Part-Time Computer Art & Animation Instructor (Pool)
Requisition DetailsPosition Information Position TitlePart-Time Computer Art & Animation Instructor (Pool)Position IDCampusWest Valley College Position Summary Information Definition
PART-TIME, ASSOCIATE FACULTY POOL
Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.
This pool is specifically for Computer Art and Animation (2- and 3- dimensional animation). The qualified applicant may be called to teach either 2-dimensional OR 3-dimensional animation using Adobe Flash OR Autocad MAYA software, and/or “hybrid” tradtional/studio art media combined with computer-based media.Assignment
This position is a part-time position as an Associate Instructor. The teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during day, evening or on Saturday and/or in an on-line/distance education format. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT), AFT 6554.
Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.Salary and Benefits
Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $18,548-$22,029 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.Minimum Qualifications
1. Education – Possess any one of the following:
- Master’s degree in fine arts, art, or art history; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in humanities; OR
- A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline; OR
- The equivalent of the above.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
NOTE: “Master’s degree 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.Desired Qualifications
- Highly-desired expertise with Adobe Photoshop and Flash or Autodesk Maya software.
- Teaching experience in the field specifically with Adobe Photoshop and Flash or Autodesk Maya software, preferable at the college or community college level.
- Professional experience working in the field of computer art, design or animation.
- Teaching, training and/or cultural life experience which enable one to teach, tutor and mentor students from diverse language, cultural, ethnic, socio-economic or educational backgrounds.
Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
- Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation for in-class or on-line/distance education activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class and/or on-line, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught.
- Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.
- Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.
- Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.
- Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
- Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
- Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.
- Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
- Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.
- Work cooperatively within the college community.
- Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
- Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.
- Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.
Not ApplicableApplication InformationSelection Process
SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:
- Applications will be screened by appropriate department representatives on an as-needed basis. Qualified applicants who best meet the needs of the division will be contacted for an interview.
- Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
- Applications will remain in our online system for 1 year. Each year, part-time pools will be refreshed and applicants will be notified of the opportunity to re-submit application.
- Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
- The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
- Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.
Please submit a web site URL showing 20 examples of your work and 10 examples of past student work.Posting Detail Information Posting NumberFY14/15-020POOLOpen Date11/04/2014Close DateOpen Until FilledYesRequisition Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please describe your teaching style. In your answer, please address the methods and strategies you use in the classroom to enhance student learning and critical thinking, and to ensure that students remain engaged.
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- * Please describe your experience and skills in teaching a diverse population of students, including students with different abilities, cultural experiences, as well as students who are non-native English speakers.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Please submit a web site URL showing 20 examples of your work and 10 examples of past student work.
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