2018 GSI Application
Graduate Student Instructor CALL
The Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for qualified Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) to teach sections of required first-year writing classes in Winter and Spring 2018.
A GSI appointed as a Teaching Fellow or as an Associate-In is responsible for the conduct of the entire instruction of a course including the preparation of student narrative evaluations. The GSI is also responsible for other “normal” teaching-related duties, i.e., holding regular office hours, being available to advise students, attending faculty meetings/orientation, etc.
A Teaching Fellow must be: registered UCSC graduate student at the time of employment, formal advancement to candidacy for the PhD prior to the beginning of the appointment, in good academic standing, and have approval of the divisional dean(s) and applicable Senate committees.
An Associate-In must be: registered UCSC graduate student at the time of employment, in good academic standing, and have approval of the divisional dean(s) and applicable Senate committees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree (or equivalent). Experience in teaching at the college level (see CEP guidelines). Formal training in Rhetoric & Composition (WRIT 203 or its equivalent qualifies). Familiarity with current scholarship in Rhetoric & Composition.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Independent teaching at the college level (instructor of record). Master’s degree in Rhetoric & Composition and/or TESOL.
CLASSES AVAILABLE: 12-15 per academic year
TO APPLY: Applicants should submit an informative letter of application describing their interest in and approaches to teaching writing and the connection of those approaches to scholarship in Rhetoric & Composition and/or TESOL; a curriculum vitae (including a UCSC e-mail address and 2-3 teaching references); and a unit plan for a writing project that is appropriate for one of UCSC’s lower-division writing courses.
Materials should be submitted to the Writing Program through the online application form.
CLOSING DATE: May 1, 2017
Non-Discrimination Statement: Within the limits imposed by law or University regulations, the University shall not discriminate against or harass any ASE on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, HIV status, status as a covered veteran, age, citizenship, political affiliation, and Union activity. For the purposes of this statement only, medical condition means any health impairment related to or associated with a diagnosis of cancer, or health impairments related to genetic characteristics.
Revised April 14, 2017