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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TESOL/ELL COMPOSITION, WRITING & LITERATURE (BA) PROGRAM

RANKED NON-TENURE, PART-TIME

JOB # HS16174

January 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, social practice, 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 Writing & Literature program at CCA offers a BA in Writing & Literature and delivers instruction to all students in composition, literature, and creative writing. The program is part of the Humanities & Sciences Division, which also directs the general education curriculum for all undergraduate students in the college. The general education curriculum consists of courses in writing, literature, visual studies, critical thinking, history, philosophy, 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 knowledge they encounter.


POSITION SUMMARY

California College of the Arts seeks applicants for a part-time, ranked, non-tenure position of assistant professor to teach courses in writing and communications skills to English Language Learners (ELLs). Ranked, non-tenure faculty positions are filled by three-year renewable appointments and specifically designed for regional practitioners. The program is looking for an assistant professor to teach a minimum of three and a maximum of four courses per year, primarily at the undergraduate level, beginning summer or fall 2017.

With a growing international ELL student population, currently about 30% of the student body, the program and college are searching for faculty interested in teaching ELL composition courses, evolving and designing curricula, providing academic coaching at a variety of levels, and increasing our institutional capacity to support undergraduate and graduate ELLs in both the academic and studio learning environments.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate on improving ELL curriculum and to provide occasional faculty trainings in ELL pedagogical methods for instructors across the college. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of the college’s summer English-language intensive program with the possibility of teaching in the program.

In addition to teaching and service, all ranked, non-tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain a significant professional and/or scholarly practice. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching, curriculum development, leadership, and professional achievement through publications, conference presentations, etc.

In keeping with the college’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable, diverse scholarly environment and curriculum. We value collaboration, intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will

  • Possess a PhD in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field with credentials and experience in ELL Composition; or a Master’s Degree in TESOL, English, or Rhetoric and Composition with credentials and experience in ELL Composition from an accredited institution;

  • Show evidence of professional activity such as publications in academic journals and participation in relevant ELL conferences;

  • Have experience and interest in training peer instructors across the college in best practices around ELL learning in a higher education setting;

  • Have a current, successful, and sustained record of teaching ELL Composition in a higher education setting;

  • Have experience developing ELL curriculum and a willingness to play a central role in developing such curriculum in the future;

  • Demonstrate a significant interest in art and design as well as more traditional liberal arts;

  • Demonstrate willingness to collaborate with colleagues to foster a successful learning environment for ELL students;

  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve on faculty committees.

Also desirable qualifications:

  • Experience with computer-assisted and/or on-line ELL instruction;

  • Awareness of current assessment practices.


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Review of applications will begin February 10, 2017. All applications must be received by February 28, 2017 at 11:59pm PST


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • Cover letter

  • CV

  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy

  • Transcript for PhD, MATESOL or equivalent degree (unofficial acceptable)

  • Syllabi for two recent ELL composition courses taught

  • The names and current contact information of three professional references who can speak to your qualifications relevant to the position description above

Should you need to contact us regarding your application, please email writlit@cca.edu and include the following in the Subject of your email: RNT Search HS16174.


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, MFA DESIGN PROGRAM

RANKED NON-TENURE, PART TIME

JOB # DE16172

FEBRUARY 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, social practice, 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 MFA Design Program is an open site for the investigation of contemporary design practice. Built on a firm foundation of technical skills, pushing the limits of cutting-edge tools and technologies alongside traditional craft-based techniques, MFA Design students work to reimagine the methods, modes, and meanings of design in contemporary culture. Whether intended to be commercial, civically minded, personal, experimental, or all of these, work here is challenged to be technically sophisticated, culturally engaged, and even socially disruptive. It is research driven and richly informed based on a thorough examination of users and contexts. It is also both formally and conceptually inventive. MFA Design provides its students with foundational technical, formal, and conceptual skills alongside contextual understanding. It prepares its students for a range of personal, private, and public careers in design, including advanced work in creative leadership, whether in commercial, civic, and curatorial arenas. Grounded in personal exploration, MFA Design is educating a new generation of design leaders.


