Art Instructor (Ceramics and 3D) at Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA
Posted on October 26, 2022
Applications are due February 3, 2023
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective bargaining agreement.
Work Hours: 36 hours per week
Months of Employment: 10
Salary: $78,689 to $104,919 annually
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcripts
- Teach classes in one or more of the following studio art disciplines to a diverse student body: Ceramics, Sculpture, 3D Design, 3D Fabrication.
- Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.
- Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.
- Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.
- Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.
- Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.
- Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and division meetings.
- Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the division, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.
- Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.
- Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including complying with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner.
- Comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.
- Work cooperatively with staff and students.
- Master’s in fine arts, art, or art history; OR
- Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in humanities; OR the equivalent.
Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.
- Expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Studio Arts, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Studio Art to student’s lives, interest, and communities.
- Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps of racially minoritized groups within Studio Art.
- Recent experience working with diverse student populations such as African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other marginalized groups.
- Master of Fine Arts in 3D Studio Art with an emphasis on sculpture and/or ceramics from an accredited institution.
- Established record of professional exhibitions, and/or published work.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of 3D art facilities (kilns, kiln operations, studio operations and studio maintenance).
- A minimum of 3 years of recent teaching 3D art at the post-secondary level.
- Extensive knowledge of traditional 3D art forms (ceramics, sculpture, 3D design) and digital 3D mediums.
- Ability to manage a studio classroom environment.
- The ability to effectively engage the college’s diverse student population and to address diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) issues in the classroom.
- Evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole
- Effective writing, communication, and organizational skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students.
- Experience as program director is a plus.
To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded at https://jobs.socccd.edu:
Completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience and references.
• Cover letter.
• Current resume and/or curriculum vitae.
• Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution. For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire. Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: www.naces.org) at the time of application.
Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted. All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense. Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on February 2, 2023. Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted. For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at www.socccd.edu or call (949) 582-4850. Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S. SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas.