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Pasadena City College

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Pasadena City College

Instructor - Architecture

$7,110.77 - $12,757.57 Monthly

Pasadena, CA

Job Type
Full-Time Faculty


Job Number

7/20/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Probationary Period
Tenure-Track (Four Years)

Work Shift
See posting for work schedule details.

Salary Schedule/Range
Contract Monthly Faculty

Pasadena City College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Architecture Instructor commencing with the 2021- 2022 academic year. The primary emphasis of the position will be in teaching all levels of architecture courses.

Wearelookingforcandidateswhohavethedesireandability tocreateawelcomingclassroomculturethatpositively engages and impacts our diverse student population.At Pasadena City College (PCC) wecelebrate and respect diversity in all forms that includes every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans,people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. PCC is seeking applications fromcandidateswhocandemonstrateexperienceinteachingandworkingwithindividualsfromdiversebackgroundsand contributetotheCollege's mission,vision,andcore values.

We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.

The architecture faculty foster a productive, collaborative environment
  • Facultyhavetheopportunitytoservecommunitiesunderrepresentedinarchitecture,andtogiveindividuals the chancetogrowcreatively,personally,and professionally
  • PCC maintains an active gallery program and an established artist-in-residence program
  • Facultyarehighlycollaborative,leadingtomultipleopportunitiesforinterdisciplinaryteachingandstudentresearch
  • Faculty are involved in outreach to the community and local high schools as well as collaboration withareafour-year colleges and universities
  • PasadenaCityCollegesupports ongoing professionaldevelopment
  • PasadenaCityCollege is respected andsupported byits community
  • Pasadena City College is a world-class institution. We are ranked first among all community colleges inCalifornia in the awarding of associate degrees and ranked first in the awarding of associate degrees tomulticulturalstudents
  • The Academic Senate, Classified Senate, and Management Association are active in the effective shared governance process of the college

    Ten Months, 100% - Tenure-track position beginning August 2021.

    Thirty-four (34) hours per week consisting of a combination of in-class teaching and preparation for teaching; five and one half (5.5) hours of additional time for student conferences; and five and one half (5.5) hours for professional growth and development, College governance and other professional responsibilities. The College has two 16-week semesters and offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. Faculty may be offered the opportunity to teach classes during winter and summer intersessions.

    Anticipated salary range for this position will be between $7110.77 - $10,561.62

  • Teach a variety of courses in Architectural Design, Architectural Visual Communications, Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction, Architectural History, and Professional Practice
  • Work closely with students to develop the creative, conceptual and critical potential of their design projects
  • Provide leadership in, and complete the development of, professional, career development, and interdisciplinary curriculum consistent with Career and Technical Education standards and best practices
  • Develop and maintain pathway relationships with K-12 partners, campus resources, transfer institutions and the professional community through networking and advisory committee duties
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to manage shared facilities and resources in the division
  • Actively participate in other professional duties such as student advising, departmental and college committees, grant writing and reporting, course and program assessment, student outreach, program review and update, assessment of articulation agreements with transfer institutions, maintenance of accredited status with accrediting organizations
  • Maintain and update course-relevant skills through professional development opportunities
  • Maintain a professional voice through continuing interaction with professionals in the field
  • Oversee students in work-based learning experiences on and off campus

  • Ability to create a culture of excellence, collaboration, social responsibility and professionalism in the student community through curricula and extra-curricular activities
  • Ability to guide students to a meaningful understanding of the contextual relationships between architectural production and urbanism, socio-economics, and culture
  • Skills needed to develop students' commitment to environmental sustainability and the ethical responsibilities of the profession
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, teaching and supporting a diverse student body with a broad range of socio-economic means and academic preparation, to reach their academic, career and life goals
  • Commitment to creating equity and serving community college studentsunderrepresented in the architectural, design and construction professions, including women and people of color
  • Ability to develop effective pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of a diverse student population, including, but not limited to, Latino/a/x, African American, veterans, students with disabilities, foster youth, and the formerly incarcerated
  • Effective use of campus resources for academic, career and personal support to increase student success, retention and completion
  • Demonstrated experience with program management including program review, curriculum development and approval, learning assessment, and evaluation
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills applied to collaborative and interdisciplinary work with colleagues, students, and all members of the campus community
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency and currency with best practices in pedagogy and learning technologies

  • Bachelor's degree ANDtwo(2)yearsofrelated experience
  • Associate's degree ANDsix(6)yearsofrelated experience
  • AvalidCalifornia CommunityCollege InstructorCredential
  • Theequivalent
    Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC's Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.

  • Professional experience in architectural design, fabrication, construction or related design field
  • Professional experience with analog and digital 2D and 3D design tools and processes, including industry-standard software such as Autocad, Rhino (and Grasshopper), Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM), digital rendering software, digital media, printing technologies, and interactive technologies
  • Experience teaching advanced Architectural design, portfolio preparation, and career preparation courses at the community college
  • Experience with strategic career pathway development strategies activities such as outreach, mentoring, professional networking, competitions and scholarships, transfer events and social media
  • Membership in professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) or National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
  • Professional licensure completed or in progress

    Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Applicant Tracking System(ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance with your application, please refer to the application guide or you may contact NeoEd Customer Support at 855-524-5627. Customer Support is available Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (PST).

    All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:
    1.Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    2.Cover Letter

    After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process.

    Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.

    The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to

    A highly multicultural student body:

  • 47% Latino/a/x
  • 4% Black/African American
  • 27% Asian
  • 4% Two of More Races
  • 15% White
  • 3% Unknown/Other

    Annually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.

    PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
    PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner.

    Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.

    In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to

    Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.
  • A Passion for Learning — We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.
  • A Commitment to Integrity — We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.
  • An Appreciation for Diversity — We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.
  • A Respect for Collegiality — We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.
  • A Recognition of Our Heritage — We recognize that we draw upon the College's long-standing tradition of excellence to offer innovative services to our students and communities.

  • Pasadena Area Community College District will notsponsor any visa applications.
  • Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.
  • Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
  • Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.
  • An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

    PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

    Pasadena Area Community College District

    1570 E. Colorado Blvd.

    Pasadena, California, 91106-2003

    (626) 585-7310


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    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    Institutional Core Values

    As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:

    A Passion for Learning

    A Commitment to Integrity

    An Appreciation for Diversity

    A Respect for Collegiality

    A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence

    Academic programs: 60 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Career and Technical programs: 76 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Lifelong learning programs: 25 program areas with evening and weekend classes

    Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates

    Recognized for:

    • High student transfer rate
    • Honors at Entrance Scholarship awards and nearly $28 million in student scholarships and financial aid

    Number of Employees:

    • 435 faculty, librarians, counselors and administrators;
    • 625 adjunct faculty
    • 382 maintenance, trades, professional, clerical, and management


    We are looking for faculty, administrators, and support staff who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with:

    • excellence in education in a learning-centered environment, 
    • high-quality support services, and
    • a campus climate that embraces diversity.

    We are proud of our excellence. We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and to apply for available positions in the Academic, Classified, Adjunct Faculty, and Management categories.

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