Part-Time Lecturer: ART PRACTICE SEMINAR
Department of Art and Art History
San Jose State University
Master of Fine Arts degree or Ph.D. in Art History, Visual Culture or related field with considerable experience teaching studio art at the university level; a clear demonstration of artistic and/or scholarly achievement, as evidenced by a significant portfolio of creative work with research interests; familiarity with emerging areas of artistic practice and theory; ability to read and write at a high level and successfully direct and assess student writing; ability to break down texts and make them accessible to an undergraduate student audience; demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement. Candidate will teach one or more of two new undergraduate seminars in Art: "The Artist in Contemporary Culture," and "Mediumand Message." The courses will have a hybrid format; although they are seminars, they will have a substantial studio component and will be required for all Art students. Participation in departmental meetings and assessment and evaluation activities is a requirement of this position.
The ideal candidate will encourage critical thinking and iterative concept development within class assignments. Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with peers working in all programs within the Department of Art and Art History is an asset. The Department of Art and Art History is a dynamic department that encourages cross-disciplinary practice. We seek artists and researchers with a desire to have a voice in curriculum development.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 21st 2017, or later depending on the semester of hire.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
SJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool of temporary lecturers. For full consideration, please mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, and contact information for three references. Please send 20 examples of Candidate's original work (or URL of portfolio site), and/or examples of published writing. Send 20 examples of student work in addition to examples of students' writing to:
Chair, Art and Art History Interdisciplinary Search Committee Department of Art and Art History
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0025
For more details and to apply, visit: http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/docs/Art_Practice_Seminar_Part-Time_Pool_ad.pdf
San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University's annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.) University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University's annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)
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