Instructor, Art (Life Drawing/Studio Art)

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Golden West College


Instructor, Art (Life Drawing/Studio Art)

Job# 4-G-20

Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually

Deadline: 02/04/19


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Golden West College is currently seeking ­­ a full-time tenure track Art Instructor commencing with the 2019­­ fall semester.  The primary teaching assignment is in Art including classes in Life Drawing, Life Painting, and Drawing.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of ­Art.


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide lecture and studio based instruction in art- including Life Drawing, Life Painting, Drawing, Painting, and Two-Dimensional Design, in accordance with established course outlines.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of art curriculum.

• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Contribute to the growth and enrichment of the Fine Arts Department including but not limited to campus and community outreach, holiday art sale, student art shows, etc.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.


Qualifications and Physical Demands


1) Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d): 


Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area. 

Possess a Master's degree from an accredited institution in fine arts, art, or art history.

Possess a Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in humanities.

OR, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above.  Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. 

2) Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

3) Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

4) Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

• Educational and/or instructional preparation in Art (Fine Arts).

• Possess a Master's of Fine Arts (MFA) degree with an emphasis in visual studio arts (i.e. drawing, painting) from an accredited institution.

• Show evidence of traditional, studio-based approaches and a working knowledge of: Life Drawing, Life Painting, Drawing, Painting, and 2D Design.

• A minimum of three years of recent experience teaching Art at the post-secondary level.

• Evidence of student success in teaching Art.

• Exhibition record to include: Regional, National and International.

• Publication record to include: Regional, National and International.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.

• Evidence of an ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

• Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual and class.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.

• Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of Art.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.






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Job No: 4-G-20
Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/4/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually