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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor Non-Tenure, Architecture Program

Ranked Non-Tenure, Part Time

February 2018


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 at its San Francisco location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.


PROGRAM SUMMARY

CCA’s San Francisco-based Division of Architecture has professionally accredited BArch and MArch programs, an Interior Design program, and a post-professional program in advanced architectural design. The Division is an internationally recognized leader in architecture and interior design education. Its programs prepare students for creative practice where material innovation and formal experimentation meet social engagement and cultural collaboration.

The faculty is comprised of highly accomplished architects, designers and scholars, and is committed to an architectural education with an emphasis on experiments in alternative models of practice, design, and fabrication. The curriculum accordingly brings developments in culture, media, and technology to bear on the process of architectural production. The school’s location in the San Francisco Bay Area offers a polycentric urban laboratory for architectural exploration, influenced by its expanded geographical, cultural and historical position in relation to the Americas, the Pacific Rim and Europe.


POSITION SUMMARY

Integrated Building Design + Material/Building Exploration

The Architecture Program is seeking candidates for a ranked non­-tenure­-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. The position requires a commitment to continued professional work and participation in college-wide service.

Ranked, non-tenure faculty positions are filled by three-year renewable appointments and specifically designed for regional practitioners. Ranked, non-tenure faculty teach between three classes and four classes per year.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for teaching integrated building design studios in undergraduate and graduate architecture, and building technology-based courses in construction technologies, building energy and/or environmental systems while being committed to the ongoing development of the curriculum in response to the rapidly changing technological and material evolution of the discipline.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional architecture degree (BArch/MArch)

  • Terminal degree in their field (MArch or PhD)

  • Strong background in integrated design

  • Substantial knowledge of construction, fabrication, and/or sustainable systems

  • Expertise in teaching architectural technology courses and advanced integrated building design.

  • Professional licensure and at least six years of architectural practice desirable


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by April 1, 2018.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Letter of interest that specifies the desired position, summarizes your scholarly research, design work, and teaching philosophy

  • Detailed curriculum vitae

  • Portfolio of academic and professional work

  • 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, Master of Design in Interaction Design Program

Ranked Non-Tenure, Part Time

February 2018


THE 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 MDes in Interaction Design Program at California College of the Arts was founded in 2015 and offers a one-year, three semester, studio-based Graduate Master of Design degree for students with a studio practice other than Interaction Design. We are an industry-leading program within the rapidly evolving field of contemporary design, working to shape the critical discourse around technology.

The mission of CCA’s MDes in Interaction Design Program is to increase the capacity to shape, lead, and humanize with technology. We do this by training students to possess a bold mix of human-centered and leadership skills; skills that are expressively powerful, in-demand, and have increasingly high impact in the world. Our emphasis on leadership enables graduates to have greater team and organizational impact. We learn by doing, and while much of the education takes place in a studio-based, collaborative, and playful environment, a significant portion also happens in the real world. We consider the city of San Francisco as part of our campus, and we work with local non-profit community partners to practice studio skills in the local environment.

Importantly, we recognize a critical opportunity to include diverse, global, and unheard voices into the practice of interaction design so that our design responses will be more representative and in tune with societal need. With our home in the creative capital of the tech world, our faculty body consists of local design leaders and our students join us from around the world.


POSITION SUMMARY

CCA seeks candidates for a part-time, ranked non-tenure position of Assistant Professor in the Masters of Design in Interaction Design Program, beginning in Summer 2018. The position requires a commitment to continued professional work and participation in college-wide service.

Ranked, non-tenure faculty positions are filled by three-year renewable appointments and specifically designed for regional practitioners. Ranked, non-tenure faculty teach between three classes and four classes per year.

This position will help grow the academic and administrative rigor as the program transitions from a new to an established program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a forward-thinking view of design education and high competency in one or more of the following core program areas: contemporary leadership, community engagement, social impact, systems, prototyping, visual, UX or other core area of design. They will have a proven record of professional collaboration, leadership, and the ability to push the limits of practice.

We seek candidates who will participate in course development, program evaluation, and program administration. Successful candidates will help to hone our definition of contemporary design practice, cultivate an equitable studio environment and diverse curriculum, lead students to engage with community issues, and commit to co-creating the innovative environment of an art, design, and architecture college. The position requires a commitment to continued professional work and participation in college-wide service. Ranked, non-tenure faculty positions are filled by three-year renewable appointments and specifically designed for regional practitioners.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters or terminal degree in studio-based design, business or computer science with a minimum of five years combined teaching and professional experience in the field. A non-terminal degree with significant professional experience and record of achievement will also be considered.

  • Evidence of leadership ability

  • Strong commitment to design education and a keen interest in industry developments

  • Strong teaching record preferred

  • Professional and/or educational experience in collaborative interdisciplinary contexts

  • Project-based community engagement and design writing and research are also desirable 

  • Academic administration experience preferred


SALARY 

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

The priority deadline for applications is March 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin on this date. Applications will be accepted after March 15th on a rolling basis.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • One-page cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Statement of creative and educational philosophy, highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration

  • 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, Critical Studies Program

Ranked Non-Tenure, Part Time

April 6, 2018

THE 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 Program in Critical Studies develops students’ curiosity and awareness of human cultures and the natural world through critical reading, discussion, and hands-­on exploration. Our goal is to produce well-­rounded, analytical, culturally aware and socially responsible creative practitioners who are prepared to contribute to the world around them in meaningful ways. Courses in social sciences and history enhance cultural and information literacy. Philosophy and critical theory nourish critical thinking. Science and mathematics sharpen evidence­-based reasoning and problem­-solving skills. Together, Critical Studies courses help students connect the dots between their own lives and ideas and the lives and ideas of others.


