Temporary Faculty Pool-Lecturer in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Interior Design

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Temporary Faculty Pool-Lecturer in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Interior Design

Job No: 500262
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Part Time

Temporary Faculty for the Department of Art and Design

Department Overview:

The Department of Art and Design offers exciting and creative opportunities for students to nurture and expand their artistic and design senses by providing a broad range of experiences that prepare its graduates for art and design-related opportunities and artistic endeavors.

Learn more about our department at http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/artanddesign/index.html

Position Summary: Art & Design course catalog link

The successful candidate may teach courses in the following areas.

  • Lecturer in Studio Arts: Please see course descriptions and specific requirements for each after the application procedure.
    • Animation: ART 37, 80, 101, 181, 184
    • Ceramics: ART 60
    • Foundations: ART 14, 16, 116
    • Photography: ART 30
    • Sculpture: ART 50
  • Student Teaching Supervisor in Art - Supervising student teachers in their last semester of the credential program at their respective school sites, and ensuring they are well prepared to begin their teaching career. EHD-155B, CI-161

The exact assignment is dependent upon the candidate's strengths and program needs. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to develop web enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Semester

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. Appointments from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The pool will remain in place for two academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.
  • Fall 2021: August 17, 2021 - December 22, 2021;
  • Spring 2022: January 18, 2022 - May 21, 2022;
  • Opportunities for teaching during the Summer and Winter Intersessions may also be available.

Primary instruction will be on-campus once Fresno State repopulates according to CDC guidelines.

Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).

Application Procedures: A review applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. Deadline is June 30, 2021 to be fully considered for Fall 2021 hiring. Job Announcement for 2021-2022 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2022.

Complete an online application at https://careers.fresnostate.edu, search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant Profile, or Login if you have already have an Applicant Profile, and attach the following materials:
  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested in teaching,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Names and contact information of at least three professional references - the committee will request current letters of recommendation, do not attach,
  4. Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas,
  5. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.
  6. Specific Areas will require Portfolio of images (see below). 10 images of applicant's work and 10 images of student work (load PDF file).

Inquiries: Dr. Martin Valencia, Chair, Email: [email protected]

Minimum Requirements for all assignments
  • Education: M.A. in Art; M.F.A. preferred; additional requirements may be specified
  • A commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Preference given to those with prior teaching at college level experienced.


    ART 37: Introduction to Computer Art
    • An MA or MFA (preferred) in Art or a BA/BFA and 10 years professional experience.
    • The candidate must exhibit a strong experience with Photoshop and Illustrator in a fine arts context.
    • A background in Art History and Theory is preferred.

    ART 181: 2D Animation 1 and ART 184: 2D Animation 2
    • An MA or MFA (preferred) in Digital Art, Animation or related field. A BA or BFA and 10 years professional experience may be substituted.
    • The candidate must be experienced with traditional and digital forms of 2D animation and storyboarding.
    • An understanding of animation in both a fine arts and industry context is required.
    • Experience with Adobe Animate, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator is required.

    ART 80: Beginning 3D Art-Modeling and ART 186: Intermediate 3D Art-Animation
    • An MA or MFA (preferred) in Digital Art, Animation, or related field. A BA or BFA and 10 years professional experience may be substituted.
    • The candidate must have significant experience with 3D digital modeling and rendering using Autodesk Maya.
    • An understanding of 3D modeling in both a fine arts and industry context is required.
    • Additional requirement for ART 80: The candidate must be able to teach correct modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering processes.
    • Additional requirement for ART 186:The candidate must be able to teach all aspects of keyframed animation, including in-program animation editors, and introductory particles.

    ART 101: Content and Form - An important focus of the course is on primary source readings. The instructor and students work together to read original works by, for example, Freud, Langer, Arnheim, Barthes, Lacan and Debord. Students also read a wide range of artists' statements and writings. Students write papers about the ideas they have read, and about the concepts and ideas in their own work. A second important focus is the relationship of theory to practice. To this end, students work on two projects during the semester to apply concepts in art theory to the making of contemporary works of art.
    • A Ph.D. in Art Theory or Art History, or an M.F.A. that includes substantial studies in art theory.
    • The instructor should be currently involved in contemporary art theory, preferably with writing as well as reading.
    • The instructor will teach an undergraduate course in art theory, focusing on modernist and postmodernist art theory.
    • The course includes an emphasis on readings in critical theory since 1970. Topics may include semiotics, phenomenology, feminist studies, postcolonial studies, poststructuralism, and/or other contemporary theoretical perspectives related to art.


    EHD 155B: Final Student Teaching in Art- Subject-specific, supervision course for student teaching in secondary art classrooms. The instructor (supervisor/university coach) (1) will be responsible for supervising 4 or 5 student teachers during their final semester of student teaching in the public schools; (2) will observe each student teacher on 6-8 visits during their student teaching placements in local high schools, and communicates with the students and their master/mentor teachers about their progress; (3) supervises completion of the Fresno Assessment of Student Teaching (FAST).

    CI 161: Methods and Materials in Secondary Art Teaching - A subject-specific, secondary methods course. Instructional procedures, techniques, and resources for teaching; appraisal of instructional innovations; classroom organization and management; measurement and evaluative techniques. The instructor needs to have a concrete understanding of newly revised California Visual Arts Standards and should apply them into the course design.

