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San Joaquin Delta College

Associate Professor of Graphic and Media Design

Location: Stockton, CA
Posted: April 12, 2023
Application Deadline: May 10, 2023


San Joaquin Delta College
Human Resources
5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA
Stockton, CA, 95207

San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA

Associate Professor of Graphic and Media Design
Salary Range: $63,020 - $129,151 annually
Application Deadline: May 10, 2023, 11:59 PM PST

San Joaquin Delta Community College District is seeking a Full-Time, Tenure Track faculty member in Graphic Arts. The ideal candidate will share in the college's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

San Joaquin Delta Community College District, as part of our Vision, "promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training."

San Joaquin Delta College is a proud Chicanx/Latinx and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 25,000 students primarily in the California Central Valley. The student population is as follows by ethnicity: Latinx (48.36%), Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander (20.57%), White (16.31%), Black/African American (7.63%), American Indian (0.29%), two or more races (5.43%) and unknown (1.41%). Further student demographic data (including disaggregated data) can be found at this link:

San Joaquin Delta College works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven, regardless of citizenship status, for international, immigrant, undocumented, AB540 eligible, formerly and currently incarcerated, veteran, re-entry, LGBTQIA+ students and students of various learning styles.

Under the general supervision of the assigned TrAC Dean, the Professor will teach classes in graphic media arts and design, focusing on platform agnostic digital media delivery methods. The successful candidate will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations; the candidate also will show knowledge and understanding of how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally-responsive practices in the community college setting.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Conduct and organize classes at the instructional level to meet the educational requirements stated in the course description and the course information outlines. • Courses to be taught include publication design, web design, computer-aided art, digital imaging, typography, and web- and app-based digital graphic design.
• Advise and assist students in achieving stated course objectives and student learning outcomes.
• Evaluate the progress of each student; connect students to appropriate campus-support services.
• Participate in the evaluation of course offerings, including the revision of course descriptions and course outlines that reflect a culturally-responsive pedagogy.
• Select textbooks, audiovisual and other instruction​al materials that support the learning environment and are reflective of the college's mission of equity​-minded education. 
• Maintain currency in your field.
• Maintain necessary records of student enrollment, attendance, progress, and grades; prepare and submit required reports to the administration.
• Report to management any condition that might jeopardize the health or safety of students or the public.
• Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and San Joaquin Delta Community College District policies and procedures.
• Participate in departmental, divisional, advisory, and campus-wide committees as part of the shared-governance process and service area needs of the District.
• Maintain office hours for students and participate in additional service hours/activities that benefit the student, college, or community.
• Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester/year.
• Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, curriculum modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes.
• Work collaboratively with the college to promote student equity and success.
• Provide guidance and direction to Readers, as needed.
• Perform other necessary duties as specified in the faculty contract and outlined in Board Policy.

Applicant must meet the minimum educational qualifications set forth by the District and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.  

Any bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience*
Any associate degree or higher and six years of professional experience*

*Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master's degree. The professional experience must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to race, ethnicity, color, religious creed, sex, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student abilities, learning styles, cultures, and groups mentioned above.
• Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of settings, including but not limited to online, dual enrollment, and large lectures. A willingness to develop and utilize instructional materials, including lectures and labs for multiple modalities.
• Ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques (lecture and labs) and equipment such as multimedia hardware, current applications, learning management systems, and online instructional strategies.
• Demonstrated teaching in graphic media and design, including use of industry-standard software (such as Adobe Creative Cloud or open-sourced alternatives), web or app-based digital media programs, and animation software
• Ability to work with professional industry partners (as part of the Multimedia Advisory Committee) for the development and revision of curriculum to prepare students for entry-level jobs.
• Ability to work fluidly between PC and Mac operating systems in an established lab environment
• Understanding of contemporary culture in social movements to bring that knowledge to the media and art critique environment.
• Applicants without all of the desired qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

• Salary rates listed reflect the 2023/2024 academic year.
• Maximum starting salary is $117,978 Annually.
• All faculty positions are on a 10-month calendar.
• Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
• Please review your application and documents for completeness BEFORE submitting your application. Once your application is submitted, revisions after submission will NOT be considered.

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