Art Lecturer

Art Department at UCSB

Santa Barbara, CA

Position title: Lecturer
Open date: May 12th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Oct 29, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Artist/Lecturer, UCSB Department of Art, Fall 2021-22

The Department of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach in the upcoming summer session and 2021-22 academic year. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue throughout the year as needed. The number of courses and positions available varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department.

The UCSB Department of Art is committed to providing an equal opportunity learning environment and we welcome applications from a broad range of qualified candidates. We are interested in applicants with a developed art practice, research interests, and/or teaching experience who are keen to work with a large, diverse student population across the multiple interdisciplinary contexts available within an R1 public university. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

Applicants may have an emphasis in any one of the areas listed below, or expertise across a broad range of contemporary art practices and visual maker culture: Drawing, Painting, Print/Publication Arts, Photography, Design and New Media, Digital Video/Animation/VR/AI, Performance, spatial, public and land-based practices in Sculpture, Site-specific Installation, Computational Craft, Physical Computing, Haptic Media, Environmental Art and Placemaking, Visual Literacy and Critical Theory, Art/Science, Performance, Sound, Social and Publicly-engaged Practices. Courses needed may include introductory through advanced, hands-on studio, large lecture, and seminar models of instruction.

Appointments could vary from quarter to quarter from single or multiple courses that align with qualified applicants. Positions may include multiple classes and range from one quarter to one year with the possibility of renewable reappointment.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Information about the UCSB Department of Art is available through the Department’s Home Page


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
MFA/MA or an equivalent graduate level degree (e.g. MA from another country), or a BFA/BA and minimum of one year of teaching in contemporary arts or related/relevant fields.

Preferred qualifications
Some college or university teaching experience, such as a Teaching Assistant or other relevant training, as well as a portfolio of projects demonstrating experience in the visual arts and related interdisciplinary fields.

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

10-15 Samples of Artwork

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Will be evaluated at the shortlist stage.

Overflow for Samples of Artwork (Optional)

Teaching Evaluations - Upon Request

Reference requirements
3-5 required (contact information only)
References will be contacted for final candidates.

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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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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