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This application is for general exhibitions and gallery usage requests for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Exhibition requests can be placed for departmental exhibitions, faculty organized exhibitions related to coursework, scholarship or award exhibitions, review or accreditations, theme based or curated exhibitions organized by CCA student groups, and student group exhibitions. In 2016, we are expanding program support to include exhibitions featuring work by CCA graduate students. 

Before applying, please read through the General Exhibitions Request Guidelines

Please note, the original deadline to apply was Monday, March 21st at 11:59pm. We are still accepting exhibition requests but cannot guarantee it will be possible to fit them in. 

Contact exhibitions@cca.edu with any questions. 




POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Chair, First Year Program

OPEN RANK, FULL TIME

October 2016

 

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 CCA First Year Program serves the entire undergraduate population and plays an integral role in preparing students for work in their majors.  The curriculum is made up of core studio courses emphasizing a breadth of skill-acquisition, experimentation, community building and critical thinking. Through a year of in-depth cross-disciplinary study via studio and seminar courses, as well as extra curricular activities and community building opportunities, the first-year experience at CCA builds a strong studio, academic and peer foundation that resonates throughout a student’s entire education.

Students benefit from engaged faculty mentoring, small class sizes, and access to traditional and state of the art labs, studios, facilities, and exhibition opportunities. Through a balance of theoretical, technical, art historical and conceptual curriculum, CCA students explore a wide range of forms and media while developing an individualized practice of sustained curiosity and creative dexterity.

The First Year Program is made up of approximately thirty-five faculty from all four academic divisions of the college: Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Sciences. The faculty are all practitioners in their respective creative fields and most of them teach across the college in various disciplines.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

CCA is seeking candidates for a full-time, open rank position for the Chair of First Year Program to begin Summer 2017. Collaborating with undergraduate program chairs and first year faculty, the First Year Program chair is a key academic leader whose collaborative work extends across Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain, develop and administer a robust undergraduate first year studio curriculum that encompasses creative student engagement with both traditional tools and new technologies as well as innovative pedagogy, social engagement and critical discourse.

The candidate will have committed experience with recruiting and retaining a diverse student base and faculty cohort, leading from a globally-aware and culturally-competent standpoint, and will have the capacity to identify opportunities to raise awareness of CCA’s twenty-two undergraduate programs and build on successful student retention and experience.

CCA chairs develop program goals, strategies, and metrics consistent with college and program missions and conduct ongoing progress evaluation. The First Year Program Chair will regularly assess student learning in partnership with faculty and use results to inform strategic decisions about curricula, facilities, technology, hiring, etc.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a vibrant creative practice and robust professional activity, with evidence of increasing stature within national or international creative and/or scholarly dialogues. Candidates for this position must possess the ability to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college, as well as the ambition to emerge as a leading voice in the direction of the college.

Candidates should be versed in a wide range of issues affecting contemporary art and/or design practices and possess a strong desire to advance a broad cultural discourse in an art educational context.  Working in close collaboration with colleagues, the ideal candidate will bring energy and enthusiasm to the tasks of leading, teaching and developing 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.

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. Practitioners in any discipline(s) are encouraged to apply and in particular, we seek candidates who possess leadership experience in academic institutions who have shepherded a program through redesign, campus planning and/or curriculum changes.

The Chair holds ranked faculty status and has annual teaching responsibilities within the program; this position may be tenurable depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

●               MFA or equivalent terminal degree

●               At least five years of post graduate school college-level teaching experience, including work with undergraduate first year students, and evidence of excellent teaching effectiveness

●               Academic leadership experience, with strong communication skills and the flexibility to work across disciplines as well as collaborate and develop relationships with other programs and leaders

●               Experience managing and supporting faculty in their roles as teachers, mentors, and practitioners

●               Academic or other experience in preparing and monitoring a budget in support of a program mission and/or learning outcomes

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

●               Experience guiding a program, department or curriculum through a review and implementing a revision

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

●               Proven track record of teaching and leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective including leading, facilitating and collaborating with diverse groups

●               Extensive professional activity in one’s creative field (example include: solo and group exhibitions, performances, screenings, press, published writings, design awards and competitions, invited talks, residencies, etc.)

