Professor of Art (Sculpture & Art History) FULL-TIME, TENURE TRACK


Closing Date: September 29, 2017, 12:00 pm, PST

Beginning Date: January 11, 2018

This is a full-time, tenure track instructional assignment in the Art Department under the general direction of the Dean of Fine & Performing Arts and Social Sciences. The professor will teach a range of courses in Art, including but not limited to: Sculpture, Design, Drawing, and Art History. The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening and weekend hours. The Fine & Performing Arts and Social Sciences area includes courses and programs in anthropology, archeology, child development, economics, geography, history, human services, political science, psychology, sociology, liberal studies, digital art, photography, theater arts, music and visual arts.

Salary: $50,868 – 69,468 (additional compensation for doctorate)

Essential Functions:

  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in fine arts, art, or art history OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in any of the above AND master’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in humanities OR
  • Community College Instructor Credential in Fine and Applied Arts and Related Technologies OR the equivalent
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Minimum of two years of college level teaching experience in art
  • Professional exhibition record
  • Strong background in all media in sculpture
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments

How to Apply:

All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date, September 29, 2017, 12:00 pm, PST in order to be considered for this recruitment. Documents may be emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, but all documents must be clear and legible.

  1. Completed District application form available online
  2. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
  3. Resume
  4. Three recent letters of recommendation
  5. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
  6. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.
  7. Twenty samples of applicant’s artwork, and a sampling of students’ artwork submitted on a CD or memory stick, the applicant’s Artist Statement, and two sample syllabi with assignments. Please supply reference to applicant’s website, if applicable, however, not as a substitute for CD or memory stick.

Email to:, or Fax: 209-384-6103 or mail: Yeng Her, Office of Human Resources, Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA 95348-2898

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