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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Program

Tenure Track, Full-time

October 2017


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

CCA’s Graphic Design program offers a leading, studio-based, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The program is dedicated to conceptual exploration alongside practice-based problem-solving. The pedagogy is grounded in practical knowledge, critical awareness, social and cultural engagement, and the spirit of experimentation.

Our students are makers and systems thinkers. The form of their work varies widely, but it always strives to be well-crafted, thoughtful, and appropriate. Our students are encouraged to develop an awareness of the context of their work, a sensitivity for where, when, and for whom they are designing. Our faculty expose students to diverse design perspectives and encourage them to develop a culturally competent and personally committed point of view. Our rigorous curriculum trains students in a practice that balances observation and research with thinking and making.

We believe the classroom is where the work begins, not where it ends. Our graduates become leaders in the field—developing their own practices or working in larger, collaborative settings—creating and contributing to contemporary culture and society.


POSITION SUMMARY

CCA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Graphic Design to begin August  2018.

Graphic Design is a rapidly evolving and broadening field, and we seek to augment our core faculty with visionary educator-practitioners who are deeply connected to contemporary and emerging practices. Successful candidates will have an expansive notion of graphic design, and be hybrid creatives who have the desire to foster interdisciplinary linkages between graphic design and other academic programs such as interaction design, illustration, and architecture. They are engaged makers who are interested in exploring new models for design education.

Ideally, the successful candidate’s practice and expertise includes one or more of the following specialties:

  • Interactive Design & Creative Technologies

  • Writing & Criticism

  • Social & Community Activism

The position entails teaching (a full-time load is five courses per year), participating in curricular development, playing a leadership role in building the Graphic Design program, supporting program activities, and serving on college-wide committees. In addition to teaching in the Graphic Design program, there is a potential for candidates to expand their teaching into related undergraduate and graduate programs at CCA such as the MFA in Design, the BFA and MDes programs in Interaction Design, the BFA in Illustration, and the First Year Program. The position also requires a commitment to continued professional work with significant contributions in the field of practice.

In keeping with the college’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who will cultivate an equitable studio environment and a diverse and inclusive learning community.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MFA degree in Graphic Design (or equivalent terminal degree)

  • Significant record of work as a professional designer.

  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level.

  • Proven leadership in professional or academic arenas.


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by January 7, 2018 at 11:59 PST.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • Letter of interest

  • Statement of teaching/design philosophy highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Link to a website with examples of professional work

  • Additional images of pdfs of professional work (optional)

  • Examples of course syllabi, student work, and student evaluations from recent courses taught at the college level

  • Contact information for three professional references


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.


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor, Interior Design

Tenure Track, Full-time

October 2017

 

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 CCA Painting and Drawing Program is fully committed to broadening and enriching contemporary national and international painting practices. Our curriculum demonstrates an awareness of a breadth of practices and their historical and intellectual contexts, including both new and traditional methods of image making. Students benefit from engaged faculty mentoring, small class sizes, access to a variety of labs and support curriculum, senior studios and individual senior shows. We emphasize rigorous and ongoing discussions about the relevance of painting in the broader cultural sphere. The Painting and Drawing Program leverages the unique histories and current cultural climate of the Bay Area to emphasize interdisciplinary dialogue, cultural hybridity and social awareness, taking full advantage of the college’s location on the Pacific Rim.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

CCA invites applications for a full-time, Assistant Professor level tenure-track appointment in the Painting and Drawing Program to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will be actively pursuing a professional practice in the field of contemporary art, evidenced by an emerging national and international exhibition and publication record. They will be interested in questions of painting as a critical medium, and fluent in both historical and contemporary trajectories of painting. Candidates will be versed in a wide range of issues affecting contemporary painting and have a strong desire to advance the discourse of art in broad cultural and educational contexts while bringing with them an international network.

Teaching responsibilities are equivalent to five course lines per year and cover a full range of classes, from introductory-level studio courses to graduate-level seminars, studio visits, and critiques, housed in the Painting, Graduate Fine Arts, and First Year Programs. The ideal candidate should be energized by student experiences and have a broad knowledge of art and culture. Working in close collaboration with colleagues, the candidate will bring ideas and enthusiasm to the task of innovative studio and curriculum development. CCA values intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching. In addition to teaching commitments, the successful candidate must possess an ability to balance professional practice and service to the college, which is considered an integral component of shared dialogue among administration, faculty and students. The ideal candidate will actively engage in college service and demonstrate leadership potential.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum. With an increasingly international student body and a commitment to domestic diversity, candidates should have a 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. The ideal candidate will engage critical strategies and/or research methodologies that promote social and intellectual inquiry; their teaching, service or public outreach will have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

·       MFA or equivalent terminal degree

·       At least two years of post graduate school college-level teaching experience, preferably including work with first year students, and evidence of teaching effectiveness 


·       Experience working with and teaching various levels of painting and drawing media

·       Proven track record of teaching and leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective, preferably with experience working with diverse groups 


·       Teaching philosophy that demonstrates a clear pedagogical vision and incorporates innovative strategies that engage changing artistic, economic and technological landscapes 


·       Significant professional activity, including solo and group exhibitions, performances, screenings, press, published writings, invited artist talks, residencies, awards, etc.

