Assistant Professor, Art (Ceramics) (Riverside City College)

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 09, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title:
Assistant Professor, Art (Ceramics) (Riverside City College)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Art (R)

Position Type:
Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian


Physical location of the position:

Employment Type:
Tenure Track (Faculty)

Position Length:

Salary Range:
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6

Salary Amount:
$68,860 to $106,095

Salary Type:

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?

Riverside City College is seeking an Assistant Professor, Art (Ceramics) who will carry primary responsibility for lecture, laboratory and/or hybrid instruction in Art courses typically taught at the community college level.

The ideal candidate will share RCC's and the department of Art's commitment to educating its racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. The college currently enrolls nearly 30,000 students annually, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations. Sixty percent (60%) of RCC's students are Hispanic, 8% are African-American, 7% are Asian American, 0.3% are Native American, 0.7% are Pacific Islander, 21% are White, and 2% are multiracial. Riverside City College has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

We are a Hispanic and Minority serving institution with established programs for Puente, Ujima, Allies, Veterans and Foster Youth. RCC is a leader in the California Guided Pathways Project, as well as dual enrollment with our local high schools and strong workforce preparation. We are proud of our dedication to all our students and their families and, through a variety of means, provide robust offerings of culturally responsive events, speakers and opportunities for professional training in equity practices.

The successful candidate will be a well-rounded faculty member responsible for lecture and laboratory instruction in introductory and advanced courses in ceramics. Secondary teaching assignments may include drawing, design and art appreciation or other courses in the discipline.

For additional information about RCC, visit our website at

Master's in arts, studio art with an emphasis in ceramics or sculpture. (Degree(s) must be from an accredited institution.) Preferred Master's in fine arts with emphasis in studio art with emphasis in Ceramics.
NOTE: Master's in Fine Arts (MFA) as used here refers to any master's degree in the subject matter of fine arts, which is defined to include visual studio arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and metal and jewelry art. It does not refer to the MFA degree when that degree is based on specialization in performing arts or dance, film, video, photography, creative writing or other non-plastic arts.

A minimum of two years of full time teaching experience at a community college level is highly desirable. A strong professional background in drawing is preferred. The candidate must be willing to be evaluated on the strength of his/her own creative works of art.

The ideal candidate will (1) have recent experience working with African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American and other racially/ethnically, socioeconomically minoritized students in the classroom. (2) possess an understanding of how historical patterns have shaped the experiences and representation of these students within higher education; especially how real or perceived exclusion can shape patterns of participation and outcomes (3) demonstrate a willingness to examine and refine instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support various groups of marginalized students, (4) demonstrate experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom. The candidate will also demonstrate knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and practices for engaging our diverse student population in addition to having the ability to teach well; create and develop curriculum; work well with others (students, faculty, staff, and administrators); and fulfill the duties of a full-time faculty member in a shared governance environment.

Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).

The successful candidate will, among other things:
1. Teach ceramics classes covering wheel throwing, hand construction, glazing and firing for high and low temperature clay implementation at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
2. Integrate history of ceramics, contemporary ceramics, and craft into coursework and project development.
3. Teach clay processes for utilitarian and sculptural expression.
4. Remain current in the field through personal practice, technological advances, and professional development opportunities; introducing current technologies and advancements in the classroom.
5. Work to maintain the facility, assessing the equipment, glazes and safety compliance.
6. Oversee communication with all adjunct faculty in ceramics program.
7. Fulfill the duties of a full-time instructor, including, but not limited to, holding weekly office hours and completing 24 hours of "flex credit" through various available activities and seminars.
8. The instructional assignment will include lecture and laboratory classes in the discipline(s) assigned.
9. Faculty will participate in outcomes assessment work.
10. Faculty assignment is based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program development, learning outcomes assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement.
11. Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty members.
12. Participation in discipline/department decision-making processes and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of Instruction, and other professional matters is expected.
13. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.

1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and legal dependents.
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in District and College promotional activities, active participation in college committee work, student activities and other support services, and appropriate professional activities.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Doctorate Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date:
August 2021

Application Deadline:

Special Comments:


* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

*Cover letter must address how applicant meets the qualifications for the position.

* Letters of recommendation must be recent and NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.

*Copies of degree diplomas/certificates are NOT a replacement for transcripts.

*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.

Application Types Accepted:
Faculty Application

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