Lectureships in Composition, UCSB Writing Program

Lectureships in Composition, UCSB Writing Program

Deadline for primary consideration is Friday, November 5, 2010; however, positions are open until filled.

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Writing Program invites applications for full-time lecturers to join a vibrant and dynamic independent writing program. Lecturers teach lower- and upper-division courses, including introductory writing courses for a variety of students and advanced courses in humanities, social sciences, and various professional areas. The Writing Program also has a writing minor. Additionally, Writing Program lecturers are integrally involved in program governance, development, and innovation. We are especially interested in instructors who can teach professional writing (business, technical, journalistic) and courses that take into consideration genres and practices of STEM disciplines. Typical workload is eight courses over three quarters plus one course
release for program service.

Demonstrated excellence in university teaching is required; research, publication, or other activity related to the teaching of writing is preferred. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required, but exceptions may be made for comparable experience. 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. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Positions are pending funding approval.

For information about the UCSB Writing Program, please visit our web site, www.writing.ucsb.edu. Send letter of application, CV, and 3 letters of reference to: Chair, Writing Program Search Committee University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3010

Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The program is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.