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Temporary Faculty Appointment

Temporary Appointments are recruited through the departments. If there is a subject you may be interested in teaching, please contact the department for the subject


Temporary Appointment Types

Review the descriptions below.  Select the classification that applies to the assignment.  Recruitment Process is listed at the links provided below. If you need additional guidance for applying to a position, contact the department in whcih you want to work.

New Hire Information

When an application and appointment notice/contract is received from the department, Faculty Affairs will invite New Hire Faculty to a Payroll Intake Presentation to complete Payroll Paperwork.  

A new hire Payroll Intake Session is necessary if an employee:

  • has never worked for Fresno State
  • has not worked within the past two current semesters
  • was a former TA or previous substitute lecturer and receives a new lecturer position
  • was/are a previous Student Assistant, ISA, or GA and now a new TA. 

The below information is presented and discussed and lasts 45-60 minutes receive basic information about the university and sign the appointment notice.

  • New Hire Payroll Intake Packet (PDF) (rev 06/2019 coming soon)
  • New Hire Payroll Intake Presentation (PDF) (rev coming soon)
  • New Hire Payroll Forms Presentation (PDF) (rev coming soon)

Recruitment Process for prospective employees

 eRecruit (online application) vacancies for positions 

  • Some departments list vacancy announcements for Temporary Lecturers, Teaching Associates, Graduate Assistants, and Instructional Student Assistants positions at

If a department does not have a posted vacancy announcement, please contact the department for information on applying for the temporary pool. The university provides an on-line directory to search for departments and phone number. The below application will be required for new hires:

  • Temporary Faculty Application Form (rev 06/2019):  Submit an application, Curriculum Vitae (resume), cover letter, three current letters of recommendation to the department. Contact department for other materials required.
  • Academic Student Employees (rev 06/2019): Please refer to your department on required materials for submission. Please note: these positions are for current Fresno State students.

New Hire Policies & Resources

As provided at New Hire Payroll Intake the following is provided:

Policies/Resources Links (PDF)

CSU Learn

Center for Faculty Excellence

Salary Resources

Salary Payment

Other Pay related resources: please refer to specific appointment type for more information. 

Benefits Information:

DAAs: Contract Dates, Updating Contracts and Submission Timelines

 Contract Dates:

  • Fall 2019 Semester:  8/19/2019 - 12/20/2019 
  • Spring 2020 Semester:  1/16/2020 - 5/22/2020
  • AY 2019-2020: 8/19/2019 - 5/22/2020
  • Year 1 of 3: 8/19/2019 - 5/31/2022
  • Year 2 of 3: 8/19/2019 - 5/31/2021
  • Year 3 of 3: 8/19/2019 - 5/22/2020

Information for Processing

DAAs: Faculty Affairs Briefings

 Below are archive Briefings for DAAs