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Adjunct Faculty - Photography

St. Louis Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 18, 2023

Job Details

Title: Adjunct Faculty - Photography

Employee Classification: P/T Faculty Monthly Pay

Department: Photography

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

In need of an Adjunct Instructor in the Photography Program who is available to teach between one and two classes per semester from the following classes: Photography I (analog), Digital Photography I,II, and Advanced, Photo Imaging: Photoshop I,II, History of Photography, Video, Color Photography and Artificial Light. Adjuncts are required to prepare their own syllabuses and to insert them into a syllabus repository each semester. Their syllabus will be written using a template from the college and include all necessary information that the college requires. Course learning outcomes and the course curriculum are central to the course syllabus and must be included in their course of instruction. Lesson plans will be prepared by the Adjunct. Adjuncts are required to do all Safe College training as assigned and adhere to college deadlines.

What you'll do:
  • Teach Photography classes in a studio/classroom setting. Be available to meet students during scheduled office hours. Adhere to all safety procedures in both the black and white and color darkrooms. Complete all adjunct training in safe colleges. Complete all canvas training.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

Masters degree in Photography or related discipline is required.
Experience teaching college classes with a diverse student body.
Positive attitude, strong communications skills, and flexibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience teaching in a diverse college setting. Experience teaching in a traditional black and white darkroom and color darkroom using the JOBO color processing system. Experience teaching a variety of Photography classes some of which include Photography 1 (analog), Digital Photography, Video, Artificial Light Photography, History of Photography, Photo Imaging: Photoshop, and Color Photography.


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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