Employment at ArtCenter

Humanities and Sciences

Full-time Faculty - Creative Writing and Literature

Job posted 6/17/19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates will be required to submit the following application materials with their cover letter and resume: teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, three current letters of recommendation, ArtCenter employment application and unofficial transcripts. Upon hire the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts. Send application materials to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Creative Writing Position” in the subject line.

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Qualifications

  • MFA or Doctoral degree (must be completed at time of application)
  • Minimum eight years of college-level teaching experience in some combination of creative writing and literature
  • Proficiency in at least one language other than English
  • At least one published full-length book
  • Published essays on poetics, and/or literary criticism, and/or cultural criticism


Essential Functions

Full-time faculty members are expected to contribute to the further evolution and visibility of the program by activities such as:
  • Maintaining teaching effectiveness
  • Being receptive to, and participating in initiatives relevant to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Fulfilling service hours (equivalent to 3hrs per week) by sitting on various departmental and college-wide committees, special initiatives or other projects agreed upon by faculty and chair
  • Producing creative and/or critical work at an appropriate rate

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Assistant Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.


Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

 

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office or classroom setting with frequent interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: Employees stand or sit most of the time, but may walk for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading class materials, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.


ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.