Academic English Lecturer - Composition

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University of California, Irvine

Academic English Lecturer - Composition

Recruitment Period
Open date: July 25th, 2019 Last review date: Monday, Aug 26, 2019 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: Friday, Sep 13, 2019 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. Description

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering invites applications for a one-year full-time Lecturer position with the possibility of renewal in the UCI-DUT Joint Program in Dalian, China. Position requires applicant to relocate abroad to teach. Travel and relocation expenses are included.

Individual is expected to teach six to seven lower division composition and Academic English courses. Courses are equivalent to the levels of UC Irvine's Academic English 23, and/or Writing 39A, B, C series and Writing 39AP. Candidate may also be expected to teach upper division courses required to fulfill curricula specifications for the program (e.g. ENGR 190W) as needed. Administrative duties may include supervision of additional writing instructors, if any are hired, and teaching load will be adjusted accordingly. The individual will also coordinate with the Director of English Composition at UCI to ensure the writing courses taught at the Joint Program remain the same as those taught at UCI.

Requirements: PhD (preferred) in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Writing Studies, or a related field. MA in applied linguistics, or a related field, or an MFA in creative writing, also considered. Two (2) years of college-level teaching experience required, with experience in first-year composition preferred. ESL certification and experience, experience teaching multilingual students, and facility with online instruction and instructional technologies will be valued in our search. Candidates must have their degree conferred by the beginning of instruction on September 23, 2019 to be eligible for employment. A minimum of a one-year contract is required.

Base salary commensurate based on degree and experience. Minimum starts at $54,738.00.

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to submit required materials to our online RECRUIT system at

Applicants will need to submit the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching materials: one teaching portfolio of up to 10 pages total that represent(s) your strengths as an instructor of writing and rhetoric (e.g. syllabus, assignments, sample paper with comments)
  • Teaching Evaluations: applicants who have never taught in the UCI Composition Program should include in their application one complete and representative set (i.e. one section) of teaching evaluations, including qualitative responses
  • Letter(s) of recommendation required for applicants who have never taught in the UCI Composition Program. Otherwise optional.
  • Statement of Teaching. See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement -

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. 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.

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    Posted: 7/26/2019
    Application Due: 9/16/2019
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