Sixth College Director of Academic Programs - Lecturer with potential security of employment

University of California San Diego


Sixth College Director of Academic Programs - Lecturer with potential security of employment


Sixth College, the newest of the six undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and seeks an outstanding educator to serve as Director of Academic Programs. The position will be a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE). The UCSD college system provides undergraduates with small living and learning communities within the larger research university, and the core curriculum provides the academic and thematic foundation for the college. The LPSOE is a Faculty Senate position comparable to a tenure track assistant professor whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education.


The Sixth College academic program begins with Culture, Art, and Technology (CAT), a three-quarter, interdisciplinary freshman core curriculum structured not around Great Books, but Great Questions. Our central question is: How does cultural, artistic, and technological change happen? The college academic program is completed by a one-quarter practicum and a one-quarter upper-division writing course. For more information on these programs, see


The Director of Programs is responsible for teaching in the freshman core program; for recruiting faculty to teach in working with them to develop the curriculum and implement pedagogical innovations related to the Sixth College digital and visual literacy goals; for supervising program staff, including the Associate Director for Writing, the Associate Director for Technology, and the Associate Director for the Practicum; for managing program resources; and for facilitating the integration of the academic programs with student life programs at the college. The Director reports to the college Provost.


Required Qualifications-

The successful applicant should have:


• A Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences, or an M.F.A.


• A record of excellence in teaching at the lower-division undergraduate level


• Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills


• Strong demonstrated 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



Experience with writing instruction, interdisciplinary pedagogy, and collaborating with faculty from a variety of disciplines is also desirable.


Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and based on published University of California pay scales.


Apply by December 16, 2015 for full consideration.


Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: In order to be considered, applicants are to submit a cover letter, CV, two reference letters and a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see


UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (


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