Lecturer Pool - Design

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Part Time


POSITION TITLE: Lecturer Pool – Design


The Department of Design at California State University, Sacramento is housed in the College of Arts & Letters. The programs comprising the Department of Design instruct include a B.A. in Design Studies, B.F.A in Graphic Design, B.F.A in Interior Architecture and a B.F.A. in Photography. See below for anticipated needs for specific areas of: Graphic Design; Interior Architecture; and Photography

Graphic Design: Teach introductory undergraduate studio classes in focused on 2-D composition, symbol development and color theory.

Interior Architecture: Teach undergraduate lecture and studio classes with a concentration on interior architectural design and professional practice.

Photography: Teach undergraduate classes in digital and/or analog photography.

Duties of a part-time lecturer include instruction, class preparation, grading, and office hours. Other duties may be assigned based on departmental needs. Course assignments, including dates, time, and modality, are made by the Department Chair under the direction of the College Dean.

Part-time lecturers are instructional faculty with conditional appointments based on enrollment and budget. Hires from the pool of applicants are made when there are instructional needs to fill coursework offered by an academic department based on changing enrollment patterns, changes to tenure-track faculty assignments, and other factors that cannot be addressed with our existing faculty. Initial appointments are typically for one semester, but occasionally academic year initial appointments are made. Appointments may be renewed based on department needs, funding, and performance. Often appointments are made just prior to the start of the semester. 



In general, it is required to have a terminal degree in the field for which you are applying to teach OR a Masters of Arts with demonstrated teaching experience. Salary rate is variable depending upon qualifications and relevant experience.  See below for additional qualifications for specific areas:

Graphic Design:

REQUIRED: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design with evidence of significant, sustained professional practice in graphic design for minimum of 5 years beyond the BS/BFA level.

PREFERRED: Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) in Graphic Design or related field. College teaching experience.

Interior Architecture:

REQUIRED: Master of Architecture (M.ARCH), Master of Interior Architecture (M.I.A.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Interior Architecture or Interior Design.

PREFERRED: College teaching experience.


REQUIRED: Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) or equivalent terminal degree in the arts, or evidence of significant, sustained professional training and practice in photography for minimum of 5 years beyond the BA/BFA level.

PREFERRED: College teaching experience. 



New applicants are required to submit the following,

1. Cover letter that includes a listing of courses you are prepared to teach. A list of courses within the Design major is available in the University Catalog.

2. Complete curriculum vitae (CV) that includes the Dates (semester/year) & Summaries of relevant teaching experience (provide a listing of comparable college classes taught that includes the number of courses and course sections).

3. Unofficial transcripts of highest degree

4. A list of two references

5. Sample Syllabi

6. A Portfolio of 20 JPG images (maximum) of your work and/or your students' work.*

*For all applications with videos or JPG images: Each JPG should be less than 2.5 megabytes and sized to 1024 pixels (14.22 inches) on the longest side, at 72ppi. For videos, any documentation must be on Vimeo.


About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

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