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Academic English Lecturer - Composition 2021 -2022

Application Window

Open July 16th, 2021 through Friday, Jul 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering invites applications for a one-year full-time Lecturer position at UCI with Dalian University Joint Program based in Dalian, China. Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is a public research university located in the city of Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. Dalian is a modern port city on the Liaodong Peninsula, at the southern tip of Liaoning Province, China. Some travel may be necessary, travel expenses are included.

Annual full-time salaries begin at $56,945. Possibility of appointment renewal after one year.

The individual is expected to teach one to three lower-division composition and Academic English courses. Courses are equivalent to the levels of UC Irvine’s Academic English 23, Academic English 20, and/or Writing 39A, B, C series, and Writing 39AP. The candidate may also be expected to teach upper-division courses required to fulfill curricula specifications for the program (e.g. ENGR 190W) as needed. The individual will also coordinate with the Director of English Composition at UCI to ensure the writing courses taught at the Joint Program remain the same as those taught at UCI. Students at the Joint Program will be instructed by both DUT and UCI faculty in Mechanical Engineering.

Job Location:
Irvine CA. Relocation to China may, or may not be required.

Fall Quarter 2021 service period: September 20 2021 to December 10, 2021

Winter Quarter 2022 service period: January 3, 2022 to March 18, 2022

  • Deadline for applications - November 5 , 2021

Spring Quarter 2022 service period: April 23, 2022 to June 10, 2022

  • Deadline for applications - March 2, 2022

Deadline for application for Fall – July 15, 2022

Base salary commensurate based on degree and experience.

To apply and upload documents, go to:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (preferred) in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Writing Studies, or a related field. MA in applied linguistics, or a related field, or an MFA in creative writing, also considered.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement

  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence ( See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

  • Misc / Additional - Teaching Materials:

    One Teaching portfolio of up to 10 pages total that represent(s) your strengths as an instructor of writing and rhetoric (e.g. syllabus, assignments, sample paper with comments).
    Teaching Evaluations:

    Applicants who have never taught in the UCI Composition Program should include in their application one complete and representative set (i.e. one section) of teaching evaluations, including qualitative responses.

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form:

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA