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Associate Director, UC San Diego Sixth College, Culture, Art and Technology Writing Program (Academic Coordinator I-AY/Lecturer)

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 6th, 2017
Last review date: January 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: September 6th, 2018
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 University of California, San Diego, Sixth College Culture, Art, and Technology Writing Program (CAT) is currently looking for an Associate Director of Writing (ADW), who would be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the program and overseeing program staff. Duties would include working with the Director and Associate Director of Art and Technology on the CAT writing curriculum development, programmatic assessment, and leading the yearly recruitment of prospective TAs. The Associate Director provides support, guidance, and mentoring of Peer Tutors, Teaching Assistants (TAs), and Non-Student Tutors, and works with CAT teaching faculty to implement CAT writing goals. The CAT Associate Director of Writing would serve as Instructor of Record, teaching 1-3 CAT lower or upper-division courses each year.

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. The Lecturer piece has the potential for appointment annually via the lecturer application process.

Hiring Salary Range: $50,244-$62,784 (Salary commensurate with experience) *Teaching in the summer as additional compensation may be considered.

Required Qualifications-
• A Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, English, Literature, Digital Humanities, or related field with a significant experience in teaching college writing (degree must be conferred by May 31, 2018)
• A record of successful teaching in writing and composition at the college level
• Excellent organizational abilities to plan, prioritize and balance multiple projects/tasks
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well and collaborate in a team-oriented environment
• Ability to work effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and students
• Demonstrated accomplishments 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

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in curricular planning and development
-Experience in developing and implementing program assessments
-Knowledge of research about how students learn in higher education
-Experience in teaching large classes (over 100 students) is especially desirable, as is experience teaching in a research university

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

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.

The Culture, Art, and Technology Program at Sixth College offers students rich and varied scholarly opportunities centered on exploring and interrogating the intersection of culture, art, and technology. From the origins of civilization to the history of Hollywood and the future of the environment, students in CAT engage with big questions about where we’ve come from, who we are, and where we are going. We aim to teach students to think critically and creatively, while also preparing them for success in college and the world beyond.

Each quarter we offer a selection of interdisciplinary writing courses, which take a variety of approaches to thinking about the intersection of culture, art, and technology. CAT 1, CAT 2, and CAT 3 are Sixth College's core sequence and these classes foreground critical reading, argumentative writing, research, and collaboration. Our upper-division CAT 125 course asks students to think about public rhetoric, practical communication, and writing after college. The Practicum asks students to apply their education to real-world and community-based experience in the form of a service project, internship, or even study abroad opportunity. These courses are all required for graduation from Sixth College. We also offer freshman seminars and peer tutor training classes.

As a living-learning community, we believe that students’ engagement must extend beyond the classroom and we hope to foster a community that helps students engage the world around them ethically, critically, and compassionately.

For more information about CAT, please visit

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




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