Composition Studies - Lecturer

Employer
University of California San Diego
Location
La Jolla, CA
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Lecturer - Warren College Writing Program 2022-2023

University of California San Diego


Application Window
Open date: May 10th, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description
Full-time, non-tenure track lectureships with the Warren College Writing Program at UC San Diego will be available beginning August 2022.

The Warren College Writing Program is one of eight writing programs at UC San Diego. Embedded in Earl Warren College, the program aligns its curriculum with the college's theme, "A life in balance," and the college's namesake, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. Taken together, they inspire Warren writing students, faculty, and staff to place issues of justice and equity squarely in the balance of our teaching and learning.

The program comprises a two-course sequence for incoming first-year students: Warren Writing 10A and Warren Writing 10B. Incoming, upper-division transfer students take Warren Writing 100.

In these courses, the Warren Writing program empowers students with the writing knowledge, habits and skills needed to analyze the historical origins of 21st century, real-world problems. Students learn to listen, question, and engage with differing perspectives as they discover what they stand for, what they believe, and why. We provide students with the communicative tools needed to write clearly, effectively, and compassionately to a variety of audiences about the solutions most needed to restore balance and equity in our communities.

Lecturers will be expected to teach some shared material, develop new lesson plans and course materials, mentor student writing projects, conference with students, and utilize alternative grading methods. As members of a shared intellectual community, lecturers are expected to contribute to the ongoing evaluation and development of the program and collaborate with Warren Writing Program lecturers, administrators and staff. As part of this collaboration, lecturers attend a fall quarter pedagogy orientation along with weekly pedagogy meetings throughout the academic year. Support for course design and implementation will be provided by the Director and/or Associate Director.

For this Transition Year only, we will be using AP Recruit to review current/internal appointees and also collect applicants. This process was created to streamline efforts these efforts as the campus transitions to the new process for Unit 18 Lectures.
Please use the specialization tool to identify if you are an internal/current appointee or external applicant.

Internal/Current Department Appointees are required to submit:
CV
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Teaching Evaluations: Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available)
Statement of Teaching
Sample Syllabi

External Applicants are required to submit:
CV
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Teaching Evaluations: Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.
Statement of Teaching
Sample Syllabi

For information related to the Warren College Writing Program, please visit: [https://warren.ucsd.edu/academics/writing/]

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A Ph.D., M.F.A., MA, or MS in any field is required by time of application

Preferred qualifications
A successful candidate must have:
  • Demonstrated experience and excellence teaching undergraduate writing courses or mentoring student projects
  • Demonstrated ability and/or intellectual interest in teaching about issues of justice and ethics that advance the college's theme, "A life in balance" and/or the college's focus on justice and ethics in society
  • Experience in curricular planning and development
  • Experience and/or intellectual interest in learning and applying non-traditional methods of grading
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team-oriented academic environment with colleagues representing many backgrounds and interests
  • An ability to work effectively with students representing diverse backgrounds, interests, and levels of preparation
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in higher education.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Teaching Evaluations - Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.
  • Philosophy of Teaching Statement - May be requested upon invitation to interview
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Sample Syllabi - May be requested upon invitation to interview
    (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 1-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03239
Help contact: colleges@ucsd.edu
Campus Information
The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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To apply, please visit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03239

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