Writing Director - Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) - Humanities Core Program

University of California, Irvine -

Humanities Core, a yearlong program that introduces freshmen to the humanities and that teaches writing, invites applicants to apply for the Writing Director, a position with the academic title of Lecturer with Security of Employment. The Writing Director oversees the creation, the implementation, and the assessment of Humanities Core’s writing curriculum; directs a peer tutoring program; conducts weekly pedagogy sessions; and writes or edits many of the teaching aids used throughout the year. This is a full-time fiscal year appointment effective January 1, 2017.

Requirements: Ph.D. in a humanities discipline. Applicants should also have taught in a yearlong interdisciplinary writing program and trained others in writing pedagogy. Preference will be given to candidates who have previously directed a writing program and who have taught writing for at least five years in university settings.

Please apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03373 and submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample course syllabus, teaching evaluations, and at least three letters of reference. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. The application deadline is August 31, 2016.

The Lecturer with Security of Employment series requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy. LSOEs are members of the University of California Academic Senate and are eligible for UCI’s attractive faculty housing, medical, and retirement programs. It is expected that they will continue to develop as professionals in their respective fields by attending relevant professional meetings, reviewing programs, and collaborating with those outside the university who share their pedagogical concerns.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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