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Assistant Professor, Architecture & Interior Design

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**Priority Review Date: September 15, 2017**. All applications received by this date will receive priority screening. The anticipated date of hire is for the Spring 2018 Semester. - SLCC HR department will conduct a criminal background check on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment. **Important Attachments Required:** In submitting application materials, please include evidence of multi-cultural involvement in professional/avocational activities. All applicants must: 1. Attach Cover Letter: state specifically how applicant meets qualifications. 2. Attach Resume or Curriculum Vitae. 3. Attach Copy of post-secondary Academic Transcripts. 4. Attach Reference Letters(Professional/Industry) minimum of two (2). ALL attachments should be in a .pdf format. The hiring committee will request the following items when appropriate at a later date: 1. Finalist applicants will be required to submit either a physical portfolio or a link to an online portfolio. 2. Finalist applicants will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration. 3. Finalist applicants will be requested to provide examples of teaching assignments and student work. 4. Finalist applicants will be requested to provide student evaluations. Salt Lake Community College’s Human Resources Department will conduct a criminal background check on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment. Salt Lake Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty members. Our benefits summary is listed on the job site, or can be found at: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/index.aspx

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Architecture & Interior Design
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Tenure Track
Reports to (title) Associate Dean
Department Visual Art & Design
Requisition Number F17014
Position Type New position
Job Category Faculty
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary $44,393-$66,590 Academic Year
Job Open Date 07/19/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 09/15/2017
Job Summary

This position continues the collaboration efforts of these two academic areas as they provide real-world experiences for students pursuing Architecture and Interior Design disciplines. For example, Architecture and Interior Design students working together to design a home that is actually built by SLCC Construction Management students and displayed in the local Parade of Homes.

The selected candidate will work as a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the Division of Visual Art & Design, and will teach for both the Architecture and Interior Design programs.

This position continues the collaboration efforts of these two academic areas as they provide real-world experiences for students pursuing Architecture and Interior Design disciplines. For example, Architecture and Interior Design students working together to design a home that is actually built by SLCC Construction Management students and displayed in the local Parade of Homes.

Both disciplines are committed to excellence in educating students to work in the architecture and interior design professions, as well as to transfer to universities for further studies with articulated degrees.

The successful candidate will possess a positive commitment to teaching excellence and responsibilities will include: instructing, managing courses, assisting with development of curriculum, and serving the College and Community for both the Architecture and Interior Design disciplines.

Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

TEACHING:
1. Be available to teach courses day and night, as necessitated by the academic needs of the program and the availability of the staffing pool. The Department recommends teaching assignments with final decision by the Academic Administrator.
2. Create an effective learning environment through use of appropriate resources, technologies and delivery modalities.
3. Teach courses consistent with Department procedures appropriate for Course Curriculum Outline (CCO) and catalog description.
4. Teach assigned classes at the scheduled time and place during required contact hours.
5. Provide each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting that complies with departmental procedures and the CCO.
6. Maintain student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
7. Return graded assignments in a timely fashion per departmental standards.
8. Conduct a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance, inform students of progress-to-date periodically, and submit final grades by published deadlines.
9. Respond to voicemail and email communication promptly within 1-2 contract days if possible.
10. Handle/respond to student concerns/complaints as required by policies.
11. Maintain a significant campus presence to respond to instruction and daily needs of students, Department, College and community.
12. Assist in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment.
13. Report inappropriate student behavior to the proper authorities.
14. Collaboratively participate in the update and production of new curriculum development and related activities as a contributing team member of the program area, Department, School, College, campus and state.
15. Consistently improve course quality, design, and course integrity through participation in College-wide assessment of student learning.
16. Maintain collegial/professional behavior and appearance as defined by College policies and procedures.
17. Use CANVAS Learning Management System for all courses taught.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY/DEVELOPMENT:
1. Participate in professional development such as pursuing advanced degrees, workshops, symposia, conferences, lectures, trainings, etc.
2. Maintain necessary educational credentials, professional skills, and knowledge needed for the teaching discipline.
3. Participate in collegial mentoring relationships, solicit feedback and implement suggestions from students and peers.
4. Participate in professional organizations at various levels of community, state, national, etc.

