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Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Practicum, UC San Diego Sixth College (Academic Coord I/ Lecturer AY)

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 9th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 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: Friday, Dec 11, 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 Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Practicum is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and administration of the Sixth Experiential Learning Program, including program planning, development, implementation, assessment, and strategic vision. This requires working closely with UCSD faculty, departments, and programs, to identify, develop, and expand experiential opportunities and with students to help them find or define appropriate projects; working closely with other College units, including Academic Advising and Student Affairs, to integrate the curricular and co-curricular aspects of College life; for assisting in supervising the Academic Programs staff; and for participating in various college and campus-wide events and committees. Opportunities for expansion include exploration of off-campus partners. The Associate Director is also responsible for helping to formulate and implement the strategic vision of the Sixth College academic programs in general; and for obtaining extramural funding for experiential learning opportunities. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Academic Programs.

The Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Practicum would also serve as Instructor of Record, teaching one to three sections of CAT in each academic quarter.

This is an academic-year (9-month) appointment with the eligibility of continued appointment per UC guidelines. The Academic Coordinator appointment has the eligibility for reappointment and merit every 2 years.

Hiring Salary Range: $53,304-$76,627 (Salary commensurate with experience) *Teaching in the summer as additional compensation may be considered.

Required Qualifications-
• A Ph.D. or terminal degree in Education, Composition/Rhetoric, Visual Arts, English, Cultural Studies, Student Affairs or a related field is required at the time of appointment

Applications will be evaluated according to:
• Leadership experience within a higher education setting in a role requiring frequent interaction with faculty, staff, students, and alumni
• Demonstrated experience in student community engagement and coordinating experiential/service learning programs
• Experience in coordinating with undergraduate colleges or academic departments in support of experiential/service learning opportunities and supporting the administration of a large, public higher education organization
• A record of successful teaching in writing and communication at the college level
• An ability to work effectively with students representing diverse backgrounds, interests, and levels of preparation
• 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. UCSD is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and challenges in higher education
• Formal knowledge of testing/evaluations
• Excellent organizational ability, including the ability to pursue and complete numerous projects concurrently
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team-oriented academic environment with colleagues representing many backgrounds and interests
• Experience working in a collaborative instructional environment
• Experience in curricular planning and development
• Knowledge of research about how students learn in higher education
• Experience teaching in a large lecture setting

Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: []

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

The UCSD Standards for Principles of Community, Diversity, Health and Safety, and Customer Service are applicable to this position and will be used in assessing the director’s effectiveness in the position and as a leader of Sixth College and member of the UCSD community.

Sixth College Academic Programs offer students rich and varied scholarly opportunities in preparation for future success. The Culture, Art, and Technology program is part of Academic Programs. In the Culture, Art and Technology sequence of courses, our students acquire innovative interdisciplinary approaches that they will need in a rapidly evolving world. Our Practicum is a unique upper-division requirement that promotes civic engagement and global consciousness, and embodies the College’s commitment to active, experiential learning. The Practicum provides a wonderful opportunity for students to integrate theory and practice by making connections between classroom learning and community experiences. Sixth College is also unique in offering an upper-division writing requirement, designed to assist students in preparing their professional portfolios and refining their presentation skills as they prepare to enter the post-graduate world. The themes of Culture, Art and Technology are built into all of our extra-curricular and residential programs, and reinforce our commitment to experiential learning.

Throughout the entire curriculum, CAT students examine their own authority as writers and understand how different genres and citation conventions are appropriate for establishing credibility in different contexts.

Inaugurated at the dawn of a new century, Sixth College prepares our students to become dynamic and engaged citizens of the 21st century—innovative, interconnected, and aware. Our core academic programs develop skills in both traditional and emergent media literacy, emphasizing essential writing fundamentals as well as the latest forms of digital communication.

AA-EOE: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, Ca


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/ Additional #2 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required