Writing Program Emergency Pool - Teaching Positions 2015-16


Open date: November 23rd, 2015
Next review date: January 11th, 2016

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: October 31st, 2016

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.


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. 

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 four emphases. Writing Program lecturers are integrally involved in program governance, development, and innovation. Professional development is supported and expected. 

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent terminal degree and have experience teaching college-level writing courses; exceptions may be made for comparable experience. The program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. 

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00642. Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Applicants should also provide contact information for 3 references or 3 letters of recommendation.

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.


Questions about the position may be directed to the Academic Personnel Coordinator at 805-893-3479, or the Program Director.

The posting will remain open until October 31, 2016 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in August, winter quarter in November, and for spring quarter in February (if applicable). The pool will close on October 31, 2016; 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.



  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


3-5 letters of reference required


  1. Visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00642
  2. Create an ApplicantID
  3. Provide required information and documents
  4. If any, provide required reference information