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Visual and Performing Arts Education Lecturer 2021-2022

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer

Application Window

Open June 24th, 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 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 accompanying syllabi that support any of the below concentrations, or apply to teach the core Arts Education Teaching Sequence, guiding students from educational theory into practice.

Concentration 1: Strategies and Methods in Teaching the Arts
Students focus on the understanding, acquisition, development and implementation of best pedagogical practices in creative arts education.

Concentration 2: Arts in the Community
Students look closely at creative models for community cultural development through socially engaged arts education and applied teaching artistry.

Concentration 3: Teaching the Arts in Non-traditional Settings and with Special Populations
Students develop specialized skills in arts education to meet the needs of specific student populations, as well as a critical understanding of those particular teaching contexts.

Concentration 4: Social-Emotional Learning in the Arts
Students engage with Social-Emotional Learning, both experientially and theoretically, in order to develop best practices for SEL integration into arts education.

Concentration 5: Interdisciplinary Arts Teaching
Students integrate their understanding and practice of arts education into other academic fields, looking closely at cross-disciplinary applications and outcomes.

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

  • 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)

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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Campus Information

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