Instructor of Art - Sculpture and Design

Job description

Modesto Junior College


Instructor of Art - Sculpture and Design

Tenure Track Position

Salary: Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2015-2016 Salary Schedule – $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856.

Deadline: 03/15/2018


Complete job description and application available online at:


Required Quals Summary    

Determined by California State Chancellors Office. Click link below for discipline applicable Minimum Qualifications:


Master’s in fine arts, art, or art history


Bachelor’s in any of the above


Master’s in humanities

OR the equivalent.


(NOTE: ‘’Master’s 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.)


The District has adopted an equivalency procedure that enables consideration of applications by individuals who may not directly meet the qualifications listed above. If the applicant does not directly meet for minimum qualifications, the equivalency form must be included with application. For more information on equivalency, access the link below:


• All Applicants must provide a PDF consisting of (15) images documenting their recent work in sculpture and design. This PDF should be uploaded to the application “Required Documents” area.


Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.


Job Description Summary    

All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Teaching lower division college courses in Art including Sculpture, 2-D Color and Design, and 3-D Color and Design.

• Oversee operation of sculpture studio including purchasing equipment, tools and supplies, coordinating with campus operations for facility maintenance.

• Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

• Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.

• Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.

• Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.

• Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.

• Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.

• Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.

• Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.

• Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.

• Participating in department, division, and college committees.

• Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives.

• Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.

• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.

• Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications    

• Candidates holding an M.F.A. in a studio arts area are preferred.

• Education and/or experience in teaching art courses including Sculpture, Ceramics, 2-D Color and Foundation Design, 3-D Color and Foundation Design at the community college level.

• Current knowledge of history and trends in design and 3-D works. 

• Experience in exhibiting work, publishing, curating or other related activities.

• Experience in, and enthusiasm for, exhibiting student work in a variety of venues.

• Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.

• Competent in new pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, on-line or hybrid teaching, and other pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.

• Experience in exhibiting work, publishing, curating or other related activities.

• Experience in, and enthusiasm for, exhibiting student work in a variety of venues.

• Willingness and ability to attract students to the Art program.


Desirable Characteristics    

• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.

• Enthusiasm for the learning process.

• Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.

• Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.

• Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate various student-learning styles.

• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.

• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.

• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.

• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance and to work collaboratively.

• Personal qualifications such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

• Experience operating an art gallery including installing, and presenting shows.

• Willingness to work with students in creative endeavors both on campus and in the community including outreach efforts.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.





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Job No:
Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 3/15/2018
Work Type:
Salary: 2015-2016 Salary Schedule–$55,384 to $103,694 per year,+an annual $2,374 stipend for a doctorate