Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Art & Art History (ART 4) Photography

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7089297 (Ref.No. 2645382)
Posted: November 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga
Open Date: Nov 16, 2021
Deadline: Dec 01, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


The Art + Art History Department at Saint Mary's College of California (Moraga) seeks an Art Practice instructor to teach the lower-division course, Art 04 - photography. The course is scheduled to meet Wednesdays from 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM for the Spring 2022 semester of the 2021-22 academic year.

Art 04 - Photography


Wednesdays 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Spring semester

Course Description:
ART 004 - Basic Photography

Lower Division

This course provides an introduction to the art of digital photography, production techniques, and theory. Students will study the expressive power of light, composition, contrast, depth, angles, patterns, texture, and subject matter. Technical skills will include digital input from scanning (flatbed and slide/negative), digital cameras, video and internet sources, and output to digital printing systems. Computer-assisted manipulation of imagery will be explored for correction and abstraction.

Core Curriculum Designation(s)
AA - Artistic Understanding (Analysis); CP - Artistic Understanding (Creative Practice)

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

Candidates should hold MFA in Art with relevant college-level teaching experience. Please contact department chair Costanza Dopfel at with any questions.

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