Associate Teaching Professor and Director, English for Multilingual Students Program

The English for Multilingual Students Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is seeking a Program Director (JPF01584). The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer with Security of Employment, with tenure (working title of Associate Teaching Professor), effective July 1, 2020.

The English for Multilingual Students (EMS) Program is a dynamic program that enrolls approximately 2,000 students annually. The Director position combines administration and classroom instruction; the courseload is three courses per year, typically one per academic quarter. The Director leads a team of nearly 20 instructors in curriculum development and implementation along with writing assessments and placements for incoming students. The Director works closely with other campus units supporting international students, including Campus Learning Assistance Services, the Office of International Students and Scholars, and graduate staff advisors across the disciplines. The Director also coordinates program activities with the EMS Program Business Officer. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring instructors; conducting reappointment, promotion, and merit reviews of instructors; and reviewing course sequence learning outcomes. The position offers the potential for the development of new initiatives as well as possible opportunities to interact with faculty across the campus through the Applied Linguistics Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphasis and various Academic Senate committees.

The EMS Program supports primarily international students in baccalaureate and graduate degree programs. The program offers four levels of undergraduate writing. In addition, it provides courses in graduate writing and academic oral communication. For more information about the EMS Program, see:

Our program has a genuine commitment to diversity and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service, as appropriate to the position. For information about the department, see:

Basic Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Education, or a closely related discipline at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications

  • At least three years of administrative experience in a university-level Academic English or Writing program.
  • Teaching expertise in English for Academic Purposes, as demonstrated through at least one year of teaching experience in the field.
  • Knowledge of university-level second language writing pedagogy, as demonstrated through relevant coursework, teaching experience, and/or research experience.
  • Professional engagement, as demonstrated through conference presentations, publications, and/or academic service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Academic English programs for international graduate students.
  • Experience with development of assessment instruments.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Applications should be submitted online at: Inquiries about the application process and/or the position may be sent to

Document Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching -Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness -Research Statement (optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (optional): Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference Requirements

Applicants should arrange to have 3 to 4 letters of reference submitted online on their behalf.

We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. This statement, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in ethnically diverse populations; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as retention and mentoring of students.

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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