University of California San Diego

Temporary Part-Time Lecturer - Creative Writing

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, and invites applications whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing, and to have demonstrated outstanding teaching experience in all three of the following genres/areas: Poetry Writing, Experimental Writing, and Science Writing. Candidates must demonstrate excellent teaching qualifications in the above detailed areas, and experience managing diverse classrooms. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in an academic setting. Appointments will most likely be part-time, but may be full-time, from one quarter up to one year in duration. 

Applications are accepted electronically at

Please upload: a cover letter with a description of training and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; two teaching evaluations; names and contact information of two references (do not send letters of recommendation), and two detailed syllabi each corresponding to the genres/areas detailed above. The full list of courses offered by the department can be found in the online course catalogue: In addition, submit a separate statement detailing Contributions to Diversity, with specific attention to teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience.

Review of applications will begin April 10, 2020.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to and through the employment period (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Please reference position number on all correspondence.

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

Contact Information

Derrick Chin, Administrative Coordinator
UCSD Literature
9500 Gilman Dr. 0410
La Jolla
Contact Phone: 
(858) 534-4618
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