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    City and Regional Planning Department, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University

  • Location:

    San Luis Obispo, CA

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  • Opportunity Description




    The City and Regional Planning Department seeks a full-time lecturer with a record of teaching (either demonstrated or with the potential for success) in one or more of the following areas: community planning, urban design, and Geographic Information Systems. The position is for the 2024-25 academic year (3 quarters) and requires 3-4 classes per quarter.

    Candidates shall demonstrate the ability to lead either community planning studios or urban design studios. Teaching includes laboratory (studio) and lecture-format courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Learn-by-doing and project-based learning is the preferred teaching model. Studios may require working will real community clients such as cities, counties, or community-based organizations. Candidates who demonstrate proficiency in GIS will have a competitive advantage. We are especially interested in candidates committed to supporting the success of first-year, first-generation, and underrepresented students. 

    The College of Architecture & Environmental Design at Cal Poly is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration and expect successful applicants to demonstrate an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. 

    Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications, education and experience of the individual selected. Anticipated hiring range: $72,000 – $81,600 per year.






    Please attach a letter of interest, teaching philosophy, resume/CV, courses previously taught, sample(s) of course syllabi to application submission, diversity statement, and unofficial transcripts of highest degree. Please be prepared to provide the names and emails of three references when completing the application.

    Review of applications will begin February 12, 2024.

    Official transcripts and 3 current letters of recommendation will be required before appointment.





    – A master’s degree is required. Must have at least one academic degree in planning, landscape architecture, urban design, or architecture

    – Five years of professional and/or teaching experience in the field of planning.

    – Demonstrated competence in urban design or community planning.

    – Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

    – Individuals with exceptional professional and/or academic distinction may be considered without the cited credentials.





    – Ph.D. or a Professional Doctorate is preferred.
    – Demonstrated research/practice interests. The department values candidates who can embrace the polytechnic tradition that promotes theory and practice through Learn by Doing.
    – Professional and/or teaching experience includes supervision of project work.
    – Commitment to diversity and social justice as evidenced in their record of teaching, scholarship, and/or service.