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Writing Program Lectureship in Composition

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Deadline for primary consideration is December 8, 2017; applications will not be accepted after December 15, 2017. The University of California, Santa Barbara, Writing Program invites applications for full-time lecturers to join a vibrant and dynamic program, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. Lecturers teach lower- and upper-division courses, including introductory writing courses for a variety of students and advanced courses in academic, interdisciplinary, and professional areas. The Writing Program also has a professional writing minor. Additionally, Writing Program lecturers are integrally involved in program governance, development, and innovation.

Full-time lecturers hired in this search may receive two-year contracts with the possibility of renewal up to six years; at the sixth year, a lecturer may be considered for a continuing appointment, which is an ongoing contract with merit reviews every three years. Salaries are competitive and vary depending upon training and experience; appointments include full benefits. Positions are pending funding approval. For information about the UCSB Writing Program, please visit our web site,

The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is a Ph.D. or the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. Experience teaching writing is expected of all applicants. The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Please complete the application process at: A complete application will include a CV, letter of application (cover letter), and at least three letters of recommendation. For your letters of recommendation you will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of your references. The online system will then contact your references with instructions about how to upload their letters. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype.

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


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required