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Lecturer - Hand-Printed Book - Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2021
Title Lecturer - Hand-Printed Book - Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/27/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Library Sciences (all categories)

Lecturer - Hand-Printed Book - Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

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.

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