 

SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by January 5, 2017 at 11:59 PST.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Qualified applicants must complete the 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, WRITING & LITERATURE, MFA IN WRITING PROGRAMS

(Literature and Creative Writing)

TENURE-TRACK, FULL-TIME

October 2016


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. Faculty in Writing & Literature may also have the opportunity to teach graduate-level courses, including those in the MFA Writing program. Both writing programs are part of the Humanities & Sciences Division, which also offers the general education curriculum for all undergraduate students in the college. The general education curriculum consists of courses in writing, literature, visual studies, 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

CCA is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in contemporary literature with an emphasis in creative nonfiction writing and world literature, to begin August 2017.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional teaching record at the college level and will also demonstrate experience in teaching creative nonfiction writing. We are particularly interested in applicants with a literature background that supplements current program offerings and reflects 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 creative practices promise to connect with the College’s fine art, design, and architecture students/faculty. This practice might be related to film, journalism, digital essay writing, and the relationship between prose and other types of narrative.

We seek a candidate with a global perspective, who has the potential to teach 200-level electives and 300-level seminars in her or his area of expertise, which may include introductory and advanced literature and creative writing courses.  

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 literature (or an equivalent field) or MFA in Creative Writing

·       Minimum of three years postdoctoral/post-MFA college level teaching experience

·       Significant publishing record; at least one book of creative nonfiction writing in a nationally   recognized venue

·       Demonstrated active and ongoing participation in professional/ scholarly/ creative work (through a record of presentations, workshops, 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

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016. All applications must be received by January 6, 2017 at 11:59pm PST


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • Letter of interest highlighting research interests

  • Curriculum vitae

  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy

  • Two sample syllabi

  • Teaching evaluations

  • PDF versions of recent books or publications

  • Recommendations from three professional references

Should you need to contact us regarding your application, please email CNF-FacultySearch@cca.edu.


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

Chair, First Year Program

OPEN RANK, FULL TIME

October 2016

 

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 CCA First Year Program serves the entire undergraduate population and plays an integral role in preparing students for work in their majors.  The curriculum is made up of core studio courses emphasizing a breadth of skill-acquisition, experimentation, community building and critical thinking. Through a year of in-depth cross-disciplinary study via studio and seminar courses, as well as extra curricular activities and community building opportunities, the first-year experience at CCA builds a strong studio, academic and peer foundation that resonates throughout a student’s entire education.

Students benefit from engaged faculty mentoring, small class sizes, and access to traditional and state of the art labs, studios, facilities, and exhibition opportunities. Through a balance of theoretical, technical, art historical and conceptual curriculum, CCA students explore a wide range of forms and media while developing an individualized practice of sustained curiosity and creative dexterity.

The First Year Program is made up of approximately thirty-five faculty from all four academic divisions of the college: Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Sciences. The faculty are all practitioners in their respective creative fields and most of them teach across the college in various disciplines.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

CCA is seeking candidates for a full-time, open rank position for the Chair of First Year Program to begin Summer 2017. Collaborating with undergraduate program chairs and first year faculty, the First Year Program chair is a key academic leader whose collaborative work extends across Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain, develop and administer a robust undergraduate first year studio curriculum that encompasses creative student engagement with both traditional tools and new technologies as well as innovative pedagogy, social engagement and critical discourse.

The candidate will have committed experience with recruiting and retaining a diverse student base and faculty cohort, leading from a globally-aware and culturally-competent standpoint, and will have the capacity to identify opportunities to raise awareness of CCA’s twenty-two undergraduate programs and build on successful student retention and experience.

CCA chairs develop program goals, strategies, and metrics consistent with college and program missions and conduct ongoing progress evaluation. The First Year Program Chair will regularly assess student learning in partnership with faculty and use results to inform strategic decisions about curricula, facilities, technology, hiring, etc.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a vibrant creative practice and robust professional activity, with evidence of increasing stature within national or international creative and/or scholarly dialogues. Candidates for this position must possess the ability to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college, as well as the ambition to emerge as a leading voice in the direction of the college.

