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Writing Program: Lecture Pool in Writing (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open May 4th, 2015 through June 30th, 2018


The Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for an ongoing pool of qualified temporary instructors beginning with the fall quarter, to teach extra sections of (1) required first-year writing classes including those for students who have not satisfied the University of California’s Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR); (2) courses with many students for whom English is a second language. Candidates accepted to our ongoing pool may be approached by other departments to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise. The UC Santa Cruz campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching.

Please note: Applying to the ongoing Writing Program Lecturer Pool is a process separate from application to the ongoing College Writing Seminar Lecturer Pool, and requires a separate application.

RANK: Lecturer

SALARY: $6,280 - $6,763 per five-unit course, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree with experience in teaching English composition at the college level; formal training in Rhetoric & Composition or TESOL; experience working with a diverse student population. Knowledge of current theory and research in composition.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As openings occur, contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Applicants should submit an informative letter of application describing their approaches to teaching writing and the connection of those approaches to research in Rhetoric & Composition and/or TESOL, as well as detailed information on their knowledge of current theory and research in composition; a curriculum vita (including an e-mail address); a diversity statement that demonstrates effectiveness at working with a diverse student population; three current letters of recommendation* dated within two years of the date of application; a syllabus for a course they think would be an appropriate introductory composition course for UC freshman; and the three most recent teaching evaluations for university level courses, if available. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00268-15P in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants will be asked to update their files periodically if they are interested in remaining in the pool.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

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If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


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