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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Professor, English Language Learning (ELL) Specialist, First Year Core Studio Program
Tenure Track, Full Time
San Francisco, CA


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 & Sciences. The faculty are all practitioners in their respective creative fields and most of them teach across the college in various disciplines.


POSITION SUMMARY
The First Year Core Studio Program at California College of the Arts seeks applicants for a full time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in First Year Core Studio specializing in studio art or design and English Language Learning (ELL) pedagogy to begin in fall 2020. 

The College seeks an accomplished artist or designer with a proven track record of professional practice and a dynamic teacher committed to multilingual student success. The candidate will be a specialist in ELL pedagogy with expertise in teaching foundation-level courses for first-year artists, architects, writers, and designers from multilingual and diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate will teach and support a robust undergraduate first year core studio curriculum that encompasses both traditional tools and new technologies as well as innovative pedagogy, social engagement, and critical discourse. They will help guide college-wide efforts to create an overall educational experience that promotes multilingual student success from the first year through the graduate level.

In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum within an increasingly international student body and a large contingent of first generation college students.  

This full-time teaching and administrative position will be equivalent to teaching five courses per year. All ranked faculty perform college-wide, divisional, and program service. Responsibilities will include training tutors, developing ELL curriculum, and engaging in college-wide initiatives focused on multilingual student success. 

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.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • MFA or other advanced degree in studio art, design, or a related field
  • Professional activity in area of creative expertise
  • Professional expertise in ELL pedagogy
  • Demonstrated engagement with the intersection of studio and ELL pedagogy
  • Two years of college-level teaching experience, with the ability to teach first year foundation level studio courses
  • Evidence of teaching in a culturally-competent manner with experience working with multilingual learners and diverse groups

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • MA or PhD in Applied Linguistics or related field 
  • MA or SIT certificate in TESOL 
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching foundation-level art and design courses
  • Specialization and scholarship related to English Language Learning pedagogy and multilingual student success
  • Active and sustained participation in TESOL or related organization(s)
  • Experience designing curriculum to support multilingual students
  • The ability to help foster a collaborative working environment that builds community, achieves results, and supports student success

 

SALARY
Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications must be received by January 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.


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

  • Letter of interest highlighting research interests and areas of specialization
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page Teaching Statement reflecting demonstrated engagement with the intersection of studio and ELL pedagogy
  • Professional samples in art or design (up to 20 images/pdfs and/or a link to a website)
  • 2 - 3 sample syllabi
  • Contact Information for three professional references (name, title, affiliation, phone number, email address)

 Additional materials may be requested by the search committee at a later time.


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, Design History and Theory, Graduate Design Program
Tenure Track, Full Time
San Francisco, CA

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 Graduate Design Program at CCA is an interdisciplinary studio-based design program which grants a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Encompassing graphic, industrial, and interaction design, the program is defining the leading edge of contemporary design practice and provides an open site for the investigation of emerging cultural conditions, technology, and aesthetics. The coursework establishes a firm foundation of critical thinking and making that incorporates traditional craft-based techniques while educating students to push the limits of cutting-edge tools and technologies. 

Graduate Design students are charged with reimagining the methods, modes, and meanings of design in contemporary culture. Whether their approach is commercial, speculative, critical, civically minded, collaborative, experimental, or all of these, they are challenged to be technically sophisticated, culturally engaged, and even socially disruptive. The curriculum is studio-based, research-driven, and richly informed through examination of users, contexts, markets, and systems. It is also both formally and conceptually inventive. The Graduate Design Program’s faculty is comprised of leading design practitioners, writers, theorists, and historians who have active studio or academic practices in their areas of expertise. Our faculty embraces an open inquiry and interrogation of all disciplines and encourages students to develop diverse perspectives and practices.


POSITION SUMMARY
The Graduate Design Program seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Design History and Theory to begin in Fall 2020.

