Full-Time Ceramics/3D Design Instructor

Job description

Full-Time Ceramics/3D Design Instructor

Salary: $70,084.00 - $107,614.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Ceramics/3D F-21
Closing: 4/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Ceramics/3D F-21
Division: Fine Arts & Communications

This is a 10-month tenure-track contract position.

Job Duties


  • Maintain currency with current information, concepts, laws and ideas in their disciplines and with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Check mailbox, voicemail, and e-mail regularly.
  • Complete the checkout form before leaving campus at the end of the academic term.
  • Maintain student confidentiality as required by regulation and Board Policy 5040 titled Student Records and Directory Information.

  • Participate in committee work, student activities, and shared governance activities as appropriate.
  • Attend first-year and second-year staff development workshops during the first and second years of employment at Cerritos College.
  • Attend department and division meetings.
  • Attend commencement ceremonies.
  • Assist the Department Chairperson and Instructional Dean in unit planning, budget preparation, and inventory.
  • Develop and implement a “Flex Plan” as required by state regulations.
  • All full-time faculty who are assigned classes shall: Post and maintain at least three scheduled office hours per week on at least three different days, including the final examination period. Office hours may not be scheduled between 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Teach all assigned classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy.
  • Teach all assigned classes for all scheduled minutes. In cases of necessary absence from class, notify the Instructional Dean or designee, or if unavailable, the Office of Academic Affairs in advance and have plans prepared so that a substitute, if assigned, can maintain continuity of course content.
  • Teach courses in accordance with the course outlines of record.
  • Provide opportunities for students to be aware of their progress.
  • Submit a copy of the syllabus for each class to the Division Office.
  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress and submit them to appropriate offices by the published deadlines.
  • Submit end-of-session grades, including supporting documentation, and attendance reports by the published deadlines.
  • Submit required information about first-day, no-show students by the published deadlines.
  • Submit textbook order information by the published deadlines. If the textbook is electronic or includes an electronic course pack, these conditions must be met:
    1. Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
    2. The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
    3. The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials.
    4. The text must be downloadable or printable.
    If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.

  • Meet all classes during the final examination period.
  • Give final examinations at the scheduled time unless approval to do otherwise is granted by the Office of Academic Affairs or its designee.
  • Keep all corrected final examination papers for at least one year following the close of the semester or summer term.
  • Maintain a safe learning environment in classrooms, laboratories, and other instructional spaces.
  • Allow the instructional manager and/or Instructional Dean, upon request, to review any assignments given during the semester.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master's in fine arts, art, or art history OR Bachelor's in fine arts, art, or art history AND 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.)

    Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • MFA in Visual Arts.

  • Knowledge of distance education and online teaching strategies.

  • Knowledge of digital software and processes, rapid prototyping, CNC, and laser cutting.

  • Ability to develop cross-disciplinary collaboration with woodworking, welding, plastics and composites, amongst other industrial arts.

  • Experience in interdisciplinary studio practices.

  • Teaching experience at the community college level.

  • An active exhibition record.

  • Ability to teach three-dimensional design and a wide range of beginning to advanced levels of ceramics, including Wheel Throwing, Hand Building, Earthenware, Raku, and Glaze Calculation.

  • Knowledge of ceramics history and theory.
  • Dedication to the innovation and investigation of ceramics in a contemporary art context.
  • Experience coordinating and managing a ceramic studio facility, overseeing the supply and equipment budgets, ordering and inventorying supplies, hiring and overseeing adjunct faculty in the ceramics area, overseeing and ensuring that required studio safety protocols are followed, and maintaining required records to comply with state and federal safety guidelines.

  • Write and teach new courses and maintain currency of the studio arts' curriculum.
    Transcripts and Foreign Degrees

    It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.

    Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions.

    A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

    Physical Demands

    Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations and to stand, bend, stoop, and reach to setup equipment and provide instruction. Requires sufficient hand eye coordination and dexterity to write on a board or type on a computer. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read documents and make presentations. Requires sufficient auditory ability to project voice to a group, hear questions and prompts, and carry on routine conversations. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis.

    Supplemental Information

    Salary/Fringe Benefits

    Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Salary rate is: $70,084- $107,614/annual.

    Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance.)

    Participation in the State Teachers' Retirement System.

    Conditions of Employment

    This is a tenure-track contract position. Contract will be for 10 school months for the academic year beginning fall semester 2021.

    Participation in a pre-service orientation and/or probationary in-service training is required.

    Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
    ** Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

    College/Department Profile: https://www.cerritos.edu/ceramics/default.htm

    Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs, and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.
    Cerritos College has a strong commitment to the arts with a new Fine Arts Complex and a one-million-dollar endowment for public art on campus. The Art and Design department is one of five departments within the Division of Fine Arts and Communications.

    Currently, the majority of Art/Design classes are delivered online. The Art and Design department offers a broad scope of courses, including drawing, painting, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, ceramics, printmaking, photography, computer graphics, graphic design, digital arts, art history, and visual and cultural studies. In addition to teaching, Art and Design faculty also mentor students and provide leadership for student clubs that support exhibitions, activities and events on campus. The Cerritos College Art Gallery presents exhibitions that feature local, national, and international artists and publishes accompanying exhibition catalogues. In addition to offering transfer degrees in studio art and art history, the department offers an Associate in Arts degree in ceramics, drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, digital arts, and visual and cultural studies. Certificates in museum studies and computer animation are available, as well as verifications of completion in desktop publishing/journalism, digital graphics foundation, digital layout foundation, lettering arts, motion graphics, and 3-D animation foundation.
    Application Procedure

    Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

    Selection Procedure

    Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

    Required Documents

    1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae including references

    2. Cover letter
    3. Copy of Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)

    4. Letter of Recommendation (Written within one year)

    5. Document showing link to 20 examples of student artwork from the last three years that showcase a variety of techniques AND 20 examples of your professional artwork that showcase a variety of techniques.

    To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/2998161/full-time-ceramics-3d-design-instructor

    The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .

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    Posted: 3/1/2021
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