Associate Director for Writing at Sixth College/ Academic Coordinator I

Sixth College at the University of California, San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department seeks a Writing Director / Academic Coordinator who will also serve as Associate Director in the Culture, Art, and Technology program at the college. Details about the program may be found at and at UCSD is a Research I Institution with a diverse student body.

The Sixth College Writing Director is expected to be an academic leader who, in addition to teaching in the program, contributes to its design and implements the highest standards articulated by current research in composition and rhetoric. The Sixth College Writing Director should have demonstrated skills to: collaborate with faculty from many different departments and interdisciplinary programs; recruit, train and supervise teaching assistants; monitor the program’s effectiveness; develop support services; and work collaboratively with senior staff to coordinate the activities of and to 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.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in a field with significant knowledge of the pedagogy of composition, or a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric with significant background in literary studies. The candidate should have a record of distinguished teaching in composition and experience administering a college writing or comparable program. Appropriate candidates with demonstrated expertise in scientific or technological writing will also be considered. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC, San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary: Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with UCSD academic pay scales.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
To apply: Applicants should submit:

  • letter of application
  • CV
  • names and addresses of three referees
  • syllabi of courses applicant has designed and taught
  • a proposed syllabus or curriculum plan for a freshman level writing sequence that addresses the Sixth Writing Program’s goals (see web site) as well as the needs of a diverse group of students, instructors, and staff.
  • Applicants are also asked to summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity in a personal statement ( for further information)

Please send application materials to:
Provost Daniel Donoghue

Sixth College, UCSD

9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0054

La Jolla, CA 92093-0054

and reference job # 10-380

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