Associate Director of Digital Humanities, UC San Diego Sixth College (Academic Coord II / Lecturer AY)

  • University of California, San Diego
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Apr 27, 2022
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Job Description


Associate Director of Digital Humanities, UC San Diego Sixth College (Academic Coord II / Lecturer AY)

University of California San Diego

Application Window
Open date: April 15th, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

Sixth College, one of the seven undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego, seeks an outstanding educator to serve as Associate Director of Digital Humanities & Co-Curricular Programming. The position will be full-time, with the appointment split between an Academic Coordinator I and Lecturer. The UC San Diego college system provides undergraduates with smaller supportive communities within the larger research university, and the Culture, Art, and Technology (CAT) curriculum provides the academic and thematic foundation for Sixth College. Further details can be found at

Position Overview

The Associate Director is responsible for collaborating with the Director of Academic Programs and CAT leadership on the administration of the CAT program as well as in curriculum development in the Writing Program. We are looking for someone with experience and knowledge of teaching writing and digital humanities, who has an interest (and experience) in programming for student-centered events that foreground the college's commitment to culture, art, and technology. We are especially interested in candidates with experience foregrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion both in their teaching and their approach to community engagement and events management.

This position has three main areas of responsibility: co-curricular program development, pedagogical support (curriculum support, teaching assistant supervision), and teaching.

Curriculum Design/Support:

The Associate Director will collaborate on curriculum development in the writing program, bringing in a digital humanities lens to the writing curriculum. This includes supporting regular assessments and curriculum revisions.
This person is responsible for supervising returning teaching assistants and working as a liaison in our courses, including supporting continuing education and professionalization for returning TAs.

Co-Curricular Programming & Events:

This position is responsible for developing inclusive community programming in conversation with CAT core courses and themes, and that serves the larger Sixth student body.
This position would be responsible for obtaining extramural funding and producing our yearly CAT Conversations event in the Fall and developing other events in collaboration with college and campus units, such as Sixth Residence Life and the Craft Center.
This position would be responsible for student outreach and marketing for CAT events.


The Associate Director will teach 1-2 courses per year (in the title of Lecturer) in the Culture, Art, and Technology Program (this includes CAT 1-3 or CAT 125). There are also opportunities to teach CAT 124, our experiential learning/practicum course.

This position requires working closely with Sixth Students, Staff, and faculty, including Academic Advising and Student Affairs, to integrate the curricular and co-curricular aspects of College life; and for participating in various college and campus-wide events and committees.


Preferred and Required Qualifications


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • MFA and/or PhD in Writing & Rhetoric, Digital Humanities, Visual Arts, FIlm/Media Studies, Sociology, Education, Literature, or related field at time of application.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience and expertise developing and teaching University-level writing and rhetoric courses (especially lecture courses).
  • Experience in digital humanities (research agenda, teaching, etc.) and digital curation.
  • Experience working with or proven interest in event development and management.
  • Experience and/or interest in academic administration and student outreach.
  • Demonstrated experience in/commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in both teaching and events planning.

Application Details

Application Requirements
Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Misc/Additional #2 (Optional)
  • Writing Sample (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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