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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Chair, BFA Graphic Design Program

Open-Rank, Full-time Faculty Chair Position


OVERVIEW

California College of the Arts (CCA) is an ambitious art and design school committed to its legacy while boldly facing the future. Located in the design center of San Francisco, we recently unified the college’s two campuses, bringing all of our studio art, design, architecture, and writing programs together in one vibrant urban neighborhood hub. We are currently in the construction phase of expanding our campus with a new building designed by the award winning architecture firm Studio Gang. This new build enhances our remodeled campus by creating new adjacencies and interactions while inviting yet-to-be-discovered modes of making, teaching and learning. The new campus is a flexible platform for learning that’s purposeful without being prescriptive and prime for creating, collaboration, innovation and thoughtful inquiry.  CCA enrolls students from 41 countries and 43 states and is ranked among the top 25 most diverse colleges in the U.S.


POSITION SUMMARY

California College of the Arts seeks applicants for an open rank (assistant, associate, or full professor commensurate with experience), full-time faculty position to chair the BFA in Graphic Design program beginning in August 2023.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to cultivate an equity-focused creative and scholarly environment. As we expand the graphic design curriculum to fully include the histories, experiences, and methods of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQ+ designers, we will look to our next program chair to lead this work.

Through visionary leadership, curricular strategy, and professional and community engagement, the chair of Graphic Design plays an essential role in shaping the practices of students whose work will map the future of the field and the extent of its impact. Successful candidates will approach the development of curriculum as a creative and intellectual opportunity and demonstrate a capacity to incorporate diverse perspectives in directing pedagogy and building community. They will demonstrate a vibrant graphic design practice (broadly considered), a passion for excellent teaching, and prior experience in curriculum development or academic leadership. They will have worked with culturally diverse groups and demonstrated an understanding of design’s role in shaping society and culture through the lens of critical issues such as technology, sustainability, and accessibility.

The chair is responsible for the vision, leadership, and administration of the Graphic Design program with support from an assistant chair and divisional staff. The chair ensures program relevance, educational excellence, and ongoing successful operations. Responsibilities include planning, oversight, and management of the program’s curriculum, budget, and initiatives; organizational leadership for faculty, students, and staff; and faculty recruitment and development. The chair is responsible for staying actively involved with both the curriculum and relevant professional fields.

Program chairs have a three to five year renewable appointment, with the option to return to faculty at the end of the leadership appointment. Full time faculty appointments teach five courses an academic year, and chairs receive teaching release according to the size of their program. This position reports directly to the Dean of Design and works to achieve programmatic, divisional, and institutional goals in partnership with key offices including Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, Facilities, and the offices of the Provost and the President. As this is a faculty position, the Chair is expected  to be able to teach courses in the program.


PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Graphic Design program at CCA offers a fully accredited four-year undergraduate

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with the option to minor in Computational Practices, Ecological Practices, History of Art and Visual Culture, or Writing and Literature. The program is housed with the Design Division alongside BFA programs in Interaction Design, Fashion, Illustration, Furniture, and Industrial Design, as well as three graduate programs: MFA in Design, MDes in Interaction Design, and MBA in Design Strategy.

With a history of teaching excellence at the forefront of the field, the program is dedicated to conceptual and skill-based problem-solving grounded in practical knowledge, critical awareness, and social and cultural engagement. Guided by an active and accomplished faculty, students are exposed to diverse design perspectives and practices and encouraged to develop a culturally competent and personally committed point of view.

The program’s curriculum integrates thinking and making, strategy and execution. It educates designers who question premises and challenge convention. Promoting design as a force that engages the world, the program involves students in the contexts that lend their work meaning and value. With a faculty practicing in a broad range of modes and sectors, CCA’s Graphic Design program is uniquely positioned to participate in the Bay Area’s influential movements of social and technological change.

For more information about the program mission, visit http://www.cca.edu/academics/graphic-design


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Terminal degree or its equivalent in graphic design or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in design
  • Evidence of effectiveness in academic administration (or a closely related field)
  • Clear history of professional practice and/or scholarship and teaching
  • Proven track record of teaching, leading or working with diverse groups in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective
  • Experience developing innovative and inclusive curriculum
  • Education philosophy that demonstrates an informed pedagogical vision and incorporates emergent strategies addressing evolving economic and technological landscapes


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Please be sure to address the Preferred Qualifications below in your cover letter.

  • A wide-screen view of contemporary practice in graphic design, encompassing transforming practices, design research and strategy, interdisciplinary collaboration, critical pedagogies, and engagement with emerging technologies
  • Experience with developing hiring plans and cultivating a strong faculty network or design team
  • Experience successfully supporting diverse teams, and/or building a strong community through regular, open communication.
  • Ability or potential to develop culturally responsive curriculum and instruction that incorporates differences in individual experiences, cultural, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and linguistic diversity.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by January 9, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should submit the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • A letter of interest that addresses minimum and preferred qualifications, their vision for the future of graphic design education and their philosophy of leadership, pedagogy, and administration
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of professional work or research
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as applicable, please include syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work)
  • List of three professional references with contact information, preferably with one from an academic environment

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualifications listed above. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply.


THE COLLEGE

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art and design college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.” Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups, and community-run institutions. The CCA campus, located in San Francisco, currently enrolls 1,600 full-time students and has embarked on a major campus expansion project that unifies the college in one urban neighborhood and ensures its academic excellence for the next century.


LOCATION

San Francisco, California


SALARY

Commensurate with experience. All ranked positions include a comprehensive benefits package.


RANKED FACULTY POSITION DESCRIPTION


SUMMARY OF CHAIR RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum

  • Lead faculty in developing and implementing innovative and inclusive program curricula.
  • Collaborate with other CCA programs and external partners on curricular initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and oversee the program’s continual self-assessment.

Program

  • In collaboration with the Dean of Design and with support from the assistant chair and divisional staff, direct all aspects of the program’s academic and administrative operations.
  • Foster a strong studio culture and timely, expansive vision of contemporary design through co-curricular programming and initiatives such as workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and publications.
  • Build a strong community with regular, open communication between students, faculty and staff.
  • Maintain a program that responds to the needs and goals of a culturally diverse student and faculty community and is relevant to the rapidly changing professional field.
  • Increase program visibility through promoting student, faculty, and alumni achievements.
  • Manage program budget, course schedule, and day-to-day operations.
  • Work with faculty and Deans to develop program goals and evaluate progress.
  • In cooperation with the Dean of Design, build external partnerships with professional and community organizations to enhance and define student experience.

