Temporary Faculty for the Department of Art and Design
The Department of Art and Design offers exciting and creative
opportunities for students to nurture and expand their artistic and
design senses by providing a broad range of experiences that
prepare its graduates for art and design-related opportunities and
Learn more about our department at http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/artanddesign/index.html
: Art & Design course
The successful candidate may teach courses in the following
- Lecturer in Art 112: Gallery Techniques
- Course description: Introduction to museum practices related to
exhibition selection, design, and installation techniques. Field
trips, lectures, projects, and critiques.
- Lecturer in Studio Arts: Please see specific requirements for
each after the application procedure.
- Animation: ART 37, 80, 101, 181, 184
- Ceramics: ART 60
- Foundations: ART 14, 16, 116
- Graphic Design: 37, 60
- Photography: ART 30
- Sculpture: ART 50
- Student Teaching Supervisor in Art - Supervising student
teachers in their last semester of the credential program at their
respective school sites, and ensuring they are well prepared to
begin their teaching career. EHD-155B, CI-161
The exact assignment is dependent upon the candidate’s strengths
and program needs. The successful candidate may be called upon to
teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to
develop web enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes
assessment and service learning are important components of the
: Temporary faculty members are
responsible for adherence to and implementation of university and
system-wide policies as directed per Academic Policy Manual
, paragraph 2. Instructors are responsible for the
preparation, delivery, conducting, proctoring, and grading (as
appropriate) lectures, office hours, homework assignments, quizzes,
class projects, and midterm and final exams. All classes must be
offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester, in
the mode assigned and listed in the in the schedule of classes
(i.e. asynchronous, synchronous, in-person, or hybrid).
Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and
enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment
provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between
California State University and California Faculty Association.
These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which
available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure
line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in
the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for
Temporary Faculty positions).
Salary Range -
Commensurate with experience within ranks
established by the CSU Salary Schedule
The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are
filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. This is
a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as
necessary. The number of positions varies from semester to
semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Appointments
from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start
of the academic term. Applicants may need to be available to begin
teaching on short notice. The pool will remain in place for two
academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond
that time must reapply.
- Fall 2022: August 17, 2022- December 22, 2022;
- Spring 2023: January 16, 2023- May 20, 2023
A review of applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching
positions open. Review may begin as early March 30, 2022 for a Fall
- Deadline is June 30, 2022 to be fully considered for Fall 2022
- Projected deadline is October 30, 2022 to be fully considered
for Spring 2023 hiring.
- Job Announcement for 2022-2023 Academic Year closing date is
March 1, 2023.
Complete an online application at https://careers.fresnostate.edu,
search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant
Profile, or Login if you have already have an Applicant Profile,
and attach the following materials:
Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list
of courses you are interested and qualified in teaching,
Names and contact information of at least three professional
references - the committee will request current letters of
recommendation, do not attach,
Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant’s
unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and
future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social
justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity
statement is to help the department identify candidates who have
professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or
willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State
contribute to its mission in these areas,
Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational
contact Dr. Katherine Adams, Chair, E-mail:
Minimum Requirements for all assignments
- Education : M.A. in Art; M.F.A. preferred; additional
requirements may be specified
- A commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, and
students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic
- Preference given to those with prior teaching at college level
: Introduction to Computer Art
- An MA or MFA (preferred) in Art
- The candidate must exhibit a strong experience with Photoshop
and Illustrator in a fine arts context.
- A background in Art History and Theory is preferred.
: 2D Animation 1 and ART 184:
- An MA or MFA (preferred) in Digital Art, Animation or related
- The candidate must be experienced with traditional and digital
forms of 2D animation and storyboarding.
- An understanding of animation in both a fine arts and industry
context is required.
- Experience with Adobe Animate, After Effects, Photoshop, and
Illustrator is required.
: Beginning 3D Art-Modeling and ART 186
Intermediate 3D Art-Animation
- An MA or MFA (preferred) in Digital Art, Animation, or related
- The candidate must have significant experience with 3D digital
modeling and rendering using Autodesk Maya.
- An understanding of 3D modeling in both a fine arts and
industry context is required.
- Additional requirement for ART 80 : The
candidate must be able to teach correct modeling, texturing,
lighting and rendering processes.
- Additional requirement for ART 186 :The
candidate must be able to teach all aspects of keyframed animation,
including in-program animation editors, and introductory
: Content and Form
- A Ph.D. in Art Theory or Art History, or an M.F.A. that
includes substantial studies in art theory.
- The instructor should be currently involved in contemporary art
theory, preferably with writing as well as reading.
- The instructor will teach an undergraduate course in art
theory, focusing on modernist and postmodernist art theory.
- The course includes an emphasis on readings in critical theory
since 1970. Topics may include semiotics, phenomenology, feminist
studies, postcolonial studies, poststructuralism, and/or other
contemporary theoretical perspectives related to art.
