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Associate Director, UC San Diego Eighth College Engagement and Community Writing Program (Academic

University of California San Diego
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Director, UC San Diego Eighth College Engagement and Community Writing Program (Academic Coordinator II - FY/ Lecturer)

University of California San Diego

Application Window

Open date: January 5, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, May 3, 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

Program Overview
Eighth College is the newest of the eight undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego and will matriculate its first cohort of students in Fall 2023. Building on the College's theme, “Engagement & Community,” its academic mission is to introduce students to critical community engagement in the context of addressing structural racism. The program encourages inter-disciplinary inquiry, critical thinking, and invites multifaceted engagement with communities - both in the San Diego area and elsewhere.

Position Overview
The Associate Director serves as one of the administrative coordinators (AC) for the Engagement and Community Writing program responsible for the day-to-day oversight and administration of the required lower-division courses. A successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of teaching writing and who has experience in curriculum development/implementation/assessment. The AC works closely with college administrators and related college and university programs, such as the Writing Hub, the Engaged Teaching Hub, OASIS, and the office of Academic Integrity, to ensure that students have the necessary resources for succeeding in their Engagement and Community Writing program courses. Finally, the AC is responsible for increasing the visibility and understanding of the program on campus as well as within the national field of Writing Studies and Composition.

Core areas of responsibility: co-curricular program development, pedagogical support (curriculum support, teaching assistant supervision), and teaching. Curriculum Design/Pedagogical Support. The AC Collaborate with Engagement and Community Writing Program Director and instructional staff on the design/review/assessment for writing projects, lesson plans and learning outcomes for all Engagement and Community Writing program courses. Coordinates with instructional staff to manage content for Learning Management system (Canvas) and oversees student portfolios. Coordinates with Director to assess program outcomes using appropriate tools and technology. Liaisons with relevant campus academic student services and departments related to undergraduate instruction. Assists Director with observation of lecturer performance in sections, followed by debriefing meeting full scope of curricular and academic management and support toward student success. This position requires working closely with Eighth College Students, Staff, and faculty to integrate the curricular and co-curricular aspects of College life; and for participating in various college and campus-wide events and committees. Cultivates an inclusive and accessible learning environment.

The Associate Director will teach 1 course per quarter (in the title of Lecturer) in the Engagement and Community Writing Program. Assists Director with instructor recruitment. Co-designs/administers/facilitates lecturer orientations and weekly meetings. Supports best practices in pedagogy and project preparation.

This is a fiscal-year (12-month) appointment with eligibility for continued appointment per UC guidelines. The AC appointment is eligible for reappointment and merit every 2 years. As the Associate Director, there will also be a lecturing component to this role. With these two positions combined appointment percentages will be variable, dependent on teaching load in any given quarter.

Both positions are appointed by the Dean of Undergraduate Education and reports to the Director of The Engagement and Community Writing Program. The College Provost is the Department Chair.

Hiring Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, based on UC Pay scales

*Teaching evaluations may be requested if the candidate is selected for an interview


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, English, Educational Studies, Linguistics, or a related field

Preferred qualifications
-Experience in curricular planning and development
-Knowledge of best-practices, theories and pedagogies in the field of writing and composition or related fields
-Demonstrated experience and commitment in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity in an academic setting.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • 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
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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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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