Faculty

  • Identify, recruit, and make hiring recommendations for qualified faculty.
  • Assess program faculty composition in light of diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop a multi-year hiring plan and provide recommendations for new positions, promotions, and hires.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations for faculty undergoing review.
  • Manage, mentor, and support faculty in their roles as teachers.
  • Effectively implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement for covered faculty.
  • Lead regular faculty meetings.

College-wide

  • Develop and manage key internal partnerships, including: Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Career Development, International Student Affairs and Programs, Marketing and Communications, Facilities, Financial Aid, and Technology Services.
  • Attend and represent the program at relevant college-wide events.
  • Attend chair trainings and meetings.
  • Partner with other chairs to create interdisciplinary public programs, events and exhibitions.

Other duties specific to the program’s needs, as required.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Chair, BFA Industrial Design Program
Open-Rank, Full-time Faculty Chair Position


OVERVIEW
California College of the Arts (CCA) is an ambitious art and design school committed to its legacy while boldly facing the future. Located in the design center of San Francisco, we recently unified the college’s two campuses, bringing all of our studio art, design, architecture, and writing programs together in one vibrant urban neighborhood hub. We are currently in the construction phase of expanding our campus with a new building designed by the award winning architecture firm Studio Gang. This new build enhances our remodeled campus by creating new adjacencies and interactions while inviting yet-to-be-discovered modes of making, teaching and learning. The new campus is a flexible platform for learning that’s purposeful without being prescriptive and prime for creating, collaboration, innovation and thoughtful inquiry.  CCA enrolls students from 41 countries and 43 states and is ranked among the top 25 most diverse colleges in the U.S.


POSITION SUMMARY
California College of the Arts seeks applicants for an open rank (assistant, associate, or full professor commensurate with experience), full-time faculty position to chair the BFA in Industrial Design program beginning in August 2023.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to cultivate an equity-focused creative and scholarly environment. As we expand the industrial design curriculum to fully include the histories, experiences, and methods of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQ+ designers, we will look to our next program chair to lead this work.

Through visionary leadership, curricular strategy, and professional and community engagement, the chair of Industrial Design plays an essential role in shaping the practices of students whose work will map the future of the field and the extent of its impact. Successful candidates will approach the development of curriculum as a creative and intellectual opportunity and demonstrate a capacity to incorporate diverse perspectives in directing pedagogy and building community. They will demonstrate a meaningful Industrial Design practice (broadly considered), a passion for excellent teaching, and prior experience in curriculum development or academic leadership. They will have worked with culturally diverse groups and demonstrated an understanding of design’s role in shaping society and culture through the lens of critical issues such as technology, sustainability, and accessibility.

The chair is responsible for the vision, leadership, and administration of the Industrial Design program with support from an assistant chair and divisional staff. The chair ensures program relevance, educational excellence, and ongoing successful operations. Responsibilities include planning, oversight, and management of the program’s curriculum, budget, and initiatives; organizational leadership for faculty, students, and staff; and faculty recruitment and development. The chair is responsible for staying actively involved with both the curriculum and relevant professional fields.

Program chairs have a three to five year renewable appointment, with the option to return to faculty at the end of the leadership appointment. Full time faculty appointments teach five courses an academic year, and chairs receive teaching release according to the size of their program. This position reports directly to the Dean of Design and works to achieve programmatic, divisional, and institutional goals in partnership with key offices including Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, Facilities, and the offices of the Provost and the President. As this is a faculty position, the Chair is expected to teach courses in the program.


PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Industrial Design program at CCA offers a fully accredited four-year undergraduate

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with the option to minor in Furniture Design, Computational Practices, Ecological Practices, History of Art and Visual Culture, or Writing and Literature. The program is housed within the Design Division alongside BFA programs in Interaction Design, Fashion, Illustration, Furniture, and Graphic Design, as well as three graduate programs: an MFA in Design, an MDes in Interaction Design, and an MBA in Design Strategy.

With a history of teaching excellence at the forefront of the field, the program is dedicated to human centric design and sustainability, with an equal emphasis on design thinking and the craft of making. Guided by an active and accomplished faculty, students are exposed to diverse design perspectives and practices and encouraged to develop a culturally competent and personally committed point of view.

The program’s curriculum integrates thinking with making, research, strategy and execution. It educates designers who question premises, challenge convention and develop innovative and sustainable solutions.  With a roster of faculty composed of design professionals practicing in the leading design studios, startups, and major technology companies located in the Bay Area’s innovation corridor, CCA’s Industrial Design program is uniquely positioned to meaningfully shape the evolution of industrial design practice.

For more information about the program mission, visit:

www.cca.edu/design/industrial-design/


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Terminal degree or its equivalent in Industrial Design or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in design
  • Evidence of effectiveness in academic administration (or a closely related field)
  • Clear history of professional practice and/or scholarship and teaching
  • Proven track record of teaching, leading or working with diverse groups in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective
  • Experience developing innovative and inclusive curriculum
  • Education philosophy that demonstrates an informed pedagogical vision and incorporates emergent strategies addressing evolving economic and technological landscapes


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Please be sure to address the Preferred Qualifications below in your cover letter.

  • A wide-screen view of contemporary practice in industrial design, encompassing transforming practices, design research and strategy, interdisciplinary collaboration, critical pedagogies, and engagement with emerging technologies
  • Experience with developing hiring plans and cultivating a strong faculty network or design team along with industry partner relationships.
  • Experience successfully supporting diverse teams, and/or building a strong community through regular, open communication.
  • Ability or potential to develop culturally responsive curriculum and instruction that incorporates differences in individual experiences, cultural, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and linguistic diversity.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by January 9, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should submit the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • A letter of interest that addresses minimum and preferred qualifications, their vision for the future of industrial design education and their philosophy of leadership, pedagogy, and administration
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of professional work or research
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as applicable, please include syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work)
  • List of three professional references with contact information, preferably with one from an academic environment

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualifications listed above. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply.


