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Institution: The University of Washington Tacoma

Position: Lecturer


We seek a broadly trained individual with a record of teaching excellence in the lower division performing arts and humanities courses. The ideal candidate will be an active artist and scholar with an interdisciplinary background, and be able to teach courses in both art-making and the social, theoretical, or historical contexts of music, sound, or related forms of performing/performance art. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, commitment to, and success with teaching first year students, as well as their expertise and ability to teach existing VLPA classes and develop new classes in the lower division curriculum. The successful candidate should be experienced with working with diverse student populations.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts (VLPA) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.

The position will contribute primarily to the university’s Core Curriculum, and support the Arts, Media, and Culture major, and/or other interdisciplinary majors at UW Tacoma as appropriate. Lecturers at UW Tacoma are expected to maintain active service records through participation in campus committees and/or in collaborative engagement with the community. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in an appropriate field. This is a full-time, renewable position with an appointment term of three to five years with a nine-month service period. It begins on September 16, 2017.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that is committed to the many diversities of its student and community populations, and it strives to develop a faculty that reflects these multiplicities of experiences. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a dynamic environment for the development of innovative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Full-time lecturers play a vital role in shaping this institution. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

To apply, please submit all application materials through
1. Letter delineating your interests and qualifications for the position as described. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or creative work/scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion;
2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
3. Statement of your teaching philosophy,
4. Evidence of teaching excellence, and
5. Three letters of reference.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin March 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

Deadline: February 1, 2017


For further information, e-mail Professor Michael Kula, search chair, at

Other Information:

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Date Listed: 01/06/2017

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