Writing Program Hiring Lecturers

The Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach course(s) in Writing for any upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time per quarter (that is, one to three courses). Lecturers teach lower- and upper-division courses, including introductory writing courses and advanced writing courses focusing on writing for academic, professional, and civic contexts. The Writing Program also has a writing minor with six emphases. Writing Program lecturers are integrally involved in program governance, development, and innovation.

One year of college level teaching experience required. Preferred qualifications are teaching experience in first-year or upper-division writing, scientific, technical, business and/or legal writing, teaching experience with digital media and/or journalism. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD, except the dissertation, OR have a terminal degree (MFA, MBA, PhD) at the time of application. The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Interested applicants must upload a CV, cover letter, and provide names and contact information for three references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01864. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone or Zoom. Deadline for primary consideration is November 16, 2020.

Successful applicants will join a thriving independent writing program in a research university committed to undergraduate education. UC Santa Barbara has been ranked as one of the top 25 research universities in the world and includes nationally- and internationally-recognized programs in the humanities, sciences, and engineering. Located in California’s Central Coast, UC Santa Barbara provides high-quality education in a beautiful setting.
We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity and optional Statement of Teaching. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.
Please see our website (www.writing.ucsb.edu) for a complete description of the program. Questions about the position may be directed to the Academic Personnel Coordinator at 805-893-3479.

The posting will remain open until October 31, 2021 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in August, winter quarter in November, and spring quarter in February (if applicable). The pool will close on October 31, 2021; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
  • Reference requirements: 3-5 required (contact information only)

More info: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01864

Open date: November 1st, 2020
Next review date: Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 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.