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University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1234827
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Full-time Lecturer
University of San Diego

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Organization Name: Writing Program, English Department

Department/School Description:
The College of Arts and Sciences is the core of the undergraduate academic experience at the University of San Diego. It delivers a values-based liberal arts education to all undergraduate students and prepares them to flourish in their pursuit of academic excellence and personal achievement.

Detailed Position Description: The Department of English at the University of San Diego invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable visiting lecturer position in the Writing Program beginning in Fall 2018. The position includes a competitive salary, benefits, and opportunity to work with experienced colleagues and mentors. The University of San Diego is an independent, Catholic institution grounded in a liberal arts tradition.

We seek candidates with experience teaching first year writing. Expertise in technical/scientific writing, digital composing, and/or writing pedagogy are also welcome. Please visit our website for more information:

Job Requirements: The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and evidence of teaching excellence and a dedication to creating an inclusive classroom, department, and campus community. This is a 4/4 teaching load.

The position requires a master's degree in composition/rhetoric or related field. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric may be given priority consideration.

Persons offered employment must successfully complete a pre-employment background check.
They also will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three-year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information visit

How To Apply: To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three scholarly or professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a First Year Writing course, and a recent set of teaching evaluations to Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.

Also, go to, search for IRC28438 and apply as an applicant.

We will begin reviewing application materials on July 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


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