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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran's status.  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 an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Find out more about working at CSUSM. 

Part-time faculty positions

We maintain a pool of people who are interested in teaching part-time in our Department. When a need arises, we review the files in the pool to find the instructor most suited to the particular course. A master's degree in physics (or engineering, for some courses) is the minimum requirement. Previous college teaching experience is highly desirable.

Laboratory instructors help teach the introductory physics laboratories.  These positions are normally for 3 hours per week.  If you are currently a graduate student in the CSU, have a master's degree in physics, or currently teaching physics at the advanced high school level, you are eligible to teach a lab. 

Physics Adjunct faculty positions