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 photography, painting, ceramics, a seminar in contemporary global art, and Art 8, a cross-media foundations course. Some of these courses are offered in summer sessions only. Please indicate your availability and preference for summer, or for fall 2107 and spring, academic year 2017/18. Please see campus general catalog at http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/art/

Applicants will be selected from this pool to teach courses in the two six-week sessions in Summer 2017 and the 17/18 Academic Year. Summer Session A runs from May 22 – June 30, 2017 and Session D runs from July 3 – August 11, 2017. Academic Year courses are either Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. Course times will vary.

Applicants can apply to more than one discipline. Please stipulate at the top of your letter which discipline(s) you are applying for. 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. Summer session, each course meets for a total of 12 hours per week (usually 3 hours x 4 days a week) for 6 weeks. Academic year, each course meets 6 hours of lecture per week (3 hours x 2 days a week) plus 3 hours of studio time per week.

Basic qualifications: Must have completed 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) for Summer Session). Approximate starting salary of $52,099 annual for Academic Year. Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01323

Applicants should submit: a Cover Letter; a Curriculum Vitae; Teaching Statement (750 Word Max) Artist Statement (750 Word Max)
10 Images of own work (accepted file types, PDF, TXT, or images), if you have Mov files, please give the link information and 2 letters of recommendations.

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.

Applications will be initially reviewed from April 2017 through May 2017 for appointments during the 2017-2018 academic year, including Summer Sessions 2017. Reviews will continue as needed throughout the year. 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.