Job Details

Santa Clara University
  • Position Number: 5106198
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Art History

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Art History

Position Title:
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Art History

Position Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

Salary will be between $61,260 and $64,980, depending on the number of college-level courses taught and years of experience. Benefits eligible.



The Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (one-year, non-tenure-track) in Art History in the area of Indigenous cultures of North or South America. Courses may include three sections of Cultures & Ideas (C&I) I and II. Final assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of six courses, with at least one course in each quarter, fall, winter and spring. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations. This position starts September 1, 2024. This position is for in-person instruction.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three sequences (each with two sections taught sequentially) of C&I. C&I courses approach the history of visual culture from a global perspective and must include Western and non-Western components over a span of at least 200 years. Art historians may choose to teach using a pre-approved syllabus for the C&I sequence or develop their own sequence in conjunction with departmental expectations (Please note: new courses are submitted to a rigorous approval process through a college faculty committee.) For details, see

Examples of pre-approved Art History courses that satisfy C&I requirements include: Art, Power, and Propaganda; Art of Contact: New Worlds; Mediterranean Encounters; Trading Places: Art and Identity; and Exhibiting the Global. See for more information.
  • The Fall schedule for this position requires teaching one C&I 1 section on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15am-10:20am. The Winter schedule consists of three C&I sections on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15am-10:20am and 11:45am-12:50pm and 1:00pm-2:05pm (two C&I 1 and one C&I 2). The Spring schedule consists of two sections on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:45am-12:50pm and 1:00pm-2:05pm (2 C&I 2). Due to scheduling requirements for Cultures & Ideas sections (which must be taught on the same days at the same times for two quarters in a row), there is little flexibility in the teaching schedule once finalized by the department chair and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office.


Salary will be between $61,260 and $64,980, depending on the number of college-level courses taught and years of experience. Benefits eligible.


(1) Terminal degree (Ph.D./MFA) in Art History or a closely-related field. Applicants who are ABD or possess a Master's degree, accompanied by commensurate academic experience in Art History or a closely-related field (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.

(2) Demonstrates excellence in teaching Art History at the college level.

(3) Excellent communication skills.


(1) Ph.D. in hand at the time of start date.

(2) Previous experience with similar course(s).

(3) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity.

(4) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.


TEACHING (95%) Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching the assigned courses, including:

a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively;

b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;

d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;

e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;

f. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee;

g. Serving as an advisor to a reasonable number of students, commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment, by providing informed advice to those students;

h. Developing courses for which they are responsible and contributing to general curriculum development.


Faculty Handbook section defines service as "fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship or creative work such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University."

Service may more specifically include attending department meetings, serving on committees, advising student organizations and honor societies, taking part in student recruitment/orientation efforts, and contributing to the accreditation or program assessment.

To respect the time and commitment of AYAL faculty members, service expectations must be commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment. Service is typically evaluated as 5% of the appointment. Additional service must be included through an assignment letter as part of the faculty member's formal written appointment.

Service tasks relevant to your specific department or curriculum may be detailed here, such as Attending at history meetings, generally held once a month.

Other minimal instructional or academic duties may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.


Interested applicants should submit all of the following documents via online at

Application Deadline: April 8, 2024

1). A letter of interest, including an overview of qualifications.

2). Brief statement of teaching philosophy.

3). A current CV.

4). A list of three professional references, including contact information.

5). Samples of syllabi and supporting instructional materials.

6). Evidence of teaching excellence - such as course evaluations.

7). Suggestions for a new Culture and Ideas Art History course sequence linked to our curriculum that you would be interested in teaching.

Applicants will upload all of their information into Workday, with the exception of *confidential* letters of reference. Those letters must be emailed to the Department Chair, Takeshi Moro at

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Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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