THE COLLEGE

Founded in 1907, CCA is an independent non-profit art and design college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.” Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups, and community-run institutions. The CCA campus, located in San Francisco, currently enrolls 1,600 full-time students and has embarked on a major campus expansion project that unifies the college in one urban neighborhood and ensures its academic excellence for the next century.


LOCATION
San Francisco, California


SALARY
Commensurate with experience. All ranked positions include a comprehensive benefits package.


RANKED FACULTY POSITION DESCRIPTION



SUMMARY OF CHAIR RESPONSIBILITIES
Curriculum

  • Lead faculty in developing and implementing innovative and inclusive program curricula.
  • Collaborate with other CCA programs and external partners on curricular initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and oversee the program’s continual self-assessment.

Program

  • In collaboration with the Dean of Design and with support from the assistant chair and divisional staff, direct all aspects of the program’s academic and administrative operations.
  • Foster a strong studio culture and timely, expansive vision of contemporary design through co-curricular programming and initiatives such as workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and publications.
  • Build a strong community with regular, open communication between students, faculty and staff.
  • Maintain a program that responds to the needs and goals of a culturally diverse student and faculty community and is relevant to the rapidly changing professional field.
  • Increase program visibility through promoting student, faculty, and alumni achievements.
  • Manage program budget, course schedule, and day-to-day operations.
  • Work with faculty and Deans to develop program goals and evaluate progress.
  • In cooperation with the Dean of Design, build external partnerships with professional and community organizations to enhance and define student experience.

Faculty

  • Identify, recruit, and make hiring recommendations for qualified faculty.
  • Assess program faculty composition in light of diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop a multi-year hiring plan and provide recommendations for new positions, promotions, and hires.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations for faculty undergoing review.
  • Manage, mentor, and support faculty in their roles as teachers.
  • Effectively implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement for covered faculty.
  • Lead regular faculty meetings.

College-wide

  • Develop and manage key internal partnerships, including: Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Career Development, International Student Affairs and Programs, Marketing and Communications, Facilities, Financial Aid, and Technology Services.
  • Attend and represent the program at relevant college-wide events.
  • Attend chair trainings and meetings.
  • Partner with other chairs to create interdisciplinary public programs, events and exhibitions.

Other duties specific to the program’s needs, as required.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Chair, Graduate Interaction Design Program

Open-Rank, Full-time Faculty Chair Position


OVERVIEW

California College of the Arts (CCA) is an ambitious art and design school committed to its legacy while boldly facing the future. Located in the design center of San Francisco, we recently unified the college’s two campuses, bringing all of our studio art, design, architecture, and writing programs together in one vibrant urban neighborhood hub. We are currently in the construction phase of expanding our campus with a new building designed by the award winning architecture firm Studio Gang. This new build enhances our remodeled campus by creating new adjacencies and interactions while inviting yet-to-be-discovered modes of making, teaching and learning. The new campus is a flexible platform for learning that’s purposeful without being prescriptive and prime for creating, collaboration, innovation and thoughtful inquiry. CCA enrolls students from 41 countries and 43 states and is ranked among the top 25 most diverse colleges in the U.S.


POSITION SUMMARY

California College of the Arts seeks applicants for an open rank (assistant, associate, or full professor commensurate with experience), full-time faculty position to chair the MDes in Interaction Design program beginning in August 2023.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to cultivate an equity-focused creative and scholarly environment. As we expand the curriculum to fully include the histories, experiences, and methods of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQ+ designers, we will look to our next program chair to lead this work.

Through visionary leadership, curricular strategy, and professional and community engagement, the chair of the MDes in Interaction Design program plays an essential role in shaping the practices of students whose work will map the future of the field and the extent of its impact. Successful candidates will approach the development of curriculum as a creative and intellectual opportunity, and demonstrate a capacity to incorporate diverse perspectives in directing pedagogy and building community. They will demonstrate a vibrant design, strategy or research practice, a passion for excellent teaching, and prior experience in curriculum development or academic leadership. They will have worked with culturally diverse groups and demonstrated an understanding of design’s role in shaping society and culture, including critical issues such as technology, sustainability, and accessibility.

The chair is responsible for the vision, leadership, and administration of the MDes in Interaction Design program with support from an associate chair and divisional staff. The chair ensures program relevance, educational excellence, and ongoing successful operations. Responsibilities include planning, oversight, and management of the program’s curriculum, budget, and initiatives; direct supervision of the faculty involved in graduate admissions and reviews; organizational leadership for faculty, students, and staff; and faculty recruitment, retention, and development. The chair is responsible for staying actively involved with both the curriculum and relevant professional fields.

Program chairs have a three to five year renewable appointment, with the option to return to faculty at the end of the leadership appointment. Full-time faculty appointments teach five courses an academic year, and chairs receive teaching release according to the size of their program. This position reports directly to the Dean of Design and works to achieve programmatic, divisional, and institutional goals in partnership with key offices including Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, Facilities, and the offices of the Provost and the President. As this is a faculty position, the Chair is expected to teach courses in the program.


PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Graduate Interaction Design Program is a highly competitive, one-year intensive (12 month, three-semester), STEM-designated program for graduate students seeking to reinvigorate their professional breadth and capacity. Founded in 2015, MDes is a global vanguard that attracts students with prior professional practice, and experience in design or a design-adjacent field. Our community represents a diversity of voices in the theory and practice of interaction design, and the program attracts students and client partners from around the world.

The mission of the program is to empower practitioners with the tools to create better relationships among people, products, and environments worldwide. Interaction designers flourish in this complex intersection, using craft-based design skills, systems thinking, human-centered technology, and leadership development. Graduates have a tremendous and measurable impact on the culture of teams and organizations, equipped with one of the most in-demand skill-sets in the world.

At CCA we learn by doing. The education takes place in a collaborative, studio-based environment, and through partnership with external organizations and companies. The city of San Francisco is an extension of our campus – we practice design and leadership skills in a real-world setting.

MDes is part of the Design Division, which consists of six undergraduate programs in Illustration, Furniture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, and Industrial Design, and two additional graduate programs, an interdisciplinary MFA in Design and an MBA in Design Strategy.

