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#91082 Associate Director

Filing Deadline: Tue 12/19/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/01/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


The Teaching + Learning Commons promotes teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes of inquiry, experimentation, and reflection; contributes to the research on pedagogical issues that impact teaching and students in higher education; and promotes a university culture that encourages the creation of learning environments in which diverse students can excel, thus advancing UC San Diego's mission as a student-centered public research university.

The Writing + Critical Expression Hub, a unit of the Teaching + Learning Commons, contributes to this mission through research-driven programming, assessable support services, and innovative scholarship that improves the writing-related teaching and learning experiences of students (graduate and undergraduate) and educators (faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants) across all departments and degree programs at UCSD.

In addition to 9000+ one-on-one writing tutoring appointments, 60-90 writing-related workshops, 6-9 graduate student writing retreats, and 15+ faculty/instructor education sessions per academic year, the Writing Hub also leads improvements in the University’s teaching and learning profile through writing-related curricular innovations and empirical research projects in partnership with a wide array of departments and faculty.

In partnership with the Director, the Associate Director for the Writing + Critical Expression Hub (“Writing Hub”) assists in developing, implementing, and assessing Writing Hub programming and services for students; overseeing project management for Writing Hub student-focused programming and services; developing and implementing ongoing education for Writing Hub academic support staff; developing and implementing innovative assessment and reporting strategies for Writing Hub activities; coordinating on-campus outreach efforts; developing and implementing writing-related instructional content for students in a wide variety of degree programs and disciplines; and overseeing operations for the dynamic, high-traffic, constantly-evolving Writing Hub.

In addition, the Associate Director will develop research projects and participate in professional-development activities in relevant academic fields.

Overtime and weekends may be required.

  • Please include cover letter for a complete application.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of two years work experience in a higher education writing center or academic support center; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty/staff and students on the development of a program with an academic focus.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the college level.

  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. High level of organization and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to organize complex, delegated projects into concrete tasks, with attention to overall goals and specific details.

  • Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong presentation skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills for communicating with diverse audiences of faculty, administrators, and students in a higher education setting.

  • Strong skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new training courses to meet organizational needs.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of diverse backgrounds (students, staff, faculty, and the community).

  • Strong critical thinking skills, with a ability to analyze situations, identify existing and potential problems, evaluate and recommend solutions, and implement, assess, and revise resolution efforts.


  • A background check is required.

Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$65,000 - $78,000 /year
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Days, 8 hrs/day