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Art: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District
San Diego
Class 1, Step A - Class 6, Step C ($6,301.36- $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and re

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Art: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 10/6/2023

Position Number: 00120355

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
San Diego Miramar College welcomes applications for a full-time/ tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History within the Visual and Performing Arts Department. We are seeking applicants with experience teaching a wide array of Art History courses from Prehistoric to Contemporary times with a Global Perspective. In particular, candidates with expertise teaching both Modern/Contemporary and Non-Western Art are desired. The Art History Program at San Diego Miramar College is small in size, with one additional full-time faculty member. The successful candidate will share responsibility teaching the courses currently available and developing new courses with the goal of expanding the Art History program. Currently we offer the following classes within the area of Art History:

  • The Arts of Asia
  • The Arts of Africa, Native America and Oceania
  • Art Orientation
  • Prehistoric to Gothic Art
  • Renaissance to Modern Art
  • Modern Art
  • Contemporary Art

The successful candidate will largely be responsible for teaching the Arts of Asia and The Arts of Africa, Native America & Oceania courses.

We are seeking a colleague who is an expert in the discipline of Art History, as evidenced by academic achievement, professional activity in the field, and who has the vision to develop and expand the Art History program from a place of experience and excitement. Experience developing courses is strongly desired. Candidates possessing a demonstrated expertise in the discipline of Art History who are student-focused, and who approach their roles as educator and mentor through the lens that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

To this end, the successful candidate will work collaboratively in respectful, diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be prepared to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our college's shared commitment to student-centered engagement and excellence.

San Diego Miramar College is located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego and is one of four colleges/centers in the San Diego Community College District. Our student population of 14,193 [African American (5%), Native American (1%), Asian (14%), Filipino (7%), Latinx (30%), Multiple Ethnicities (8%), Pacific Islander (1%), White (32%), Unreported (2%)], is reflective of the diverse community we serve.

Those who join our team at San Diego Miramar College can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that promotes broad collaboration among faculty, classified professionals, administration, students, and community and industry partners. Our college strives to ensure that students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes. The college's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is encapsulated by our newly adopted Strategic Goal #5:Miramar College Strategic Goal #5Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - Build an environment that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice for the benefit of the college community.
  • Strategic Direction 1- Systematically update college processes, programs, and practices within a comprehensive equity framework for equity-minded practices in the workplace, the classroom, and support programs/services.
  • Strategic Direction 2- Establish comprehensive professional development for the campus community to increase capacity around and engage in equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and anti-racism.
  • Strategic Direction 3- Systematically review, develop and incorporate equity-minded practices in: 1) culturally responsive instructional pedagogy, 2) student-centered services, and 3) recruitment, screening, and retention of employees.

Applicants can review Miramar College's full strategic plan on Miramar College's:
The Assistant Professor of Art History reports to the Dean of Humanities and is a member of the Art Department with primary responsibility for teaching Art History and ensuring that the transfer curriculum remains current. In addition to Studio Art, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts is also home to the disciplines of Art History, Music, and Graphics.

Major Responsibilities:
Applications are currently being accepted for Assistant Professor of Art History located at San Diego Miramar College. Hours and days of assignment are as assigned, 40 hours per week. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs.The successful candidate will support our students by developing curriculum reflective of current pedagogy and professional trends in Art History, as well as by cultivating an inclusive learning environment as part of a socially and culturally engaged college.

The teaching load will consist of undergraduate, transfer-based, foundation-level courses within the discipline of Art History. The successful candidate will take on the responsibility for the Non-Western courses offered in the program. As a member of the faculty, the successful candidate will also actively participate in the continued development of the Art History Program, with a focus on curriculum development and expansion within the Modern and Non-Western areas of the program.

Additional duties include but are not limited to:· Advising/ mentoring students· Participation in service responsibilities, at all levels (District, College, School, Department)· Participation in shared-governance· Maintaining office hours· Working collaboratively and productively with colleagues campus-wide

Master’s in art history, history of art and architecture or visual culture/visual studies;
Bachelor’s in art history and master’s in history;
Master’s in art with a recorded emphasis or concentration in art history;
The equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:
In addition, the successful candidate will also provide evidence of the following:
  1. An Art History Generalist with recent teaching experience in Art History at a community college or experience teaching lower level courses in Art History at a university.
  2. Experience teaching Non-Western Art History courses.
  3. Experience teaching with technology in both the classroom and online settings (including the use of a Learning Management System).
  4. An interdisciplinary, current approach to the field of Art History.
  5. Sensitivity to and awareness of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
  6. Ability to create an inclusive learning environment for heterogeneous groups of learners.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, staff and students in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning, service, and equity-minded practices to a diverse student population.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively.


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($6,301.36– $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 and A2.2 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer-paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 42,000 service personnel at military bases in 15 states. 

The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.

The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.

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