Employment

Department of Art, UC Irvine
Temporary Lecturer Positions in Sculpture
2020-2021 Academic Year

Fall 2020 (September 28 – December 18, 2020)
ART 40
Beginning Sculpture is a remote learning introductory production course that explores a materially inventive field-based approach to sculpture, making creative use of temporality, site specificity, and development of new forms of creative documentation as works in themselves. Through a sequence of creative projects that take up a range of sculptural concerns, students learn to spatialize their ideas communicating in three-dimensional forms in space, investigate material meaning, and develop critical skills. In twice weekly remote class meetings on Zoom, students will be introduced to a wide history of sculptural ideas and practices through a series slide lectures, videos and readings supporting each project. They will participate in individual meetings, group critiques and online discussions, expand their conceptual creative problem-solving skills and consider multiple perspectives to help develop a unique artistic spatial and material language of their own.

Winter 2021 (January 4 – March 19, 2021)
Beginning Sculpture Art 40 and Advanced Sculpture 151 when taught on campus have a shop production component designed to help students acquire basic to advanced skills with primary tools throughout the sculpture shops, providing workshop days where basic modes of construction in the wood shop, metal shop and mold-making areas are demonstrated and put into practice by students. Depending on the latest UC guidelines for Winter Quarter 2021, these two courses may be taught remote or in person on campus.

ART 40
Beginning Sculpture is a remote learning introductory production course that explores a materially inventive field-based approach to sculpture, making creative use of temporality, site specificity, and development of new forms of creative documentation as works in themselves. Through a sequence of creative projects that take up a range of sculptural concerns, students learn to spatialize their ideas communicating in three-dimensional forms in space, investigate material meaning, and develop critical skills. In twice weekly remote class meetings on Zoom, students will be introduced to a wide history of sculptural ideas and practices through a series slide lectures, videos and readings supporting each project. They will participate in individual meetings, group critiques and online discussions, expand their conceptual creative problem-solving skills and consider multiple perspectives to help develop a unique artistic spatial and material language of their own.

ART 151
Advanced Sculpture is a remote learning advanced production course that explores economies of material, site- and situation-specificity, and the relationship between performance and the object. Students are encouraged to build upon the technical skills and critical vocabularies from Art 40 to construct advanced sculptural projects drawing upon available materials in a remote learning context. Students will develop their individual practices through a series of research-based creative projects emphasizing material experimentation, background research, conceptual development, and documentation strategies. In biweekly remote classes on Zoom, students will develop a working knowledge of contemporary sculptural practice though slide lectures, technical demonstrations, readings, and short writing assignments. Students will engage with the course through individual meetings, artist presentations, group critiques, live discussion, and online discussion boards. Through these processes, students will learn to produce meaning through sculptural objects and gestures, and develop an advanced critical language around three-dimensional form.
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Qualifications: Candidate must have an MFA (or equivalent) or PhD in Art, and at least two years of teaching experience or equivalent experience, at the college or university level.

Please specify in your application which course(s) you would like to be considered for appointment.

Salary of approx. $6,202 per class.

Deadline to submit application: August 20, 2020.

Applicants must submit the following at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06252:

  1. A Cover Letter explaining interest in the position (addressed to “Search Committee”);
  2. Names and contact information for 3 references;
  3. Curriculum Vitae, including record of exhibitions and/or creative activity; and
  4. Diversity Statement.
  5. Submit a portfolio of up to 12-18 images.

EEO/AA Policy: The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of California are subject to budgetary approval.