Art Department: 3D Visual Art Lecturer Pool

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz , CA

ID: 7069364
Posted: September 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers who may be appointed to teach 3D visual art at the lower and/or upper division level. Possible course topics include 3D foundation, sculpture, public art, metal fabrication, foundry, intermedia, and architecture.

The department seeks to add to its current strength in the creation of socially and environmentally engaged work. Selected candidates should have a notable exhibition record and professional experience with a contemporary approach of visual art practice. Preference will be given to candidates with any of the following qualifications:

Proven ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds.
A multidisciplinary orientation that bridges areas of art practice, which includes interactive installation and sculpture, digital video, animation, social media, sound art and physical computing.
A multidisciplinary orientation that bridges the areas of 2D, 3D, and 4D art practices.
A broad understanding of the scholarly fields of visual art practices such as performance, social practice, emissive environments, and convergences of design, art, science, and technology.
Candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching are strongly encouraged to apply.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.


M.F.A. or Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in a relevant field of study at the time of application; or four years equivalent professional experience in artistic and creative work consisting of national and/or international record of performances, exhibitions, or installations in museums, galleries, festivals, or alternative venues engaging the general public.
University or college teaching experience.
Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Appointments may also be made during Summer Session.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

UC Recruit requires a single PDF per image submission. The PDF may include a single image or a URL link to a single image hosted online (not a gallery page).

Please refer to Position # JPF00854-21P in all correspondence.

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted). Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through July 9, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2020 through fall quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.


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