Design History and Theory is a core component of the curriculum encompassing design history, theory, criticism, and writing, as well as topical seminars focusing on design culture, research, technology, aesthetics, data, and storytelling. These courses enable Graduate Design students to situate their emerging design practices within a historical and cultural context, to understand contemporary design discourse, and to use writing as a part of their creative practice. In partnership with the Program Chair and Associate Chair, this position will contribute to refining the vision and mission of the History and Theory coursework over time and we seek a colleague who can emerge as a leading voice in the direction of design history/theory at the college. 

We seek applicants with an innovative research agenda and specialized knowledge in design/cultural studies; design history and theory; media and technology studies; and/or design criticism/writing. Successful candidates will have experience teaching in one or more of these disciplines at the college level. They will be able to make contemporary issues relevant to contemporary design practice regardless of their research specialty. 

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

The position entails teaching five courses per year and performing college-wide, divisional, and program service. The candidate will primarily teach within the Graduate Design Program, and may also have the opportunity to teach courses for other graduate and undergraduate programs at CCA, as is appropriate to the applicant’s skills and expertise. Candidates for this position must possess the ability to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Terminal degree in design history/theory or a related field 
  • Two years of post terminal degree college-level teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Evidence of scholarly activity in design history or theory with particular relevance to designing with technology, graphic design, industrial design, or interaction design 
  • Evidence of teaching design history/theory and leading in a culturally competent manner with a global perspective  
  • Experience working with diverse groups

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Ph.D. in design history or theory
  • Experience working with English Language Learner (ELL) students

 

SALARY
Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications must be received by January 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.


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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration that addresses professional practice and research agenda
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as applicable, please include syllabi, evaluations, or examples of student work).  
  • Pdfs of (3) relevant published scholarly work
  • Optional: Link to a website with examples of professional work
  • Optional: Portfolio - 15-20 images and/or 10 mins of video
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

Additional materials may be requested by the search committee at a later date.  


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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Professor, Interaction and Media Design, Graduate Design Program
Tenure Track, Full Time
San Francisco, CA

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 Graduate Design Program at CCA is an interdisciplinary studio-based design program which grants a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Encompassing graphic, industrial, and interaction design, the Program is defining the leading edge of contemporary design practice and provides an open site for the investigation of emerging cultural conditions, technology, and aesthetics. The coursework establishes a firm foundation of critical thinking and making that incorporates traditional craft-based techniques while educating students to push the limits of cutting-edge tools and technologies. 

Graduate Design students are charged with reimagining the methods, modes, and meanings of design in contemporary culture. Whether their approach is commercial, speculative, critical, civically minded, collaborative, experimental, or all of these, they are challenged to be technically sophisticated, culturally engaged, and even socially disruptive. The curriculum is studio-based, research-driven, and richly informed through examination of users, contexts, markets, and systems. It is also both formally and conceptually inventive. 

The Graduate Design Program’s faculty is comprised of leading design practitioners, writers, theorists, and historians who have active studio or academic practices in their areas of expertise. Our faculty embraces an open inquiry and interrogation of all disciplines and encourages students to develop diverse perspectives and practices.


POSITION SUMMARY
The Graduate Design Program seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Interactive and Media Design to begin in Fall 2020. 

This position will teach core graduate studios within the MFA program and develop electives on relevant topics such as technology integration, environmental interaction, responsive media, and cultural contexts of design, as well as advise students through a year-long thesis investigation. In partnership with the Program Chair and Associate Chair, this position will contribute to refining the vision and options in Interaction Studios and electives over time.

We seek applicants with an innovative research agenda and specialized knowledge in Interaction Design and related fields, including: new media, community engagement, experimental technology, design strategy, or experiential design. Applicants must demonstrate a studio or design-oriented practice and background, and experience teaching in one or more of these disciplines at the college level. They should strive to address their research agenda in relation to contemporary culture or design pedagogy.

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

The position entails teaching five courses per year and performing college-wide, divisional, and program service. The candidate will primarily teach within the Graduate Design Program, and may also be expected to teach courses for other graduate and undergraduate programs at CCA, as is appropriate to the applicant’s skills and expertise. 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.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Terminal degree in design, studio art, media, or a related field 
  • Two years of post terminal degree college-level teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Evidence of scholarly activity, and/or research through practice in one or more of the design disciplines: graphic design, industrial design, interaction design
  • Evidence of teaching and leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective
  • Experience working with diverse groups

  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Experience working with English Language Learner (ELL) students

  

SALARY
Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications must be received by January 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.


