Position Available: MiraCosta Colleges Art Department invites applications for one equity-minded, full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2020. Principle responsibilities include teaching curriculum in two-dimensional art, with an emphasis in design, color, and drawing. In addition to teaching core design, color and drawing curriculum, teaching assignments may extend to related two-dimensional art-making curriculum and practice within the selected candidates area of expertise which may include: painting, printmaking, digital art, art education, and/or career and portfolio preparation in visual arts. Responsibilities of the position include an equitable participation in the administrative duties related to the necessary operation of the art department, school, and college. These responsibilities will include participation in departmental meetings, service on district and college level committees, and community engagement and outreach. Integral to the position is the ability of the selected candidate to share leadership roles with other full-time faculty in the development and maintenance of art curriculum and to use culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques. The Art Department seeks a creative and dynamic colleague who will add their own dimension and experience to a collaborative team; who is dedicated to meeting the needs of diverse learners while balancing non-instructional duties and evolving institutional priorities; who is an enthusiastic instructor with a background in traditional and contemporary art; and who is a professional, practicing artist.
Benefits: MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Minimum Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Masters in Fine Arts*, Art, or Art History;
(*NOTE: Masters in fine arts as used here refers to any masters 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 nonplastic arts. Individuals with a masters degree in any of those specializations must request equivalency.) OR
2. Bachelors in Fine Arts, Art, or Art History AND Masters in Humanities; OR
4. a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction/service in the appropriate subject matter; AND
5. demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
Job Close Date: 2/25/2020 Open Until Filled: First Screening Date:
The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to all students and faculty through offering robust, culturally-responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.
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About MiraCosta College MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/pio/aboutmcc.html
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The MiraCosta Community College District is located in San Diego County along the Southern California coast, between Orange County to the north and the metropolitan area of San Diego to the south. The district is approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. The District includes the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, the unincorporated areas of La Costa, Olivehain, and portions of Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Base.