Academic Coordinator/Lecturer


Sixth College, at UC San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Sixth College (, the newest of the six undergraduate colleges at UC San Diego seeks an outstanding educator for the position of 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 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 during the academic year is required. Additional work during Summer Session may be requested on an as-needed basis.

This is an academic-year (9-month) appointment which is renewable bi-annually.

The successful applicant should have:


•  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

•  Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well in team-oriented environment

•  Excellent writing skills

•  Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; ability to plan, prioritize and keep multiple projects/tasks moving forward at once

•  Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, students and others from a variety of disciplinary orientations and diverse cultural backgrounds

•  Should have a record of distinguished teaching in composition and experience administering a college writing or comparable program.


•  Experience in curricular planning and development

•  A background working with interdisciplinary programs and/or interdisciplinary graduate work

•  Knowledge of research about how students learn in higher education

•  Experience in developing innovative, media-based pedagogical tools and strategies

•  Experience in teaching at the four-year college level.

•  Experience in teaching large classes (over 100 students) is especially desirable, as is experience teaching in a research university.

•  Appropriate candidates with demonstrated expertise in scientific or technological writing will also be considered.

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. statement of teaching
4. names and addresses of three referees;
5. syllabi of courses applicant has designed and taught; and 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.
6. Applicants are also asked to summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in a separate personal statement (see

Submit applications online at

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.