Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posted: April 02, 2019
Application Deadline: May 03, 2019
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Santa Monica College
FT/Tenure Track Instructor – Photography (Commercial Photography)
Salary: $62,407 - $130,032
Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019
Please click on the link below to review the detailed job bulletin: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/smcacademic/jobs/2401183/ft-tenure-track-instructor-photography-commercial-photography?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Santa Monica College (SMC) is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member in photography. The ideal candidate will share SMC's enduring commitment to achieving equity in educational outcomes for all students and a rich history of serving a large and diverse student population that is increasingly diverse in race/ethnicity, life experiences, and academic preparedness.
Successful candidates must be student-centered and provide culturally responsive academic instruction through lecture, lab, and/or performance courses. The assessment and development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students is cultivated through culturally relevant assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings. The successful candidate will teach foundational photographic skills in 35mm digital capture, as well as 35mm B&W and color film processing and printing. The candidate will be expected to observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established office hours; plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with department and college goals; and implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices of engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms. The faculty will need to sustain proficient skill level in current photography and pedagogical techniques and trends; maintain regular office hours; participate in curriculum and program development/maintenance as well as academic and career advisement; and provide input into the development of student learning outcomes, staff development programs, and departmental and faculty organization activities. The selected candidate will participate on committees; in department, division, campus, and district meetings; in articulation and matriculation related activities; and will perform related duties as assigned.
Any Bachelor's degree
Two years of experience
Any Associate degree
Six years of experience
Possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s).
• Experience teaching photography at the community college level.
• Demonstrate practical working experience in today's commercial photographic industry.
• Experience with all camera formats commonly used for professional photographic purposes (35mm HDSLRs and medium format).
• Experience with commercial studio lighting and safety procedures.
• Evidence of sensitivity and willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support our community college student population that includes differences in socioeconomic status, academic backgrounds, racial and ethnic diversity, and students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continued commitment to creating a learning environment that is equitable, inclusive, and dynamic.
FT Faculty Application Requirements
A standard application consists of the following:
• Online District Application
• Cover Letter
• Two (2) Confidential Letters of Recommendation
Job-specific requirements include the following:
Please provide a link to a website or a web gallery where the committee can view your work.
PLEASE NOTE: THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS REQUESTING CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE NOT GENERATED UNTIL THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE. YOU MUST FINISH YOUR APPLICATION AND CLICK SUBMIT FOR THE E-MAILS TO GO OUT. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND AND ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS TO RECEIVE THE REQUEST AND SUBMIT THE LETTERS PRIOR TO THE RECRUITMENT DEADLINE. ALSO, THE LINKS IN THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS WILL NOT WORK IF THEY ARE TRYING TO SEND THE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. iF THIS IS THE CASE, PLEASE HAVE YOUR REFERENCE WRITER SUBMIT THEIR LETTER DIRECTLY TO THE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.