·       Ability to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college

·       Leadership potential, with strong communication and interpersonal skills along with the flexibility to work across disciplines and to collaborate and develop relationships with other programs

 

SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by January 6, 2017 at 11:59 PST.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

- Letter of interest

- Teaching philosophy

- Artist Statement covering research and practice

- Curriculum vitae

- Portfolio of up to 20 images and/or 10 minutes of video

- Three professional references

  

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.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor, History and Theory of Photographic Media; Visual Studies Program

Tenure Track, Full-time

October 2017


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 Visual Studies program at CCA offers a BA and a minor in Visual Studies, as well as delivering instruction to all students in the history of art and visual culture. Faculty in Visual Studies may also have the opportunity to teach graduate-level courses, including history and theory seminars in in the MA in Visual and Critical Studies program, the MA in Curatorial Studies program, or the MFA Fine Arts program. Visual Studies is part of the Humanities & Sciences Division, which oversees the general education curriculum for all undergraduate students at the college. The general education curriculum consists of courses in visual studies, history, philosophy, writing, literature, math, and science. In keeping with its mission of delivering a liberal arts education through the arts, CCA offers a strong academic component that supports students’ work in their majors while adding to the breadth of ideas they encounter.


POSITION SUMMARY

CCA is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Visual Studies with an emphasis on the history and theory of photographic media, broadly defined, to begin August 2018.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional teaching record at the college level and will also demonstrate experience in teaching art history and theory through active student engagement. We are particularly interested in applicants with a scholarly background that supplements our current program strengths, such as those who approach photographic media with a focus on contemporary cultures, or with a geographic specialization in Africa, Latin America, or East Asia. Successful candidates will be able to reflect the concerns and demographics of an international school situated within the unique culture and interdisciplinary environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are also interested in applicants whose scholarly practices promise to connect with the College’s fine art, design, and architecture students/faculty. This scholarly practice might be related to fine art photography, photojournalism, new or social media, or the relationship between changing photographic technologies and social structures.

We seek a candidate with a global perspective on the history of art and visual culture, who has the potential to teach 200-level electives and 300-level seminars in her or his area of expertise, as well as core visual studies courses such as Introduction to the Modern Arts, Introduction to Visual Studies, or Methods and Theories.  The successful candidate will also be positioned to harness a wealth of local institutions and private collections that owe, in part, to San Francisco Bay Area’s foundational role in the histories of lens-based media. From Eadweard Muybridge’s first 1867 studio to the high-tech hives of Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area is central to the way we communicate through photographic technologies.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum. With an increasingly international student body and a commitment to domestic diversity, candidates should have a 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. The ideal candidate will engage critical strategies and/or research methodologies that promote social and intellectual inquiry, and their teaching, service or public outreach will have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Service to the program and the college is expected.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

· Terminal degree: PhD in art history, visual studies, or other equivalent field

· Minimum of two years of college-level teaching experience

· Significant publishing record

· Demonstrated active and ongoing participation in professional/ scholarly work (through a record of presentations, publications, conferences, etc...)


· Ability to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college


· Strong evidence of administrative ability, graduate teaching experience, and commitment to collaboration are highly desirable

· Leadership potential, with strong communication and interpersonal skills along with the flexibility to work across disciplines and to collaborate and develop relationships with other programs


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by January 7, 2018 at 11:59 PST.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

· Letter of interest

· Teaching philosophy

· Curriculum vitae

· Two pdfs of relevant published scholarship

· Letters of recommendation from three professional references


Applicants will ideally be available for in-person interviews at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles, February 21-24, 2018.

 

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.


This application is for travel between: 16 January 2018 – 15 April 2018
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2017
Notification of decision: 30 November (approximate)

ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.

Deadline for application: 15 November 2017
Travel window: 16 November 2016 - 15 January 2018
Notifications sent: 22 November 2017 (approximate)

CCA Student Travel Grants are awarded to select student applicants to help fund
travel related to their coursework. Funding may go towards speaking at a
conference, conference attendance, or research-related travel, and a clear
correlation between the trip and the student applicant’s studies at CCA must be
made. This grant is not for travel expenses related to study abroad courses.

The maximum award for an individual travel grant is $500. The grants are
competitive; not all students applying for a grant will receive one.

Grants are for travel that has yet to occur at the time of submission. (Retroactive
grants will not be awarded.)

This application is for general exhibition(s) and gallery usage requests for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018. 

PLEASE NOTE: The 4/14 application deadline has passed, but we are still accepting applications. You will be placed on a wait list and assigned a space after applicants who met the deadline have been assigned or declined based on their request.

Exhibition requests can be placed for departmental exhibitions, faculty organized exhibitions related to coursework, visiting faculty/artists, scholarship or award exhibitions, theme-based or curated exhibitions organized by Faculty or CCA student groups, project based exhibitions, and student group exhibitions. In 2017, we are expanding this application to include proposals to activate the Hubbell Street Project Space, located at 131 Hubbell Street, with priority going to CCA graduate students. 

We understand that plans may still be in flux, tell us what you know. 

Before applying, please read through the General Exhibitions Request Guidelines
You can also view documentation images from past exhibitions here

Contact exhibitions@cca.edu with any questions. 

Ends on November 10, 2017
Each year, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design identifies ten graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft to receive a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship award. This past year's fellows were selected from 95 applicants from 63 universities nationwide. Each participating university is able to nominate two students to apply to the CCCD. This application is for seniors interested in being considered as one of CCA's nominees.  

To be eligible, you must be a senior graduating in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, and work in a craft medium.

The Fellowship is only open to applicants who are U.S. citizens or in the process of applying for citizenship.

Applications are due by midnight, Friday, November 10, 2017.
It is highly recommended that you review the work of previous Fellows on the CCCD's website, available here, before submitting your application.