UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.
The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts seeks to establish a pool of scholars for non-tenure-track Lecturer positions in the studies of music and art history/visual culture for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. Hiring priority will be given to scholars whose interests and teaching are transcultural and interdisciplinary in scope. All candidates should also demonstrate a knowledge of current literature and critical theories.
Courses being offered may include: The American Musical; History of Viewing/Exhibit Art; and Curatorial Methods and Practices. Please indicate your area(s) of interest in your cover letter.
In addition to teaching the course, the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours, and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion sections or supervise a graduate student Teaching Assistant, if available, and is expected to be able to meet with students outside the classroom for at least two hours per week.
MA and/or PhD and a minimum of three years experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching upon request. Candidates with interests in non-Western music cultures, but who are also able to teach Western art music survey courses, are preferred.