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Part-time Temporary Lecturer Pool in Writing and Literature

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 16th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Description

The Writing & Literature major in the College of Creative Studies (CCS) at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for part-time temporary lecturers to teach a combination of creative writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry; literature; and/or literary publishing seminars. Temporary appointment positions are variable in terms of percentage (5% to 100%) and duration (one quarter to one year). This is a non-tenure track, non-ladder, non-academic senate position. This appointment is for academic year 2020-21 only, with the possibility of reappointment in future years being dependent upon program needs and job performance. For a fall quarter appointment, the service period will begin September 27, 2020; for a winter quarter appointment, the service period will begin January 4, 2021; and for a spring quarter appointment the service period will begin March 29, 2021. Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends upon qualifications.

In addition to these teaching duties, Writing & Literature lecturers are also expected to make contributions to the administration of the major (including portfolio reviews of sophomore and senior students’ work), advise undergraduates, and/or read applications for admissions into the college, as assigned by the College.

The minimum requirement is an MFA (or equivalent) or completion of all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in a related field by the time of application. For candidates in pursuit of a PhD, PhD degree conferral must be expected by the start date of the position. Applicants must have a minimum of one quarter of teaching experience at the college level by the time of application (Teaching Assistant experience is counted). Experience as a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry including publication, editing, and/or active engagement in a writing community is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills are also desired. Experience in contributions to diversity is preferred.

The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their creative work and/or research, teaching, and service.

CCS (www.ccs.ucsb.edu) is a small undergraduate college designed for self-directed students in the sciences and humanities within a world-class research university. It provides a rigorous, accelerated program that leads students through the production of a body of creative work supported by scholarly research and analysis, and offers a Bachelor of Art in Writing & Literature.

To apply, please submit a completed application through our web-based system: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01788. In order to be considered, applicants must submit all required application materials and fulfill letter of recommendation requirements (see next paragraph).

Completed applications consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample of your writing. The applicant must also solicit 2-3 letters of recommendation via the application system (link above). 

In addition, one or more syllabus sample(s) and/or a statement of contributions to diversity may be submitted. Statements of contributions to diversity are statements that address past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission and strives to recognize contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity. Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including but not limited to:
• efforts to advance equitable access to education;
• public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population;
• research in the area of expertise that highlights inequalities, and/or mentoring and advising of students particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations;
• creation of effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in under-represented groups.

To receive primary consideration for the 2020-21 academic year, all required application materials must be received by the first review date: May 1, 2020. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2020, or until department needs are fulfilled, whichever comes first. If you would like to be considered after that date, and the 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.

Due to the short timeline for appointment for this position, candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Sample of your writing

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission and strives to recognize contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity. Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including but not limited to:
    • efforts to advance equitable access to education;
    • public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population;
    • research in the area of expertise that highlights inequalities, and/or mentoring and advising of students particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations;
    • creation of effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in under-represented groups.
    (Optional)

  • One or more syllabus sample(s) from relevant courses (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required