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College of the Sequoias
College of the Sequoias (COS) Community College District is seeking an energetic full-time, tenured-track faculty member to join the Fine Arts Division as an Art Professor (2-D) beginning August 2018. Candidates should be dedicated to providing art students with the fundamentals of drawing and color and design, and art in preparation for transfer and/or careers in the industry.
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.
The faculty member will provide classroom instruction in accordance with established course outlines while using comparative cross-cultural, multicultural, and multidisciplinary perspectives. The primary teaching assignment will be in 2-D Art. Teaching assignments may include color and design, painting, drawing, figure drawing, digital art, printmaking, gallery management, or other art classes as determined through the shared governance processes at the college. Initial assignment may include evening classes weekend classes, and teaching at any of our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.
The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
Master's in fine arts, art, or art history
Bachelor's in any of the above
Master's in humanities
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.
Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Pages/Equivalency-Policy.aspx. Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted as a "supplemental attachment" with the "attachment section of this application.
In addition to the minimum qualifications stated above, the Fine Arts Division and Art Department are looking for evidence of the following:
MFA with emphasis in drawing, painting or printmaking is preferred.
Evidence and ability to address the needs of under-prepared student populations taking a wide range of college level courses.
Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences.
Experience in and/or commitment to working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds.
A demonstrated passion for teaching the foundations of drawing and color and design.
A demonstrated understanding of the role of color and design and drawing and their importance to continuing student success.
Possess a strong working and teaching knowledge in at least two of the following: painting, figure drawing, digital art, printmaking, and/or gallery management.
Demonstrated interest and commitment to advising students pursuing academic transfer and/or Art careers
Demonstrated interest and commitment to advising student clubs and development of workshops outside of the classroom.
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 in the institution as a whole.
Regular maintenance of office hours.
Active involvement in professional organizations and evidence of continued professional development in the field.
Ability and willingness to work with local community organizations to provide additional learning experiences for students that support learning outcomes and program goals.
Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community
Participation in department, division, and institutional responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of respect and equality on a diverse campus.
Interest in exploring innovative ways for meeting the educational needs of students.
Participating in community and/or high school outreach.
Is self-motivated and collaborative in discipline and across disciplines.
Applicants must submit the following materials within their online job application to be considered at
Completed online job application.
Diversity Statement (included with the online application).
Cover letter describing interest in the position and teaching philosophy. In this letter please include a statement about yourself that specifically demonstrates your commitment to providing art students with strong foundations in color and design, and drawing. Also, please address what role do you believe these foundations play in the overall development of an art student.
Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades.) Official transcripts required upon employment.
Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies.
College of the Sequoias Community College District
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Sequoia Room 5
Visalia, California, 93277.
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