Job ID: 189639

Lecturer - Hand-Printed Book - Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

University of California Berkeley

  • Jul. 25, 2022
  • Lecturer - Hand-Printed Book - Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • University of California Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 10/27/2022
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Humanities - General

Lecturer - Hand-Printed Book - Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

Position overview Salary range: Salary is commensurate with experience. Percent time: Positions begin at 33% during the academic year. Anticipated start: Positions usually start in January and August. Applications are typically reviewed for fall course needs in May and in November for spring course needs. Application Window
Open date: October 27th, 2021

Most recent review date: Friday, Nov 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an instructor to teach UGIS 140: The Hand-Printed Book in Its Historical Context.

UGIS 140 emphasizes practical experience in printing the hand-made book by presenting a historical perspective on the various technologies involved in producing printed books: type founding, paper making, binding, illustration, and the evolution of the printing press itself.

Under the instructor's guidance, students closely examine and discuss original printed books from the Bancroft Library's collections ranging from the 15th century to the present. And as a group, students hand-set and print a small publication on the library's cast-iron presses: the Albion (ca. 1856) and the Reliance (ca. 1913). As students learn how hand-produced books have been made in the west for the last 500 years, they are also taught about the history of the book, using examples from Bancroft's rare books and manuscripts collection.

Teaching UGIS 140 includes holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials, and demonstrating techniques on antique printing presses.

UC Berkeley plans for instruction to be given in person. However, due to COVID-19, UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction in response to ongoing public health conditions. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches to develop asynchronous instructional materials, foster student-to-student interaction, and reimagine assignments and exams for a remote format.

UC lecturers are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement of the UC-AFT.
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Must have an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Completion of an advanced degree. Candidates must already be authorized to work in the United States.
Preferred qualifications

An MFA or equivalent international degree and at least five years of college-level teaching experience in a relevant area (Book Arts, Publication Arts, Paper Arts).
Application Requirements Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Teaching Portfolio - statement of teaching philosophy, sample/course syllabi, and recent teaching evaluations

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