Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma

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Position ID:UWT-Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-VLPA [#8444]
Position Title: Lecturer in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Visual Studies / Art, Art History, Media Theory, Literature, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Performing arts, Visual Arts, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music and Sound, Social Context of Music and Sound, Theoretical Context of Music and Sound, Historical Context of Music and Sound
Starting Date:2017/09/16
Appl Deadline:2017/02/15 finished (posted 2016/11/30, finished 2017/04/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Lecturer in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts (VLPA) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. We seek a broadly trained individual with a record of teaching excellence in the lower division performing arts and humanities courses. The ideal candidate will be an active artist and scholar with an interdisciplinary background, and be able to teach courses in both art-making and the social, theoretical, or historical contexts of music, sound, or related forms of performing/performance art. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, commitment to, and success with teaching first year students, as well as their expertise and ability to teach existing VLPA classes and develop new classes in the lower division curriculum. The successful candidate should be experienced with working with diverse student populations.

The position will contribute primarily to the university’s Core Curriculum, and support the Arts, Media, and Culture major, and/or other interdisciplinary majors at UW Tacoma as appropriate. Lecturers at UW Tacoma are expected to maintain active service records through participation in campus committees and/or in collaborative engagement with the community. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in an appropriate field. This is a full-time, renewable position with an appointment term of three to five years with a nine-month service period. It begins on September 16, 2017.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that is committed to the many diversities of its student and community populations, and it strives to develop a faculty that reflects these multiplicities of experiences. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a dynamic environment for the development of innovative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Full-time lecturers play a vital role in shaping this institution. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

To apply, please submit:

  1. Letter delineating your interests and qualifications for the position as described. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or creative work/scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion;
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  3. Statement of your teaching philosophy,
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence, and
  5. Three letters of reference.

Submit all application materials through Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Professor Michael Kula, search chair, at

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402

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