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Full-Time Faculty 2-D Design (Foundation)

Otis College of Art and Design

Job Title: Full-Time Faculty 2-D Design (Foundation)
Job Location: Los Angeles , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Design (all areas) & architecture
Arts: visual & performing arts
Application Closing Date: 5/08/2019
Date Posted: 2019-04-11
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Otis College of Art and Design is accepting applications for a full‐time faculty appointment in the Foundation Program. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach in the 2-D Design program area. Special consideration will be given to those applicants who are also qualified and experienced in teaching other Foundation studio courses (Life Drawing, Drawing, 3-D) and/or experience teaching first year writing in Liberal Arts and Science. The teaching load will be predominately located in our Foundation 2-D Design area but may be expanded to other Foundation studio courses or 1st year writing courses based on candidate qualification and department needs. Initial placement in rank is recommended by the department Chair and requires review and approval of the Chair of the Rank & Promotion Committee and the Provost. The College does not grant faculty tenure; this is a renewable full‐time faculty appointment subject to annual renewal based on a performance review. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. The 3-D Design position reports to the Area Head for 3-D Design and the Chair of Foundation. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Job Duties


Foundation Program: Principles of Design and Connections through Color and Design.

Principles of Design: A sequenced investigation into the dynamics of various organizing principles using traditional and contemporary media (i.e. photography, photo-copying, computer graphics, etc.). Students learn fundamentals of value manipulation as determinants of visual order. Elements of visual literacy provide a basis for the study of compositional fundamentals including; focal point(s), directional elements, and visual weight. Some sections of this course teach in both analogue and digital format.

Connections through Color: A second semester Creative Action studio course introducing Foundation students to contextually-based problem solving using fundamentals of color and design. Students learn Munsell color theory, practical aspects of color mixing such as value, hue, and chroma, as well as computer color application using Adobe Photoshop. Students apply these skills in solving problems that engage the larger community, trans-disciplinary practice, research, and collaboration.

Ability to teach in both the “Thinking and Making Through Technology” and “Made by Hand” Affinity Sections (see website for Affinity Sections description). The 2-D position reports to the Area Head for 2-D and the Chair of Foundation.


•Full‐time contact hour load, of 18 contact hours per week.

•Provide a minimum of 6 hours on average per week service to the Foundation Department as assigned by the Chair of Foundation including curricular support.

•Timely response to administrative responsibilities related to teaching and assessment.

•Enhance the visibility of the department through on‐ and off‐campus events.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

•MFA degree in art/design required.

•Minimum three years college-level art and design teaching experience.

•Demonstrated ability to teach first‐year art and design fundamentals.

•Demonstrated ability to teach design in both analog and digital formats including color theory, collage, basic 2-D design principles, photography, video, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

•Engaged in researching and developing new pedagogical approaches.

•A keen interest in Foundation Education.

•Professional standing as a practicing/exhibiting artist and/or designer. ,p> •Must be able to work creatively and effectively with a diverse student body and as a team member of the Foundation program.

•Ability to teach effectively to a diverse range of learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications

•At least 5 years college‐level teaching experience in Foundation or upper division design courses in an accredited college.

•Demonstrated ability to develop a successful course of study.

•Preference will be given to applicants able to teach in other areas of the Foundation program or Liberal Arts and Sciences, depending on the qualifications of the candidate and needs of the college, i.e. 3-D Design, Drawing and/or first year courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

•Willingness to learn and teach html coding and/or other web based languages.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Please submit a Portfolio of Personal Practice, and Student Work. 10 images for each category in pdf. format is recommended.The application deadline is Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Interested candidates must apply via Otis’ website at https://otis.simplehire.com to be considered for the position.

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