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Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Writing Program 2022-23

Position overview

Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: December 5, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023 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: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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.

Position description

The Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) effective July 1, 2023. This is an Academic Senate, tenure-track position in the Teaching Professor series (Assistant Teaching Professor). The Teaching Professor series is evaluated primarily for teaching excellence, with expectations for service and professional activity. The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service, and research.

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. UC Santa Barbara is a multiple Minority Serving Institution (HSI and AANAPISI). Located in California’s Central Coast, UC Santa Barbara provides high-quality education in a beautiful setting.

We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in first-year writing, technical and professional writing, digital and online writing pedagogies, and/or assessment, and who could contribute to Program and campus initiatives in these areas. In addition, a particular specialization in genre studies or in empirical studies related to knowledge transfer in writing courses could be useful as we regularly revise our first-year writing courses (Writing 1 and Writing 2) to have a theoretical base drawing on current research in the field. The Writing Program also offers a writing minor with six emphases in different areas of professional writing.

The selected candidate will teach a normal LPSOE Writing Program course load of 7 courses every year (over three quarters), likely comprised of lower-division courses such as Writing 1 and 2, along with upper-division courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise. The selected candidate would be expected to serve on and lead committees and to remain active in areas of professional development, such as publishing and attending conferences. In the future, the selected candidate would be expected to rotate in as the Director of the Writing Program. We seek a candidate who will become an active member of the Writing Program and of the campus community at large.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a terminal degree (e.g., MFA, MBA, PhD) or must have completed all requirements for a PhD except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

One year of college-level teaching experience.

PhD conferred by the appt start date.

Preferred qualifications

Experience teaching first-year or upper-division writing; experience teaching technical and/or professional writing (such as scientific, technical, business and/or legal writing); experience teaching digital media and/or online writing; experience in assessment. PhD in Composition and Rhetoric.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and complete contact information for 3-5 references. Candidates selected for an interview will have their references contacted when the interview is scheduled.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, California