Assistant Professor, Ceramics/3-D Art Emphasis

Website Allan Hancock College

Position Summary 

This is a full-time, 175-day (10-month annual contract) tenure track faculty position in the Fine Arts Department. The instructor will provide instruction in sculpture, ceramics, 3-D design and other three-dimensional media with the additional possibility of teaching drawing, 2-D design and art appreciation. The instructor may participate in program review and curriculum development; review and revise content of course(s) as necessary; maintain five (5) required office hours per week for student consultation; participate in department and college activities; maintain class and examination schedules as well as grade and attendance records according to college regulations; and perform related tasks as required. The assignment may include teaching in the evenings and on weekends at any college site.

Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college’s four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Space Force Base. Allan Hancock College is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution and serves a vibrant community of which it is a part: over 98 percent of the college’s students come from the local area and Hancock students consistently enjoy one of the best acceptance rates to University of California and California State University campuses. To learn more about Allan Hancock College visit 

Essential Functions and Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to:
Work with and assist students having a broad range of skills, motivation, and academic or career goals plan, organize, and present lecture and lesson materials and concepts

Communicate effectively, in both oral and written communications review and evaluate curriculum and make recommendations develop and use resource materials

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others advocate for and promote art and arts activities in the community

Use multimedia technology in classroom instruction apply evaluation and assessment methods

Identify and use learning outcomes and assessment that lead to course and program improvements

Interest in or experience with collaborative practices in classroom, college, and industry settings

Knowledge of:
A broad range of historical and contemporary art, including western, as well as non-western cultures

Computer image creation and manipulation is desirable

A variety of contemporary art and design processes and techniques course design.

Demonstrated experience in:
Teaching strategies that address the needs of students with a variety of learning styles

College teaching experience in the fields of ceramics, sculpture, 3D Design; 3-5 years of community college teaching experience in these fields is preferred.

Current professional artistic practice experience as demonstrated through production of artworks, exhibition of artworks or other form of presentation, and/or publishing (as demonstrated over 3-5 years).

Minimum Qualifications 

Master’s degree in fine arts, art, or art history


Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s in humanities 


The equivalent as outlined in Board Policy 7211 (Download PDF reader)


Additional Information

Beginning Date: January 2024, pending board approval.

Hiring salary range is $61,634 to $84,806 dependent upon education and experience.
To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials by through our website by Sunday, September 17 by 11:59 PST:

Cover letter with current professional artistic practice experience;

A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience;

A statement that demonstrates a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process).
Official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Allan Hancock College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Hancock College will not sponsor any visa applications.   

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