Tenure Track Assistant Professor - UC Santa Barbara

The Writing Program at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Digital and Multimodal Writing, beginning July 1, 2016. Requirements are a terminal degree in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Composition, or a related field; demonstrated research and teaching excellence in digital and multimodal writing; experience teaching writing to undergraduates. Particularly desirable secondary areas of emphasis include scientific communication, professional writing, and writing program administration. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the person hired will teach 4 courses per year on the quarter system. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service, as well as student advising.


Please submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, writing sample (PDF or a URL for digital work), and statement of teaching philosophy. Application review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete the online application process by November 16, 2015:  https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00555


The UCSB Writing Program, a CCCC Certificate of Excellence winner, has been an independent writing program for the past 25 years. We have a vertically integrated curriculum that includes first-year composition and a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional writing courses at the upper-division level. Our highly successful Professional Writing Minor just celebrated its 20th year. We also offer graduate courses and a Ph.D. emphasis in Writing Studies that draws graduate students from a range of disciplines. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.writing.ucsb.edu.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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.



More information about this recruitment: http://www.writing.ucsb.edu




Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Teaching

Writing Sample - PDF or URL for digital work

Statement of Research (Optional)

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Misc / Additional (Optional)


3-5 letters of reference required


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