So, I'm always interested to see job ads in my (general) geographic and disciplinary area.
Today, this UC-San Diego ad caught my eye. It's for a lecturer position running the writing program. The part below caught my eye because for a first round, it strikes me as an amazing amount of work.
Applicants should submit: (1) Letter of application; (2) CV; (3) Names and addresses of three referees; (4) Syllabi of courses the applicant has designed and taught; (5) Proposed syllabus or curriculum plan for a freshman-level writing sequence that addresses the Warren College Writing Program's goals (see web site) as well as the needs of a diverse group of students, instructors, and staff; (6) Article length writing sample (7) Summary of past or potential contributions to diversity in a personal statement.
Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 are all reasonable. 6 and 7 are best suited to a next step. 5 is ridiculous. You want me to propose a curriculum plan for your program? In the first step of a job application?
Now, I'm not saying I won't apply, but if I weren't quite so desperate I wouldn't.
Am I alone in thinking they're asking for too much, too soon?
- Modesto Marcus