The Art and Design Department in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks one or more applicants for an adjunct faculty pool to teach Graphic Design (level I), and Typography (level I) commencing September 2019.The part time/adjunct instructor(s) will demonstrate passionate engagement in her/his own graphic design practice and/or research. S/He will provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to understand and place their work in the historical and theoretical context of design.The position requires the ability to facilitate meaningful learning of the competencies in Graphic and Typography. The Art and Design Department emphasizes conceptual and aesthetic innovation while encouraging student-centered pedagogy. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. The Art and Design Department seeks candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in this area.
Graphic Design (level I) - Tuesday/Thursday - 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM - September 4, 2019 - December 20, 2019.
Typography (level I) - Monday/Wednesday - 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM - September 4, 2019 - December 20, 2019.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
M.F.A. or PhD in Graphic Design or a related field
Portfolio that demonstrates success in teaching and professional practice
Demonstrated understanding of theoretical and critical aspects of graphic design
Strong skills in typography
Broad understanding of graphic design, design history, design process and contemporary design issues
Excellent knowledge of the Adobe suite
High level of technical proficiency with graphic design applications and programs
Experience with a diverse student body
Understanding of web design, UX/UI, app design and motion graphics a plus
The Art and Design Department is seeking to develop a pool of individuals qualified to teach advanced studio courses in web design, interactive media, graphic design and typography. Candidates should describe their interest and qualifications in these areas.
Professional experience in graphic design, typography, interactive media or history of design
Strong production credits preferred
High level of technical proficiency
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants is received.
Please include the following documents with your application:
Portfolio with Descriptions of Works: Please provide links to your online portfolio, including examples of personal and student work
Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.
Internal Number: 500009
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