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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration 
  • Artist statement addressing professional practice and research agenda
  • Portfolio of design and research in one or more of the following formats: Pdfs of (3) relevant published scholarly work, PDF portfolio with images and/or video, or a link to a website showing examples of professional work or research.  
  • Course syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work from courses previously taught at the college level
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

 Additional materials may be requested by the search committee at a later date.  


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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Chair, Graduate Interaction Design Program

Open Rank Faculty Position, Full Time

San Francisco, CA

Deadline: Priority deadline for initial review is October 28th. Position open until filled. 

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 Graduate Interaction Design Program at California College of the Arts is a highly competitive, one-year (12 month), intensive Master of Design (MDes) program for students with prior experience in design or a design-related field. Founded in 2015, this vanguard program educates practitioners for one of the most dynamic and expanding fields of professional practice today. As a key area of growth for the College there are opportunities for envisioning new pathways.  

CCA is immersed in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, an innovation capital and “ground zero” for design, cultural production and social impact. This program is a leader in bringing diverse voices to the practice of interaction design and our faculty are leading practitioners drawn from outstanding companies and studios in the San Francisco Bay area. The student population is global with alumni in key positions locally and internationally. 

The mission of the program is to empower practitioners to humanize technology through design. We do this through a curriculum that imparts a bold mix of design craft, strategic vision, social impact, and leadership skills. Our emphasis on leadership enables graduates to have a greater impact on the culture of teams and organizations. At CCA we learn by doing. The education takes place in a collaborative, studio-based environment, and through partnership with external organizations and companies. The city of San Francisco is an extension of our campus - we practice design and leadership skills in a real-world setting. 

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


POSITION SUMMARY

The chair is responsible for the vision, leadership, and administration of the program within the

context of the Design Division and the college.

The Chair is responsible for ensuring program relevance, educational excellence, and ongoing successful operations. Responsibilities include planning, oversight, and operational management of the program’s curriculum, budget, and initiatives, as well as organizational leadership for staff, faculty, and students. The Chair is responsible for staying actively involved with both the curriculum and contemporary practice. 

The Chair reports directly to the Dean of Design and works to achieve programmatic, divisional, and institutional goals in partnership with key offices including Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Marketing, Communications, Facilities, and the offices of the Provost and the President. As this is a faculty position, the Chair is expected to teach in the program.


SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum

● Lead faculty in developing and implementing program curricula and identity.

● Ensure curricula comply with specialized and primary accreditors’ guidelines.

● Lead regular assessment of student learning in partnership with the faculty and use results

to inform strategic decisions to improve curricula, facilities, technology use, staffing, etc.

Program

● Devise, prepare, and monitor program budget in support of learning outcomes and the program mission.

● Work with faculty and the Dean to develop program goals, strategies, and metrics consistent with college and program missions. 

● Work with the Dean and academic director’s office and appropriate staff to determine and communicate staffing, facilities, equipment, and other program needs.

● Produce a timely, accurate, and appropriate course schedule.

● Work with academic staff to manage the day-to-day running of the program.

● Ensure that faculty in the program have accurate and appropriate teaching loads based on their appointments.

● Ensure all program’s administrative documents are submitted accurately and in accordance with timelines, including goals documents, course schedule, budget, and course syllabi.

  • Maintain a program that responds to the needs and goals of a culturally-diverse student and faculty community and is relevant to the rapidly changing respective professional fields.
  • In cooperation with the Dean of Design, build a portfolio of external partnerships to enhance and define student experience.


Faculty

● Identify, recruit, and make hiring recommendations for qualified faculty. 

● Assess program faculty composition in light of diversity, visibility, and program goals and teaching effectiveness.

● Conduct regular performance evaluation of all program faculty.

● Manage, mentor, and support faculty in their roles as teachers.

● Provide letters of recommendation for program faculty undergoing promotion reviews.  

● Effectively implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement for covered faculty.

