Lecturer Pool - Art

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Part Time




The Department of Art anticipates a need for part-time instructors. Salary rate is variable depending upon qualifications and relevant 

The Department of Art is part of the College of Arts and Letters. At the undergraduate level, it offers a BFA degree in Art Studio, a BA degree in Art History and Studio Art, and a degree in Art Studies that prepares students to earn the Single Subject Teaching Credential 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). See below for additional job duties for specific areas of: I) Art Education; II) Art History; and III) Studio Art

  1. 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.
  2. Art History: Teach undergraduate classes in Western and non-Western art, criticism, and visual culture from pre-history to the present and from many perspectives.
  3. 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, and office hours. 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. 


In general, it is required to have a terminal degree in the field for which you are applying to teach OR a Masters of Arts with demonstrated teaching experience. See below for additional qualifications for specific areas:

  1. Art Education:

REQUIRED:  M.A. degree in Art Education OR M.F.A. degree in Studio Art accepted with K-12 teaching experience.

PREFERRED: Doctoral degree in Art Education; Public school teaching experience and/or college teaching experience in art education 

  1. 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.

  1. Studio Art:

REQUIRED: M.F.A. in Studio Art

PREFERRED: College teaching experience.  


To be considered for a part-time position, please submit the following:

  1. Letter of Interest, listing the Art Department courses you are prepared to teach.
  1. A complete CV that includes details regarding the semester and year of courses taught at Sac State and other higher-educational institutions if you have any.


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. Letter of Interest and sample syllabi - listing courses you are prepared to teach with sample syllabi (comparable college courses accepted).
  2. Complete curriculum vitae (CV) that includes the Dates (semester/year) & Summaries of relevant teaching experience (provide a listing of comparable college classes taught that includes the number of courses and course sections).
  3. References – names & contact information for (3) references who can address your teaching skills.
  4. Unofficial transcripts indicating the degree relevant to the area you are wishing to be considered.

I. Art Education: In addition to the application materials outlined above, include a Portfolio of 20 JPG images (maximum) of your work and/or your students' work.*

III. Studio Art: In addition to the application materials outlined above, include a Portfolio of 20 JPG images of your work and 20 JPG images of your students’ work.*

*For all applications with videos or JPG images: Each JPG should be less than 2.5 megabytes and sized to 1024 pixels (14.22 inches) on the longest side, at 72ppi. 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 the 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’s 31,000 students come 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 for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus 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

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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 Vaccine Certification Information

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

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 a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-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.

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