Lecturer Position with Security of Employment in the Department of Art
Position Description: The Department of Art at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks a lecturer in Drawing and Design. The Department of Art offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA). The starting date for the position is July 1, 2013, with teaching responsibilities commencing in September 2013.
The Department of Art is looking for an experienced lecturer to teach a range of drawing, design, and foundation courses. The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of contemporary art with an active engagement with formal and theoretical experimentation, a thoughtful appreciation of historical precedent, and a conceptual ability to intersect with other art forms and new technologies. Candidates must possess sufficient versatility to teach studio courses, critiques, and seminars, while also serving as a student mentor and advisor. As a department with growing pedagogical needs, we also seek an individual with demonstrated experience in curriculum planning and assessment methodologies.
The successful candidate will join a growing department of 19 full-time faculty and 4 lecturers. A heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, the department values inquiry and experimentation over specific ideologies and intellectual methods. The department’s research and instruction examines how definitions of art play themselves out in contexts ranging from the personal to the public, from the gallery to the street. The department’s curriculum emphasizes that visual art is not a freestanding category, but instead takes shape through its intersection with other creative practices and knowledge domains.
Qualifications: MFA or equivalent training; a minimum of eight years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level; experience in curriculum planning and academic assessment; a record of significant research achievements; and a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity.
1) A cover letter explaining interest in the position and teaching philosophy;
2) CV, including record of publications, projects, and weblinks,if any; and
3) Names and contact information for three recommenders only (no actual letters).
Upload to: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF01960.
In addition, applicants must submit a portfolio of up to 10 images and other media samples to: https://ctsa.slideroom.com. There is a $10 associated fee with submission of materials.
Deadline: Sunday, June 23, 2013.
EEO/AA Policy: UCI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of California are subject to budgetary approval.