Lecturer Positions in Department of Art Practice

The Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time lecturers to teach courses in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and/or a seminar in contemporary global art.

Applicants will be selected from this pool to teach courses in the two six-week sessions in Summer 2016.
Session 1 runs from May 23rd to July 1st, 2016. Session 2 runs from July 5th to August 12th, 2016.

Applicants can apply to more than one discipline. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. The number of available positions will vary, depending on the needs of the Department. (UC Berkeley’s academic calendar can be viewed at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/),

Duties include teaching a studio and/or lecture course (or courses), advising students, and holding regular office hours. A Lecturer helps students build conceptual and critical foundations, and practical studio skills that may focus on materials, form, content, history, and process. Generally, each course meets for a total of 12 hours per week (usually 3 hours x 4 days a week).

Basic qualifications: Must be enrolled in an MFA program by time of application.

Additional qualifications by start date: An MFA or equivalent degree and teaching experience

Preferred qualifications by start date: Outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (starting approximate salary of $5,720 (part-time 11% position)). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00993

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement (750 Word Max) and Artist Statement (750 Word Max)
  • 10 Images of own work (jpg/Movie file)
  • 2 letters of recommendation

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

This position will remain open until filled. Applicants can direct questions to Toni Whittle- Ciprazo at algran@berkeley.edu.
Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at http://art.berkeley.edu .

This is a non-tenured, temporary position: the appointments to the title of Lecturer are self- terminating (no further notice on non-reappointment will be forthcoming) and do not create an obligation on the part of the University either to extend or renew the appointment outlined above. Any reappointment will be preceded by an assessment.

The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The Department seeks candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.