The Theater Arts 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 applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach courses in the following areas:
Acting/Directing: introduction to acting, advanced acting studios, introduction to directing, advanced directing studios.
Playwriting: beginning and advanced playwriting.
Dramatic Literature: development of western theater arts, special studies in individual playwrights, dramatic theories.
Voice: voice for the actor.
Theater of Diversity: any area of American ethnic or multicultural theater, including courses focusing on African-American, Chicano, Asian-American, women's, and other theater.
These courses are designed to meet campus general education requirements with the use of standard texts. Readers or Teaching assistants may be assigned to assist instructors and will be supervised by the instructor.
Special attention will be given to persons with proven undergraduate teaching skills. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.
ACADEMIC TITLE Lecturer
SALARY 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.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MA or MFA (or equivalent foreign degree) in Theater, Performance or Dance at the time of application; or four years of equivalent professional experience with a record of performances and exhibitions in theater venues or alternative venues engaging the general public, and evidence of scholarship in peer-reviewed journals, web and/or book publications at the time of application.
POSITION AVAILABLE 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.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. Please 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 http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD 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.
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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
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