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Lecturer in Merritt Writing Program: Summer 2020 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open February 1st, 2020 through Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


As one of the larger academic units on the UC Merced campus, the Merritt Writing Program (MWP) has a large range of faculty expertise, including creative writing, professional and technical writing, literacy studies, multimodal composition, rhetorical theory, writing pedagogy and assessment, and writing program administration. We offer an array of courses in which students explore the art of critical thinking, craft their written expression, and address a variety of issues and audiences. Our students learn to use language actively, inventively, and responsibly by exchanging their work at all stages of their writing process while building cumulative portfolios. Our interdisciplinary approach to writing offers students the opportunity to reflect broadly on their college education as well as to consider a range of pre-professional and academic opportunities.

The Merritt Writing Program is seeking experienced teachers of composition to staff summer sections of lower and upper-division writing courses for Summer Session B. These appointments are part-time and non-reoccurring. Salary is based on an annual full-time rate of $56,381.

Minimum Qualifications:
• MA or equivalent in relevant field
• One year of teaching writing at the post-secondary level
• Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the Agreement for the Lecturers Unit between the University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information:

University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Interested applicants are required to submit:
• CV
• Brief Cover Letter of no more than 250 words
• Name and contact information (email and phone numbers) for 3 references

Application must be submitted via this website.

Review of applications will begin February 15 and will remain open until all positions have been filled.

Summer Session B Dates: June 22 – August 14, 2020

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered 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 & Affirmative Action Policy.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)