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Multi-Media/Digital Art Professor

College of the Sequoias
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Multi-Media/Digital Art Professor

Salary: $76,888.00 - $101,371.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time Faculty - Tenure-Track
Job Number: 6153-f-11/22
Closing: 2/26/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia, CA
Department: Strong Workforce

General Description
Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. Sequoias Community College District provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career, and technical programs for our students. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, who are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, and who have a passion for student success.

Sequoias Community College District is seeking an equity-minded candidate to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in the Fine Arts Department beginning August 2023.


Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and values candidates who have the ability to serve students from diverse academic, cultural, socioeconomic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Sequoias Community College District seeks to promote and maintain an environment that is built on mutual respect and free from discrimination by employing faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, and guided by their dedication to helping students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College Districts' commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve students from all backgrounds, demographics and experiences.

Job Duties
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 multi-media 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, digital painting, digital art, and/or in the multi-media area that is workforce based. The primary offerings in this area are introductions to graphic design, web design, time-based tools, digital animation and multi-media design classes.
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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.
Assignments may include evening classes and teaching at any of the Sequoias Community College District campuses: Visalia, Hanford and/or Tulare. Participation in the governance of the Sequoias Community College District by way of committee assignments is encouraged.

Additional job duties will include oversight of classroom equipment, supplies and facilities input, oversight on curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes in conjunction with fine arts/graphic design/multi-media faculty. The department recently added exciting new technology in the form of VR (Oculus 2) headsets, DSLR cameras with multiple lenses, lighting equipment, drones, audio recording equipment, go pro cameras, and Wacom tablets to the newly renovated digital art classroom, and seeks to integrate more technology into our curriculum. It is desirable that the new hire has interest in leading this integration and advise on future pedagogical directions and technology needs. The position is currently supplemented via grant funding that allows for multiple new equipment purchases each year. This allows great freedom and support to grow the program and curriculum to meet degree requirements, current trends, and workforce needs.
The instructor will be responsible for:

  • Creating new and/or revise graphic design/multi-media/digital art curriculum to better align with four-year transfer programs and workforce needs.

  • Continuing collaborative work on developing a multi-media design certificate and create a new UX/UI degree pathway/certificate (preliminary work has already been started) and move through the college curriculum process.

  • Exploring possible pathway development from our regional high school arts and entertainment classes/programs into our current and future multi-media/UX/UI offerings.

  • Collaborating with CTE and Fine Arts faculty to identify commonalities and connections between fine arts and graphic design/multi-media/UX/UI curriculum, technology, student outcomes and pedagogy.

  • Staying current with new technology in the discipline and its use in teaching and learning.

  • Leading the graphic design/multi-media annual program review and self-study, assessment and outcome report, and work with the Division Chair and Dean on facilities, equipment, software and other technology upgrades as needed.

  • Working collaboratively with Advisory Boards.

    The candidate must meet the criteria for CTE Graphic Design, time-based media, UX/UI or Multi-media, and Fine Arts minimum qualifications. The degree must generally be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
    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

    Teaching in The Fine Arts area (digital photography, digital painting, or digital arts) minimum qualifications are:

  • 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 you do not meet the educational minimum qualifications but believe that you have sufficient educational or vocational experience in the discipline, equivalency is your path to proving that. For more information about claiming equivalency, please visit the COS HR Website and scroll down to the tab labeled “Equivalency.” 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, creative writing or other non-plastic arts.
    In looking at application materials, the hiring committee would consider any of the following desirable:
  • Curriculum development experience or interest.
  • Masters or Masters of Fine with emphasis in graphic design, digital art, multi-media or similar.
  • Experience and ability to teach digital photography
  • College level or other teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated online teaching and course design excellence.
  • 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, virtual reality hardware, 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:
  • 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.
  • 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:

    • Completed online application.
    • Equity Narrative (included in the online application).
    • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
    • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
    • Equivalency documents (If necessary).
    • If selected for an interview a portfolio of 10-20 professional and student samples (if you have teaching experience) will be requested. This may be submitted as a link to the samples.
    • Name and contact information for three professional references.

    For questions regarding this position, please contact Norma Chavez at normach@cos.eduor (559) 737-6237. The Sequoias Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to prohibiting unlawful discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age (40 and above), religious creed, religion, political belief or affiliation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status, medical condition, military and veteran status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.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.


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