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Lecturer in Playwriting (pre-six)
University of California Santa Barbara

Date Posted Jul. 2, 2024
Title Lecturer in Playwriting (pre-six)
University University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Department Theater and Dance
Application Deadline 03/31/2025
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Lecturer in Playwriting (pre-six)

University of California Santa Barbara

Position overview
Position title: non-senate lecturer

Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. The actual appointment percentage is variable, derived from an estimated full-time (100%) annual salary range of $68,247 to $70,295.

Position duration: 1 to 2 academic quarters with the possibility of reappointment that is dependent upon performance, teaching review process, and departmental needs.

Application Window
Open date: June 28, 2024

Next review date: Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Mar 31, 2025 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

The Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach during the 2024-2025 Academic Year in playwriting. Courses include: "Introduction to Playwriting" and "Advanced Playwriting".
Work will be in person on the UCSB campus. Reimbursement for travel and housing expenses will not be provided. Information about the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is available through the Department's web page:
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of a Tier 1 Research University through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Salary is standard, based on the UC's salary scales and depends on qualifications.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MFA degree in playwriting or five years professional experience as a working playwright. At least one year of teaching experience at the college or university level.

Preferred qualifications

Applicant is a published playwright and/or has had their plays professionally produced.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample Syllabus - Examples of professional work. To submit, please upload a document containing a PDF file, website address and/or electronic samples.
  • Sample Play - To submit, please upload a document containing a PDF file, website address and/or electronic samples.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
References will only be contacted for the proposed candidate after the candidate has been identified as a finalist for the position.
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