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Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Director of Curriculum Development

Position overview

Position title: Associate Director of Curriculum Development
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$87,700. ​​
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position [].
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
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Application Window

Open date: March 13, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 15, 2024 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, Aug 31, 2024 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

Under the general guidance of the Director and Associate Director of Analytical Writing, the Associate Director of Curriculum Development is expected to serve as one of a team of program leaders dedicated to building and maintaining a program dedicated to best practices in the teaching of writing to a diverse student population. Duties for this position include: developing curricular resources including syllabi, course content, and teaching notes; supporting the Analytical Writing faculty in implementing program principles and methods in their classrooms; providing materials for and co-leading faculty meetings designed to norm classroom instruction and portfolio assessments; assisting in portfolio assessment; assisting in developing and assessing the university’s writing placement tool; assisting in composing surveys and collecting data for program assessment; maintaining the program’s learning management sites and other technologies; training faculty in the use of these technologies; promoting a program culture that encourages inclusiveness and rigor in the teaching and learning of writing; and ensuring that the AWP curriculum and instructional methods serve as instruments of equity that work to close educational gaps among students. The Associate Director for Curriculum Development also expected to be an effective teacher who can enact the program’s principles and practices in their writing classroom.

To succeed as an Assistant Teaching Professor at UC San Diego, the Associate Director of Curriculum Development is expected to: 1) demonstrate consistent excellence in their teaching and in their support of AWP faculty; 2) engage in professional activity; and 3) participate in program and university service.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Must possess a Ph.D. in Composition or related field and have at least two years of experience teaching writing to first-generation students, members of under-represented minorities, and/or multilingual writers.

Preferred qualifications
  1. At least 1-2 years of experience in writing program administration and curricular design

  2. At least 1-2 years of experience in writing assessment and placement

  3. At least 1-2 years of experience using academic technologies, such as learning management systems, and other tools, like Microsoft Office and Google Workplace

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter indicating how your teaching, research, and service align with the Analytical Writing Program.

  • 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.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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Job location

La Jolla, CA