Graphic Design/Multi-Media/Art Professor

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Graphic Design/Multi-Media/Art Professor

Salary: $67,386.00 - $88,844.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 5949-ft-04/21
Closing: 5/10/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA
Department: Career Technology Education/Fine Arts

General Description
College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking a candidate to fill a one-year full-time, temporary position in Career Technology Education/Fine Arts beginning August 2021.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.


Sequoias Community College District values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, genders, gender identities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college and seeks faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, and value mentorship. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College District's commitment to student-centered pedagogy and to creating inclusive learning experiences that will benefit our racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

Job Duties

Job duties of the Graphic Design/Digital Art professor include providing instruction at one of the three campus and/or at off- site community campus locations, and/or online instruction using Canvas.

The faculty member will provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines while using comparative cross-cultural, multicultural, and multidisciplinary perspectives. The primary teaching assignment will be in graphic design and/or digital art. Depending on the strengths, qualifications and background of the selected candidate, the teaching assignment may include courses in the fine arts department such as digital photography or digital painting, or in the CTE graphic design department that is workforce focused.

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It is also highly desirable that the candidate has experience and/or interest in curriculum development, program review, transfer articulations, equitable practices and online teaching.

Initial assignments may include evening and weekend classes, and teaching at any of the District locations in Visalia, Hanford, Tulare and/or online. College of the Sequoias welcomes all qualified candidates to apply for this unique one-year position and will consider candidates who may only be able to teach and perform their duties remotely. Additional job duties will include classroom equipment, supplies and facilities input, oversight on curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes in conjunction with fine arts/graphic design faculty, and participation in shared governance.

The instructor will be responsible for:
  • Create new and/or revise graphic design/multi-media curriculum to better align with four-year transfer programs in graphic design.
  • Create a new one-year online certificate in multi-media (preliminary work will have already been started by the time of the hire) and move through the college curriculum process for the Fall 2023 catalog.
  • Teach the equivalent of 12 LHE credits in graphic design and/or digital fine arts (20% reassignment from the usual 15 LHE course load).
  • Collaborate with, and lead discussions between CTE and Fine Arts faculty to identify commonalities and possible connections between fine arts and graphic design/multi-media curriculum, technology and pedagogy.
  • Lead the graphic design annual program review and self-study, assessment and outcome report, and work with the Division Chair and Dean to request funding to support needed improvements or changes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Advisory Boards.

  • Qualifications


    The candidate must meet the criteria for CTE Graphic Design, time-based media or Multi-media, but a preference would be for candidates to meet both CTE and Fine Arts criteria. The degree must generally be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.

    If teaching in the CTE area (graphic design, animation, time-based media or multi-media), the minimum qualifications are:

    Any bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience


    Any associate degree and six years of professional experience.

    Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master's degree. The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment

    If teaching in the Fine Arts area (digital photography, digital painting, or digital arts) the minimum qualifications is:
  • Master's in fine arts, art, or art history

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

  • OR
  • The equivalent (requires equivalency).

  • Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: (Download PDF reader). Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

    NOTE: "Master's in Fine Arts" 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; and also art education and art therapy. It does not refer to the "Master of Fine Arts" (MFA) degree when that degree is based on specialization in performing arts or dance, film, video, photography, creative writing or other non-plastic arts.


    In looking at application materials, the hiring committee would consider any of the following desirable:

  • Demonstrated online teaching and course design excellence.
  • Curriculum development experience or interest.
  • MA or MFA with emphasis in graphic design, digital art, multi-media or similar.
  • Experience and ability to teach digital photography
  • College level or other teaching experience.
  • Evidence of addressing and supporting the needs of underprepared student populations taking a wide range of college level courses by using a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences.
  • Evidence of knowledge and application of contemporary pedagogy, including the use of digital technology, video conferencing such as Zoom and Adobe Suite software.
  • Self-motivated and collaborative.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills.

  • Professional Commitment that includes, but not limited to:
  • Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected.
  • Assume leadership roles within the department and the ability to work across disciplines.
  • Regular attendance of office hours.
  • Evidence of continued professional development or currency in the field.
  • Ability and willingness to work with local community organizations and advisory boards.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively within the Fine Arts and Industry & Technology Divisions and the college community.
  • Assisting in the advancement of the institution's vitality and growth.
  • Participation in department, division, and institutional responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of respect and equity on a diverse campus.
  • Interest in exploring innovative ways for meeting the educational needs of students.
  • Participation in community and/or high school recruitment activities or planning.

  • Application Procedure
    To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

    • Online COS application
    • Diversity Statement (included in the Supplemental Questions)
    • Cover letter that addresses your qualifications and presents your philosophy of teaching at the community college level. (500-600 words)
    • Resume or CV
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required upon employment.
    • Equivalency documents (if necessary)
    For questions regarding this position, please contact at (559) 730-3867.

    College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas

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    COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.