Sculpture Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer

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Santa Clara University
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Sculpture Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer

Santa Clara University

Department, Program, Center: Art and Art History

Specialty or Subdiscipline: Sculptor

College or School: College of Arts and Sciences


The Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic University offering undergraduate degrees in studio art and art history, seeks applicants for a part-time adjunct lecturer to teach two sculpture courses during the Winter 2018 quarter. The applicant is expected to teach two sections of ARTS 64/164 tentatively scheduled for Monday and Wednesday from 8-10:20am and 1-3:20pm beginning January 8 thru March 28, 2018. The Department of Art and Art History is situated in a new, state-­of­the­ art facility, equipped with woodworking shop, metal fabrication and welding area, and large open classroom space.

The quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for final examinations.

Salary: $6,600 per course

Basic Qualifications:

M.F.A. or terminal degree in related field required.
Ability to teach methodologies such as woodworking, metal fabrication, mold-making, and working with found objects is essential.
Successful past experience teaching sculpture or three-dimensional practices at the college level is preferred.
Commitment to teaching studio art within a liberal arts context desired.

Preferred Qualifications:


Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Teaching two sections of Arts 64/164 Beginning and Intermediate Sculpture tentatively scheduled for Monday and Wednesday from 8-10:20 am and 1-3:20 pm.
2. Holding weekly office hours on campus (2-3 hrs/wk) at a time convenient to students.
3. Assigning and submitting student grades using appropriate measures of student performance that reflect an accurate and fair evaluation of student work to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline of March 28th, 2018.
4. Providing timely feedback to students.
5. Administering and grading a final critique during the designated final exam slot the week of March 19th-March 23rd
6. Administering numerical and narrative course evaluations to each class as assigned by the chair.
7. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties, such as attending faculty meetings or department special events, as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Close Date: 10/13/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit via the online
1. A letter of interest, including overview of qualifications.
2. Brief statement of teaching philosophy.
3. A current CV.
4. Contact information for three professional references.
5. Samples of syllabi and supporting instructional materials.
6. 10-20 representative images of undergraduate student work.
a. Please upload representative student work images combined into a single .pdf file of 9MB or less. Or provide a Dropbox link to a “zipped” file (9MB or less) for each set of images. Please note: the combined size of up to 20 student work images must be no greater than 9MB.
7. Required Image list for student work with medium, year and name of the class in which the work was produced.
8. Website address with links to professional artwork.

Additional Information:

A brief orientation meeting with the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History is advised prior to the start of classes.

For questions about the position, please contact Ryan Carrington ( with the words “Sculpture Lecturer” in the subject. All applicants must apply online at

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About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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