Writing Program Lectureship



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Job description

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

Next review date: Monday, May 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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 University of California, Santa Barbara, Writing Program invites applications for full-time lecturers to join a vibrant and dynamic program, beginning in the 2023-24 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 has a professional writing minor with six emphases. 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, which has received a CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, please visit our website, www.writing.ucsb.edu. 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. Located on California’s Central Coast, UC Santa Barbara provides high-quality education in a beautiful setting.

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. The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Interested applicants must upload required materials to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02442. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom. Deadline for primary consideration is May 29, 2023.


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 for 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, journalistic, technical, business and/or legal writing); experience teaching digital media and/or online writing; and/or experience teaching writing to diverse student populations and to international students. PhD in Composition and Rhetoric.

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

How to apply

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
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.
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02442

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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.