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2024-25 AY Lecturer Pool - Art

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

2024-25 AY Lecturer Pool - Art

Job No: 536985
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Part Time


POSITION TITLE: 2024-25 AY Lecturer Pool - Art


The Department of Art is housed in the College of Arts and Letters. At the undergraduate level, it offers a BFA degree in Studio Art, and BA degrees in Art Studio, Art History, and Art Education (Single Subject Pre-Credential Preparation) in Art for grades K-12. At the graduate level, it offers an MFA degree in Studio Art. The Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Art and Design (NASAD).

Job duties for specific areas of I) Art Education; II) Art History; and III) Studio Art are as follows:
  • Art Education: Teach undergraduate classes in Art Education for children and Secondary Art Education, all with content conforming to national and California visual art standards.
  • Art History: Teach undergraduate classes in Western and non-Western art, art criticism, and visual culture from pre-history to the present.
  • Studio Art: Teach undergraduate classes in art and visual culture, ceramics, drawing & painting, new media art, printmaking, and sculpture.

  • The listing of courses provides course descriptions for the courses in the department. The semester schedule is available at

    The duties of a part-time lecturer include instruction, class preparation, grading, Canvas course management, and office hours (per campus office hour policy). Other duties may be assigned based on departmental needs. Course assignments, including dates, time, and modality, are made by the Department Chair under the direction of the College Dean.

    Part-time lecturers are instructional faculty with conditional appointments based on enrollment and budget. Hires from the pool of applicants are made when there are instructional needs to fill coursework offered by an academic department based on changing enrollment patterns, changes to tenure-track faculty assignments, and other factors that cannot be addressed with our existing faculty. Initial appointments are typically for one semester, but occasionally academic-year initial appointments are made. Appointments may be renewed based on department needs, funding, and performance. Often appointments are made just prior to the start of the semester.

    Rank and Salary

    Initial rank and salary for lecturer faculty are based on professional and/or teaching experience and educational background and are determined by the hiring department. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. As of July 2023, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:

    Lecturer A: $5,007 - $6,359

    Lecturer B: $5,925 - $12,594

    Lecturer C: $6,500 - $13,831

    Lecturer D: $8,184 - $14,487

    The salary ranges indicated are based on a "full-time rate" (15 weighted teaching units [WTUs]). A semester's worth of compensation is made up of six (6) payments of the given amount. To calculate your salary for a semester, the base rate would be pro-rated based on the units worked out of 15 WTUs.

    If you were a Lecturer A assigned 3 units at the minimum salary, your pay would be structured as follows:

    $5,007 x 3/15 (3 units out of a possible 15 units total) = $1001.40 x 6 checks = $6,008.40 total for 3 units/semester.


    In general, it is required to have a terminal degree in the field for which you are applying to teach. See below for exceptions and/or additional qualifications for specific areas:

    I. Art Education:

    REQUIRED: M.A. degree in Art Education, or M.F.A. degree in Studio Art, and K-12 teaching experience in district settings.

    PREFERRED: Ph.D. in Art Education; public school teaching experience, and/or college teaching experience in art education.

    II. Art History:

    REQUIRED: M.A. degree for lower-division courses; Ph.D. for upper-division courses. College teaching experience in Art History.

    PREFERRED: Ph.D. for lower-division courses.

    III. Studio Art:

    REQUIRED: M.F.A. in Studio Art

    PREFERRED: College teaching experience.


    To be considered for a part-time position for 2024-25 AY, please submit the following:
    1. An updated CV/Resume that includes:
      • Qualifications, degrees, and specialization
      • Courses taught at Sac State (course, semester, and year)
      • Teaching experience at other higher-educational institutions, if applicable (course, semester, and year)
      • Other relevant professional experience
    2. Please review the course catalog ( for a description of courses in the department and upload a document which lists the courses you believe you are qualified to teach.

    Existing lecturers with an academic year or semester appointment should reapply each year.

    Existing lecturers with a three-year appointment should reapply in the third year of their appointment.


    Applicants for teaching positions in all three areas must provide the following. Please note the additional information required in the sections (I. & III.) below.
    1. Cover Letter/a letter of interest - outlining courses for which you are prepared to teach. Please review the course catalog ( for a description of courses in the department
    2. A complete CV that includes:
      - Qualifications, degrees and specialization
      - Teaching experience, with the dates (semester/year)
      - Summaries of courses taught (provide a listing of comparable college classes taught that includes the number of courses and course sections)
    3. Unofficial transcripts indicating the degree and specialization relevant to the discipline area for which you are requesting to be considered.
    4. References - names & contact information for three references who can address your teaching experience.
    5. Sample syllabi (comparable college courses accepted)
    6. For courses with more than 50% online instruction, provide evidence of completing a minimum 10-hour online training course focusing on online teaching.

    I. Art Education: In addition to the application materials outlined above, include a Portfolio (.pdf, or .docx) of 20 images (maximum) of your students' work, based on your guidance to K-12 students, along with an annotated image list. Where appropriate, video links may be included instead of images. *

    III. Studio Art: In addition to the application materials outlined above, include a Portfolio (.pdf, or .docx) of 20 images of your work and 20 images of your students' work, along with an annotated image list. Where appropriate, video links may be included instead of images.*

    * For videos, any documentation must be on Vimeo.

    About Sacramento State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

    “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">learning and student success;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">justice, diversity, equity and inclusion;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resource development and sustainability;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated community engagement, and" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wellness and safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

    Background Check Disclaimer

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Effective May 2023.

    Eligibility Verification

    Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agent for non-tenure track (temporary/lecturer) faculty for the H1-B Visa.

    Out of State Employment

    Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

    Advertised: March 15, 2024 (8:00 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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