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Part Time Faculty Openings - Mechanical Engineering

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Effective Date of Appointment: Fall 2023 & Spring 2024

CSUN's Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit our website at:

About the College:
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About the Department:
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All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank. Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

Demonstrated ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population is a minimum qualification for the positions listed below.

Salary Range: $4,650 to $8,000 monthly base rate; salaries are commensurate with qualifications.

For full list of course specializations and required minimum qualifications, please visit:

Preferred Qualifications for all course specializations (should be addressed in the cover letter):
Evidence of effective engagement or potential to engage with a diverse student body
• Evidence of using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students

Application Process:
Applicants must submit a cover letter that specifically addresses your experience working with a culturally diverse population, a current resume, faculty interest form listing the courses that you would like to teach (available at, and two recommendation letters. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

Application Deadline:

For Fall 2023 only/ AY 2023 – 2024:

April 3, 2023

For Spring Semester 2024 Only:
November 6, 2023

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Office Manager
Department of Mechanical Engineering
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Mail Drop 8348
Northridge, CA 91330

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of applicants. Please note that working in the state of California is a condition of employment.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Mechanical Engineering, [Register to View] .

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