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Shoreline Community College

Instructor - Photography/Studio Arts (Tenure-Track)

Location: Shoreline, WA
Posted: April 04, 2017
Application Deadline: April 24, 2017


Shoreline Community College
Human Resources
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA, 98133

Shoreline is a comprehensive community college offering excellent academic, professional/technical and work force training programs to meet the lifelong learning needs of its global community. Located on 83 acres just 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline is situated among native evergreens with a campus full of brilliant colors during spring, summer and fall seasons.

The Visual Arts Center is a creative, nurturing environment for students of diverse backgrounds to pursue individual pathways in studio arts and visual communication design. Faculty and programs stress a comprehensive approach to fine arts and technology by teaching design and composition, materials and techniques and the exploration of personal creativity. The Studio Arts curriculum is designed with a cross-disciplinary approach to fine arts and communication design including Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degrees in Studio Arts and in Photography. Traditional and evolving approaches in a broad range of design and fine arts media, as well as exploration in contemporary trends, are essential to the development and maintenance of the program.

The successful candidate will be able to teach primarily courses in fine art photography and also in additional areas of 2D or 3D Studio Arts as skilled. The candidate will be expected to assist in developing and maintaining all facets of the photography curriculum in an integrated course structure of AFA degrees (Studio Arts and Photography) within evolving Visual Arts and Film programs.

Activities include managing studios, curricular initiatives and strategic planning, portfolio assessment and coordination. Other activities include working with industry liaisons and mentors, online instruction and leadership within the department. Other important professional responsibilities include advising students and participating in departmental, division and campus-related professional activities and in College governance committees.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in program development with faculty in Visual Communications Technology, Art History, Humanities, and Drama/Film departments within the Humanities Division. A portion of teaching assignments may be in the evening program and/or online. Expectations of faculty include availability for shared departmental responsibilities beyond the teaching of scheduled classes and advising hours.


-Master's in Fine Arts, Photography, Education or related Studio Arts degree
-Two (2) years of experience with college-level teaching in Photography or Studio Arts

-Technical tools of both traditional film and digital photography techniques
-2D or 3D Studio Arts transfer curriculum such as drawing, painting, printmaking and/or sculpture
-Classroom/studio management including safety issues
-History of Photography

-Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and competence
-Imparting excitement and enthusiasm into the instruction of Studio Arts
-Developing curriculum that coordinates within a transfer program
-Effective oral/written communication with individuals at all levels inside and outside the College
-Adapting to a variety of teaching situations with students from diverse backgrounds/abilities
-Working and interacting effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
-Teaching and managing classrooms using web-based learning management system(s), such as Canvas or Blackboard

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