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Digital Art Instructor - Full-Time, Tenure Track

El Camino Community College
Torrance, California (US)

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El Camino College


Digital Art Instructor -

Full-Time, Tenure Track

Req: A2122-032

Division: Fine Arts/Center for the Arts

Close Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.


Complete job description and application available online at:


The El Camino Community College District is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its Digital Art instructional team. The position requires participation in a variety of campus and division activities such as faculty meetings, committee meetings, student activities, and office hours. This position will be expected to foster collaborations with employers, industry/trade groups, universities, and high school partners and form partnerships with related instructional disciplines to support Guided Pathway initiatives and improve student outcomes. Some assignments may include evenings, weekends, and/or dual enrollment courses offered offsite on high school campuses.


The ability to effectively teach Canvas online classes in order to offer online or hybrid courses is important. El Camino faculty must either complete our Online Learning & Teaching with Canvas (OLTC) course or provide sufficient evidence that they are prepared to develop and teach quality online courses through our waiver process.


Extensive knowledge in the field applicable to current industry standards is required as well as participation in advisory boards.


Experience examining and remediating one's instruction, interactions, and/or practices to more effectively engage and support diverse students.


Development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College's mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.



Master's degree in, fine arts, art; or art history; OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in humanities; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND

Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

A teaching demonstration will be required by those candidates selected to interview.



A history of industry work experience in one or more of the following areas: UX/UI, web design, graphic design, animation, game design, eSports, motion graphics, and digital image production and editing.

Close ties to the digital media industry, entertainment companies, and/or tech companies to set up advisory groups.

Experience teaching beginning to advanced digital media, design, animation courses at the college level.

Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines.

Knowledge and experience with contemporary professional and creative digital media techniques and workflow.

An enthusiasm for developing the Digital Media Program to remain current with contemporary ideas and practice, and to look forward to future industry needs and technical developments.

Commitment to review and develop curriculum according to program needs.

Commitment to student success in developing technical, conceptual, and creative/aesthetic knowledge and skills.

Commitment to student success in earning degrees and certificates and in providing professional, technical, and creative/aesthetic advice and mentoring.

Conceptual and technical grounding in digital media processes and techniques.

Knowledge of the history and theory of graphic and digital media design including technical development, cultural and commercial impact, and creative and artistic progress.

Professional level knowledge and experience using Adobe Creative Suite and some familiarity with alternative design platforms.

Ability to work in both Mac and PC environments.

Experience managing the facilities and equipment of computer and print labs.

Ability to write grants.

Knowledge and experience managing a CTE Certificate program.

Enthusiasm in promoting the Digital Media Program on campus and in the community.

Interest in developing partnerships and collaborative programs with local high schools.



Please limit each response to 300 words.

How do you support student success, particularly for students from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities?

How have you demonstrated culturally responsive practices in the classroom?



Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.



Contract shall be for a full-time tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2022 - 2023 academic year, beginning in August. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit proof of COVID Vaccination, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



The starting salary ranges from $73,328 - $100,718 depending on education and experience.



An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application:

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)



Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:


Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the ADA Compliance Officer at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date: ADA Job Applicant Accommodation Request (


IMPORTANT NOTE: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.



Individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to Human Resources.



Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The college provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the college and the employee contribute.


Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.



Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.



In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, El Camino College has published Annual Security Reports and all required statistical data, which can be found on the Police Department webpage at These publications include Clery crime statistics for the previous three years relevant to El Camino College classes and activities, in addition to institutional policies concerning campus safety and security. The information is also available in printed form in the lobby of the Police Department and in select locations on campus. Upon request, the Campus Police Department can provide or mail out copies of this publication. Contact them at 310-660-3100.



The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.


Welcome to El Camino College

You don't have to be an ECC student to enjoy our beautiful campus. Visit us online through our website, or on campus any time -- we are YOUR community college.

Founded in 1947, El Camino College is situated on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California. The college enrolls more than 25,000 students each semester and boasts a curriculum of over 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by exceptional faculty.

Where are we located?

El Camino College is easily accessible from the 405 and 91 freeways, at the corner of Manhattan Beach and Crenshaw boulevards near Torrance. A daylong parking permit costs $3 – you may purchase a parking permit from one of the dispensers available in various lots. Please do not park in staff-marked parking stalls. Click here for the Campus Map.

El Camino College – A South Bay Tradition

Since the opening of El Camino College over 70 years ago, we have been dedicated to serve our community's educational and cultural needs. El Camino College is well-known for our academic excellence, our consistently high transfer rate to four-year colleges and universities, and our exceptional career training programs.

El Camino College offers many outstanding features, including:

  • Transfer agreements with many four-year universities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Ranked among the largest single-campus, two-year colleges in the nation
  • Excellent career training programs
  • Outstanding community education programs
  • Only $46 per unit for California residents


President's Message

Our mission at El Camino College is to make a positive difference in people's lives. We provide excellent comprehensive educational programs and services that promote student learning and success in collaboration with our diverse communities. We are dedicated to achieving our mission and ensuring that everyone who wishes to pursue higher education and earn a degree or certificate is able to accomplish that goal at El Camino College.

The college will implement several innovative programs in the coming year, all designed to increase access to a college education and ensure students are successful once they arrive here. In our pursuit for equity and achievement we are constantly working to ensure that all students have what they need to succeed – in the classroom, in the tutoring lab, in the library, in the concert hall or on the playing field. Students have access to facilities that support teaching and learning, backed by the technology necessary to support their success.

We are also proud to be a strong and trusted partner in the South Bay, working with community leaders to align our programs with the workforce needs of the future. We share a common interest in the economic vitality of the South Bay, and we are a proactive provider of education and training that support this region.

Watch for future innovations such as expanded evening/weekend classes for working adults, new educational technology initiatives and additional college/career pathways with area high schools.

Dena P. Maloney, Ed.D.

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