Instructor, Art

Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Instructor, Art

Posting #: 16-115

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months: 10 Months

Starting Salary: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually*

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Initial Review Date: 4/14/17

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Art, De Anza College.

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


Seeking candidates who have the requisite skills to teach a variety of foundation courses in 2-D Art, and other courses depending upon the needs of our students and area/s of expertise of the new faculty member. The ideal candidate will be able to teach beginning and intermediate drawing, life drawing, representational drawing, two-dimensional design, design and color, gallery exhibition design, and all levels of acrylic, oil and watercolor painting. Work with other faculty to develop new curricula and design new programs that are sensitive to the needs of a changing student population. Ability or experience to teach courses in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast track, accelerated modes of delivery. Support the equity goals of the District and overall success of students through effective use and understanding of multicultural and multiethnic pedagogies, and practice Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and assessments and feedback techniques. Instruct and maintain health, safety practices and Hazmat regulations as it relates to college classroom studio materials and studio facilities. Demonstrated knowledge of using current information technology in the classroom and computer proficiency essential for the timely compliance and performance of duties and responsibilities of faculty.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities. Faculty members also develop, refine and assess Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of community college students and staff.
  2. Master in fine arts, art, or art history OR bachelor's in any of the above AND master's in humanities OR the equivalent.

Note: ”Masters in fine arts” as used here refers to any master's degree in the subject matter of fine arts, which is defined to include visual studio arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and metal and jewelry art; and also art education and art therapy. It does not refer to the “Master of Fine Arts” (MFA) degree when that degree is based on specialization in performing arts or dance, film, video, photography, creative writing, or other non-plastic arts.)


  1. Teaching experience in 2-D studio foundation courses in a multicultural setting at a community college or college/university.
  2. Experience teaching drawing courses at the college level including but not limited to: Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Life Drawing, and Representational Drawing.
  3. Capacity for artistic excellence demonstrated in a body of professional work and exhibition record.
  4. Proven ability or experience teaching courses in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast track, accelerated modes of delivery.
  5. The ideal candidate is an effective oral and written communicator and team player who shows the ability and commitment to working collegially within a diverse college community.
  6. Demonstrated experience in implementing teaching techniques to effectively address inclusive practices and learning needs of students from a variety of cultural, educational, socioeconomic backgrounds.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience using, using current information technology in classroom instruction and computer proficiency essential to faculty work.
  8. Knowledge of health, safety practices and Hazmat regulations in Art instruction as it relates to materials and facilities use.



  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter (limited to two typed pages) detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current CV/ resume of all work experience, formal education and training Include a list of Art courses you have taught at the college level, courses you are qualified and prepared to teach at De Anza College, a list of all relevant Art courses taken in college and list your most recent exhibition record. Include a list of three current professional references (name, address, phone numbers, email address).
  4. A link to a designated web site (noted at the top of your CV/resume) showcasing a portfolio (not to exceed 20 examples) of your most recent artwork that reflects your expertise and demonstrates a variety of skills as related to the position. In addition please post 10 examples on the same web site of a variety of examples of student work from different foundation courses.
  5. Provide an artist's statement about your artwork. (Not to exceed 1 typed page)
  6. Provide a statement of your teaching philosophy including how your teaching addresses the learning needs of a diverse community college population. (Not to exceed 1 typed page)

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates will be subject to this requirement.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually*plus benefits; actual salary placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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