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Part-Time Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: $6326.59 per course (pending final budget approval)
Anticipated start: January 3, 2022

Application Window

Open date: September 16th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
PART-TIME LECTURER POSITION

The Department of Media and Cultural Studies (MCS) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for part-time Lecturer position in the area of Transmedia Studies, to teach in the Winter 2022 quarter. Winter 2022 quarter begins January 3, 2022 and ends March 18, 2022.

Salary is $6326.59 per course (pending final budget approval).

Qualifications:
We seek candidates with teaching and experience in media-making in Transmedia Studies. Possible areas of interest include: gender and sexuality, queer and feminist approaches, critical race studies, globalization, colonialism and empire, media landscapes and ecologies, political economy of transmedia, transmedia culture and identity, virtual/digital epistemologies and ontologies and other approaches related to transmedia. Candidates should have minimum qualifications of a M.A. or M.F.A. degree in transmedia studies or a related field, with at least one year of teaching experience at the college level and a commitment to teaching excellence. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior experience teaching in an online format. Excellence in media-making will be demonstrated through a record of publication or exhibition, presentations at conferences, awards, and strong endorsements by referees of national or international stature. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to teaching. The candidate should also have an active and demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Course offerings are subject to availability of funding. Applications are welcome from persons qualified to teach:

Winter 2022
• MCS 134 Transmedia: Demonstrations Project

Full course description can be found at:

https://registrar.ucr.edu/registering/catalog

Application Procedure:
Completed applications must include: a cover letter that specifies your qualifications for the position you are applying for, a sample syllabus for the class you wish to teach, sample of media-making work via online portfolio link, curriculum vitae, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, recent teaching evaluations taught at the college or university level, and 3 letters of reference that assess teaching ability. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2021 and may continue until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 16, 2021.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    We seek candidates with teaching and experience in media-making in Transmedia Studies. Possible areas of interest include: gender and sexuality, queer and feminist approaches, critical race studies, globalization, colonialism and empire, media landscapes and ecologies, political economy of transmedia, transmedia culture and identity, virtual/digital epistemologies and ontologies and other approaches related to transmedia. Candidates should have minimum qualifications of a M.A. or M.F.A. degree in transmedia studies or a related field, with at least one year of teaching experience at the college level and a commitment to teaching excellence. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

    Excellence in media-making will be demonstrated through a record of publication or exhibition, presentations at conferences, awards, and strong endorsements by referees of national or international stature. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to teaching. The candidate should also have an active and demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Preferred qualifications

    Preference will be given to candidates who have prior experience teaching in an online format.

    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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that specifies your qualifications for the position you are applying for.

  • Sample Syllabus - A sample syllabus for the class you wish to teach.

  • Link to Sample of Media-Making Work - Sample of media-making work via online portfolio link.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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.

  • Teaching Evaluations - Recent teaching evaluations taught at the college or university level.

  • Letter of Recommendation - Letter of reference that assess teaching ability.

  • Letter of Recommendation - Letter of reference that assess teaching ability.

  • Letter of Recommendation - Letter of reference that assess teaching ability.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

Applicant will upload 3 letters of reference that assess teaching ability.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01469

Help contact: dawnv@ucr.edu

Campus Information

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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

Job location

Riverside, CA