Fresno State campus

Temporary Faculty Art & Design - Lecturer in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Interior Design

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time, Time Varies

Temporary Faculty for the Department of Art and Design

 

Application Process (see each specific area for additional application requirements.)

Applications are due by June 30, 2020.  FINAL determination of part-time assignments is contingent upon student enrollment and funding.   ALL applicants need to submit the following by the deadline online at jobs.fresnostate.edu

  • Cover Letter indicating the specific courses within the teaching pool that you are qualified and interested in applying to.
  • Current vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts of BA, MA, MFA or PhD degree (see the specific area or course requirement)
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Names of three professional referents, the review committee will request current letters of reference directly from information you provide.
  • A statement on diversity
  • PDF file: a portfolio of 10 images of the applicant's work and 10 images of student work. 

STUDIO ART  

General Minimum Requirements:

  • M.F.A. preferred, M.A. in Art is acceptable
  • One-year prior teaching at college level experienced preferred
  • A commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Studio ART area is looking for part-time temporary faculty for the following courses, please refer to additional experience requirements.

Animation and computer art courses. 

Animation and computer art courses minimum requirements:   An MA/MFA in Digital Art or a related field or a BA/BFA and 10 years of professional experience.  Experience (academic or professional) must be specific to the type of processes being taught (eg. 3D animation, 2D vector animation, etc.). 

ART 16: Introduction to Color Theory

Practical application of color theories, focusing on the interaction and relativity of color and influence of light. Gain basic knowledge trichromatic aspects of color, color principles and practical understanding of color mixing. Explore historical, psychological and cultural aspects of color.

Color Theory courses minimum requirements: must be thoroughly familiar with the course content in Art 16 and be able to guide students through the following Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes. Applicants must provide transcripts documenting that they have received a grade of A in Color Theory.  The instructor must :

1) be able to guide students to develop a thorough understanding of the tri-chromatic aspects of color (hue, value & chroma) and the interaction of color using acrylic paint on canvas.
2) be able to present information on the physiology of how and why we see, interpret and use color to define a two-dimensional surface. Be able to inform students about how color may be used to create three dimensional, spatial illusions on a two-dimensional surface.
3) be familiar with theories of Newton’s theory, electromagnetic spectrum, Munsell, Albers and offer an informal Ishihara Color Blindness Test and or give online references for students to complete outside of class (book or online color vision test).  
4) be able to guide students to develop perceptual awareness and understanding of the nature of color in both additive and subtractive mixing processes and their application(s).

ART 50: Beginning Sculpture

Introductory course in the experiential application of the methods and materials of sculpture. Creative expression and exploration of sculptural form through ideas and aesthetic concepts. Studio safety. G.E. Breadth C1. (6 lab hours)

Beginning Sculpture course minimum requirements:  must be familiar with a broad range of materials and processes for creating visual expression through three-dimensional form. This class is designed to teach the beginning student a wide range of styles and methodologies, spanning basic traditional to very contemporary. Applicant must have experience with a variety of materials and tools, and be able to establish a strong foundation in three-dimensional visualization and realization, based on knowledge of the history of sculpture, as well as theory and conceptualization.

ART 60: Beginning Ceramics

This course introduces students to a variety of materials, basic forming methods as well as surface treatments associated with the ceramic medium. The emphasis is placed on establishing a wide-ranging artistic vocabulary through a variety of hand-building techniques. The ideation of original concepts and the development of content within the artwork is fostered as an essential component of students’ creative expression.  In addition, students should learn and successfully apply the basic concepts of design as well as the terminology utilized specifically in ceramics. Students also are expected to understand and practice proper studio safety protocols.

Beginning Ceramics course minimum requirements

1)  must be technically skilled and knowledgeable in both traditional as well as experimental forming and glazing methods practiced within the field of ceramics.
2)  must be familiar with a broad range of ceramic materials, equipment, glaze chemistry and firings (gas and electric).
3)  must have the ability to maintain a safe, well-organized and productive classroom environment is essential. In order to contextualize ceramics as a three-dimensional art form,
4)  must be able to facilitate constructive and meaningful classroom discussions rooted in the analysis of historical and contemporary ceramics.
5)  when necessary, must be able to deliver instruction virtually.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN  

Graphic Design minimum requirements:

  • Earned  BA (BFA, MA or MS preferred) in Graphic Design, Visual or Applied Arts.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in the discipline relevant to the particular graphic design course(s) posted in the part-time teaching pool.
  • A commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Graphic Design area is looking for part-time temporary faculty in the following courses:

GD 157: Motion Graphics

Prerequisite: GD 150 (or concurrent). Understand and implement animation principles for time-based media. Application of software to create visually integrated, concept-driven motion graphics and interactive web animations. Emphasis on research, including usability research, and production of advanced time-based media projects.

GD 159: Immersive Design

Prerequisites: GD 150 and GD 157 or permission of the instructor. This course explores 3D digital modeling and its incorporation into augmented and virtual environments. Students will research and explore different ways to implement augmented and virtual reality. (6 lab hours)

 

INTERIOR DESIGN 

Interior Design minimum requirements:

  • Earned  BA (BFA, MA or MS preferred) in Interior Design or Applied Arts.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in the discipline relevant to the particular interior design course(s) posted in the part-time teaching pool.
  • A commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Interior Design area is looking for part-time temporary faculty in the following courses:
ID 71: Design Studio II

Prerequisite: ID 7, ID 43, ID 70 (or concurrently). An examination of the complex relationships between form, space, perception, culture, conduct, and social activity. Studio work includes creative aesthetics, spatial arrangements, design process, and programming. (Digital-based course)

ID 110: Building Systems, Construction Documents & Codes

Prerequisite: ID 7, ID 71. Fundamentals of building systems and codes; construction drawings & documents, acoustics, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC. May include field trips. (Digital-based course)

ID 133: Professional Practices

Prerequisites: ID 70, ID 131, ID 138. Principles and procedures of organizing and executing design projects from client contact to final billing and collecting - in collaboration with architects, product/furniture designers, and public/private organizations. Includes developing a portfolio of design work. (Digital-based course) 

ID 136: Design Studio IV: Furniture/Product Design

Prerequisite: ID 111, ID 112, ID 131. Contemporary furniture/product design in context. Studio work to include formal concepts, schematics, details, and construction drawings. Emphasis on contemporary trends in furniture/product design. (Digital-based course)

 

Inquiries need to be addressed to:

Part-Time Teaching Pool
c/o Martin Valencia, Chair
Art and Design Department
5225 N Backer, MS CA65
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

mvalencia@mail.fresnosate.edu   /   559-278-2612

 

About the Campus

California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California’s Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Fresno State’s Principles of Community

These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be.  Find out more about our Principles of Community at: https://fresnostate.edu/president/strategic-plan/principles-of-community.html

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

Our Students

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Other Campus Information

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml.  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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