- Foothill-De Anza Community College District
- Los Altos Hills, CA
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Community College
The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.Foothill College Mission Statement: Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability. These core values are essential to authentic and sustainable institutional equity at Foothill College. Institutional equity is embedded not only in the college’s Educational Master Plan and Strategic Vision for Equity but in its planning, hiring and evaluative processes. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
The Foothill College Photography Department seeks a photographic generalist with broad knowledge of art, commercial and journalistic photography who has the skills to play a leadership role in the department and teach a broad range of courses. Join the Foothill College Photography Department and advance digital and visual literacy through the study of photographic techniques and photographic history. This vibrant department, part of the Fine Arts and Communication Division of Foothill College, works with students pursuing photography as a career and students participating in photography classes as a general education option supporting a wide range of majors. Required is the ability to teach all levels of darkroom, digital, documentary, and studio photography to photography majors and non-majors. This faculty member will have a demonstrated knowledge of photography's contemporary theories and histories and strong proficiency with digital and analog printing techniques. The candidate would actively participate in departmental and institutional service, including committee work and academic support services such as curricular coordination and development, curricular assessment, and student advising. Teaching assignments will include both in-person instruction at Foothill campus and possible online instruction. Faculty are expected to engage in professional contributions on the Foothill campus throughout the academic year.
Be part of the equity journey of many students as they learn to use image making and photography to tell their stories and the stories of their communities, as well as future photographers on their career and technical educational journey to careers in photography.
Skills should include but not be limited to: traditional black and white, digital photographic processes including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, medium and large format processes, the history of photography, photography in social practice, photojournalism, studio lighting, and visual storytelling. This position may require evening and/or Saturday hours.
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
- Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.Master’s in photography, fine arts, or art OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in art history or humanities OR the equivalent
Required Professional Expertise:
- Currency and depth of knowledge in photography, curriculum development, and assessment of student learning outcomes
- Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways
- Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success
- Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
- Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology
- Successful teaching experience in Photography in a higher-education institution.
- Successful online teaching experience.
- Ability to anticipate and respond to new trends in the discipline with new curriculum and teaching practices.
- An interest in expanding the new noncredit offerings, vocationally-focused curriculum, Career Technical Education courses, and certificates.
- Experience or interest in developing a photographic entrepreneur pathway for photography students to prepare students to build businesses and creative livelihoods.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant’s expense.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: $67,090.00 - $110,186.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.
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Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.htmlTERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
STARTING DATE: Spring 2023Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.For more information about our application process contact: Employment Services Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022 (650) 949-6217 Email: [email protected]
This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.
Working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District
For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 43,000 students per quarter. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.
The mission of the Foothill – De Anza Community College District is student success. We accomplish this by providing access to a dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the diverse educational and career goals of our students and communities.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.
Foothill College envisions itself as a community of scholars where a diverse population of students, faculty and staff intersect and are engaged in the search for truth and meaning. We recognize that by necessity this search must be informed by a multiplicity of disciplinary modes of inquiry. In order to ensure that every student has the opportunity to share in this vision, Foothill College commits itself to providing students with the necessary student support services, outstanding instruction, and opportunities for leadership both within and outside the classroom. By enacting this vision, the college ensures that it remains the distinctive and innovative institution it has been since its inception.
De Anza College
Two words—"excellence" and "innovation" — have captured the essence of De Anza College for nearly four decades. Although each carries importance, together they're a winning combination that has established De Anza in the forefront of community colleges nationwide. De Anza provides outstanding general education and vocational courses as well as interdisciplinary studies, community service opportunities, on-the-job-training, internships, collaborative programs with businesses and industries, and online and television classes.
Employment with Foothill - De Anza
Foothill - De Anza Community College District is one of the largest community college districts in the U.S. that has distinguished itself as a leader among California Community Colleges.
We currently employ approximately 1,200 full-time employees and 1,900 part-time employees. It is the policy of the District to provide an educational and employment environment which is committed to high quality, equal opportunity and diversity.
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