Full-Time Lecturers – University of California, Santa Barbara Writing Program



Job description

Santa Barbara, CA

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Writing Program invites applications for full-time lecturers to join a vibrant and dynamic program, beginning in the 2020-21 academic year. Lecturers teach lower- and upper-division courses, including introductory writing courses for a variety of students and advanced courses in academic, interdisciplinary, civic, 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 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, www.writing.ucsb.edu.

Applicants must have a terminal master’s degree (e.g, MFA, MBA) or ABD or PhD at time of application. One year of college level teaching experience is required by time of appointment. Applicants will be selected according to the quality of their experience teaching writing; their knowledge of the field of rhetoric and composition; and their experience as writers in both academic and professional contexts. Preferred candidates will have a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric; teaching expertise in first-year, scientific, technical, business and/or legal writing; and/or experience teaching writing to diverse student populations and to international students. Appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2020.

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

How to apply

Interested applicants must upload a CV and cover letter arranged to be sent to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01637 . We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype. Deadline for primary consideration is January 3, 2020.

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.

RENOWNED FACULTY In addition to five Nobel Laureates, UCSB's faculty includes many elected members or fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (25), the National Academy of Sciences (32), the National Academy of Engineering (25), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (60). Three UCSB professors also have been named MacArthur Fellows by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.