For more information about the program mission, visit https://www.cca.edu/design/interaction-design/


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Terminal degree or its equivalent in interaction design or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in design
  • Evidence of effectiveness in academic administration (or a closely related field)
  • Demonstrated history of professional practice and/or scholarship and teaching
  • Proven track record of teaching, leading or working with diverse groups in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective
  • Experience developing innovative and inclusive curriculum
  • Education philosophy that demonstrates an informed pedagogical vision and incorporates emergent  strategies addressing evolving economic and technological landscapes


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Please be sure to address the Preferred Qualifications below in your cover letter.

  • Practical experience and knowledge that encompasses a wide-screen view of the field; including  design research and strategy, interdisciplinary collaboration, critical pedagogies, and engagement with emerging technologies
  • Experience in developing hiring plans and cultivating a strong faculty network or design team
  • Experience supporting multilingual and first-generation student and/or team member success
  • Ability or potential to develop, and support faculty in developing, culturally responsive curriculum and instruction that incorporates differences in individual experiences, cultural, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and linguistic diversity.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by January 9, 2023.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should submit the following materials via this online submission form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • A letter of interest that addresses minimum and preferred qualifications, their vision for the future of graphic design education and their philosophy of leadership, pedagogy, and administration
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of professional work or research
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as applicable, please include syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work)
  • List of three professional references with contact information, preferably with one from an academic environment

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualifications listed above. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply.


THE COLLEGE

California College of the Arts (CCA) is situated in the San Francisco Bay Area at the intersection of art and technology, of progressive design for manufacturing and DIY, of global awareness and local engagement. The Bay Area is a growth center for a range of sectors, including high-technology, social media, green industry, outdoor recreation, biotech, health and medicine, innovative nonprofits, humanitarian design, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. These densities of activity provide unmatched opportunities for curriculum development and professional relationships.

Founded in 1907, CCA is an independent non-profit art and design college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.” Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups, and community-run institutions. The CCA campus, located in San Francisco, currently enrolls 1,600 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus expansion project that unifies the college in one urban neighborhood and ensures its academic excellence for the next century.


LOCATION

San Francisco, California


SALARY

Commensurate with experience. All ranked positions include a comprehensive benefits package.


RANKED FACULTY POSITION DESCRIPTION


SUMMARY OF CHAIR RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum

  • Lead faculty in developing and implementing innovative and inclusive program curricula.
  • Collaborate with other CCA programs and external partners on curricular initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and oversee the program’s continual self-assessment.

Program

  • In collaboration with the Dean of Design and with support from the assistant chair and divisional staff, direct all aspects of the program’s academic and administrative operations.
  • Foster a strong studio culture and timely, expansive vision of contemporary design through co-curricular programming and initiatives such as workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and publications.
  • Build a strong community with regular, open communication between students, faculty and staff.
  • Maintain a program that responds to the needs and goals of a culturally and internationally diverse student and faculty community, which maintains relevance to the rapidly evolving professional field.
  • Increase program visibility through promoting student, faculty, and alumni achievements.
  • Manage program budget, course schedule, and day-to-day operations.
  • Work with faculty and Deans to develop program goals and evaluate progress.
  • In cooperation with the Dean of Design, build external partnerships with professional and community organizations to enhance and define student experience.

Faculty

  • Identify, recruit, and make hiring recommendations for qualified faculty.
  • Assess program faculty composition with a goal of diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop a multi-year hiring plan and provide recommendations for new positions, promotions, and hires.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations for faculty undergoing review.
  • Manage, mentor, and support faculty in their roles as teachers.
  • Effectively implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement for covered faculty.
  • Lead and facilitate regular faculty meetings.

Students

  • Maintain regular, open, consistent communication with the diverse student body, and serve as advisor, mentor, or counsel (in conjunction with CCA services)
  • Guide students 1:1 on their course selection in support of expanding their skills
  • Help students augment their time in the program by connecting to social opportunities, such as site visits to local design studios, participation in San Francisco Design Week and IxDA SF, and connections to alums

Admissions

  • Field direct email inquiries from students interested in the program, and partner with the Graduate Admissions team to track individual candidates’ interest
  • Participate in bi-annual Portfolio Day and Info-sessions to articulate the value of the program to a pool of interested candidates.
  • Partner with ranked program faculty and graduate admissions staff on the annual admissions cycle, which includes the assessment of approximately 300 candidate’s portfolios, essays, transcripts, and videos.
  • Identify and recommend candidates for merit and diversity scholarships.

College-wide

  • Develop and manage key internal partnerships, including: Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Career Development, International Student Affairs and Programs, Marketing and Communications, Facilities, Financial Aid, and Technology Services.
  • Attend and represent the program at relevant college-wide events.
  • Attend chair trainings and meetings.
  • Partner with other chairs to create interdisciplinary public programs, events and exhibitions.

Other duties specific to the program’s needs, as required.

Open Call for Animation Faculty Pool

CCA Animation Program

CCA BFA in Animation webpage

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Unranked, Adjunct Faculty, Animation Program

Part-time

College

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature.  The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, film, visual and critical studies, and writing.  Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.”  Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.

Program Summary

The Animation Program at California College of the Arts educates students in the art of animation. Our students develop a personal voice and practical expertise by exploring a wide range of classes centered on exploration, production, traditional animation, and digital technical skills. The program's course of study focuses on skill building and collaborative animation production that includes: intensive animation exercises, character and performance study, narrative storytelling, experimentation, personal expression, and interactive media. CCA is expanding curriculum in game areas, particularly independent and fine arts related game design. Our program offers an intensive hands-on production experience coupled with a broad exposure to the liberal arts, and prepares our students for a lifetime of creative work.  We nurture individual talents and skills while striving to merge new technologies with traditionally proven methods. Our faculty members bring a diverse teaching style and a broad range of real world experience, which allows them to train and inspire our students to become leaders in the field of animation. More information about the Animation Program can be found at: http://www.cca.edu/fine-arts/animation.

