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Art Variable Topics Lecturer Pool 2024-25

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: See Table #15 at for the salary range for this position. Annual Salary Range $66,259-$186,466. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Window

Open date: March 14, 2024

Next review date: Saturday, Mar 1, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Mar 1, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

The Department of Art at UCLA is creating a pool of applicants for potential temporary part-time teaching positions, in various variable topics/proposal-based courses in the department for the 2024-25 academic year. These courses include: Art 132 Undergraduate Survey of Critical Thought: Overview of premodern, modern, and postmodern theory as reflected in critical writing and artistic frameworks from late 19th century to present. Introduction to elements of Marxism, critical theory, feminist and queer theory, indigenous critique, disability studies, black radical tradition, decolonial and postcolonial writings; Art 276 Graduate Group Critique: Critique discussions of student work within an open group setting. Alternatively facilitated and lead by senate faculty and visiting artists, curators, cultural critics and other contemporary thinkers in the Los Angeles and broader art community; Art C280 Graduate Seminar: Advanced topics in critical theory and study of contemporary art, with emphasis on individuals, issues, and methodologies. Possible areas of study from structuralism, deconstruction, feminist and psychoanalytic theory, commodification, and censorship.

Specific topics may vary.

Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

BA or BFA required. MFA preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s 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.

  • Link to Online Portfolio - Please list the web address of your online portfolio or personal website.

Reference requirements

No references required.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA