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Photography Instructor (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Fresno City College

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State Center Community College District
Location
Fresno City College

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Job Details

Posting Number:

1815

Title:

Photography Instructor (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Fresno City College

Campus Location:

Fresno City College

Essential Functions of Position:

The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 22,000 students of which 56% are Latinx, 10% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% are African American, 22% are White, and 6% are multiracial. FCC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

Providing instruction in Computer Photography, on the Fresno City College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor will be responsible for:

  • Lecture and laboratory instruction in professional photography at any vocational level taught at the community college;
  • Conducting classes, lab maintenance and operation, equipment inventory, class preparation, office hours, and student evaluation and advisement;
  • Maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position and currency in teaching professional photography;
  • Duties may include assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus, and large group instruction classes as needed; and
  • Otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree AND two years of directly related professional experience;

    OR
  • An associate degree AND six years of directly related professional experience;

    OR
  • A valid California Community College credential;

    OR
  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

    All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need of equity-minded practices within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in traditional photographic processes, digital photography, studio lighting practices, photographic aesthetics and marketing;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows operating systems using Adobe Creative Cloud;
  • Extent of experience with Photoshop and Lightroom;
  • Willingness to maintain currency in the field of professional photography and graphics;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administration;
  • Ability to develop new and current curriculum and focus on student learning outcomes to improve student learning;
  • Community college teaching experience;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its missions and goals.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting rates are $45.49 – $61.78 for lecture, $38.67 – $52.55 for lab, and $38.30 – $52.05 for non-instructional. Sick leave accrual is based on assignment hours.

Selection Procedure:

The selection and hiring process will be explained by the hiring department if the candidate is extended an opportunity to interview.

Additional Information about the Position:

NOTE: Fresno City College’s current equivalency policy reads as follows:

  • Possession of a high school diploma;

    AND
  • 10 years of professional photography experience;

    AND
  • Successful completion (C or better) of college level English 1A (English Comp) OR a score of 3 or higher on an AP English Comp class completed in high school.

Open Until Filled:

No

Quick Link:

https://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/1815

Organization

State Center Community College District (SCCCD) was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. SCCCD serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera counties and portions of Kings and Tulare counties. SCCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees who represent seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the fall semester 2012 is over 34,000 students. SCCCD is a merit system district with over 2,300 faculty and classified staff represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The total operating budget for SCCCD in 2012-13 is $168 million. 

Fresno City College, established in 1910, enrolls in excess of 22,000 students and offers more than 100 associate of arts and science degree programs and 60 certificate of achievement programs in vocational/occupational areas. Reedley College, established in 1926, is located in Reedley (approximately 25 miles southeast of Fresno) and enrolls approximately 6,200 students in a variety of courses and degree programs in occupational education and the arts and sciences. SCCCD operates three educational centers with a combined enrollment of approximately 8,300 students. The Willow International, Madera and Oakhurst centers offer programs in general education for transfer and two-year degrees. In addition, the district offers occupational and technical training at its Career and Technology Center and the Training Institute.

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