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Visual and Performing Arts Education Lecturer - Arts Ed 20

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Open June 23rd, 2021 through Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

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 committed to creating a diverse pool of candidates for potential part-time teaching positions in arts education during each academic year. In particular, VAPAE is now interested in meeting qualified candidates to teach its General Education (GE) course: Introduction to Community Engagement through the Arts.

This course meets the undergraduate arts & humanities and society & culture GE requirements, and provides an introduction to the fields of community engagement and community arts. With a multi-disciplinary perspective, the course examines how the visual arts, dance, design/media arts, music, film and theatre is able to create and foster community- in both theoretical and experiential ways. To that end, the course commits to building a close-knit classroom community of its own through interactive arts activities and meeting local practitioners who describe their work in the arts and community.

The course focuses on the possibilities for multidisciplinary arts to engage community within five different settings: 1) family and home sites; 2) K-12 school settings; 3) non-traditional educational settings; 4) community art sites and nonprofits arts organizations; and 5) within the larger umbrella social practice and civic engagement.

An emphasis is placed on the writing process of drafting and revising, with regular writing assignments that require students to read, analyze, and evaluate community arts practices and scholarship.

Applicants should be multidisciplinary in their approach to teaching the arts and arts appreciation, and have experience working in the fields of arts education and community engagement. Applicants may submit letters of intent, course proposals and/ or accompanying syllabi that pertain to and/or support the themes and topics as described above.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree and relevant professional experience.

Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointments contingent on availability of funding.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Masters degree and relevant professional experience.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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.

  • Proposed Course Syllabus

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

Applicants will be asked to name references to complete their application. The references will not be asked to provide letters unless the analyst requests them.

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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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA