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Temporary Part Time Lecturer – Creative Writing (2019-20 AY)

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 19th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 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.


The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing, and to have demonstrated outstanding teaching experience in all of the following genres/areas: Prose, both Fiction (especially Screenwriting and Young Adult) and Nonfiction; Poetry; and Theory/Stylistics and Grammar. Candidates must demonstrate excellent teaching qualifications in the above detailed areas, and experience managing diverse classrooms. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in an academic setting. Appointments will most likely be part-time, but may be full-time, from one quarter up to one year in duration.

Applications are accepted electronically at

The full list of courses offered by the department can be found in the online course catalogue:

Review of applications will begin May 10, 2019.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to and through the employment period (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Please reference position number on all correspondence.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Job location

La Jolla, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - With a description of training and teaching experience

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

  • 3 Teaching Evaluations

  • 3 Detailed Syllabi - Each corresponding to the genres/areas

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)