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Lecturer - GEOG 320: - Patterns of San Diego County (Fall 2024)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Communications/Journalism

GEOG 320: - Patterns of San Diego County

  • Position: Lecturer - Academic Year
  • Semester: Fall 2024
  • Day/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Modality: In-person
  • College:  CHABSS - College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Department: Liberal Studies 

The Department of Liberal Studies at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for Fall 2024 to teach GEOG 320: Patterns of San Diego County. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. GEOG 320 is an upper-division social science (DD) course in regional planning. The course uses San Diego County as a case study, and course content is examined and supplemented with GIS-based analyses. The course description is below.

Course Description

Conducts an interdisciplinary exploration of the geographic, historic, political, and socioeconomic factors that make up a county, with San Diego County being the principal object of study. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and internet mapping applications will be used to amplify this exploration.

 Minimum qualifications:

  • A master's degree in Geography or in a related field 
  • Evidence of specialization in regional and/or urban planning
  • Experience teaching courses in geography
  • Experience teaching with GIS, such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, data collection/survey apps
  • Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employee Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Geography or in a related field
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching

Salary commensurate with degree level and experience

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,007 - $8,000 per full-time month
  • CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,007 - $12,594 per full-time month 


To apply, please prepare to submit the following:

  • Your completed faculty application
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Letter of interest (uploaded)

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on May 30, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

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 in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide CSU Vaccination Policy can be reviewed at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/13116180/latest/. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

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