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Job ID: 201401

Art -Full Time Tenure Track CERAMICS
Santa Barbara City College

Date Posted Dec. 12, 2022
Title Art -Full Time Tenure Track CERAMICS
University Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Department ART
Application Deadline Feb. 13, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 10, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Fine Arts - Visual Arts

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 13, 2023


Santa Barbara City College is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member position in the Art- Ceramics Program to start in Fall 2023.

The position is open to skilled candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate education, advancing the Ceramics program’s curricular offerings and to acting as area head of a full Ceramic studio. The position will entail management of the Ceramics program, curriculum, studio equipment and lab. A successful candidate will be immersed in contemporary Ceramic art as a core part of their studio practice.

Responsibilities may include -

• Teaching all methods of Ceramics (ceramics/handbuilding, slip casting,clay mixing, glaze calculation, atmospheric firing)

•Overseeing all elements of a comprehensive ceramic facility including ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, firing kilns, overseeing work-study students, tutors and lab technicians and coordinating with part-time instructors. 

•Maintenance of sufficient office hours to meet student needs.

• Updating and maintaining program curriculum.

•Ability to manage a studio classroom environment and maintain and update as necessary our significant Ceramic studio operations (3 Electric kilns, 4 Gas Kilns, Spray booth, Soda kiln, Pottery Wheels, Ceramic Raw Materials Lab, Clay Mixer, Pugmill). 

•Ability to operate in a fast pace studio environment. Instructing students while over seeing kilns. The ceramic lab is very large, the candidate must be able to oversee courses and maintain the safe operation of the lab.

Other responsibilities and opportunities include serving as Art Department chair, the development, integration and maintenance of the Ceramics in an AA Art degree path, and shared governance of the college with committee assignments. The college is located on the coast in close proximity to the vibrant art scene in Los Angeles. 

SALARY & PERSONNEL BENEFITS: The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $64,204 - $100,654 plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,210.20. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one-step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $128,134, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program.


Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

1. Master’s in fine arts, art, or art history OR ,

2. Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in humanities OR,

3. Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to all of the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required material.

4. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts DOES NOT EXACTLY MATCH one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications listed above, you must request an equivalency review and submit conclusive supporting documents at the time of application. Those documents include a completed SBCC Equivalency Crosswalk and a narrative synopsis of your educational background justifying equivalency.


-Evidence of a significant practice, artistic development, exhibitions and/or publication including Ceramic related work.

- Three years teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate teaching assistance preferred.

- Ability to teach a contemporary approach to Ceramics with a global perspective.

-Ability to lead and work collegially with colleagues in coordinating programming.

-Master's Degree in Fine Art, preferably Ceramics, from an accredited institution

-Commitment to the community college mission.

-An understanding of the implications a Hispanic-Serving designation suggests for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

- An understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of racially and/or ethnically minoritized students within Higher Education shape patterns of participation and outcomes within the classroom.

- Evidence of working effectively with racially and/or ethnically diverse populations.

- Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of students with different ability statuses (e.g. physical and/or learning).

- An understanding of anti-racist and culturally-responsive pedagogical practices which honor and respect what students bring to the classroom and uses students’ prior knowledge and/or lived experiences to inform instruction.

- Evidence of working effectively with post-traditional students.

- Experience in working with students from diverse academic, cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and disability backgrounds.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor instructional classroom work environment Subject to variable work hours Driving a vehicle to conduct work Constant interruptions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (with or without provision of reasonable accommodation) Hearing and speaking to exchange information. Ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for an extended period of time. Communicating and expressing oneself clearly on a variety of topics in conversations with, and presentations to, staff, students, and members of the community. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally. Reaching, bending and stooping to retrieve materials. Lifting, carrying materials to and from teaching locations. Pushing, pulling assistive tools for transporting materials. Regular operation of a computer keyboard, calculator, and other normal office equipment. Reading a variety of complex materials. Mobility as required on campus and between locations to monitor student activities.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Completed online applications must be submitted by Monday, February 13, 2023 @11:59 PM PST. REQUIRED

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)

1. Online District Application form at

2. Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.

3. CV or Resume.

4. Within the online application provide supplemental responses describing examples of the characteristics most closely aligned with your personal and/or professional commitments and experiences. Application materials will be evaluated in addition to your response and should reflect your demonstrated experiences and commitment.

5. Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript, which verifies minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.

6. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents. Instructions for Completing Equivalency Documentation.

7. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

8. Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.

9. Within the online application, there is a required section to list three professional references; a maximum of six references may be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance.

10. Please upload examples of your own work and recent student work. These should be submitted as two separate PDFs. See directions below.

o 20 examples of professional work and/or scholarly or creative research o 20 examples of student work from courses recently taught

11. Please upload your Teaching Philosophy(1-2 pages)

Additional Instructions: If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate the education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable. If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically. Please note: After your application has been submitted,

  • Vision Statement:

    Santa Barbara City College strives to build a socially conscious community where knowledge and respect empower individuals to transform our world. Mission Statement: Santa Barbara City College welcomes all students. The College provides a diverse learning environment and opportunities for students to enrich their lives, advance their careers, complete certificates, earn associate degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions. The College is committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive, respectful, participatory, and supportive community dedicated to the success of every student. College

    Facts (as of Fall 2021)

    ● Instruction, administrative, and support services are provided by 205 full-time faculty, 368 part-time faculty, and 313 full-time staff and management.

    ● Santa Barbara City College currently enrolls approximately 13,781 students, the majority of whom are from racially diverse populations as follows: African American/Black – 2.5%; American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.3%; Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander- 5.8%; Hispanic/Latinx – 39.5%; Other Non-White – 0.2%; two or more races – 5.9.%; Unknown – 3.5%; and White: 42.4%.

    ● 45.2% of SBCC’s students are under age 19, 29.5% are between the ages 20 and 24, 17.1% are between the ages of 25 and 39, and 8.1% are 40 or older.

    ● 34.4% of SBCC’s students attend full time (12 units or more), and 65.6% of SBCC students attend part- time.

    ● Most recently, we were honored by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott with a gift of $20 million in recognition of the excellent work that we do involving diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

    ● In 2018, Santa Barbara City College celebrated 100 years of Adult Education in the Santa Barbara community.

    ● The College recently adopted the Umoja program, a transfer success program geared toward African-American and other black students.

    ● In 2009, SBCC gained the status of Hispanic Serving Institution, which among many other benefits, made the college eligible to apply for federal grants geared toward strengthening institutional capacity and building programs to increase the success of Hispanic and other underrepresented students.

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Armando Ramos III
    Santa Barbara City College
    721 Cliff Drive
    Santa Barbara, CA 93109


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