Lecturer - Writing Program
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
LECTURER WITH SECURITY OF EMPLOYMENT
The Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for up to two leadership positions at the Lecturer with Security of Employment (SOE) level. The Lecturer SOE rank is a full-time, permanent position with the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate; “Security of Employment” is analogous to tenure.
UCSC’s Writing Program has a moderately sized faculty, and is interested in a teacher-administrator with faculty development experience whose expertise in applied linguistics/multilingualism, program assessment, or both, will help us develop our programs for incoming UCSC students. The successful candidate will be conversant with composition theory and have a record of scholarship in the desired areas of expertise (applied linguistics/multilingualism, and/or program assessment), will teach a range of writing courses and share administrative responsibilities with other Writing Program faculty, and will take a leadership role in grant writing, program assessment and faculty and course development, especially involving courses designed to support the success of English language learners. The ability to collaborate with other campus units engaged in related enterprises is important.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach the equivalent of six quarter courses for the Writing Program; to participate in Writing Program business such as placement and advising, program and personnel reviews, and discussions of pedagogy and policy; to contribute to campus-wide work relating to undergraduate education; and at some point to serve a term as program chair, which carries course release. In addition to teaching and scholarship, the successful candidate will also be expected to train and supervise graduate student instructors.
The Writing Program offers a lower-division writing curriculum that includes interdisciplinary residential college Core courses, entry-level writing courses that integrate instruction for English language learners, and “1B”-level composition courses. Faculty also train and supervise undergraduate writing assistants and graduate students from a number of fields preparing to teach classes in the program.
The Writing Program is an independent unit within the Humanities Division, which also includes the Departments of Feminist Studies, History, History of Consciousness, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, and the Language Program. The Division has a strong tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary work, and encourages applications from qualified candidates eager to extend their activities across departmental and disciplinary boundaries.
The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their scholarship, teaching, and service, and we particularly value those who can play leadership roles in pursuing the goal of increasing diversity within the campus community.
RANK: Lecturer with Security of Employment (SOE). The Lecturer SOE rank is a full-time, permanent position with the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate; “Security of Employment” is analogous to tenure.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree or equivalent. A minimum of six years of university-level teaching. Demonstrated experience teaching college composition and rhetoric, including teaching writing to multilingual, second language, heritage, and/or generation 1.5 students. An active record of university service and scholarship in applied linguistics/multilingualsm, program assessment, or both. Demonstrated experience with the pedagogy of writing and rhetorical theory. Experience working with students and colleagues from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in program leadership and administration. Preferred candidates will have the ability to help Writing Program faculty develop and teach our programs for multilingual writers, and will therefore have a background in one or more of the following: ESL/TESOL, applied linguistics, with a focus on bilingualism or multilingualism; program assessment; and/or faculty development.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, [with academic year beginning September 2014.] Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include (1) a detailed letter of application describing how your teaching, training, and administrative experience prepare you for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three current letters of recommendation, dated September 2011 or later; and (4) sample syllabi, including syllabus and writing assignments for a composition course for first-year students akin to Writing 2 (for course descriptions and other information, see the Writing Program website at http://writing.ucsc.edu/). Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through scholarship, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00041
Refer to Position #JPF00041-14 in all correspondence
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CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2015.
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