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2020-2021 Temporary Lecturer in Visual Arts

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 25th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Apr 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jul 24, 2020 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.


The Department of Visual Artswithin the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

We are seeking applicants for Temporary Lecturer position(s) in all areas of the Visual Arts Department including

  • Studio Art (painting, sculpture, drawing, performance and hybrid practices)
  • Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts and Speculative Design (basic electronics, physical computing and controllers, time based multimedia public performance with processing and/or PD, Arduino and Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred)
  • Media (digital film / video, photography, multimedia installation, audio visual performance and sound design)
  • Art History/Criticism (Western and Non-Western, including, but not limited to, Chinese, Renaissance, Baroque/Early Modern, and Modern/Contemporary).

Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly or annual, with the possibility of renewal. Positions available beginning the 2020/2021 academic year contingent upon funding.

Possessing a BFA, MFA and/or PhD in Studio Art, Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts and Speculative Design, Media, Art History/Criticism or other related field is required prior to the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship and/or professional recognition. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong and/or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Proof of eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986)

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on published UC pay scales.

To apply, please access RECRUIT, our electronic system at

Applicants should also submit a separate personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity.

Please reference position number POOL-2020-2021 on all correspondence.
UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Specify explicitly which area/discipline you are applying for

    Art History
    Spec Design


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

  • Evidence of Work in the Field - prints of articles, copies of books, etc... in PDF format OR provide URLs and a link to online portfolio that is specifically curated for the search committee

    prioritize with your most accomplished work.

  • Statement of Teaching - Can scan teaching evaluations into one PDF document and upload here (strongly advised to included teaching evaluations if available)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1 required (contact information only)