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Lecturer Creative Writing

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


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. All Literature courses will be considered and based on department needs. Ph.D. or MFA or Master’s Degree in related field and outstanding teaching experience are required. The full list of courses offered by the department can be found in the online course catalogue: Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

We are seeking applicants for temporary Lecturer position(s) in Creative Writing, with emphases in the following:

  1. Ability to teach courses and workshops in the following topics: stylistics and grammar, writing and literary theory, speculative fiction, intercultural writing, media writing, and writing pedagogy
  2. Fiction, including experimental writing, short story, digital and graphic texts.
  3. Poetry, including experimental writing, poetics, digital poetry, traditional and non-traditional form.

Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly or annual, with the possibility of renewal. Positions available beginning the 2018/2019 academic year.

The ideal candidate must be capable of teaching a breadth of courses in the first detailed area above, as well as courses in one of the two subsequent areas. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and creative activity, as well as professional recognition. Preferred qualifications include an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, strong or potential accomplishment 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.

Closing Date: April 11, 2018

Applicants are asked to submit applications using UC San Diego’s online Recruit web page:

Please reference position number POOL-2018-2019 on all correspondence.

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

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - (Explicitly stating areas—as detailed above—in which you’re equipped to teach) with a description of training and teaching experience.

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

  • Two Sample Syllabi

  • Contributions to Diversity Description - 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)