Candidates should be versed in a wide range of issues affecting contemporary art and/or design practices and possess a strong desire to advance a broad cultural discourse in an art educational context.  Working in close collaboration with colleagues, the ideal candidate will bring energy and enthusiasm to the tasks of leading, teaching and developing 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.

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. Practitioners in any discipline(s) are encouraged to apply and in particular, we seek candidates who possess leadership experience in academic institutions who have shepherded a program through redesign, campus planning and/or curriculum changes.

The Chair holds ranked faculty status and has annual teaching responsibilities within the program; this position may be tenurable depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

●               MFA or equivalent terminal degree

●               At least five years of post graduate school college-level teaching experience, including work with undergraduate first year students, and evidence of excellent teaching effectiveness

●               Academic leadership experience, with strong communication skills and the flexibility to work across disciplines as well as collaborate and develop relationships with other programs and leaders

●               Experience managing and supporting faculty in their roles as teachers, mentors, and practitioners

●               Academic or other experience in preparing and monitoring a budget in support of a program mission and/or learning outcomes

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

●               Experience guiding a program, department or curriculum through a review and implementing a revision

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

●               Proven track record of teaching and leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective including leading, facilitating and collaborating with diverse groups

●               Extensive professional activity in one’s creative field (example include: solo and group exhibitions, performances, screenings, press, published writings, design awards and competitions, invited talks, residencies, etc.)

 

SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by January 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Qualified applicants must complete the 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, Painting and Drawing

Tenure Track, Full-time

October 2016

 

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 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, Printmaking

Tenure Track, Full-time

October 2016

 

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 Printmaking Program at CCA embraces a full range of media and concepts as part of contemporary art practices and dialogue. Students explore the depth and breadth of possibilities of print and book arts to develop an individual and sustained pathway as an artist, whether printmaking is the central practice, or the support for other processes. Students are encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary projects across the fine arts programs, as well with the other disciplines in the college such as design and writing. They benefit from engaged faculty mentoring, small class sizes, access to a variety of labs and support curriculum, senior studios and individual senior shows. The strong, skill based curriculum builds technical competence leading to advanced work in the field. Along with the technical aspects of the courses, the faculty teach aesthetic strategies, content development, critical skills and historical/contemporary perspectives. The Printmaking 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, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Printmaking Program to begin August 2017. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, a theoretical and historical understanding of the field, and a professional practice in the visual arts with expertise in one or more areas of print media: intaglio, lithography, relief, screen printing, monotype, book arts, and digital and photo-print processes. The successful candidate should demonstrate robust professional activity with increasing stature at a national and international level. We seek to hire dynamic individuals who are deeply engaged with the fundamentals of printmaking, articulate and critical in the classroom, and passionate about print as a form of visual expression and social engagement. Candidates should be well versed in contemporary art practices, multidisciplinary approaches, and emerging technologies in the expanded field of printmaking.

The ideal candidate will further the discourse of printmaking in broad aesthetic, conceptual and educational contexts. The candidate should be able to help students develop a sound conceptual practice and deepen their technical skills. The successful candidate will be proficient in digital processes and output and help forward the role of technology in the program. This position will be expected to teach across all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in some combination of beginning, intermediate and advanced level printmaking courses as well as the Graduate Program in Fine Arts. An interest and ability to teach successfully in the college’s First Year Program and other interdisciplinary courses is necessary. In addition, responsibilities include program and college-wide service and leadership, participating in curriculum design, admissions and recruiting, and committee membership. 

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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

·       M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree

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

·       Experience working with and teaching various levels of printmaking and print 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.

This application is due: 15 February 2017
Notification of decision: 28 February 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


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 April 2017 – 15 July 2017
Deadline for applications: 15 February 2017
Notification of decision: 28 February (approximate)

ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.


Deadline for application: 15 January 2017
Travel window: 16 January 2017 - 15 March 2017
Notifications sent: 22 January 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.)