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Visiting Assistant Professor in Theory, Art Department, 2018-2019

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 9th, 2018
Last review date: June 9th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 31st, 2018
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.


The Department of Art at the University of California, Riverside, expects an opening for a temporary Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Art Theory for the 2018-2019 academic year, pending final budgetary approval. The course load for this position would be two courses in Theory. This position has a salary of approximately $8,000 per course.

We are looking for a candidate with an ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate students in UCR’s diverse practice-based arts environment and welcome applicants with expertise in critical theory and a comprehensive engagement with contemporary art practices as evidenced by publications and teaching experience. Based on qualifications we may consider splitting the appointment between individuals. If also working as an artist, please send examples of your work. Applicants should be well grounded in art history as well. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses of undergraduate instruction (one lower- and one upper-division course), as well as undergraduate advising and graduate reviews. Additional duties include some departmental service as well as meetings with graduate students.

The courses listed may vary in number and quarter of offering. M.F.A. or equivalent degree, and one year of teaching experience or equivalent at the college or university level are required. Equivalent experience refers to teaching experience as a TA or career experience commensurate with the course.

Applications must include a cover letter of application, CV, one PDF of 10 images of applicant's work (if applicable/available), a second PDF of 10 images of student work, three names of references, recent samples of teaching evaluations, and a diversity statement, and should be submitted electronically. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.

To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by June 9, 2018.

Fall Quarter 2018 (September 24 - December 14, 2018)
Art 6, Introduction to Contemporary Critical Issues in Art

Winter Quarter 2019 (January 2 - March 22, 2019)
Art 160, Intermediate Art Theory

For further information, please contact the Art Department’s Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee at

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, Riverside is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants 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.

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • 1 PDF of 10 Images of applicant's work (Optional)

  • 1 PDF of 10 images of student work

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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