Graphic Design Instructor

Long Beach Community College District

Long Beach, CA

SALARY: $65,624.42 - $85,459.41 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/22/16
CLOSING DATE: 02/17/17 04:00 PM


Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking one (1) full-tenure track Graphic Design Instructor commencing with the fall 2017 semester.  The primary teaching assignment involves Graphic Design (Beginning and Intermediate), Computer Graphics (Beginning and Intermediate) and Typography.  In addition, the position requires a second capability in a least one of the following Areas; Digital Media, Animation, Web Design or Printmaking.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a dynamic studio practice and a record of professional accomplishments commensurate with a depth of experience in the field.  Candidates should be versed in wide range of traditional and experimental Graphic design practices as well as the critical issues/discourse impacting contemporary design and culture.  The ideal candidate should demonstrate a clear design and pedagogical vision, the ability to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college, and be willing to take on a leadership role within the department and the college. 

This assignment also includes curriculum development, participation in the shared governance process through work in normal professional activities, committee work, and student activities. The teaching assignment may be at the Liberal Arts campus, the Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed. Faculty positions offer the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals. As one of the most diverse community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in fine art's, art or art history, OR bachelor's degree in any of the above AND Master's in humanities OR meet equivalent qualifications established by the District,
  • (NOTE: "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 arts; and also art education and art therapy. It does not refer to the "Master 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.) AND
  • Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Educational and/or instructional preparation in Graphic Design.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of recent experience teaching Graphic Design to college students, especially at a community college.
  • Capability in at least one of the following areas; Digital Media Art, Animation, Web Design and/or Printmaking.
  • Evidence of an ability to address the needs of diverse and frequently underprepared student populations taking a wide range of Visual and Media Arts courses.
  • Evidence of an ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and technologies that encourage retention while successfully challenging diverse student populations.
  • Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of Graphic Design.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees, and in the participatory governance of Long Beach City College.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to the Mission and Strategic Objectives of the two-year college.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Evidence of a professional design record commensurate with experience.
  • Ability to work with computers, and other technologies which are utilized in providing high-quality classroom and lab instruction.
  • Ability and understanding and/or experience working with Student Learning Outcomes and their assessment.

The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:


  • Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college, and community.
  • Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
  • Participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities.
  • Participation in curriculum and program development.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
  • Participation in ongoing professional development.


  • Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
  • Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on campus and on-line courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Salary range of $65,624 - $85,459 is commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Salary Schedule - 1

The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. PST, February 17, 2017. Application materials must be electronically submitted and materials uploaded by the applicant. Placement files/Interfolio will not be accepted. Only complete applications will be considered.  A complete Application includes:

  • A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • 3 letters of reference (non-confidential – as attachment)
  • Portfolio: Please upload 14 examples of your graphic design work and 10 examples of student work. If you are including video, please limit each video to no longer than 1 minute with a total of 3 videos maximum. Please see Supplemental Question for Directions to upload portfolio.
  • Complete transcripts of ALL lower and upper division, and graduate level college/university course work with the degree conferral date shown (need not be official – as attachment). The conferral date must be on or before the position closing date and the school name must be visible.
  • Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES). NACES
  • Applicants who do not meet the Statewide Minimum Qualifications for this discipline as cited

Minimum Qualifications will need to consult the equivalency statement for the discipline at:  submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application 

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 562.938.4372.

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4901 E. Carson St.
Human Resources, Building T1045, Mail Code G3
Long Beach, CA 90808
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The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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