfactory evaluations and continuing availability of work. Applications will remain in our applicant pool during the academic year you apply.



  • Graduate degree in Rhetoric and Writing Studies or closely related field
  • University teaching experience
  • Demonstrated currency in subject matter
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups*

*Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight SDSU Building on Inclusive  Excellence (BIE) criteria:

  1. are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline,
  2. have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline,
  3. have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students,
  4. have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research,
  5. have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group,
  6. have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities,
  7. have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or
  8. have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet at least two or more of these criteria. 

Application Instructions

Prospective temporary faculty who would like their applications on file are invited to send the following items:


  • Cover Letter, including an articulation of how you meet at least two Building on Inclusive Excellence criteria (new employees only)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recent student evaluations, ideally within the past three years (new employees only)
  • Recent course syllabus and writing assignment prompt (new employees only)
  • Unofficial transcripts (new employees only)


  • Letters of recommendation (new employees only)
  • Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references (new employees only)

Initial rank and salary for lecturer faculty are based on professional experience and educational background and are determined by the hiring department. Most new appointees are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank and placed at the beginning of the range.

As of July 2023, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:

Lecturer A: $5,007 - $6,359
Lecturer B: $5,925 - $12,594
Lecturer C: $6,500 - $13,831
Lecturer D: $8,184 - $14,487

Pursuant to Education Code 89521, the California State University requires that employment applicants disclose any final administrative decision or final judicial decision issued within the last seven years determining that the applicant committed sexual harassment.  This requirement applies specifically to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the Academic or Administrative position they are applying to.  Disclosures shall be provided to the San Diego State University Center for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination for further adjudication. Please contact

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

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.

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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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