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Art and Art History Lecturer Pool – Art Practice Seminar

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first_imgSJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool oftemporary lecturers. To be considered for Spring 2021 courses,application must be received by December 15, 2020.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 21, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Letter of applicationCurriculum vitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophyContact information for three referencesImages representing 20 examples of candidate’s original work(or URL of portfolio site)Some examples of candidate’s own published writing(optional)Images representing 20 examples of student work in addition toexamples of students’ writing Department SummaryThe Department of Art and ArtHistory , founded in 1911, offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degreesand is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art andDesign (NASAD). What we offer to prospective students:award-winning faculty and outstanding technical and administrativestaff; a “best-in-the-west” combination of facilities for making,exhibiting, and researching art across many media; commitment tocreative and critical thinking; opportunities to practiceinnovation across media; and a friendly and supportivecommunity.Brief Description of DutiesCandidate will teach one or more of two new undergraduate seminarsin Art: “The Artist in Contemporary Culture,” and “Medium andMessage.” The courses will have a hybrid format; although they areseminars, they will have a substantial studio component and will berequired for all Art students. Participation in departmentalmeetings and assessment and evaluation activities is a requirementof this position.The ideal candidate will encourage critical thinking and iterativeconcept development within class assignments. Interest ininterdisciplinary collaboration with peers working in all programswithin the Department of Art and Art History is an asset. TheDepartment of Art and Art History is a dynamic department thatencourages cross-disciplinary practice. We seek artists andresearchers with a desire to have a voice in curriculumdevelopment.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided forthe SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not,must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required QualificationsMaster of Fine Arts degree or Ph.D. in Art History, Visual Cultureor related field with considerable experience teaching studio artat the university level; a clear demonstration of artistic and/orscholarly achievement, as evidenced by a significant portfolio ofcreative work with research interests; familiarity with emergingareas of artistic practice and theory; ability to read and write ata high level and successfully direct and assess student writing;ability to break down texts and make them accessible to anundergraduate student audience; demonstrated awareness of andsensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural populationas might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training,teaching, and other comparable experience.Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents:last_img read more

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