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Lecturer for Embodied Performance Courses - Directing and Public Speaking

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: $6326/course

Application Window

Open date: October 1st, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production seeks a lecturer for the following three embodied performance courses, scheduled to be taught in-person, twice a week: Public Speaking (TFDP 050S), Directing (TFDP 150A) and Directing (TFDP 150 B):

Our large-format Public Speaking course (TFDP 050S) is offered in Spring Quarter 2022 (March 23-June 10). The course is 150-students and serves students across disciplines. The instructor will be expected to design and deliver lectures introducing students to the tenets and principles of speech construction and dynamic delivery. The course is practice-based and aims to provide students with the communicative skills for professional careers and community life. The instructor will work closely with three TAs to provide pedagogical support.

TFDP 150A - Directing is offered in Winter 2022 (January 3 – March 18) and TFDP 150B – Directing is offered in Spring 2022 (March 23 – June 10). These courses build on each other to introduce junior and senior students to the directorial process including analyzing texts, preparing a rehearsal schedule, communicating with actors and designers, blocking scenes, utilizing space and lighting, and introducing concepts for directing projects. The courses blend directorial theory and artistic practice, promoting a value for creativity, storytelling, and craft in theatre and film.

Our department is committed to reflecting our student diversity in the ways in which we construct our syllabi in content and course design, including diverse perspectives in the speeches, texts, and artists we teach.

This position is contingent upon funding.

The University of California, Riverside requires employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Required Qualifications: MA, MFA, Ph.D. or equivalent experience (3 years professional and/or university instructing experience). A record of professional and/or university experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the university level is desired.

Salary: Approximately $6326/course

Application: Applicants must apply online at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01472.
Review of applications will begin November 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Three current letters of recommendation
• Teaching evidence: 1-3 sample syllabi of previously taught courses or a sample of student evaluations
• Statement of contributions to diversity that addresses past and/or potential contributions to
diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service

Inquiries can be made to:
Bryan Bradford, Department Administrator
UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production bryanb@ucr.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    MA, MFA, Ph.D. or equivalent experience (3 years professional and/or university instructing experience). A record of professional and/or university experience is required.

Preferred qualifications

    Teaching experience at the university level is desired.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Teaching Evidence - 1-3 sample syllabi of previously taught courses or a sample of student 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

References will receive an email with a link by which they can upload their letters.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01472

Help contact: bryanb@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