Lecturer in History
University of California Davis
United States

Lecturer in History

Job #JPF05902

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 - $74,576

Application Window

Open date: August 1, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Oct 12, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023 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.

Position description

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a lecturer position in Art Studio to teach an Upper Division class in VIDEO ANIMATION, during the Spring quarter of the 2023-2024 academic year. Service dates: 3/28/24-6/13/24, MW 5-8PM. A lecturer teaches a three-hour studio class twice a week and holds regular office hours.

These classes introduce and instruct students in the techniques of video art animation along with the historical and conceptual background necessary for contemporary practice at all levels of undergraduate teaching. These courses should integrate practical skills with conceptual foundations in a way that takes advantage of the instructor's strengths, interests and background. Applicants should be artists with professional practices and expertise in the field of video. Qualifications include an MFA or the equivalent, 3 years college/university level teaching experience beyond the TA level, expertise in the discipline and experience teaching Video Animation. Candidates with diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Please note this course will be offered contingent on available funding.
Closing date for applications is October 12, 2023. Please submit the following materials to the recruitment website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF05902

• Letter of intent
• Teaching statement
• Resume
• 4-6 samples of animations (pdf with links to samples to videos)
• List of classes you have taught, where, and when
• Samples of course syllabi
• Three names of academic references with contact information

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 an assessment.

Proof of citizenship or eligibility for US employment required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986).

This position is subject to UC policy and is covered by a collective bargaining unit.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualifications include an MFA or the equivalent, 3 years college/university level teaching experience beyond the TA level, expertise in the discipline and experience teaching Video Animation

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of intent

  • Teaching statement

  • Resume - Your most recently updated C.V

  • List of courses taught - Include course title, date and name of institution

  • Samples of course syllabi

  • 4-6 samples of animations - pdf with links to samples to videos

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Additional supporting material (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05902

Help contact: kdpearson@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis, CA

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