2022-23 Part-Time Lecturer Pool - Department of Art and Art History (514463)

  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • May 14, 2022
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Job Description

Description:

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Academic Year Part-Time Lecturer

College: Humanities and Fine Arts

Department/School: Department of Art and Art History

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Priority Review Date: 07/01/22; complete applications received after that date may be considered as needs arise.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, a list of courses you believe you are qualified to teach and for which you wish to be considered, a copy of unofficial transcripts for your highest earned degree, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online; applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered. For information about specific courses offered, please refer to the University Catalog.

Position Summary:

The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts is collecting application materials for a pool of part-time lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2022-23 academic year. We are primarily looking for instructors to teach in-person courses. Appointments from the part-time pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for a lecturer appointment is a degree in a relevant field (preferably a terminal degree).

Preferred Qualifications:

A terminal degree in a relevant field. Relevant experience, such as: previous teaching experience, especially with diverse groups of students; professional credentials, experience, and licenses; additional relevant abilities and specializations. Bilingual candidates will be given preference.

Responsibilities:

Lecturers will teach one or more sections of courses for which the Department Personnel Committee deems them qualified. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

The Department:

The Department of Art and Art History is NASAD accredited. The Department offers BA options in Art Education, Art History, and Art Studio; and a BFA program with options in Art Studio and Interior Architecture. An MA is offered in Art History. The Department of Art and Art History faculty members are a dedicated group of artists and scholars deeply involved in art, pedagogy, and in bringing our work out of the classroom into our communities. Our students reflect the campus's diversity (32% Latinx, 41% White, 4% Asian, 4% African American, 5% multiracial). They push boundaries and produce reflective work for our galleries and other public venues that engage with contemporary issues. We have eleven full-time faculty, a large pool of part-time faculty, and five staff. The studio areas are well equipped with labs for ceramics, drawing, digital media, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The glass studio is approximately 2,000 square feet, with a single furnace, two glory holes, multiple annealing and casting kilns, and a wide range of cold-working equipment. Art History has strengths in Mesoamerican, Medieval, and Modern, with specialists in postcolonial and critical race studies, feminism and gender studies, structuralism and semiotics. Art Education has strengths in Cultural Diversity in Art Education and Japanese Pop Culture. The Ira Latour Visual Resources Center is an award-winning learning/teaching center that houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals, videos, and digital images. Other important artistic teaching resources include the University Art Gallery, which presents exhibitions of regional- and nationally-based artists, and the Janet Turner Print Museum, which produces exhibitions and maintains an extensive permanent study collection. Chico is a town with a vibrant arts community. It is located three hours north of the Bay Area and one and a half hours north of Sacramento, offering easy access to major art activity. For more information visit our website: Art & Art History Department

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Cameron Crawford, Department Chair
Ayres 107 (530) 898-6885
ccrawford@csuchico.edu

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Benefits Information:

This position may qualify for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/index.shtml.

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

Closing Date/Time: January 31, 2023

Job Address

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