• Deadline:
    May 7, 2008, 8:33 p.m.
  • Location:

Adjunct Faculty Employment Opportunity


The Art Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a pool of qualified candidates with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Teaching assignments may be temporary, part-time and/or on-call and may be immediate or as needed (as specified in Education Code Section 87482.5).

We are seeking instructors for inclusion in a pool who are qualified to instruct in one or more of the following areas:
•Art History
•2-D Foundations
Assignments could involve full or partial assignment at any of the District’s sites or off-campus locations, and could involve any combination of day or evening classes with office hours being mandatory. Adjunct faculty are also responsible for maintaining currency in their field(s) of expertise. Optionally, adjunct faculty are encouraged to have some participation in updating existing courses (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or on-line courses); assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

The Art Department is the fifth largest department at Santa Rosa Junior College, with ten full-time and numerous adjunct faculty teaching on two campuses and several off-campus locations. Facilities include an art history lecture room and slide library, studios for painting, drawing, graphic design, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. Our primary intention is to foster and develop the creative thinking, visual literacy and problem solving skills considered necessary for students to function effectively in the future, whatever their discipline.

Master’s degree in Fine Arts*, Art or Art History; OR Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND Master’s Degree in Humanities; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Fine and Applied Arts and Related Technologies (or in Art & Design, including Photography to qualify for Photography courses only). Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

*”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 art; 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, creative writing, or other nonplastic arts.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.

• Starting Hourly Rate: Salary placement may be based on academic background, vocational experience, and teaching experience depending on discipline and as documented in application materials. Initial Step placement will be a Step 1 pending evaluation of experience as outlined in Article 27 of the AFA Contract. Please see our hourly salary schedules online at or contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
• Sick Leave Accrual: Adjunct faculty members accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis.

To receive application materials, please contact:
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 527-4688 • Fax (707) 527-4967
Employment Page:

Human Resources is located on the Santa Rosa campus in the Button Building at 1988 Armory Drive at the back of campus parallel to Highway 101. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to be sure that all required materials reach Human Resources by 4:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration for the position.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your application file for one position will not be considered for further openings and new documents must be submitted for each opening.

Applications will be accepted for this adjunct faculty pool for a period of one year
from the filing priority deadline date. If the department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, they will review applications received by the priority deadline date. All applications received after the priority deadline will remain on file for the next review by the department. If the department does not have an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, all applications will remain on file until the need arises. If selected for an interview, candidates will be invited to meet with a committee. If selected for the pool, candidates remain in the pool for a period of two years.
Prior to beginning employment, employees must: (a) provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and (b) be fingerprinted and have background clearance (also at applicant’s expense); and take a TB test.

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for an opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.
The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Materials Required for this Recruitment
In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
• If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
2. A brief statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
3. A brief cover letter focusing on the required and preferred qualifications and explaining your interest in the pool (please specify which area(s) you are interested in being considered for).
4. Current Resume
5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
6. 20 slides of recent work in a slide sheet. Label slides with name, media, size and year.*
7. 20 slides of recent student work in a slide sheet (optional).
8. A self-addressed, stamped, padded envelope for return of slide materials.
9. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides)
10. Please submit an original AND one copy each of the required materials listed above.
* Required for all areas except Art History

(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)
SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.


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