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Visual and Performing Arts Education Lecturer 2019-2020

Recruitment Period

Open May 1st, 2019 through Friday, Apr 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture offers an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental series of courses designed to introduce undergraduates to the key issues and methodologies in the field of arts education for multiple publics and to a broad range of possible career paths including K-12 teaching, museum education, socially-engaged arts practice, creative arts therapies, teaching artist and arts advocacy.

VAPAE is creating a pool of candidates for potential part-time teaching positions in arts education, during the academic year, as needed.

Applicants may submit course proposals and any relevant syllabi to be considered to teach the core Arts Education Teaching Sequence (AETS), a sequence of courses that guide UCLA undergraduate students from educational theory into practice.

The AETS is an essential component of the VAPAE minor and a launching pad for a professional teaching artist career. The sequence is comprised of three courses (Arts Ed M102, M192, M192SL) in which selected undergraduates explore core issues in arts education, creative process, and educational/ social justice. Students are then assigned to K-12 classrooms in the Los Angeles area, where they first observe and then implement an original 8-week arts-based unit plan under the supervision of a credentialed guiding teacher. AETS courses are offered each year, and students may begin the sequential coursework in the fall or spring quarters.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree and relevant professional experience.

Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointments contingent on availability of funding.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration 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.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Proposed Course Syllabus

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)