POSITION SUMMARY

As the MFA Design Program at CCA continues to evolve and grow, we are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced industrial design professional to work with us. This position will play a critical role in working with the program chair on the vision and mission of industrial design for the Design MFA Program. In addition, this position is expected to work with the program chair in developing community partnerships, program-wide strategic planning, building job placement and alumni resources, guiding faculty, securing sponsored projects, collecting media and other evidence of student work, and expanding the profile of the program nationally and internationally.

Industrial Design: Digital Fabrication

The focus of this position is the integration of digital and experimental fabrication techniques in industrial design practice. Areas of research and practice could include: market ready prototyping, mass customization, material research, robotics, Internet of Things development, multi-axis tools, 3D printing technology, or experimental process. Applicants should address the roles that design and technology play in their design practice. This position will enhance our mission to connect students to product development industries, emerging forms of 3D making, and rapid prototyping methods in both traditional and digital fabrication methods.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master or terminal degree in industrial design; related fields in three-dimensional design will be considered, including furniture design, sculpture, or product design

  • At least five years experience in teaching or equivalent professional experience; application should address this professional and teaching experience; teaching experience to include teaching within a studio environment

  • A strong background in form and material investigation, with a critical understanding of the role of products, materials, and technology in the discipline of industrial design

  • A desire and proven track record of diverse, global, and national presence in the practice of industrial design that accurately represents societal need


SALARY 

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, and the application review process will begin March 17, 2017. The interview process will take place throughout the months of March-May. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The selected finalist will begin the position in August 2017.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • One-page cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Brief personal statement explaining the applicant’s creative and educational philosophy, highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration

  • Portfolio of professional work

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as applicable, please include syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work)

  • Three professional references, one preferably academic, including contact information

Should you need to contact us regarding your application, please email designfacultysearches@cca.edu and include the following in the Subject of your email: RNT Search DE16172.


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, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROGRAM

RANKED NON-TENURE, PART TIME

JOB # DE16173

FEBRUARY 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, social practice, 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 Industrial Design program at CCA offers a fully accredited four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design. Industrial Design is among the fastest growing programs at CCA and reflects the dynamic nature of the field. Increasingly, as a program, we see an opportunity to include diverse, global and unheard voices in the practice of industrial design. Our curriculum supports cultural analysis and interdisciplinary collaboration. Specific areas of interest include sustainability, urban mobility, user centric design, entrepreneurship, community engagement, along with a strong legacy in craft and making. For more information about the program mission, visit http://www.cca.edu/academics/industrial-design

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 non-profits, humanitarian design, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. These densities of activity provide unmatched opportunities for curriculum development and professional relationships.


POSITION SUMMARY

The CCA Industrial Design program is seeking candidates for part-time, ranked, non-tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin in Fall 2017.  In addition to teaching and participating in all levels of the undergraduate Industrial Design program, these positions may require teaching courses in the First Year Program.

This position will play a critical role in providing program development within one or more curricular areas. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Design studio and seminar courses on cultural and historical content, design research and user-needs contextualization: An ideal candidate is actively researching, publishing and educating cultural context for design, questioning technology, and innovating & designing solutions for social impact. These qualities support courses such as History of Industrial Design, Design and Culture, and Design Ethics.

  • Design studio (foundation level) and early skills courses: An ideal candidate demonstrates proven pedagogy applicable to first-year/sophomore-level industrial design studios, and skills courses such as: analog and digital sketching techniques, sketch models and entry level model making, as well as a capacity to steer curricular and pedagogical change within these areas of expertise.