POSITION SUMMARY

The CCA Critical Studies Program is seeking candidates for a ranked non­-tenure­-track Assistant Professor in Science to begin Fall 2018. The position requires a commitment to continued professional work and participation in college-wide service. Ranked, non-tenure faculty positions are filled by three-year renewable appointments and specifically designed for regional practitioners. Ranked, non-tenure faculty teach between three classes and four classes per year.

The successful candidate will have an active professional practice at the intersection of science/math and the art/design fields; a demonstrated commitment to teaching; demonstrated leadership ability; and experience with recruiting and mentoring faculty. This position comes with the expectation of service as the faculty Coordinator for Science and Mathematics. The Science and Math Coordinator will assist the Critical Studies Chair in building a balanced and relevant curriculum including life, earth, material, and physical sciences as well as mathematics, digital technologies, and engineering. They will also oversee learning assessments and cultivate a strong community and pedagogical practice among approximately 8-10 Science and Math faculty. Ideally, applicants will have potential to teach interdisciplinary (non-science) courses exploring the cultural and political history and theory of science, especially as it intersects with creative practice.

We are especially interested in applicants whose expertise is located in any of the following three broad domains:

1. Creative applications of digital tools (e.g., hacking, Processing, Arduino robotics, MAX/MSP)

Relevant forms of professional practice will feature creative explorations and uses or repurposings of digital tools at the nexus of science and art/design/architecture practice. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to design assignments that use digital tools to develop both scientific and critical thinking.

2. Research and/or creative practice rooted in a life science

We welcome candidates whose professional practice intersects with food systems and/or permaculture; human anatomy and movement; or zoology and animal studies. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience in supporting students who draw on scientific techniques and information for creative ends.

We especially welcome candidates with the skills and experience to take a leadership role in designing and building college-wide support for an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies minor.

3. Materials science for makers (e.g. metallurgy, glassblowing, ceramics)

Candidates with expertise in materials science will be expected to develop courses in which students from many majors learn why certain craft processes work as they do, and explore the relationship between the scientific properties of materials and their potential creative applications.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA/MS or MFA degree with demonstrated training and sustained engagement in a scientific or mathematical area of study and practice

  • Significant interdisciplinary teaching experience

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Experience in mentoring other Science & Math faculty members as they develop their pedagogical and assessment skills.


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by April 6, 2018. 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • Letter of interest

  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy, highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Samples of professional work (recommended)

  • 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. 



This application is due: 15 March 2018
Notification of decision: 30 March 2018 (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 2018
Notification of decision: 30 March 2018 (approximate)

ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.



This application is for travel between: 16 July 2018 – 15 October 2018
Deadline for applications: 15 May 2018
Notification of decision: 30 May (approximate)

ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.

Deadline for application: 15 March 2018
Travel window: 16 March 2017 - 15 May 2018
Notifications sent: 22 March 2018 (approximate)

About the Student Travel Award - Who is eligible?

All full-time graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at CCA and at the time of travel.

CCA student travel awards are granted to select student applicants to help fund travel related to their coursework twice a semester.

The maximum amount for an individual travel award is $500.

Funding may go toward 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 award is not for travel expenses related to study-abroad courses or class trips.

Submissions must include a letter of support from a faculty member from the student’s major program who is familiar with the student’s work or proposed project, or both. Awards are competitive; not all students applying for the award will receive one.

Also note the award is for travel that has yet to occur at the time of submission. (Retroactive awards will not be granted.)

Please review the Student Travel Award page for additional details prior to applying.

Making Architecture

July 9 - August 3, 2018

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 9 - Friday, August 3, 2018
9am - 5pm

Cost:
Summer registration fee: $50
Tuition: $3,600

Housing (optional; limited availablity):
  • Private room w/ private bath and kitchen: $2,016 ($72/night) + refundable $150 damage deposit
  • Private room within a three bedroom suite that includes a shared kitchen and bath: $1,867 ($67/night) + refundable $150 damage deposit

Priority applications due by March 16, 2018, or until full. Those in need of housing are encouraged to apply early.

Applicants will be notified of admission decision within two 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.

Any student who meets the basic eligibility requirements may enter the "Graduate Critical/Non-fiction Writing" category, regardless of his or her program of study.  Any form of critical writing or nonfiction may be submitted. 


Your written piece should be a maximum of 15 pages (double-spaced). Your main text file needs to be a PDF that follows this naming convention: ACH-CritNonFic_lastname_title.pdf

You may also submit up to eight illustrative images to accompany writing. Figures must be numbered and referenced in the body of text. If you included images or figures in your file, they do not count against the page max. If you do not include images in your PDF, you have the option to upload up-to 8 jpgs.
 
You will be able to save a draft of your application and return to it later, but please do not wait until the last minute to apply as the system will not accept late applications under any circumstances.