Academic Coordinator/Lecturer in the Composition Program

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  • School of Humanities - English


    Open April 11th, 2018 through May 11th, 2018


    The Department of English invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator/Lecturer in the Composition Program. This position can be full-time, comprised of a 25% appointment as Academic Coordinator and up to 75% teaching appointment as Lecturer; see next paragraph for Lecturer position description and requirements. The initial two-year appointment begins in the 2018-2019 academic year on July 01, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2020. The position is renewable. The Academic Coordinator reports to the Director of Composition, and the administrative duties of the position include but are not limited to working collaboratively with the Director, Academic Coordinators, and Administrative staff to manage the operational and communicative functions of the Program; to develop, implement, and assess curricula; and to train, supervise, and evaluate the Program's Lecturers and its graduate student teachers. This position attends to the Program's capstone lower-division course, WR 39C Argument & Research. The Academic Coordinator is also expected to engage in professional development and programmatic activities that pertain to the administration and teaching of first-year composition and rhetoric. The Annual salary as Academic Coordinator will be commensurate with experience within the range $54,744-$65,904.

    Simultaneously, the Academic Coordinator is expected to hold a Lecturer position, and should be prepared to teach the Writing Program's three main courses: WR 39A, WR 39B, and WR 39C. The annual salary as Lecturer will be commensurate with experience within the range $53,402-$66,692. NOTE: Recruitment for the Lecturer position is separate from the Academic Coordinator position in this advertisement, and any applicant for the Academic Coordinator position must apply separately for the Lecturer position if they have taught less than 18 quarters in UC Irvine's Composition Program. The successful candidate for Academic Coordinator must also be a successful candidate for the Lecturer position. To apply to the Lecturer position, please follow the link below.

    Qualifications: Ph.D. (preferred) in English or related fields. M.A. in Applied Linguistics, or an M.F.A degree also considered. Degree in hand by June 30, 2018. We welcome applicants from all disciplines and expect three years of teaching experience in first-year composition, experience in writing program or writing center administration, familiarity with current trends in second language pedagogies and rhetorical studies, and facility with multi-modal and technology-driven composition instruction.

    Application Procedure: Application deadline is May 10th, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application of no more than two pages that outlines the candidate's interest in this position and a Curriculum Vitae by way of U.C. Irvine's online application system ( to the Composition Program Search Committee.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


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    Posted: 4/13/2018
    Application Due: 5/13/2018
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