JOB OPENING: Assistant Professor, Interior Design - Mesa College
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
San Diego Community College District
Closing Date: 4/19/2018
Position Number: 010415
Location: San Diego Mesa College
From Mesa College President, Pamela Luster:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for faculty positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students. As the “Leading College of Equity and Excellence,” we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all our students.
As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world-class faculty and staff. For 54 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor’s Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities. We are adding new staff who, alongside our stellar current staff, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.
Applications are now being accepted for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, Interior Design beginning Fall 2018 (August 7, 2018) at San Diego Mesa College. Primary responsibility will be the teaching of design studios and lecture courses at the lower-division level. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching computer aided design, curriculum development, maintaining NKBA accreditation, and coordinating professional advisory boards and work experience. In addition, faculty will be expected to participate in developing and reviewing curriculum, writing and documenting Program Review, and aiding in Program coordination.
Primary responsibility is the teaching of Interior Design. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching computer aided design, curriculum development, maintaining NKBA accreditation, Program Review development and documentation, and coordinating professional advisory boards and work experience. The assignment will be 15 class hours per week, and may include day, evening and Saturday classes. Additional responsibilities of Mesa College tenured/tenure-track faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, serving on College and District committees, and participating in various departmental and college activities.
Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience,
Any associate degree and six years of professional experience.
NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions, unless otherwise specified.
Subject matter competency.
Professional work experience in Interior Design.
Passing of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination AND/OR the California Council for Interior Design Certification(CCIDC) IDEX examination or equivalent.
Ability to teach effectively by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning styles and teaching techniques.
Recent teaching experience in computer aided design, lighting, residential and commercial space planning, non-digital graphic communication, and design theory at the lower-division college level.
Experience in the development and/or review of courses and curriculum, accreditation, program review, and student advisement.
Effective oral communication and writing ability.
Commitment to professional development through practice, continuing education, or active membership in Interior Design professional organizations.
Ability to incorporate computer applications and technology related to Interior Design into the classroom.
Experience or ability in building community relationships, locating and supervising industry work experience for students, and maintaining effective communication with an advisory committee.
Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($5,754.92 – $7,754.42) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured- Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.2 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.