Job Details

Tenure-Track Digital Media Arts Instructor

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 05/26/2020

Do you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with classroom faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Digital Media Arts Instructor. This position will serve the Digital Media Arts (DMA) program and help support the growth of this new degree. Teaching duties will include courses in digital graphics, motion media, visual effects, basic animation, video production, professional practices and portfolio. Teaching assignment may include days, evenings and online modalities. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 11, 2020.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, core themes, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
Position Responsibilities
General Faculty Responsibilities
Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that facilitate student learning.
Advise and assist students in their educational and career development.
Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
Pursue professional development to stay current in the field.
Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners.
Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Ability to assume a leadership role within the department (administrative duties, faculty supervision and student advising).

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
Bachelor's degree OR equivalent formalized technical training related to the digital media arts field.
Three years of recent (within the last five years) industry experience related to the digital media arts field.
Experience as a teacher or professional trainer in a related field; in industry or at the college level.
Practical knowledge and work experience with digital graphics, motion media, visual effects and basic animation.
Practical knowledge and work experience with storytelling, video editing, audio integration and digital media production.
Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, and other software/equipment related to the digital media arts field.

Supplemental Information
Salary Statement
Starting salary is $62,049 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $87,403.
Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.

Required Online Application Materials:
Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
Current Résumé
Portfolio or active URL links that demonstrate experience and ability with current digital media arts practices.
Unofficial copy of all transcripts uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application.
Describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105

Application Deadline:
Open until filled. Priority consideration given to completed application materials submitted online by May 25, 2020.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

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If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
May 1, 2020

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