Published on April 9, 2021

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 Black, Indigenous, Chicanx/Latinx, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities to apply, as well as individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community.


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.


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.We offer 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 and may also 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 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.


Learn more about the position and apply here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04110
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