West Hills College Lemoore — Art Instructor

West Hills Community College District

Art Instructor
(179 Duty Days, Tenure-Track)
Job Posting Number: 5188820
Salary: $54,702.00 – $91,818.00 Annually
Closing Date: 2/28/2018

Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/whccd/jobs/1979362/art-instructor?keywords=art&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

West Hills College Lemoore is offering a full-time, tenure track teaching position in the discipline of art. The successful candidate must be qualified to teach any of the courses offerings in the art department including drawing, painting, ceramics, art appreciation, and art history. These courses are designed to partially satisfy the Associate of Arts in Studio Art for Transfer Degree.

Additional responsibilities include involvement in department activities, advising, developing and reviewing curriculum consistent with the needs of the diverse backgrounds and abilities of our students and work with other faculty on literacy and interdisciplinary issues. The successful candidate should expect to teach at any of the district sites as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct community college courses to a diverse student population.
  • Teach a full-time load of classes in art and related areas.
  • Teach courses consistent with the adopted course outline.
  • Assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies, as well as informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Implement contemporary teaching methods and technologies including best practices in the use of the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS); incorporate the use of technology in performing instructional and non-instructional duties including distance education technologies, on-line class delivery, computerized and multi-media presentation, and Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the District management system (Datatel).
  • Advise and assist students.
  • Plan, develop and articulate courses and degrees or certificates within the instructional area.
  • Coordinate instruction with other faculty.
  • Participate in curriculum design and evaluation, develop and assess Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for all courses and Program Level • Outcomes for transfer degree, program review and other departmental activities including accreditation.
  • Assume supplementary faculty responsibilities such as participate in faculty, department and college committees, hold regular office hours, assist in budget preparation, participate in staff development activities, and perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Commit to professional excellence by remaining current in the subject matter and techniques of effective instruction through participating in professional development programs in areas such as multimedia in the classroom, learning communities, school-to-work initiatives and other new technologies that may affect the teaching discipline.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationships
This position is administered by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services who reports to the Vice President of Educational Services.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Abilities:  

  • Ability to instruct and evaluate students effectively in the college classroom.
  • Ability to develop curriculum in the discipline and assess Student Learning Outcomes and Program Level Outcomes.
  • Experience with computer-assisted instruction.
  • Ability and expertise in using relevant and modern technology in Art instruction, including online and distance education.
  • Experience implementing innovative teaching methodologies, including Open Educational Resources (OER).
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development through memberships in regional, state and national organizations or other activities appropriate to the discipline or assignment.
  • Ability to teach a wide range of classes as schedule and situation require, including travel to the District’s various sites.
  • Ability and willingness to work with local community organizations to provide additional learning experiences for students (such as service learning projects) that support learning outcomes and program goals.
  • Successful teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.
  • Bilingual preferred (but not required).


Education and Experience
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background of community college students.

Master’s in fine arts, art, or art history OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in humanities OR the equivalent.

Applicants who claim the equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications of the area for which they are applying.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.

NOTE: A 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’s 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.

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer.