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Lecturer - BUS 300: Business Professional Development (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 - Business/Management

BUS 300: Business Professional Development

  • Position: Lecturer - Academic Year
  • Semester: Fall 2024
  • Day/Time: Six (6) sections available. Times TBD
  • Modality: In-person
  • College: CoBA - College of Business Administration
  • Department: Business

The College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer(s) for Fall 2024 to teach Business 300: Business Professional Development, one of our Signature Programs. This required 2-unit course enhances students’ professional skills by teaching interactive lessons pertaining to career exploration, soft skill development (AKA employability skills), and job search strategies. There are multiple sections available for this course which meets for one 2-hour session per week and may require virtual instruction as needed. Candidates must be comfortable with virtual conferencing tools such as Zoom or Teams.  

This position requires facilitation skills that aim to increase our students’ career confidence. The candidate should be professionally engaged for at least the past 8 years and have knowledge of industry trends for career development practices. Salary is commensurate with credential and experience.  

This course is unlike other career development courses in that we incorporate executive coaching into the classroom requirements. Executive in Residences (EIR) Coaches work alongside instructors to ensure that students meet the required coaching requirements and self-reflective assignments. Recognizing that EIR coaches are volunteers, candidates should be able to foster a team environment with assigned coaches and ensure timely and frequent communication.  

Course Description:

Develops students as business professionals. Focuses on identifying career options that align with interests, values, and skills, as it relates to pursuing a position in one’s desired field. Emphasizes professional and effective interactions with others. Culminates with an Individual Development Plan to help students clarify short- and long-term career goals and create an action plan to reach those goals. Pre-business core courses may be taken simultaneously with BUS 300.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in the area of instruction or a closely related field  
  • Experience in management and recruiting, and/or career development experience 
  • Ability to facilitate large group discussions and/or experience in teaching or conducting workshops 
  • Proficiency in using technology including but not limited to video conferencing (e.g., Zoom, Teams), Microsoft Office (PPT), LinkedIn 
  • Willingness to adapt and be engaged in continuous learning and development
  • 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

Preferred qualifications:

  • A master's, or terminal, degree in the area of instruction or a closely related field.
  • Professionally engaged through professional association affiliations and/or consulting services
  • Familiarity with recent trends in teaching including immersive learning and flipped classroom models.
  • Experience using course management software and group facilitation
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching

Salary commensurate with degree level and experience

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,007 - $6,359 per full-time month
  • CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,007 - $6,359 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 June 19, 2024; however, the positions 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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