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Full-Time Lecturer (Illustration)

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

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

Full-Time Lecturer (Illustration)

Job No: 536999
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Full Time

Position: Full-Time Lecturer (Illustration)
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (1-Year Appointment -Academic Year 2024-2025/2-Semesters, 1 to 3-AY Appointment(s), Renewable)
Salary Range: The Lecturer (Academic Year -Range 4) classification salary is $74,280 to $158,064 per academic year (paid as 12 monthly payments). The anticipated hiring range is $76,800 to $81,600 per year. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin April 9, 2024. Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of the Arts
School of Art

The School of Art is looking for a full-time lecturer in Illustration, who can teach both beginning and advanced illustration courses emphasizing editorial image making. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience in teaching watercolor painting at the college level with a focus on observational and representational strategies. The full-time lecturer will also serve in an advisory role as the program's BFA exhibition coordinator each semester, and will need experience in the jurying process, student portfolio review and advising, and exhibition installation. An understanding of contemporary illustration practice, knowledge of professional practices, and a strong visual imagination are essential to the program's core philosophy

The School of Art is dedicated to its mission of creating a comprehensive art school experience within the context of a large publicly funded state university. At the undergraduate level, we provide a diverse population of over 1,500 aspiring artists and art scholars with access to affordable, quality education combining a broad-based liberal arts collegiate experience with a firm historical, theoretical, and foundational art curriculum. At the graduate level, our degree programs are designed with a dual emphasis on tailoring programs of study to individual students while fostering shared experience among a community of graduate students. Our faculty is committed to the belief that an education in the visual arts and related scholarship can be grounded in tradition while geared toward innovation; can foster both discipline-centered and interdisciplinary activity and discourse; and can achieve a fusion of informed dialogue, practice, and production.

Required Qualifications:
  • M.F.A. in Illustration or a record of substantial creative/professional achievement in a relevant discipline/field. Degree at time of application or official notification of the completion of the degree by August 1, 2024. Substantial creative/professional achievement as demonstrated by portfolio of work and C.V.
  • Awareness of diverse traditions, histories, philosophies and professional practices in the field of illustration, and the ability to incorporate this awareness into instruction
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in image-making in the areas of illustration, drawing, and/or painting with a strong visual imagination
  • Familiarity with industry standard software applications relevant to illustration and the applied arts
  • Active creative/professional practice as demonstrated by portfolio of work and C.V.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching visual art at the college level for at least five years with an emphasis on illustration
  • Experience in the following: undergraduate portfolio review, senior exhibition jurying, student advising, committee work, or other service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated excellence in professional achievement
  • Experience in industry standard software applications relevant to illustration
  • Evidence of success in teaching editorial illustration (beginning and advanced), and watercolor painting
  • Knowledge of an entrepreneurial approach to illustration
  • Knowledge of color theory and its application to the field of illustration
  • Demonstrated experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in a broadly defined program

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the discipline program within the School of Art [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Mentor and advise students in the Illustration Program
  • Engage in student outreach through involvement in student activities, portfolio reviews, etc.
  • Assist in recruitment of part-time faculty, technical staff and student assistants, and review and supervision of technical staff and student assistants
  • Act as program liaison with professionals in the field
  • Participate in service to the School of Art, college, university, community, and scholarly/creative/professional field

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Appy - Required Documentation: Please follow instructions carefully to ensure review of materials.
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum one page, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • CV
  • Letter of application addressing required and preferred qualifications
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Portfolio of 20 images of applicant's creative work (.jpg or .pdf files). Please include caption information next to each image that details title, date, size, medium, etc. Links to audio, video, or online works uploaded to Vimeo or other sites may also be provided.
  • Portfolio of 20 images of student work (.jpg or .pdf files). Please include caption information next to each image that details title, date, size, medium, etc. Links to audio, video, or online works uploaded to Vimeo or other sites may also be provided.
  • Applicants may also include: copies of performance evaluations from prior teaching (i.e. course evaluations), and other documentation regarding instruction and instructionally related activity; research, scholarly and creative activities; and service activities
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Illustration Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
School of Art
Attn: Karen Warner
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-3501

562-985-7907 or

Employment Requirements:

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside California.

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Click or tap if you trust this link." href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> and questions may be sent to

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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