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Emeritus Institute – Department of Fine / Applied / Performing Arts – Part-time Instructor Pool

South Orange County Community College District
Saddleback College

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Emeritus Institute – Department of Fine / Applied / Performing Arts – Part-time Instructor Pool

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Faculty CTA

Job Opening Date:

May 02, 2022

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Saddleback College


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Mission: The mission of the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute is to promote lifelong learning by providing academically rigorous, mentally stimulating, socially engaging, and health improving courses for older adults in south Orange County.


The Emeritus Institute Department of Fine / Applied / Performing arts propels older adult students in their creative aspirations by providing curricula designed to educate and facilitate theoretical and practical understanding of the creative arts.


Courses in this department are designed for the older adult, lifelong learner. The part-time faculty in the Department of Fine / Applied / Performing Arts may be assigned courses which have a lecture/lab split. This means part-time faculty members must lecture as part of a lecture/lab class.

Core subjects in this department include:

Fine Arts:

Painting: Acrylic, Chinese Brush, Oil, Pastel, Watercolor

Drawing: Figure Drawing, Sketching

Applied Arts:

Ceramics: Decorative, Hand-building, Slip-casting, Sculpture, Wheel

Fabrics, Fashion, and Fibers: Clothing Construction, Crocheting, Knitting, Quilting, Wearable Art

Jewelry and Glass: Enameling, Metal Fabrication, Stained Glass

Mixed Media Design (2d/3d)

Stone: Intarsia, Lapidary

Photography: Composition, Digital, Slideshow Design

Performing Arts:

Voice: Barbershop, Choir, Technique/Theory

Music: History/Survey, Opera Studies

Theater: Scene Studies; Readers Theatre


Assignments may include morning, midday, and evening courses scheduled Monday-Saturday including in-person and/or online modalities. Some teaching assignments may be for classes offered to students asynchronously. In-person teaching assignments will primarily be off-campus, throughout south Orange County at various teaching sites with required travel between sites. Part-time faculty will be required to utilize CANVAS which is the Learning Management System of Saddleback College.

Minimum Qualifications:

For a noncredit course intended for older adults, either pattern (1) or pattern(2) following:

(1) Bachelor’s degree with a major related to the subject of the course taught and either (A) or (B) below:

(A) Thirty hours or two-semester units of coursework or classwork in understanding the needs of the older adult, taken at an accredited institution of higher education or approved by the district.

This requirement may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor;

(B) One year of professional experience working with older adults


(2) Associate degree with a major related to the subject of the course taught; and two years of occupational experience related to the subject of the course taught; and sixty hours or four-semester units of coursework or classwork in understanding the needs of the older adult, taken at an accredited institution of higher education or approved by the district.

This last requirement may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor.

Application requirements:

1. Cover letter addressing:

(a) which course(s) the applicant desires to teach,

(b) their specialty,

(c) and how the applicant fulfills the minimum qualifications for the position as it pertains to the curriculum of the department.

2. Resume/CV

3. Transcripts that show conferred degrees that meet the minimum requirements.

Please attach all academic transcripts that reflect how you meet one of the above minimum qualifications. Attach everything in the section listed as Resume/Cover Letter.

If you do not meet the minimum qualifications (degree is not related to the subject) - please choose "I do not meet minimum qualifications" on the next step, complete and attach the equivalency form. (This is a requirement in addition to your transcripts)

If your degree is from a non-US institution, you will need to attach a Foreign Degree Evaluation that was completed by a 3rd party. Please visit for a list of companies that can complete this service for you.


Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. More information can be found on our District website by visiting


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. SOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.


A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS


If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to


Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to assigned job.


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The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Important: You must make sure that you have completed your application for a posting by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, on the posting's Job Close Date, along with any required documents, in order to be considered for the position.


The South Orange County Community College District, founded in 1967, is one of 72 community college districts in California. It is a multi-campus district comprised of Saddleback College in the City of Mission Viejo, Irvine Valley College (IVC) in the City of Irvine, and the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP) in the City of Tustin. With its strong ties to the 25 communities it serves, South Orange County Community College District links higher education to the quality of life and economic vitality of Orange County while helping generations of residents to fulfill their learning aspirations. South Orange County Community College District currently serves over 40,000 students each semester and employs more than 2,500 faculty and staff.

Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College are accredited, offering associate degrees and providing academic major prerequisites that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. Critical career technical education programs, popular continuing education courses, and exciting cultural opportunities are also available at each campus.

Distinguished faculty from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and Irvine Valley College in Irvine provide students with rigorous academic classes, as well as state-of-the-art professional, vocational and skills training. Students, ranging in age from teens to retirees, receive cutting edge, “real world” training, making them highly competitive in the job market. For older, retired students, the Emeritus Institutes offers challenging and enriching special interest courses covering a broad spectrum of educational topics. Vibrant Community Education programs provide myriad lifelong learning opportunities for community members of all ages. Our newest campus, the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP), opened in Tustin the Fall of 2007 by offering courses from Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies.

Visit one of our campuses today and help us celebrate over 40 years of education and opportunity!

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