: Final Student Teaching in Art- Subject-specific,
supervision course for student teaching in secondary art
classrooms. The instructor (supervisor/university coach) (1) will
be responsible for supervising 4 or 5 student teachers during their
final semester of student teaching in the public schools; (2) will
observe each student teacher on 6-8 visits during their student
teaching placements in local high schools, and communicates with
the students and their master/mentor teachers about their progress;
(3) supervises completion of the Fresno Assessment of Student
: Methods and Materials in Secondary Art Teaching - A
subject-specific, secondary methods course. Instructional
procedures, techniques, and resources for teaching; appraisal of
instructional innovations; classroom organization and management;
measurement and evaluative techniques. The instructor needs to have
a concrete understanding of newly revised California Visual Arts
Standards and should apply them into the course design.
- An earned master degree (M.A. or M.F.A) or higher in art
education or a related field is required.
- A secondary education teaching credential in Art or
- Minimum of three years of teaching experience at the K-12 level
in public school settings;
- Documented knowledge and expertise in middle and high school
- Deep understanding of National Core Arts Standards or newly
released California Arts Standards for Visual Arts (January,
- Demonstrated experience or scholarly activity in any of the
following areas: a.) culturally responsive/sustaining pedagogy, b.)
community art/socially engaged art, or c.) social justice
- Expertise in a web-based platform for classroom instruction
and/or online teaching experience;
- Familiarity with the California Teaching Performance
- Applicants must be technically skilled and knowledgeable in
both traditional as well as experimental forming and glazing
methods practiced within the field of ceramics.
- Must be familiar with a broad range of ceramic materials,
equipment, glaze chemistry and firings (gas and electric).
- Ability to maintain a safe, well-organized and productive
classroom environment is essential.
- In order to contextualize ceramics as a three-dimensional art
form, the successful applicant must be able to facilitate
constructive and meaningful classroom discussions rooted in the
analysis of historical and contemporary ceramics.
- When necessary, must be able to deliver instruction
: Three-Dimensional Design
: Introduction to Color Theory
: Advanced Color Theory
- MFA or MA in Art and evidence of quality academic and/or
professional experience, expertise, as demonstrated through
submitted examples of applicant’s professional work and examples of
their students’ work.
- Submitted materials, including written statements, should
demonstrate the candidate’s knowledge of color and concepts
appropriate for teaching applied color theory.
- Applicant must be thoroughly familiar with the course content
and be able to guide students through the following Course
Objectives and Learning Outcomes.
- Instructor for the part time pool must be able to guide
students to develop a thorough understanding and application of the
tri-chromatic aspects of color (hue, value & chroma) and the
interaction of color using acrylic paint to mix and match value and
chroma, neutralized colors, local and apparent color and spatial
- Instructor must be able to present information on the
physiology of how and why we see, interpret, and use color to
define a two-dimensional surface. Be able to inform students about
how color may be used to create three-dimensional, spatial
illusions on a two-dimensional plane. Instructor must be familiar
with theories including Newton’s theory, electromagnetic spectrum,
Munsell, Albers including the Ishihara Color Vision Test.
- Instructor must be able to guide students to develop perceptual
awareness and understanding of the nature of color in both additive
and subtractive mixing processes and their application(s) and the
connections between color, design and global cultures.
Graphic Design: Computer Imaging
- An earned MA or MS in Graphic Design, Visual or Applied
- A minimum of five years professional experience in the
discipline relevant to the particular graphic design course(s)
posted in the part-time teaching pool.
- PDF file- portfolio of images required. 10 images of
applicant's work and 10 images of student work.
. Introduction to Photography
- MA in Art and evidence of quality academic and/or professional
experience, expertise, and currency in Photography as demonstrated
through submitted examples of applicant’s professional work as well
as students’ art work.
- Submitted materials, including written statements, should
demonstrate the candidate’s knowledge of a range of photography
techniques, approaches, and concepts appropriate for teaching
Introductory digital photography class in the context of a fine art
approach to the medium.
- MFA degree in photography, college or university teaching
experience in photography.
- Substantial exhibition record of personal work in a fine art
context, national or international publications, professional
commercial experience in photography, product, studio, portrait
lighting expertise and experience.
- Knowledge of the history of photography including the fine art
and technical history of the medium.
. Beginning Sculpture
About the Campus
- Applicant must be familiar with a broad range of materials and
processes for creating visual expression through three-dimensional
- This class is designed to teach the beginning student a wide
range of styles and methodologies, spanning basic traditional to
very contemporary. Applicant must have experience with a variety of
materials and tools, and be able to establish a strong foundation
in three-dimensional visualization and realization, based on
knowledge of the history of sculpture, as well as theory and
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Out of State Employment
Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial
employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after
January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the
State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be
available to perform work in the State of California if their
assignment is in-person.
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