Position Summary

The Fine Arts Division at CCA invites animation and game artists to apply for unranked Adjunct positions (Adjunct I and Adjunct II) in Animation and game arts and development. Candidates should be deeply engaged with the fundamentals of animation, articulate in the classroom, astute during critiques, and interested in animation and/or game as a form of cinematic or interactive storytelling. They should be aware of contemporary studio and artistic practices and be able to effectively teach to a diverse group of students across all levels of the undergraduate experience. Candidates should be dedicated to mentoring animation and/or game’s future creative leaders and preparing them to assume vital roles in studio-based entertainment animation, contemporary cinema art practice, and game arenas.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum within an increasingly international student body and a large demographic of first generation college students. In their statements of teaching philosophy, candidates should address their proven track record of teaching and leading in a culturally competent manner with a global perspective, working with diverse groups and fostering an understanding of and respect for diverse cultural practices.

This position may teach as many as three to four classes per year in some combination of one of the following:

  • 2D animation, storytelling, 3D animation, 3D digital modeling and rigging, stop-motion, or other animation courses
  • Game design, , Game and Play studies, Game engine coding/scripting (C# preferably), game related production, either games themselves, or animation or creation of game assets
  • first year program entry level studio tools

Unranked faculty jobs serve the specific instructional needs of the college. Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty provide students with instruction by ensuring the delivery of designated course content and adherence to stated learning goals for assigned courses.

Core Duties:

  • Maintain competence in the field of instruction (inclusive of staying informed of current developments in that field) and successfully bring this expertise to bear on instruction and the achievement of student learning for all students in the course.
  • Attend new faculty orientation, if applicable.
  • Develop and/or revise the course section description, syllabus, assignments, activities, curricula, and policies in accordance with all program policies and directives.
  • Adhere to the course description as communicated to students by the College.
  • Adhere to the course-specific learning outcomes as designated and provided by the Program, and participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare for class; plan, coordinate, and lead all classroom activities; and assist students with course materials.
  • Regularly monitor student progress, provide feedback and grades to students, and discuss performance with students.
  • Exclusively use CCA email addresses and servers for all CCA communications; and during the period of the course obligations, substantively respond to all CCA-related communications within 48 hours.
  • Submit a course syllabus adhering to all program and college requirements and input the required textbook information by the deadlines established by the College.
  • Submit grades for all students by the deadline established by Student Records.
  • Attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required.
  • Apprise the program chair, designated coordinator, program expert, advising staff, and/or administrative staff of any concerns regarding students as needed.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty are expected to attend all scheduled course meeting sessions. Additional guidelines regarding faculty absences are outlined in the Faculty Handbook and Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty may perform committee, governance, or other college-wide service with the permission of the provost as described in Articles 20 and 27 of the CBA. These non-instructional assignments have separate position descriptions or outlines of responsibilities, and are evaluated separately from an Adjunct I/II’s faculty position.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty will be evaluated according to the college-wide faculty evaluation process as a method of demonstrating teaching effectiveness.

Adjunct I faculty must apply for promotion review after 6 semesters of teaching at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. Adjunct II faculty must apply for promotion review after 12 semesters of teaching at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. The promotion review process and outcomes are defined in Article 14 of the CBA.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty members are expected to abide by all operational policies of the College; however, it is the responsibility of the College to give appropriate advance notice of policy and operational changes, and to include information concerning changes in faculty orientation and training sessions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADJUNCT I

● A terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignment(s) is preferred;

● Evidence of successful teaching for fewer than four academic years in the area of the course assignment(s) at an accredited higher educational institution is required; and/or

● Equivalent non-teaching professional experience in the area of the course assignment(s), as judged by the College is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADJUNCT II

● A terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignment(s) is preferred;

● Evidence of successful teaching for at least four academic years in the area of the course assignment(s) at an accredited institution of higher education is required; and/or

● Equivalent non-teaching professional experience in the area of the course assignment(s), as determined by the College is required.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANIMATION PROGRAM

  • Familiarity with either:
    • Contemporary Animation modes, including studio, festival, or contemporary animated cinema, and a record of professional excellence

OR

  • Contemporary Game development, including game design and play for commercial, independent, or fine arts applications
  • Specific skills and knowledge are needed in one or more of the following areas:
    • Traditional Animation, Digital 2D Animation, 3D Character Modeling, 3D Character Animation, Character Rigging, Storytelling, Storyboarding, the Production Pipeline, Character Design, and Cinema Language

OR

  • Game Design, Game Play/Theory, Asset Creation for Game, Animation for Game

Salary

Adjunct I faculty: $6,784 per course line

Adjunct II faculty: $7,964 per course line

Application Deadline

This is a rolling application process, there is no deadline.

The review of applications will be ongoing and materials will be kept for future possibilities unless applicants indicate otherwise.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates may apply via an online application available at this address:

Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration
  • Artist statement/Statement addressing professional practice
  • Portfolio/Reel - 15-20 images and/or 10 mins of video
  • Contact information for three professional references

Samples of student work, course descriptions and/or syllabi may be requested by the search committee at a later date.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Open Call 

Critical Studies Program Adjunct Faculty Pool

Science & Math Program - Environmental Sciences

CCA Critical Studies webpage

Critical Studies Environmental Practices Minor information


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Unranked, Adjunct Faculty, Critical Studies Program
Part-time


College
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature.  The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, film, visual and critical studies, and writing.  Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.”  Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.

Program Summary
The Critical Studies Program, housed within the Humanities & Sciences division, develops students’ distinctive voices and critical thinking skills. The curriculum invites students to consider multiple perspectives when exploring complex problems. Our courses provide opportunities for stimulating interactions, conducting interdisciplinary work, and respecting diversity and inclusion.

Science & Math courses teach skills in experimentation, modeling, and observation. Critical Studies offers a minor in Ecological Practices, which invites artists and designers to pursue the study of ecology, environmental justice, sustainability, and resilience within the context of their program of study. Students interested in exploring the interaction of human and natural worlds through their studio practices and writing are especially well-suited for this minor. Coursework goes beyond popular familiarity with topics such as climate change and biodiversity to investigate the deep connections between scientific, ecological knowledge and students’ work as artists, designers, architects, or writers. Faculty in Science & Math who teach Environmental Practices courses are dedicated to helping students understand and appreciate the natural world, and how to work toward sustainability within the framework of the scientific method.


