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History of Art & Visual Culture: Lecture Pool in Visual Cultures-Europe & the Americas (Ongoing)

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The History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach full- or part-time, either during the academic year or Summer Session. We seek applications from outstanding candidates with experience to teach historic or contemporary periods in the visual cultures of Europe and the Americas. The members of the department are committed to the investigation of art and visual culture from a wide range of theoretical perspectives. We seek colleagues with secure knowledge of visual materials and demonstrated interest in examining such materials and related issues within contexts of culture and history. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Candidates accepted to our pool may be approached by other campus units to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise.

RANK: Lecturer.

SALARY: $6,126 to $7,105 per 5 unit course in the academic year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full-time appointment is based upon an eight-course equivalency (i.e., $49,012-$56,840 annually). Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from this amount.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or advanced Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in art history/visual culture or relevant field of study such as media studies or communication, or M.Arch.; teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As openings occur, appointments contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit on-line system, and must include 1) letter of application that addresses scholarly background (If ABD, please address the progress of the dissertation); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample (preferably a published article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter); 4) descriptions of three courses (one large lecture, one small lecture, one seminar); 5) Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation* sent directly via the UCSC Academic Recruit on-line system. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00101-14P in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants will be asked to update their files periodically if they are interested in remaining in the pool.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Address your scholarly background (if ABD, address the progress of the dissertation)

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Writing Sample - Preferably a published article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter

  • Course Description 1 - Large lecture course description

  • Course Description 2 - Small lecture course description

  • Course Description 3 - Seminar course description

  • Miscellaneous / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required