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 curriculum. In addition, responsibilities include participating in program service and leadership, curriculum design, admissions, serving on committees and college-wide service. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for the craft of creating thoughtful and meaningful designs, a capacity to integrate interdisciplinary learning, diverse and global perspectives, an interest in leading students to engage with community issues, and a commitment to teaching within the creative environment of an art, design, and architecture college.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A terminal degree in industrial design or a relevant field (and/or equivalent industrial design experience)

  • 6 years professional experience and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience as demonstrated by student evaluation

  • Flexibility to work across disciplines, with strong communication skills, and ability to collaborate and develop courses with other programs

  • Capacity to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college

  • A teaching philosophy that demonstrates a clear pedagogical vision and incorporates innovative strategies.


SALARY 

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, and the application review process will begin March 17, 2017. The interview process will take place throughout the months of March-May. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The selected finalist will begin the position in August 2017.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • One-page cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Brief personal statement explaining the applicant’s creative and educational philosophy, highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration

  • Portfolio of professional work 

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as applicable, please include syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work)

  • Three professional references, one preferably academic, including contact information

Should you need to contact us regarding your application, please email designfacultysearches@cca.edu and include the following in the Subject of your email: RNT Search DE16173.


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 due: 15 March 2017
Notification of decision: 30 March 2017 (approximate)

ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.

OVERVIEW:

Curricular Development Grants supports faculty projects, in some cases including travel, that will enhance curriculum and enrich teaching and learning at CCA. Proposals will be judged on their educational merit to individual programs and to the college at large. Proposals supporting interdisciplinary concerns as well as innovative use of Moodle, CCA's open-source learning platform are strongly encouraged.

Award range: Up to $3,000 per applicant

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2016

Notification of decision: 15 March 2016 (approximate)

Selection Process:  Recommendations including award amounts are made by the CCA Division Deans in consultation with the Associate Provost, with final approval by the Provost.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Full and updated curriculum vitae  

  • Clearly articulated narrative statement  

  • Realistic plan of work (i.e., timeline, scope, and feasibility)  

  • Letter of support from a CCA Program Chair  

  • CCA-recognized service as defined in the Faculty Handbook  

  • CCA-recognized professional achievement as defined in the Faculty Handbook

  • Professionally recognized external financial or professional awards (i.e., Fulbright, community-based organizations, Guggenheim, social justice groups, Warhol Foundation, etc.)  

  • Researched budget supported with accurate documentation (i.e., sample flight and hotel itinerary with costs noted,etc.)  

  • Project’s relationship to Curriculum Development Grant focus (see above)

  • Extent to which the applicant’s proposed project will benefit directly CCA students in the classroom  

  • Additional considerations, including lack of previous grant support, importance to ensure a diversity of disciplines/programs/faculty represented, importance for upcoming promotion/review, and relevance to academic strategic initiatives


Deadline for application: 15 March 2017
Travel window: 16 March 2017 - 15 May 2017
Notifications sent: 22 March 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 due: 15 March 2017
Notification of decision: 30 March 2017 (approximate)

ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.



This application is for travel between: 16 July 2017 – 15 October 2017
Deadline for applications: 15 May 2017
Notification of decision: 30 May (approximate)

ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.


Making Architecture

July 10 - August 4, 2017

Making Architecture is a four-week, 3-credit, full-time summer program for college students, recent graduates, inspired professionals, and career changers considering graduate education or a career in architecture.

Led by CCA Architecture faculty, students participate in an intensive design studio that introduces techniques and skills in drawing, 3D model-making, digital fabrication and critical thinking that are central to architectural design. 

Upon completion, Making Architecture students will have a body of work that will help propel them into the next stage of their architectural careers—work that demonstrates both competency and craft with basic principles of architectural design and an understanding of the latest design and fabrication technologies.

Dates:
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 16, 2017
9am - 4pm

Cost:
Summer registration fee: $50
Tuition: $3,400

Housing (optional; limited availablity):
Private room at , The Panoramic
Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, August 5, 2017
$1,890 plus $150 refundable damage deposit

Applications accepted until May 15, 2017, or until full.  Those in need of housing are encouraged to apply early.

Applicants will be notified of admission decision within three weeks of submission.

Tuition and housing payment is due upon acceptance.  Placement is not guaranteed until all program and housing fees are paid in full.