Job Details

University of Washington Tacoma
  • Position Number: 1048052
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts

Full-Time Lecturer position in Performing Arts
University of Washington Tacoma

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position in Performing Arts within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.  We seek a broadly trained artist-scholar with a record of teaching excellence in Theater, Sound, Performance Studies, or related Performing Arts field in order to teach and develop courses serving the Visual and Performing Arts track in the Arts, Media, and Culture major, as well as courses for non-majors from the campus at large.  The ideal candidate will be an active artist and scholar with an interdisciplinary background, and be able to teach courses in performance methods and practices, as well as the social, theoretical, and/or historical contexts of their field.  Candidates should have an active and proven history of collaborating with community partners for public performances.  The successful candidate should be experienced working with diverse student populations and interested in engaging with Tacoma's thriving Arts community in ways that further the institution's urban serving mission.

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, at a minimum, a master's degree in an appropriate field.  This is a full-time, renewable position with an appointment term of one to five years with an annual nine-month service period from September to June, although this position will begin on January 3, or March 26, 2018.

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 the student and community populations and strives to grow 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. Full-time lecturers play a vital role in shaping this institution. 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

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit:

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

Submit all application materials through Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Professor Michael Kula, search chair, at

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.

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