Lecturer Position in Professional Writing at the University of California, Davis

The UC Davis University Writing Program invites applications for full-time lecturers to teach advanced undergraduate courses in professional writing. We especially anticipate needs in writing for engineering, writing for business, technical writing, and science writing.

A PhD in Professional and Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, 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. Expertise in engineering communication, technical communication, business writing, medical writing, and/or science writing is desired, as well as industry and professional experience.


The University Writing Program offers a Professional Writing Minor as well as an award-winning writing in the disciplines and writing in the professions course series that fulfills an upper-division writing requirement at UC Davis. Lecturers may have opportunities to develop new courses for the Professional Writing Minor and contribute to the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.


Nine-month appointment beginning in the 2019-2020 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.


Learn more about the position and apply here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02782