    Required Qualifications:
    • An earned master degree (M.A. or M.F.A) or higher in art education or a related field is required.
    • A secondary education teaching credential in Art or equivalent;
    • Minimum of three years of teaching experience at the K-12 level in public school settings;
    • Documented knowledge and expertise in middle and high school level teaching;
    • Deep understanding of National Core Arts Standards or newly released California Arts Standards for Visual Arts (January, 2019).

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated experience or scholarly activity in any of the following areas: a.) culturally responsive/sustaining pedagogy, b.) community art/socially engaged art, or c.) social justice
    • Expertise in a web-based platform for classroom instruction and/or online teaching experience;
    • Familiarity with the California Teaching Performance Expectations


    ART 60: Beginning Ceramics - Introduction to a variety of materials, basic forming methods as well as surface treatments associated with the ceramic medium. The emphasis is placed on establishing a wide-ranging artistic vocabulary through a variety of hand-building techniques. The ideation of original concepts and the development of content within artwork is fostered as an essential component of students' creative expression. In addition, students should learn and successfully apply the basic concepts of design as well as the terminology utilized specifically in ceramics. Students also are expected to understand and practice proper studio safety protocols.
    • Applicants must be technically skilled and knowledgeable in both traditional as well as experimental forming and glazing methods practiced within the field of ceramics.
    • Must be familiar with a broad range of ceramic materials, equipment, glaze chemistry and firings (gas and electric).
    • Ability to maintain a safe, well-organized and productive classroom environment is essential.
    • In order to contextualize ceramics as a three-dimensional art form, the successful applicant must be able to facilitate constructive and meaningful classroom discussions rooted in the analysis of historical and contemporary ceramics.
    • When necessary, must be able to deliver instruction virtually.


    ART 14: Three-Dimensional Design - Introduction to the basic elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Students will develop the ability to apply these elements and principles to their own design or artwork within the context of a given project. (prerequisite: Art 13)

    ART 16: Introduction to Color Theory - Practical application of color theory, focusing on the interaction and relativity of color and influence of light upon color. Gain basic knowledge of the trichromatic aspects of color, color principles and practical understanding of color mixing. Explore historical, psychological and cultural aspects of color.

    ART 116: Advanced Color Theory - Pre-requisites: ART 13, Art 16. Advanced projects in the application of subtractive and additive color theory. Web-Enhanced classes meet during regularly scheduled class times and use Canvas or other technology to deliver class materials. Up to half of the traditional class time may be replaced with online instruction.
    • MFA or MA in Art and evidence of quality academic and/or professional experience, expertise, as demonstrated through submitted examples of applicant's professional work and examples of their students' work.
    • Submitted materials, including written statements, should demonstrate the candidate's knowledge of color and concepts appropriate for teaching applied color theory.
    • Applicant must be thoroughly familiar with the course content and be able to guide students through the following Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes.
    • Instructor for the part time pool must be able to guide students to develop a thorough understanding and application of the tri-chromatic aspects of color (hue, value & chroma) and the interaction of color using acrylic paint to mix and match value and chroma, neutralized colors, local and apparent color and spatial illusions.
    • Instructor must be able to present information on the physiology of how and why we see, interpret, and use color to define a two-dimensional surface. Be able to inform students about how color may be used to create three-dimensional, spatial illusions on a two-dimensional plane. Instructor must be familiar with theories including Newton's theory, electromagnetic spectrum, Munsell, Albers including the Ishihara Color Vision Test.
    • Instructor must be able to guide students to develop perceptual awareness and understanding of the nature of color in both additive and subtractive mixing processes and their application(s) and the connections between color, design and global cultures.


    ART 30. Introduction to Photography. Basic theoretical and practical aspects of the photographic process as an art form. Introduction to historical and contemporary photographic practices in art. Digital camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed controls required.

    Required Qualifications:
    • MA in Art and evidence of quality academic and/or professional experience, expertise, and currency in Photography as demonstrated through submitted examples of applicant's professional work as well as students' art work.
    • Submitted materials, including written statements, should demonstrate the candidate's knowledge of a range of photography techniques, approaches, and concepts appropriate for teaching Introductory digital photography class in the context of a fine art approach to the medium.

    Desired Qualifications:
    • MFA degree in photography, college or university teaching experience in photography.
    • Substantial exhibition record of personal work in a fine art context, national or international publications, professional commercial experience in photography, product, studio, portrait lighting expertise and experience.
    • Knowledge of the history of photography including the fine art and technical history of the medium.


    ART 50. Beginning Sculpture - Introductory course in the experiential application of the methods and materials of sculpture. Creative expression and exploration of sculptural form through ideas and aesthetic concepts. Studio safety.
    • Applicant must be familiar with a broad range of materials and processes for creating visual expression through three-dimensional form.
    • This class is designed to teach the beginning student a wide range of styles and methodologies, spanning basic traditional to very contemporary. Applicant must have experience with a variety of materials and tools, and be able to establish a strong foundation in three-dimensional visualization and realization, based on knowledge of the history of sculpture, as well as theory and conceptualization.

    About the Campus

    California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California's Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

    The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

    California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

    Fresno State's Principles of Community

    These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be. Find out more about our Principles of Community at: https://fresnostate.edu/president/strategic-plan/principles-of-community.html

    We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

    Our Students

    California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

    Other Campus Information

    In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

    A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

    The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

    California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

    California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    To apply, visit https://careers.fresnostate.edu/en-us/job/500262/temporary-faculty-poollecturer-in-studio-art-graphic-design-and-interior-design

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    Posted: 4/29/2021
    Application Due: 4/29/2033
    Work Type: Full Time