Media Arts and Technologies Instructor - Web Development and Design - Mira Costa College in Oceanside California

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Mira Costa College

Oceanside, California 92056

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Media Arts and Technologies Instructor - Web Development and Design

MiraCosta College

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Media Arts and Technologies Instructor - Web Development and Design

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department

Position Type
Full-time Faculty

Working Hours
One full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position, beginning in August 2015, in the Department of Media Arts and Technologies (MAT) at MiraCosta College. The department is seeking a faculty member with experience teaching web design and development, both online and in the classroom. 

The standard work week for this position is forty (40) hours. The standard instructional work week shall consist of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, and preparation and student evaluation. The remaining time will consist of five (5) hours of student engagement (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) hours of departmental activities and collegial governance (i.e., institutional service). The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. 

Basic Function and Other Details
Teaching assignments may include classes in web design and development, web and mobile application development, user interface (UI) design, user experience (UX) design, graphic design, digital imaging, and/or other classes within the Media Arts and Technologies program. Candidates must have proven experience in design and web technologies, advanced web scripting and programming basics, and knowledge of server-side technologies, database systems, and content management systems. Additionally, candidates should have expertise in contemporary design practices including design principles, typography, and color theory as well as graphic production techniques and software. 

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in professional development, curricular improvement, and service activities including department and committee work, student advising, and industry liaisons. 

The MAT Department provides exceptional education in web design and development, graphic design, digital imaging and illustration, interactive media design, digital publishing, and video and animation. The MAT Department consists of experienced, professional faculty who provide project-based instruction for their students in an effort to prepare them for a dynamic, competitive work environment. To this end, faculty offer collaborative real-world projects that blend technical and artistic skills, encouraging students to think critically and solve problems, all while requiring them to communicate effectively and act professionally. 

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Representative Duties
(E = essential job function) 

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 
1. Provide instruction in one or more areas of the Media Arts and Technologies program, primarily in the area of web development and design. (E) 
2. Assist faculty and associate faculty with online instructional teaching techniques and current distance learning trends. (E) 
3. Participate in departmental and faculty functions such as service on hiring committees, performance of faculty evaluations, collaboration with staff, and participation in department meetings. (E) 
4. Work collaboratively with other full-time faculty to schedule classes and effectively utilize facilities. (E) 
5. Maintain currency of curriculum for courses the individual teaches and develop new MAT curricula in collaboration with lead instructors as appropriate. (E) 
6. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E) 
7. Remain current in areas appropriate to the position. (E) 
8. Assist in recruiting students and promoting the MAT program through participation in college-sponsored events, educational outreach, and program advertising. 
9. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance. (E) 

Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected. 

Type of Benefits
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MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). 

Minimum Qualifications
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications: 
1. a bachelor's degree (or higher) AND two years of professional experience (either full time or equivalent part time) directly related to the teaching assignment; OR 
2. an associate degree AND six years of professional experience (either full time or equivalent part time) directly related to the teaching assignment; OR 
3. a valid California Community College teaching credential in the appropriate subject matter; OR 
4. the equivalent. View the equivalency instructions and guidelines (use Section C) at; AND 
5. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. Or if your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at

Desirable Qualifications
The college seeks candidates who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence as demonstrated by the following: 
1. A Master's degree in any combination of Web Design, Multimedia, Graphic Design, Educational Technologies, Media Arts, Digital Media, Art, or related fields. 
2. Strong professional and/or academic experience in media arts, including robust working knowledge of contemporary design principles, standards, and practices and the ability to provide creative direction and helpful feedback. 
3. Recent experience and demonstrated success in teaching web development and design courses at the college level both online and in the classroom. 
4. Demonstrated experience/expertise in teaching complex concepts in an online environment. 
5. Demonstrated technical expertise in front-end and back-end web development including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL. 
6. Experience with information architecture (IA), user experience (UX), and user interface (UI) design and planning processes. 
7. Experience with CMS systems, such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. 
8. Expertise with Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. 
9. Experience with additional web technologies, programming languages, frameworks, or APIs such as Ruby, ASP.NET, AJAX, Node.js, Angular JS, Backbone, Ember, MooTools, Sass, LESS, Bootstrap, Foundation, Flash/ActionScript, GSAP, CreateJS, GIT, PhoneGap, Android/iOS development, Canvas, WebGL, Web Sockets, WebRTC, social media APIs (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter), etc. 
10. Passion and drive to learn new and emerging technologies and design practices. 
11. Excellent presentation skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse. 
12. Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment. 
13. Commitment to the community college objective of providing effective instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds. 

Closing Date

Human Resources Contact Information or 760.795.6854

Special Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following: 
1. Application for academic employment. 
2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties. 
3. A separate document stating your teaching philosophy, not to exceed one page. 
4. A current curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience. Please include a reverse chronological list of college courses taught by course name, institution, and dates. 
5. A separate document showing the website address (URL) to your professional portfolio including, if available, samples of your students' work. (Attach the document to the "Other Document" link) 
6. A sample syllabus preferably from a course you've taught online related to web or graphic design. 
7. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess a conferred degree that qualifies you for this position or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at 

Special Instructions to Applicants Continued
If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2015, you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date. 

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at 

NOTE: With the exception of documents needed to support an equivalency request, do not submit materials other than those requested above as they will be removed. 

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date. 

Keyword Phrases

  • Multimedia
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Arts
  • Multimedia, Animation, Video Game
  • Community College Communications
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume