Position title
Commercial Photography Adjunct Instructor

Summary of Position

At RRCC we are committed to Inclusive Excellence.  We strive to create a community in which everyone feels respected and valued for their unique talents and contributions, and where people from all backgrounds are able to achieve their goals.  Red Rocks Community College acknowledges that inclusion and equity are multifaceted and complex concepts, and that our efforts in these areas will require innovation, intention, and an institutional commitment to these principles.  To learn more about our commitment to Inclusive Excellence, visit https://www.rrcc.edu/diversity.

The Visual, Audio, and Media Arts Department (VAMA) department at Red Rocks Community College is accepting applications for part-time Instructor(s) during the upcoming Spring 2023 semester to teach Commercial Photography courses. For more information on the Commercial Photography program, go to https://www.rrcc.edu/photography.

Part-time Instructors provide instructional duties for the College in their respective areas of expertise. They report to the department chair within the discipline and do not have any supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities include instruction, student assessment, and other related instructional duties. Instructional delivery may include face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Classes may be held days, evenings, and weekends.  The instructor must be patient and respectful, while also providing their expectations for what is considered acceptable work. The instructor must display dedication to the class as well as the goals of the program.  This posting will be used to fill multiple part-time Instructor vacancies. Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace, including for online courses.

The Visual, Audio, and Media Arts Department (Journalism, Graphics Design, Videography and Film, UI/UX, and Simulation and Game Design, and Photography) provides students with opportunities for growth and development that set the foundation for self-directed learning, academic achievement, relevant, real-world training, and career accomplishment for commercial application. We do this through high quality, innovative educational programs using current technical, creative, and software trends in the industry. We convey our passion for learning, our commitment to excellence, and our dedication to our students in the communities we serve. Through critical thinking we prepare our students, both entry level and continuing education to create the necessary skill set in visual communication and production of photographic images, motion, graphics or digital media.

VAMA courses are scheduled in a variety of time frames and modalities. Instructors could teach from 1-4 courses (3 credits) per semester. The courses can be face to face, remote, online or hybrid. Most courses are full-term (15 weeks) and meet once or twice per week.

Payment is based on the credit hour/contact hour and class ratio as assigned to you by the department chair. RRCC starts at $952.38 to $1428.57 per credit hour.

Description of Position

  • Classroom Instruction

Required to meet all class periods and start and end classes promptly. Teach assigned curriculum and make use of required texts and materials. Provide students with a complete syllabus before the first day of class that includes information on course description, objectives, assignments, grading policies, and contact information. Provide data on student attendance (no-shows, last day of attendance, etc.), promptly. Use technology to facilitate learning including meeting the required minimum standards for the use of the College learning management system Desire2Learn (D2L).

  • Student Assessment

Maintain updated and accurate grading records in D2L and submit all final grades by the due date in the college student information system, Banner. Provide consistent and timely feedback to students regarding progress and grades on assignments.

  • Planning 

Prepare for each class meeting and consider learning strategies that address diverse learning styles and a diverse community college student population. Class content and assessment methods should relate to course objectives.

  • Communication

Respond timely to students and RRCC staff every 24-48 hours during the class term and for at least one week after grades are submitted. Attend department staff meetings throughout the semester as scheduled. Provide updates to the department chair.




Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Photography or a closely related field.
  • Has, or qualifies for, postsecondary CTE credential including 4000 non-teaching occupational hours within the last 7 years (2000 hours if at Bachelor’s or higher)
Substitution:  Bachelor’s degree in any field AND 5 years (full-time equivalent) non-teaching occupational
To view the full job description and apply:
Job Location
13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO, 80228
Job Type
Employment Type
$$952.68 per credit hour-$$1428.57 per credit hour
Date posted
January 5, 2023
Valid through
March 6, 2023
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Position: Commercial Photography Adjunct Instructor

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