Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.
The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.
Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!
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Job Summary Application Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.
Months worked out of the year: 10 months
Starting Salary Range: $60,032 (Class I, Step 6) - $91,169 (VII, Step 10) Annually Based on education and experience
Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2023
Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the 'open door' concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract. Full-Time Instructor: F.AFT - INSTRUCTOR FULL TIME.pdf (gcccd.edu)
Grossmont College's Visual Arts and Humanities Department offers instruction and degree pathways in Art History and Studio Arts, including Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing & Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Jewelry. The Ceramics Program is held in its own 5,000 square foot building with two separate classroom/workshop spaces as well as an adjoining 11,000 square foot kiln yard and work area/outdoor laboratory space.
Grossmont College seeks a teaching artist with the ability to provide conceptual and technical instruction in traditional, interdisciplinary and emerging ceramics practices with a focus on engagement in social analysis and cultural critique. The fundamentals of ceramics are set within a series of courses which reference the rich history of ceramic practice in relationship to contemporary approaches, including wheel-throwing, hand-building, slip-casting, mold-making, and glaze chemistry. With such an intensive program of study, students have the opportunity to define their path, whether it is to transfer to a four-year institution, portfolio and professional career development and/or personal enrichment.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience teaching introductory to advanced courses in ceramics, including knowledge and experience with both wheel-throwing and hand-building; glaze formulation; and firing electric, gas (low- and high-fire), raku, and soda. In addition, the successful candidate will collaborate with a full-time ceramics technician in overseeing the studio classroom/workshop, kiln yard and outdoor lab space, while actively participating in the development of interdisciplinary art and ceramics curriculum.
Demonstrated experience in managing and maintaining workshop equipment and materials; and in training students, student workers, and instructors on the proper and safe use of workshop equipment and materials is required. In addition to teaching a full-time load of 18 contact hours, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and assessment and contribute to departmental and campus activities that support the college mission and further diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism efforts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: APPLICANTS MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Master's in fine arts, art, or art history; OR
Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in humanities; OR
If you are applying based on 'the equivalent', you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form. This form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures.
NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must demonstrate:
Qualifications to teach all collegiate levels of ceramics including beginning and advanced hand-building, throwing, high-fire reduction, high-fire oxidation, low-fire oxidation, raku, glaze calculation, slip mold making and use.
Knowledge of the diversity of both historical and contemporary practices of ceramics including their role in the larger context of the visual arts.
Successful experience in teaching ceramics courses at the community college or university level.
Knowledge of health and safety issues and practices as applied to the ceramic arts, studio, and the college environment.
Willingness to teach within an established curriculum and in concert with faculty to maintain a coordinated program and curriculum.
Knowledge and/or ability to instruct, repair, maintain and operate equipment found within a college ceramics studio, including kilns.
Ability to use computers for administrative purposes and for graphic imaging, glaze calculation within the classroom, and use of a Learning Management System for instructional purposes.
Experience as a professional practicing ceramic artist.
Evidence of creating, planning and implementing workshops, exhibitions or programs within an academic setting and the community.
Applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, educational, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as the diversity in age, gender, and physical abilities of college students.
Ability to work in collaboration with lab technicians.
Ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the local community.
Knowledge and use of photographic equipment and techniques as applied to photographing ceramic objects.
Ability to prepare funding proposals for instructional and ceramic related projects for submission to internal and external funding sources.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
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REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS):
1. A cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
2. A current and complete professional resume/CV.
3. A document describing your teaching philosophy and diversity statement.
4. Images and documents including:
10 examples of your professional art work
10 examples of student work completed in classes you taught
An example of a syllabus for an introductory ceramics class including assignments
5. Copies of all college/university transcripts (official or unofficial) verifying degree(s) and/or course work.
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Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.
GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by emailing D-HR-Jobs@gcccd.edu.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.
The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.
The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.
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Transforming lives through learning isn’t just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens. The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer. Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!