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Visual and Performing Arts Education Lecturer - Arts Ed 20

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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.

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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,


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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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