University of California, Santa Barbara — Temporary Lecturer Pool in Writing and Literature

Temporary Lecturer Pool in Writing and Literature

The Writing & Literature major in the College of Creative Studies (CCS) at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for part-time temporary lecturers to teach a combination of creative writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting; literature; and/or literary publishing seminars. Positions may range from 33% to 100%, dependent upon program needs. They will range from one quarter to one year, with possibility of reappointment being dependent upon program needs and job performance. For a winter quarter appointment, the service period will begin January 6, 2020, and for a spring quarter appointment the service period will begin March 30, 2020.

In addition to these teaching duties, Writing & Literature lecturers are also expected to make contributions to the administration of the major (including portfolio reviews of sophomore and senior students' work), advise undergraduates, and/or read applications for admissions into the college, as assigned by the College.

The minimum requirement is an MFA (or equivalent) or completion of all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in a related field by the time of application. For candidates in pursuit of a PhD, PhD degree conferral must be expected by the start date of the position. Applicants must have a minimum of one quarter of teaching experience at the college level by the time of application (Teaching Assistant experience is counted). Experience as a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or screenwriting including publication, editing, and/or active engagement in a writing community is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills are also desired. Experience in contributions to diversity is preferred.

The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their creative work and/or research, teaching, and service.

CCS ( is a small undergraduate college designed for self-directed students in the sciences and humanities within a world-class research university. It provides a rigorous, accelerated program that leads students through the production of a body of creative work supported by scholarly research and analysis, and offers a Bachelor of Art in Writing & Literature.

To apply, please submit application materials here: Applicants must submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and a sample of your writing. Applicants must also provide contact information for two references. Applicants are encouraged to submit one or more syllabus sample(s) from relevant courses. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. If submitted, the statement will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, creative activity, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity. Examples of such contributions might include the following:
	•	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
	•	contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

To receive primary consideration for the 2019-20 academic year, all required application materials must be received by the first review date: October 10, 2019. Completed applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2019, or until department needs are fulfilled, whichever comes first. If you would like to be considered after that date, and the 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.

Due to the short timeline for appointment for this position, candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

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.