COLLEGE SERVICE:
1. All full-time faculty members are expected to assume responsibilities consistent with the needs of the Department, School and/or College including serving on committees and task forces.
2. Assist in the formulation and implementation of departmental initiatives such as: Concurrent Enrollment, course/program/institutional articulations, promotions, events, and facilities development, etc.
3. Provide leadership and instructional integrity while assisting in faculty recruitment, training, mentoring, peer evaluation and support.
4. Evaluate, update and revise program offerings (materials, textbooks, course content, etc.) on an ongoing basis and develop new curricula as needed.
5. Collaborate with department faculty to perform assignments to prepare Program Curriculum Outlines (PCO), Course Curriculum Outlines (CCO), class schedules and College Catalog content.
6. Participate in strategic planning and monitor the institutional effectiveness and accountability process.
7. Attend non-teaching contract days events such as convocation, commencement, etc.
8. Attend regularly scheduled Department and School meetings.
9. Complete Mandatory Training for: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Anti-Discrimination Harassment Avoidance (ADHA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Workplace Violence (WPV), and others as become required.
10. Assume an active role in student recruitment and advising, and in the collaboration with other faculty in updating the Advising Office, advising materials, and assessment of prior credit earned as per program and College guidelines.
11. Collaborate with other faculty in identifying budgetary needs and priorities within the departments/programs regarding the purchasing and inventorying of equipment, supplies, tools, etc.
12. Assist in maintaining a safe and secure campus environment by reporting to the appropriate authorities crime and/or maintenance issues, as well as the storage and disposal of hazardous materials.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

1. NAAB accredited degree in Architecture.

2. CIDA accredited degree in Interior Design.

3. Certified Commercial Interior Designer in Utah or Licensed Interior Designer in another jurisdiction of the United States.

4. Active NCIDQ Certificate.

5. Licensed Architect in the United States.

6. Successful post-secondary teaching experience.

7. Proven engaging and professional demeanor/persona in academic setting.

8. Architectural and interior design skills and knowledge to teach a wide variety of classes in both programs ranging from hand sketching to digital rendering including subjects such as art, architecture history, creativity, design, technical knowledge and projected trends, etc.

9. Experience with LEED or similar sustainable award system.

10. Bilingual.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor degree in Architecture or Interior Design

2. Three (3) years full-time Interior Design work experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Exhibit knowledge of current best practices in architecture and interior design including architecture and interior design industry tools and software.

2. Present a strong, proven understanding of all aspects of architecture and interior design.

3. Demonstrate teamwork.

4. Communicate effectively through writing and speech.

5. Possess strong management and organizational skills: be self-motivated to make decisions, multi-task, prioritize work and manage deadlines.

6. Demonstrate participation in industry/community relationships.

7. Demonstrate flexibility in teaching a variety of courses.

8. Possess and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities to maintain good working relationships across the College. Additionally, exhibit the ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Priority Review Date: September 15, 2017.
All applications received by this date will receive priority screening.

The anticipated date of hire is for the Spring 2018 Semester.

- SLCC HR department will conduct a criminal background check on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.

Important Attachments Required:
In submitting application materials, please include evidence of multi-cultural involvement in professional/avocational activities. All applicants must:
1. Attach Cover Letter: state specifically how applicant meets qualifications.
2. Attach Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
3. Attach Copy of post-secondary Academic Transcripts.
4. Attach Reference Letters(Professional/Industry) minimum of two (2).

ALL attachments should be in a .pdf format.

The hiring committee will request the following items when appropriate at a later date:

1. Finalist applicants will be required to submit either a physical portfolio or a link to an online portfolio.

2. Finalist applicants will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration.

3. Finalist applicants will be requested to provide examples of teaching assignments and student work.

4. Finalist applicants will be requested to provide student evaluations.

Salt Lake Community College’s Human Resources Department will conduct a criminal background check on the selected finalist.

In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.

Salt Lake Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty members. Our benefits summary is listed on the job site, or can be found at:
http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/index.aspx

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. * Salt Lake Community College values diversity and encourages all interested persons to apply. Please tell us on which diversity job board or website you saw this position advertised.
    • Diversity in Academia (http://www.diversityinacademia.net)
    • Diverse Jobs (http://diversejobs.net)
    • Diversity in Higher Education.com (http://diversityinhighereducation.com)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education (http://diverseeducation.com)
    • None of the above
  3. If you saw this posting on a diversity job board/website other than from those listed above, please tell us where:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letters of Reference
  3. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Student/Faculty Evaluations