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Lecturer in English for Multilingual Students Program

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $64,329-$70,295 annually. Percent appointments may vary.

Application Window

Open date: May 5, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Aug 1, 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: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 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 English for Multilingual Students Program (EMS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers for both full-time and part-time positions to teach undergraduate writing courses in EMS for the upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions available varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the program. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time.

The EMS Program offers four levels of undergraduate writing courses, enrolling domestic and international students whose home language is other than English; the majority of students are international. Placement is based on diagnostic essays from the campus English Language Placement Exam (ELPE). Undergraduate course cap is 18 students. All courses offer four units of credit toward degree. Please see our program website ( for more information about these and other courses offered by the program.

Lecturers will teach in-person undergraduate writing courses to multilingual students. Each course requires four instructional contact hours per week, and requires substantial out-of-class preparation and grading. Instructors must also hold a minimum of two office hours per week and meet with individual students as needed to provide assistance on course assignments. Lecturers will also be expected to attend 2-3 scheduled faculty meetings per quarter.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

The posting will remain open until March 31, 2024 to accommodate department needs. 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 indicate the next potential upcoming opening. If there is no future review date showing, your application may not be considered at this time.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MA in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or another field related to English language teaching at the time of application

Preferred qualifications

• PhD in Applied Linguistics or related field at the time of appointment
• Experience teaching composition to international and/or multilingual students enrolled in college/university degree programs in the U.S.
• Experience with materials development for academic English
• Teaching experience in classrooms with diverse (domestic/international) groups
• Knowledge of English grammar as it relates to the teaching of academic writing
• Teaching experience involving a minimum of one college-level or college-preparatory writing course for multilingual students (or mainstream course with multilingual students)
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching - The search committee is especially interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in second language writing pedagogy and prior teaching experience with international/multilingual students. Candidates with these qualifications are strongly encouraged to mention this in application materials.

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Documents that show excellence in teaching and student satisfaction (i.e. course teaching evaluations, classroom observation reports).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - We strongly encourage applicants to submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and complete contact information for 2 references. The department will conduct a reference check for the finalist before extending an offer.

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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, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA