Visiting Assistant Professor in Theory, Art Department, 2019-2020

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

ID: 7057450
Posted: May 27, 2019

Job Description


University of California, Riverside
Art Department
Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Theory

The Department of Art at the University of California, Riverside, expects an opening for a temporary Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Art Theory for the 2019-2020 academic year, pending final budgetary approval. The course load for this position would be three courses in Theory. This position has a salary of approximately $8,000 per course.

We are looking for a candidate with an ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate students in UCR’s diverse practice-based arts environment and welcome applicants with expertise in critical theory and a comprehensive engagement with contemporary art practices as evidenced by publications and teaching experience. Based on qualifications we may consider splitting the appointment between individuals. Applicants should be well grounded in art history as well. Teaching responsibilities will include three courses of undergraduate and graduate instruction (one lower-division, one upper-division, and one graduate-level course), as well as undergraduate advising and graduate reviews. Additional duties include some departmental service as well as meetings with graduate students.

The courses listed may vary in number and quarter of offering. M.F.A. or equivalent degree, and one year of teaching experience or equivalent at the college or university level are required. Equivalent experience refers to teaching experience as a TA or career experience that is commensurate to an academic environment.

Applications must include a cover letter of application, CV, one PDF of 10 images of applicant's work (if applicable/available), three names of references, recent samples of teaching evaluations, and a diversity statement, and should be submitted electronically via url:

To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by June 25, 2019.

Fall Quarter 2019 (September 23 - December 14, 2019)
Art 6, Introduction to Contemporary Critical Issues in Art
Winter Quarter 2020 (January 2 - March 20, 2020)
Art 160, Intermediate Art Theory
Art 240, Current Topics in Critical Theory

For further information, please contact the Art Department’s Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee at

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California, Riverside is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Teaching Evaluations

Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.


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