Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach course(s) in Writing for any upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time. Lecturers teach lower- and upper-division courses, including introductory writing courses and advanced writing courses focusing on writing for academic, professional, and civic contexts. The Writing Program also has a writing minor with five emphases. Writing Program lecturers are integrally involved in program governance, development, and innovation. Professional development is supported and expected.
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application and have at least one year of experience teaching college-level writing courses. Applicants will be selected according to the quality of their experience teaching writing in a broad range of fields and genres; their knowledge of the field of rhetoric and composition; and their experience as writers in both academic and professional contexts. Candidates with a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric; teaching expertise in scientific, technical, business and/or legal writing; experience with new media and/or journalism are preferred. The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Interested applicants must upload a CV, cover letter, and provide names and contact information for three references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01346. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype. Deadline for primary consideration is January 7th, 2019.
Successful applicants will join a thriving independent writing program in a research university committed to undergraduate education. UC Santa Barbara has been ranked as one of the top 25 research universities in the world and includes nationally- and internationally-recognized programs in the humanities, sciences, and engineering. Located in California’s Central Coast, UC Santa Barbara provides high-quality education in a beautiful setting.
Please see our website (www.writing.ucsb.edu) for a complete description of the program. Questions about the position may be directed to the Academic Personnel Coordinator at 805-893-3479, or the Program Director.
The posting will remain open until October 31, 2019 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in August, winter quarter in November, and for spring quarter in February (if applicable). The pool will close on October 31, 2019; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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