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Writing Programs Associate Director

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 21st, 2017
Last review date: September 4th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 15th, 2018
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.


The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Director of UCLA Writing Programs, at the rank of Academic Administrator.

The Associate Director will work with the Director of Writing Programs to provide leadership for UCLA’s Writing Programs, a complex academic unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education which offers first-year through advanced writing and ESL courses as well as TA training programs. UCLA Writing Programs ( employs approximately 50 full-time lecturers (represented non-Senate Faculty) as well as 15 teaching assistants (also represented employees). In addition to lower- and upper-division composition and ESL instruction, Writing Programs provides a Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing and a robust TA training and mentoring program for TAs teaching in UCLA Writing Programs writing and language courses, in General Education Clusters courses, and in upper division writing-in-the-disciplines courses. It is also home to the Undergraduate Writing Center, which offers individualized tutoring to UCLA undergraduates. UCLA Writing Programs is committed to student success outreach for UCLA’s first-generation students and its educationally and linguistically diverse student population. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Writing Programs.

Required Qualifications: Required qualifications include: Ph.D., Ed.D. in a discipline relevant to the position or commensurate experience in university-level composition instruction and writing program or related administration; evidence of administrative leadership, including planning, supervision, and program evaluation; evidence of excellence in university composition teaching; expertise in effective practices of composition pedagogy and learning assessment; experience in curriculum development; and expertise in effective practices in writing program administration.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of effective administration of a writing program or related program; understanding of ESL and multilingual writing instruction; evidence of outstanding work in curricular innovation, faculty development, campus student success initiatives, gift stewardship, and fiscal and enrollment management; a record of scholarly and/or creative achievement relevant to the position; experience at a large public research university preferred.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

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Los Angeles, CA




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