ANNOUNCEMENT OF LECTURER POSITIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN 2019-2020
Position Description: Temporary lecturer positions for various courses in the Department of Design which may include history/theory/criticism, sustainability, visual communication, digital media, lighting, interior architecture, exhibition, fashion, industrial/product and textiles. The Department of Design at UC Davis is unique within the University of California system and presents itself as a global model for design education with a research focus.
Applicants must have professional experience in a related design field for which an application is submitted.
Appointment Date: Several appointments are made each year. Expanded course descriptions for courses that may be available are available upon individual request. The number of courses assigned for each appointment varies depending on type of course and percentage of appointment.
The service dates are listed below: Fall Quarter: September 28 - December 12/18, 2020 Winter Quarter: January 4 - March 19, 2021 Spring Quarter: March 25 - June 10 2021
Duties and Responsibilities: Teach one or more undergraduate studio and/or lecture courses in the Design major. Teaching may also involve field trips, exhibitions, special projects and guest speakers. Candidates may be asked to teach l-6 courses for the year depending on departmental need and candidate's availability. The percentage of appointment depends on the type and number of courses assigned. The following courses could be offered for the 2020-2021 year pending available funding:
DES 16: Graphic Design and Computer Technology DES 21: Drafting and Perspective DES 112: UI/UX Design: Principles and Practices DES 115: Letterforms and Typography DES 117: Interactive Media DES 128: BioDesign Theory & Practice DES 134A: Introduction to Interior Design - Residential DES 149: Information Design: Principles & Practice DES 154: Visual Communication: Message Campaign Design DES 157: Interactive Media II DES 159: Design for Understanding DES 186: Environmental Graphic Design
Qualifications: Appropriate professional degree; e.g., MFA, MArch., MA, etc., or equivalent training and professional experience.
Demonstrated teaching ability and experience. A developing record of creative, scholarly, or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area described in this announcement.
Salary and Appointment Level: Commensurate with experience and course assignment.
Letter of interest including desired course(s) to be taught
Copies of teaching evaluations if available
Digital portfolio of up to twenty design-focused creative works and/or reprints of five published works
Names and contact information of three references.
Candidates may be asked for further evidence of teaching, scholarly or creative work at a later date.
POSITIONS ARE COVERED BY A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, AND THE DESIGN PROGRAM ARE INTERESTED IN CANDIDATES WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF SCHOLARSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, AND TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CAMPUS CLIMATE THAT SUPPORTS EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY. UC DAVIS IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND IS DEDICATED TO RECRUITING A DIVERSE FACULTY COMMUNITY. WE WELCOME ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO APPLY, INCLUDING WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP OR ELIGIBILITY FOR US EMPLOYMENT REQUIRED PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT (IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986)
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.