● Lead regular program meetings with program faculty.

College-wide

● Build a strong community with regular, open communication between students, faculty and staff.

Work collaboratively with Enrollment Management to establish and reach enrollment goals by developing and implementing effective student recruitment strategies.

● Build working partnerships with internal offices including: facilities, career services, alumni services, communications, enrollment management, and financial aid.

● Attend and represent the program at Academic Affairs, Enrollment, Alumni, and Advancement-related events.

● Work with the Marketing/Communications and Alumni Offices to increase college and program visibility through promoting up-to-date student, faculty and alumni achievements.

● Attend mandatory chairs trainings, as well as all college-wide and division-wide chairs meetings.

● Be responsive to requests for program-related information or input from college-wide staff in a timely manner.

Professional

● Establish and enhance academic and professional networks for the program.  

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


CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

The ideal candidate will be a well-connected design thought-leader with a proven record of professional success in IxD, UX, AI, systems design, design for social impact, or design leadership.  

We seek candidates with leadership experience who have worked with culturally diverse groups. Prior experience in teaching and/or academic administration is preferred. Suitable applicants will have experience with team-based design, and/or collaborative working processes, and a developed point of view on contemporary issues such as humanizing technology, sustainability, social justice, AI, emerging technology, and/or trust/ethics.  Candidates should be well-organized and possess superior management and administrative skills.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree in design, design strategy, business or a relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of successful leadership in an academic or professional environment
  • Five years of professional experience in IxD, UX, AI, systems design, design for social impact, design leadership, or a relevant discipline. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent management and administrative skills, either in academic or industry
  • Experience working with diverse, multi-cultural groups


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience/training 
  • Effective teaching experience. 
  • Experience with team-based design, or collaborative working processes
  • Experience working on projects related to either humanizing technology, sustainability, social justice, ethics/trust, AI or emerging technology


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Priority deadline for initial review is October 28th. Position open until filled. 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest highlighting points of excellence in your professional practice and/or academic experience that would underpin your suitability for this role 
  • Evidence of professional practice: Submit any one, or a combination of the following: Portfolio (pdf file), website, up to 10 minutes of video, Pdfs of published work
  • Contact information for three professional references 

Additional materials may be requested by the search committee at a later date.  


EEO Statement

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

Deadline for applications: FEBRUARY 1, 2020

This application is for travel between: FEBRUARY 15 2020 - FEBRUARY 15 2021  

Notification of decision: 15 FEBRUARY (approximate)

 ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.

Overview
Faculty Development Grants (formerly the travel and professional grants) are intended to support faculty in their growth as instructors and professionals in their fields. Faculty Development Grants will replace both the travel and professional development grants to streamline the process and provide greater opportunity to faculty. Any faculty member (except visiting and distinguished professors) may apply for the FDG in any of the three rounds of proposals. The funds may be used to support any of the following activities:

  • Travel to a conference, training or workshop (airfare, lodging, rental car, mileage, public transportation)
  • Registration fee for a conference, training or workshop
  • Subscription or access costs for professional work
  • Production or materials costs for professional work
  • Payment for services connected to your professional work, if it can be invoiced

Faculty Development Grants may not be used to reimburse faculty for their own time or work.  The maximum award amount is $1500. Faculty may apply at each round, but may only be awarded one grant per year. Selected proposals will be funded at their full proposed amount, up to $1500. FDG grants are not retroactive and cannot cover expenses already spent. However, faculty may apply during any round for expenses planned up to 12 months after the awards are made. Faculty must submit reimbursement documentation within two weeks post travel (for travel-related expenses) or two weeks of expenditure (for all other expenses). Upon notification of award, awardees must meet in person with the Manager of Academic Affairs to receive clearance to use their funds.

 Please see the Faculty Development Grant web page for further information regarding selection and evaluation criteria. 

Deadline for application: 16 February, 2020
 Travel window: 1 March 2020 – 15 May 2020
 Notifications sent: 1 March 2020 (approximate)
 ​Report and expenses due: Two weeks post travel

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.)

Please visit the Student Travel Award Portal page for more information. 

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