Lecturer, Disability Studies - Variables Topics in Disability and Music University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05984
The UCLA Disability Studies Program unit seeks a lecturer for Winter 2021 (in Academic Year 2020-21) to teach an upper division undergraduate course in the Disability Studies program. Given the interdisciplinary and evolving nature of the field, Disability Studies at UCLA is looking for our instructors to represent multiple perspectives, and we encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds to apply.
The Disability Studies M113 (multi-listed with Music M113) explores how disability exists in relationship to music performance, reception, and analysis across Western art music and popular music traditions. Students will examine the interaction of disability and music in several ways: through composers and performers whose creative production is shaped by bodily difference and disability; through the disabling capacities of instrument design, notational systems, musical venues, and listening cultures; and through the corporeal assumptions implicit in naturalized conceptions of musical ability and expression. We will also learn about disability activism, advocacy, and allyship in the musical realm. Reading assignments will engage students around interdisciplinary scholarship in disability studies, Deaf studies, musicology, sound studies, performance studies, and empirical scientific discourse.
UCLA has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.
An earned doctorate from an accredited university
College-level teaching experience
Knowledge and training within the field of disability studies, musicology, or related field(s)
At least three years of college-level teaching experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body
Statement of teaching
Names and contact information of two references
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.