PROFESSOR OF ART (Sculpture and Art History)

Merced, California
Aug 30, 2017
Yeng Her
Institution Type
Community College

Position:  Professor of Art (Sculpture and Art History)

(Successful candidates may be assigned to other locations)

This position is contingent upon funding at the time of hire

Salary:  $50,868 – 69,468 (additional compensation for doctorate)

Closing Date:  September 29, 2017, 12:00 pm, PST

Beginning Date:  January 11,2018



  • Master’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in fine arts, art, or art history OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in any of the above AND master’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in humanities OR
  • Community College Instructor Credential in Fine and Applied Arts and Related Technologies OR
  • The equivalent
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Minimum of two years of college level teaching experience in art
  • Professional exhibition record
  • Strong background in all media in sculpture
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments

General Description:  This is a full-time, tenure track instructional assignment in the Art Department under the general direction of the Dean of Fine & Performing Arts and Social Sciences.  The professor will teach a range of courses in Art, including but not limited to: Sculpture, Design, Drawing, and Art History.  The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

Fine & Performing Arts and Social Sciences Area:  This area includes courses and programs in anthropology, archeology, child development, economics, geography, history, human services, political science, psychology, sociology, liberal studies, digital art, photography, theater arts, music and visual arts.

How to Apply:   All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  Documents may be emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, but all documents must be clear and legible.  Email to:, or Fax: 209-384-6103 or mail:  Yeng Her, Office of Human Resources, Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA 95348-2898



  1. Completed District application form available online 
  2. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
  3. Resume
  4. Three recent letters of recommendation
  5. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.   Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired. 
  6. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.
  7. Twenty samples of applicant’s artwork, and a sampling of students’ artwork submitted on a CD or memory stick, the applicant’s Artist Statement, and two sample syllabi with assignments.  Please supply reference to applicant’s website, if applicable, however, not as a substitute for CD or memory stick.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you. 

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.  

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a 15-minute teaching demonstration on a selected topic.   Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the same or next day.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents.  Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only.  Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States.  An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Faculty members, as a condition of employment, must become members of Merced College Faculty Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to MCFA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.