Position Summary
The Critical Studies Department at CCA invites instructors with specialties in any area of Environmental Sciences to apply for unranked Adjunct positions (Adjunct I and Adjunct II). Candidates should be connected to contemporary and emerging environmental sciences and have an openness to hybrid forms and applying critical thinking to the scientific method. Experience with current and emerging topics in Environmental Sciences, including biodiversity, sustainability, renewable energy, green manufacturing, water conservation, waste management, and climate change, is also desirable.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, social justice and belonging, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum within an increasingly international student body and a large demographic of first-generation college students. Ideal candidates will bring energy and enthusiasm to the task of teaching innovative curriculum in order to foster the next generation of artists to achieve brilliance in the 21st century. We value intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching.

This position may teach the Intro to Environmental Sciences class, and up to as many as three to four classes per year in some combination of the following:

  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences
  • Introduction to Principles of Sciences
  • Green Science
  • Specialized topics in environmental sciences


Unranked faculty jobs serve the specific instructional needs of the college. Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty provide students with instruction by ensuring the delivery of designated course content and adherence to stated learning goals for assigned courses.
Core Duties:

  • Maintain competence in the field of instruction (inclusive of staying informed of current developments in that field) and successfully bring this expertise to bear on instruction and the achievement of student learning for all students in the course.
  • Attend new faculty orientation, if applicable.
  • Develop and/or revise the course section description, syllabus, assignments, activities, curricula, and policies in accordance with all program policies and directives.
  • Adhere to the course description as communicated to students by the College.
  • Adhere to the course-specific learning outcomes as designated and provided by the Program, and participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare for class; plan, coordinate, and lead all classroom activities; and assist students with course materials.
  • Regularly monitor student progress, provide feedback and grades to students, and discuss performance with students.
  • Exclusively use CCA email addresses and servers for all CCA communications; and during the period of the course obligations, substantively respond to all CCA-related communications within 48 hours.
  • Submit a course syllabus adhering to all program and college requirements and input the required textbook information by the deadlines established by the College.
  • Submit grades for all students by the deadline established by Student Records.
  • Attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required.
  • Apprise the program chair, designated coordinator, program expert, advising staff, and/or administrative staff of any concerns regarding students as needed.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty are expected to attend all scheduled course meeting sessions. Additional guidelines regarding faculty absences are outlined in the Faculty Handbook and Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty may perform committee, governance, or other college-wide service with the permission of the provost as described in Articles 20 and 27 of the CBA. These non-instructional assignments have separate position descriptions or outlines of responsibilities, and are evaluated separately from an Adjunct I/II’s faculty position.


Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty will be evaluated according to the college-wide faculty evaluation process as a method of demonstrating teaching effectiveness.


Adjunct I faculty must apply for promotion review after 6 semesters of teaching at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. Adjunct II faculty must apply for promotion review after 12 semesters of teaching at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. The promotion review process and outcomes are defined in Article 14 of the CBA.


Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty members are expected to abide by all operational policies of the College; however, it is the responsibility of the College to give appropriate advance notice of policy and operational changes, and to include information concerning changes in faculty orientation and training sessions.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADJUNCT I
● A terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignment(s) is preferred;
● Evidence of successful teaching for fewer than four academic years in the area of the course assignment(s) at an accredited higher educational institution is required; and/or
● Equivalent non-teaching professional experience in the area of the course assignment(s), as judged by the College is required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADJUNCT II
● A terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignment(s) is preferred;
● Evidence of successful teaching for at least four academic years in the area of the course assignment(s) at an accredited institution of higher education is required; and/or
● Equivalent non-teaching professional experience in the area of the course assignment(s), as determined by the College is required.

SALARY
Adjunct I faculty: $6,784 per course line
Adjunct II faculty: $7,964 per course line

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications are now being accepted, with the hope of making a selection for Spring 2022 teaching before mid-December.

This is a rolling application process. The review of applications will be ongoing and materials will be kept for future possibilities unless applicants indicate otherwise.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration
  • Statement addressing scholarship and/or professional practice
  • Contact information for three professional references

Samples of student work, course descriptions and/or syllabi may be requested by the search committee at a later date.

EEO Statement
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Open Call for Critical Studies Adjunct Faculty Pool

Science & Math Program - Physical Sciences

CCA Critical Studies webpage


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Critical Studies program, together with the Bachelor of Architecture program at CCA, invites instructors with expertise in the area of Physics to apply for unranked Adjunct positions (Adjunct I and Adjunct II). Candidates should be able to teach conceptual physics to architecture and design majors, including fundamental topics of Newtonian mechanics and the properties of solids, thermal physics, principles of conservation and wave phenomena, resonance, and the transmission, absorption and reflection of sound and light waves. Experience with current and emerging topics in Building Technology, including sustainability, renewable energy, green manufacturing, water conservation, waste management, and climate change, is also desirable.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, social justice and belonging, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum within an increasingly international student body and a large demographic of first-generation college students. Ideal candidates will bring energy and enthusiasm to the task of teaching innovative curriculum in order to foster the next generation of artists to achieve brilliance in the 21st century. We value intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching.

This position may teach the Physics for Architecture and Design class, and up to as many as three to four classes per year in some combination of the following:

  • Introduction to principles of science
  • Specialty topics in physical sciences such as chemistry, Earth science, geology, or astronomy
  • Material science and sustainability
  • Specialty topics in environmental sciences


Program Summary

The Critical Studies Program, housed within the Humanities & Sciences division, develops students’ distinctive voices and critical thinking skills. The curriculum invites students to consider multiple perspectives when exploring complex problems. Our courses provide opportunities for stimulating interactions, conducting interdisciplinary work, and respecting diversity and inclusion.

Science & Math courses teach skills in experimentation, modeling, and observation. Critical Studies offers a minor in Ecological Practices, which invites artists and designers to pursue the study of ecology, environmental justice, sustainability, and resilience within the context of their program of study. Students interested in exploring the interaction of human and natural worlds through their studio practices and writing are especially well-suited for this minor. Coursework goes beyond popular familiarity with topics such as climate change and biodiversity to investigate the deep connections between scientific, ecological knowledge and students’ work as artists, designers, architects, or writers. Critical studies also offers a range of science and math courses in physical and natural sciences, and mathematics.


