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Lecturer in Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies: Academic Year 2020-21 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open February 24th, 2020 through Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts seeks a lecturer(s) to teach courses in Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Course(s) being offered may include but not limited to:

Photography I
Video I and Video II
Latin Dance Ensemble
Making Electronic Music
Arts of Asia
Social Dance
Recording & Studio Techniques
Movement of Dancers
Introduction to Film Analysis; Experimental Ensemble
Songwriting
Elements & Cultures of Hip Hop
Rhythm & Flow
African Dance

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion sections or supervise a graduate student teaching assistant.

Masters and/or PhD and experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching.

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/index.html

For more information, please contact Jayson Beaster-Jones at jbeaster-jones@ucmerced.edu

Salary is based on an annual full time rate of $56,381.00.

Full time and part time positions available. Three courses in Fall and three courses in Spring are equivalent to full time position. Part time varies based on need and availability.

Review of applications will begin on 3/5/20 and will continue until the position is filled.

Academic Year: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Fall Semester: August 19, 2020 – December 18, 2020
Spring Semester: January 12, 2021 – May 14, 2021

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - A teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how you have approached or would approach teaching the courses that you wish to teach. Please also indicate subject area of interest regarding teaching.

  • Sample Syllabus

  • A recent teaching evaluation

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)