Purpose: The Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university offering undergraduate degrees in studio art and art history, seeks applicants for a full time adjunct lecturer position in Art History for 9/1/2017-6/19/2018. The course load for this appointment is six or seven courses over three academic quarters (e.g. 2/2/2 or 2/3/2 course distribution). The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of four courses for our innovative Cultures and Ideas two-course sequence and two or three additional courses that satisfy University Core requirements, at least one of which will be in their special field of interest. The Cultures and Ideas I-II course sequences must approach the history of visual culture from a global perspective (including both Western and non-Western components) and span a chronological sequence of at least 200 years. The successful candidate may choose to use a pre-approved syllabus for the Cultures and Ideas I-II sequence, or develop their own sequence so long as they include Western and non-Western components. (Please note: new courses are submitted to a rigorous approval process through a faculty committee.) Please see https://www.scu.edu/provost/core/faculty-core-resources/ Examples of pre-approved Art History courses that satisfy Cultures and Ideas I-II core requirements include: Art of the Silk Road; Art, Power, and Propaganda; Art of Contact: New Worlds; Mediterranean Encounters; Trading Places: Art, Trade, and Culture Exchange; and Exhibiting the Global. The tentative schedule for this position requires teaching between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Due to the scheduling requirements for Cultures and Ideas sections (which must be taught on the same days at the same times for two quarters in a row), there is very little flexibility in the teaching schedule once finalized by the department chair and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's office.
Salary: $45,780 $56,700
Basic Qualifications: Required: 1) PhD in Art History (or advanced ABD) and demonstrated excellence in teaching art history survey courses at the college or university level. 2) Minimum of one year of experience teaching at the university level (beyond teaching assistant) and evidence of strong teaching evaluations. 3) Demonstrated expertise in the specific topics proposed for the Cultures and Ideas course sequence. 4) Willingness to fulfill other departmental duties as assigned by the Chair.
Preferred Qualifications: Qualifications: We seek a candidate with a proven success record in the classroom and a strong interdisciplinary approach to teaching. PhD (or advanced ABD) required. Doctorate or advanced ABD in any field of art history; ability to teach Contemporary Art desired but not required.
Responsibilities: Faculty responsibilities include (1) teaching and (2) service, as specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 184.108.40.206). Duties include but are not limited to:Teaching (95%) 1. Planning and teaching six or seven courses: four courses for the Cultures and Ideas I-II course sequence, and two or three additional courses as assigned by the Department Chair. Courses that satisfy University Core requirements must be taught from a syllabus approved by the appropriate college Core committee. Teaching a course typically includes developing syllabi, assignments, readings, and course schedule before the course begins; developing appropriate teaching preparations for each class meeting; selecting course materials and ordering books; conducting and appearing on-time for all scheduled class meetings; submitting course grades by quarterly deadlines; and administering all required course evaluations (numerical and narratives). 2. For more information on Santa Clara Universitys Core Curriculum, please see: https://www.scu.edu/provost/core/faculty-core-resources/ 3. Use appropriate measures of student performance, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work; 4. Post and maintain 2-3 weekly office hours on campus; 5. Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively; 6. Administer narrative course evaluations to each class as assigned by the chair. 7. Serve as an advisor to assigned students providing informed advice; 8. Develop courses for which they are responsible and contribute to general curriculum development. 9. Conduct all assigned class meetings and exams. Final exams/critiques must be held during exam week (week 11); 10. Assign and submit student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline each quarter. Final grades for Spring quarter 2018 are due June 19, 2018. 11. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.Service (5%) 1. Service at the department, College, and University levels including: attending faculty meetings or other appropriate department events and participating constructively; serving on committees; participating in student recruitment and retention activities as deemed appropriate by the department chair or department culture; participating in professional organizations and activities; and performing community service in virtue of their professional expertise and association with the University Faculty Handbook, 220.127.116.11, Ch. 1, Protocols, p.24
Work Authorization: Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should submit via online at https://jobs.scu.edu/ 1. A letter of interest, including overview of qualifications. 2. Brief statement of teaching philosophy. 3. A current CV. 4. A list of three professional references, including contact information. 5. Samples of syllabi and supporting instructional materials. 6. Evidence of teaching excellence such as course evaluations. 7. Suggestions for a Culture and Ideas Art History course sequence that you would be interested in teaching.
Additional Information: For examples of pre-approved Cultures and Ideas I-II course syllabi, please contact Prof. Kathleen Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information on Santa Clara Universitys Core Curriculum, please see: https://www.scu.edu/provost/core/faculty-core-resources/
About Santa Clara University Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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