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Literature Lecturer

Position overview

Position title: Non-senate
Salary range: A reasonable salary range for this position is $66,259 - $70,295.
“The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position

Application Window

Open date: June 1, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Jun 17, 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: Sunday, Jun 1, 2025 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

The Department of Literature within the School of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applications for Temporary Lecturer(s) in Creative Writing for the 2024/25 academic year. The successful applicant(s) will have expertise in teaching multiple disciplines and genres of creative writing, potentially including Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Screenwriting, and Speculative Fiction Writing.

Appointments may be part-time or full-time, from one quarter up to one year in duration.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Successful applicants are required to:

  • hold an MFA or PHD in Creative Writing
  • demonstrated outstanding teaching experience (at least 2 years teaching at the College level) in at least three of the following genres/areas: Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Screenwriting, and Speculative Fiction Writing.
  • Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Preferred qualifications
  • Demonstrated outstanding teaching experience in more than three of the following genres/areas: Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Screenwriting, and Speculative Fiction Writing.
    • One or more books in the above genres
    • Commitment to and demonstration of diversity, equity and inclusion, as evidenced in evidenced in cover letter, cv, syllabi, evaluations, interview, and Statement of Contributions to Diversity

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations - Can scan teaching evaluations into one PDF document and upload here (strongly advised to include teaching evaluations if available) 2 are required.

  • 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.

  • 2 Detailed Syllabi

  • 10-page Writing Sample

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

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Job location

La Jolla, CA