Visual and Performing Arts Education Lecturer - Arts Ed 20 University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06586
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.
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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.