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University Writing Program Unit 18 Lecturer Search 2021-2022

Application Window

Open date: April 2nd, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 1, 2022 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

UWP Lecturer Search 2021-2022

The UC Davis University Writing Program (UWP) invites applications for full-time lecturers to teach advanced undergraduate courses in professional writing; we especially anticipate needs in engineering writing, business writing, science writing, environmental writing, technical writing, and writing in the health professions. The UWP is committed to diversity and inclusion and seeks candidates who will contribute to a teaching context that supports a linguistically and culturally diverse student body. We strongly encourage individuals from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented to apply.

A PhD in Professional and Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, or closely related field is preferred. An MA, MS, or graduate specialization in Professional and Technical Communication or closely related field will also be considered. University-level experience in teaching advanced (upper-division) students in the disciplines or professions; expertise in business writing, medical writing, science writing, engineering communication, and/or technical communication; and industry and professional experience is desired. We are interested in candidates, as well, who have experience teaching hybrid and online courses and contributing to curriculum and faculty development projects. Ability to work successfully with a student population that is linguistically and culturally diverse is also very important.

Successful candidates will be familiar with contemporary composition theory and practice.

Teaching Context
The UWP is committed to teaching a linguistically and culturally diverse student body and to hiring instructors who reflect that diversity. This commitment is of particular importance as UC Davis moves toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution.

The UWP offers a Professional Writing Minor as well as an award- winning writing in the disciplines (WID) and writing in the professions (WIP) course series that fulfills an upper-division writing requirement at UC Davis. Lecturers in this position would teach courses in the series, such as Engineering Writing, Business Writing, Writing in the Biological Sciences, and Environmental Writing. Lecturers may also have opportunities to develop new courses for the Professional Writing Minor and contribute to the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Appointment Details
Nine-month appointment beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Full-time teaching load: seven courses over three quarters. Lecturers with 18 quarters of teaching in the program will be eligible to apply for the rank of Continuing Lecturer; the main criterion for Continuing Lecturer status is demonstrated excellence in teaching writing.

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information of three references, statement of contributions to diversity, and statement of teaching philosophy that addresses experience and evidence of effective teaching of professional writing. Optional: applicants may also submit a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi and course materials. All materials must be submitted through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04110

We will begin reviewing applications May 7, 2021 and hope to have made decisions by late May, but positions will remain open until filled. We will conduct interviews by phone or Zoom.
About the University Writing Program at Davis
The successful candidate will join an independent writing program with an established emphasis on writing in the disciplines and professions, as well as a diverse student population. UC Davis has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its "stellar" program of writing in the disciplines. The University Writing Program publishes the journal Writing on the Edge and the undergraduate annual Prized Writing. We enjoy the support of Davis’s renowned programs in the sciences, environmental studies, agriculture, and engineering, plus close ties with the arts, the humanities, and the School of Education. Located in Northern California’s Central Valley, adjacent to Sacramento and within easy driving distance of the Bay Area and the Sierras, UC Davis offers a superb, diverse environment for teaching and research. Websites: www.ucdavis.edu and http://writing.ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Applicants must have a PhD or MA/MS (completed or near-completed) in one or more of the following fields: Professional and Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. Degrees in other fields may be considered along with relevant teaching experience.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    Additional qualifications include experience teaching one or more of the following: engineering writing, business writing, science writing, technical writing, environmental writing, and writing in the health professions.

Preferred qualifications

    Preferred qualifications include university-level experience in teaching advanced (upper-division) students in the disciplines or professions; expertise in engineering communication, business communication/writing, writing in the biological sciences, science writing, medical writing, and/or technical communication; and industry and professional experience. Preferred qualifications also include experience teaching hybrid and online courses and contributing to curriculum and faculty development projects.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Address experience and evidence of effective teaching of professional writing.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Teaching Portfolio - Optional: applicants may also submit a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi and course materials
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Contact information only; 3 required

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04110

Help contact: vahigbysweeney@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis, CA