Muir College Writing Program Director, University of California, San Diego


John Muir College at the University of California, San Diego, seeks a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) to serve as Director of its Writing Program. Details about the program, a required two-quarter sequence, may be found at

The LPSOE is a Faculty Senate position comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education. The Muir Writing Director is expected to be an academic leader who, in addition to teaching in the program, contributes to its design and implementation the insights of current research in composition and rhetoric; recruits, trains, and supervises lecturers and teaching assistants; monitors the program’s effectiveness; supervises a three-person staff; develops support services such as tutoring; and works collaboratively with senior staff to coordinate the activities of and set goals for the college as a whole. Supervision of the program in summer session as well as during the academic year is normally required. He/she reports to the Muir College Provost.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric with significant background in literary studies or a Ph.D. in another field with significant knowledge of the pedagogy of composition; a record of distinguished teaching in composition; and experience administering a college writing or comparable program. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with UCSD academic pay scales.

Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application; (2) CV; (3) names and addresses of three referees; 4) syllabi of courses applicant has designed and taught; and 5) a proposed syllabus or curriculum plan for a freshman level writing sequence that addresses the Muir Writing Program’s goals (see web site) as well as the needs of a diverse group of students, instructors, and staff. Please send application materials to Provost Susan Smith, John Muir College, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive (Mail Code 0106), La Jolla, California 92093-0106. Please refer to Position #4-632.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Applications will be accepted until December 2, 2005, or until position is filled.