College

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.”  Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups, and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,600 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.


Position Description

Unranked faculty jobs serve the specific instructional needs of the college. Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty provide students with instruction by ensuring the delivery of designated course content and adherence to stated learning goals for assigned courses.

Core Duties:

  • Maintain competence in the field of instruction (inclusive of staying informed of current developments in that field) and successfully bring this expertise to bear on instruction and the achievement of student learning for all students in the course.
  • Attend new faculty orientation, if applicable.
  • Develop and/or revise the course section description, syllabus, assignments, activities, curricula, and policies in accordance with all program policies and directives.
  • Adhere to the course description as communicated to students by the College.
  • Adhere to the course-specific learning outcomes as designated and provided by the Program, and participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare for class; plan, coordinate, and lead all classroom activities; and assist students with course materials.
  • Regularly monitor student progress, provide feedback and grades to students, and discuss performance with students.
  • Exclusively use CCA email addresses and servers for all CCA communications; and during the period of the course obligations, substantively respond to all CCA-related communications within 48 hours.
  • Submit a course syllabus adhering to all program and college requirements and input the required textbook information by the deadlines established by the College.
  • Submit grades for all students by the deadline established by Student Records.
  • Attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required.
  • Apprise the program chair, designated coordinator, program expert, advising staff, and/or administrative staff of any concerns regarding students as needed.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty are expected to attend all scheduled course meeting sessions. Additional guidelines regarding faculty absences are outlined in the Faculty Handbook and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty may perform committee, governance, or other college-wide service with the permission of the provost as described in Articles 20 and 27 of the CBA. These non-instructional assignments have separate position descriptions or outlines of responsibilities, and are evaluated separately from an Adjunct I/II’s faculty position.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty will be evaluated according to the college-wide faculty evaluation process as a method of demonstrating teaching effectiveness.

Adjunct I faculty must apply for promotion review after 6 semesters of teaching at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. Adjunct II faculty must apply for promotion review after 12 semesters of teaching at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. The promotion review process and outcomes are defined in Article 14 of the CBA.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty members are expected to abide by all operational policies of the College; however, it is the responsibility of the College to give appropriate advance notice of policy and operational changes, and to include information concerning changes in faculty orientation and training sessions.


Minimum Qualifications For Adjunct I

● A terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignment(s) is preferred.

● Evidence of successful teaching for fewer than four academic years in the area of the course assignment(s) at an accredited higher educational institution is required; and/or

● Equivalent non-teaching professional experience in the area of the course assignment(s), as judged by the College is required.


Minimum Qualifications For Adjunct II

● A terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignment(s) is preferred.

● Evidence of successful teaching for at least four academic years in the area of the course assignment(s) at an accredited institution of higher education is required; and/or

● Equivalent non-teaching professional experience in the area of the course assignment(s), as determined by the College is required.


Salary

Adjunct I faculty: $6,784 per course line

Adjunct II faculty: $7,964 per course line


Application Deadline

Applications are now being accepted, with the hope of making a selection for Spring 2022 teaching before mid-November.

This is a rolling application process. The review of applications will be ongoing and materials will be kept for future possibilities unless applicants indicate otherwise.


Application Instructions

Interested candidates may apply via an online application available at this address:

Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration
  • Statement addressing scholarship and/or professional practice
  • Contact information for three professional references

Samples of student work, course descriptions and/or syllabi may be requested by the search committee at a later date.


EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

CCA Critical Studies webpage

Critical Studies Computational Practices Minor Information


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Unranked, Adjunct Faculty, Critical Studies Program

Part-time

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Critical Studies Program, housed within the Humanities & Sciences division, develops students’ distinctive voices and critical thinking skills. The curriculum invites students to consider multiple perspectives when exploring complex problems. Our courses provide opportunities for stimulating interactions, conducting interdisciplinary work, and respecting diversity and inclusion.

Science & Math courses teach skills in experimentation, modeling, and observation. Critical Studies offers a minor in Computational Practices, which invites artists and designers to apply computational programming skills within the context of their studio practice in art and design. Coursework in Computational Practice provides students with the skills and resources to create new technologies and tools in ways that advance their disciplines. The program views programming and technology in a broad sense, and incorporates a range of tools and techniques drawing on hardware, interfaces, and other new and emerging technologies that invite creative experimentation in understanding, generating, and applying data about the world. Faculty in Science & Math who teach Computational Practices courses are dedicated to helping students understand and appreciate the role of technology in society, and how to create and combine technological designs to improve society within the framework of the scientific method.

Position Summary

The Critical Studies Department at CCA invites instructors with programming and technological expertise to apply for unranked Adjunct positions (Adjunct I and Adjunct II). Candidates should have experience programming in JavaScript, Arduino, and other programming languages. They should have experience building usable tools, devices, and systems designed for an array of practical contexts, as well as experience using programming in the service of art or design-focused projects. The ideal candidate will have strong track record as a technologist as well as demonstrated success in art and design contexts. Candidates should be able to teach students both programming and critical thinking skills related to scientific methods. Experience with current and emerging topics in Computational Practices, including artificial intelligence / machine learning, sensing, and physical computing are also desirable.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, social justice, and belonging, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum within an increasingly international student body and a large demographic of first-generation college students. Ideal candidates will bring energy and enthusiasm to the task of teaching innovative curriculum in order to foster the next generation of artists to achieve brilliance in the 21st century. We value intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching.

This position may teach across the Computational Practices minor, and from one to up to as many as three to four classes per year in some combination of the following:

  • Introduction to Computational Practices 1
  • Introduction to Computational Practices 2
  • Computational Studio practices
  • Programming in specific languages such as JavaScript and Arduino
  • Specialty programming topics

Unranked faculty jobs serve the specific instructional needs of the college. Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty provide students with instruction by ensuring the delivery of designated course content and adherence to stated learning goals for assigned courses.

