The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for non-tenure track, competitively-searched, Part-Time Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts. We are seeking two candidates to join our faculty on a part-time basis (33%-67%, or 3-6 classes) for a 9-month service period. Appointments may be for one to three years, and may be renewed based on instructional need. This position is pending budgetary approval.
The position primarily contributes to the Arts, Media, and Culture major but also supports other interdisciplinary majors at UW Tacoma. The start date is January 2020, and requires an MFA degree (or foreign equivalent) in Art or a closely related field.
The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.
Consistent with our urban-serving mission, our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.
The successful candidate will be an interdisciplinary teacher/artist with a strong record of teaching excellence across a broad range of art classes. Candidates should have experience and an interest in teaching lower and upper division undergraduate courses within the spectrum of socially engaged, interdisciplinary art, including Studio Foundations, Contemporary Drawing, Body Image and Art, Cultural Identity and Art, Art and the Public, Community-Based Art, and other conceptually-based and themed studio art courses.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning.
To apply, please submit:
Letter delineating your interests and qualifications as well as your teaching experience. Applicants' statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or creative work has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion,
Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi and/or evaluations),
Names and contact information of three references (shortlisted candidates may be asked to supply recommendation letters)
Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin September 17, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, completed materials should be received by 5:00 PM on September 17. For further information, e-mail David Coon, search chair, at email@example.com.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.