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Art Instructor - Media Arts (Reposted)
Kern Community College District

Bakersfield, CA

Art Instructor - Media Arts (Reposted)
Kern Community College District
Position Number: 01233
Posting Date: 10/08/2015
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled: Yes
Position Type: Contract Academic
  • Work Week: This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position
  • Minimum Salary: $64,009.50 annually
  • Maximum Salary: $118,672.93 annually ($83,988.06 maximum entry level)


Medical, dental and employee assistance plans are provided for the employee and dependents. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

College/Site: Bakersfield College
Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

The successful applicant for Media Arts will be expected to develop and provide instruction in media arts, including but not limited to: digital imaging, video editing, motion graphics, animation, and digital audio. Curriculum development for the media arts program will be required for this position. Experience with non-linear (digital) video editing and motion graphics is required.

This assignment may include teaching at other campus sites, day, evening, weekend classes, large classes, distance learning and using multiple teaching methodologies.

Other duties include: participation in student recruitment and articulation of programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and multimedia technologies; assessing student learning and program level outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience:

Master’s in fine arts, art, or art history;


- Bachelor’s in fine arts, art, or art history AND Master’s in humanities;


- Possession of a valid credential which authorizes full-time teaching of Art at the California Community College level;

OR – The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

(NOTE : “Master’s in fine arts” as used here refers to any Master’s degree in the subject matter of fine arts, which is defined to include visual studio arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and metal and jewelry art; and also art education and art therapy. It does not refer to the “Master of Fine Arts” (MFA ) degree when that degree is based on specialization in performing arts or dance, film, video, photography, creative writing, or other non-plastic arts.)


- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits generally must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406).


The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:

  • • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to diverse student population;
  • • Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals;
  • • Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities;
  • • Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities;
  • • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • • Demonstrated ability to maintain subject matter currency;
  • • Ability to assess student learning outcomes;
  • • Knowledge of computers and willingness to explore new technologies that would benefit the program;
  • • Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission.


  • • Ability to provide leadership within the discipline and college initiatives to improve student learning.
  • • Ability and willingness to work effectively with college committees and other organizations and to be involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Friday, January 15, 2016 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • • Current resume
  • • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • • Copies of legible transcripts
  • • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form
  • • Copy of sample syllabi

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

  • • Application Screening: 1/15/2016
  • • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Deadline: 12-14-2015

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