The Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time lecturers to teach studio courses including, but not limited to ceramics, drawing, graphic novels, photography, painting, sculpture, video, foundations of visual thinking, and seminars in contemporary global art. Some of these courses are offered in summer sessions only.
Due to COVID-19 UC Berkeley may begin the fall semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction requires an online course to be designed from the outset for delivery via distance-learning methods. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools. Department policy requires instructors to create and maintain a bcourses site.
Applicants can apply to more than one discipline. Please stipulate at the top of your letter which discipline(s) you are applying for. The number of available positions will vary, depending on the needs of the Department. Positions may vary from 17% to 100%. (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 focus on materials, methods, form, content, history, and process. Summer Sessions courses meet for a total of 16 hours per week (usually 4 hours x 4 days a week) for 6 weeks. Academic Year courses meet for 6 hours of lecture per week (3 hours x 2 days a week).
Basic Qualifications (by the time of application): Candidates must hold an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program.
Additional Qualifications (by start date): Advanced degree by start date
Preferred Qualifications: MFA or equivalent international degree. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and teaching experience
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Approximate starting salary of $6,202 (part-time 11% position for Summer Session). Approximate starting salary of $56,381 annually for the academic year. Some credit may be given to prior college-level teaching experience.
UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by the American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
Appointments for summer and fall are usually reviewed in March or April, and appointments for spring are usually reviewed in October or November.
Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.
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 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 a performance assessment.
The Department seeks candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
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.
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