Core Duties:

  • Maintain competence in the field of instruction (inclusive of staying informed of current developments in that field) and successfully bring this expertise to bear on instruction and the achievement of student learning for all students in the course.
  • Attend new faculty orientation, if applicable.
  • Develop and/or revise the course section description, syllabus, assignments, activities, curricula, and policies in accordance with all program policies and directives.
  • Adhere to the course description as communicated to students by the College.
  • Adhere to the course-specific learning outcomes as designated and provided by the Program, and participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare for class; plan, coordinate, and lead all classroom activities; and assist students with course materials.
  • Regularly monitor student progress, provide feedback and grades to students, and discuss performance with students.
  • Exclusively use CCA email addresses and servers for all CCA communications; and during the period of the course obligations, substantively respond to all CCA-related communications within 48 hours.
  • Submit a course syllabus adhering to all program and college requirements and input the required textbook information by the deadlines established by the College.
  • Submit grades for all students by the deadline established by Student Records.
  • Attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required.
  • Apprise the program chair, designated coordinator, program expert, advising staff, and/or administrative staff of any concerns regarding students as needed.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty are expected to attend all scheduled course meeting sessions. Additional guidelines regarding faculty absences are outlined in the Faculty Handbook and Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty will be evaluated according to the college-wide faculty evaluation process as a method of demonstrating teaching effectiveness.

Adjunct I faculty must apply for promotion review after teaching five courses at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. Adjunct II faculty must apply for promotion review after 12 semesters of teaching at CCA or ten course lines as an Adjunct II, and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. The promotion review process and outcomes are defined in Article 15 of the CBA.

Adjunct I and Adjunct II faculty members are expected to abide by all operational policies of the College; however, it is the responsibility of the College to give appropriate advance notice of policy and operational changes, and to include information concerning changes in faculty orientation and training sessions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADJUNCT I

● A terminal degree is preferred.

● High quality teaching of four or fewer courses as an instructor of record or its equivalent level of student teaching responsibility at an accredited higher education institution; and/or

● The equivalent in non-teaching professional experience in the area of the teaching, as judged by the College, is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADJUNCT II

● A terminal degree is preferred.

● High quality teaching of five or more courses as an instructor of record or its equivalent level of student teaching responsibility at an accredited higher education institution as judged by the College, is required.

Salary

Adjunct I faculty: $6,987.52 per course line

Adjunct II faculty: $8,202.92 per course line

Application Deadline

Applications are now being accepted, with the hope of making a selection for Fall 2022 teaching before mid-May.

This is a rolling application process. The review of applications will be ongoing and materials will be kept for future possibilities unless applicants indicate otherwise.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates may apply via an online application available at this address:

Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration
  • Statement addressing scholarship and/or professional practice
  • Contact information for three professional references

Samples of student work, course descriptions and/or syllabi may be requested by the search committee at a later date.

College

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, film, visual and critical studies, and writing.  Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school’s motto of “Make art that matters.”  Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups, and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Apply now to receive $500-$1000 in grant support for your spring 2023 course efforts connecting to the theme of belonging.

The goal of the CCA@CCA Faculty Grant Program is to support the implementation of small-scale, immediate public-facing projects or activations that aim to improve the learning experience of students and offer critical resources for civic involvement and creative activism. All faculty who are actively teaching at CCA in spring 2023 are invited to submit proposals. Projects will be featured in the Creative Citizens in Action Series and online archive.

Detailed information available here.
DEADLINE: January 6, 2023
AWARDED BY: January 13, 2023
AMOUNTS: Up to $1000 (Between $500-1000 based on proposed budget is typical)
FUNDING AVAILABLE: $5000
This program is funded by an endowment gift for The Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Series, an annual series of public programs focused on creative activism that spans the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and writing. Please visit the CCA@CCA Opportunities Portal Page for more detailed  information, including eligibility and use of funds. Contact exhibitions@cca.edu with any questions.  

Humble Pie

Call for Literary and Artistic Submissions, Volume 20

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023

California College of the Arts' undergraduate literary journal Humble Pie is currently accepting submissions. We welcome work from those affiliated with CCA including current and former students, staff, and faculty

We have two reading periods for this volume, one during each semester. Our Fall 2022 reading period requires you to submit by Monday, 28 Nov 22, at 11:59 pm.

The editorial board will announce final decisions in Spring 2023. We will then contact contributors whose work will be included in the journal. Accepted contributors will not be paid in cash, yet will receive one copy of the printed volume as compensation. The journal will be published and shipped in May 2023.

Please read the following guidelines before submitting.

In the first stage your submission will be “blind” so that our readers do not know your identity. You will remove identifying information from your uploaded documents. However you’re required to submit a biography containing a description of your CCA affiliation to confirm that you’re affiliated with our school. We will share your biography with our internal reviewers as final selections are made for each reading period. You may choose to publish under a pseudonym, but only if you’re genuinely affiliated with CCA.

Send us unpublished work only. Simultaneous submissions are OK, but please notify us immediately if you need to withdraw your submission because it is accepted elsewhere.

Submissions are free.

You can submit work in multiple categories or genres, as long as you provide separate submissions for each separate piece.

Prose submissions:

  • Submit up to three pieces (fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid) submitted as separate documents
  • An identification page listing each piece by title, genre, and year
  • Pieces should be up to 5,000 words each
  • Pieces should be double-spaced
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12-point font size
  • .doc or .docx

Poetry submissions:

  • up to three poems (6 pages total) submitted as separate documents
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12-point font size
  • .doc or .docx preferred, but PDFs allowed

Visual art submissions

  • up to five .jpg or .png images in 300 dpi (print resolution) submitted as separate files
  • in addition, provide a .zip file with all images in 150 dpi (web resolution)
  • an information sheet identifying each piece by title, media, year, and dimensions
  • Visual submissions may include but are not limited to: painting, drawing, illustration, photographs, film stills, design work, fiber/textile arts (as photographs/scans), collage, sculpture (as photographs), ceramics (as photographs), and graphic novels/comic book excerpts/panels.

Identifying Information

Provide a biography of up to 300 words, written in the third person, for consideration. In your biography please answer: What is your affiliation with CCA? Are you a current or former student, faculty, or staff? What year(s) were you affiliated with CCA? If a student, what was your Degree and Major/Emphasis?

Make sure your name does NOT appear on your writing or artwork uploads, as we have an anonymous selection process until the final stages of selection.

Payment

You will receive one copy of the journal if you’re accepted for publication.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at humblepie@cca.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your contributions.

California College of the Arts