The School of Art and Design at Alfred University invites
candidates who are committed to excellence and innovative teaching.
We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse
faculty who value working with a diverse student body.
This posting is not a guarantee of an open position. Applications
for adjunct faculty positions are accepted on a continuous basis
and reviewed by the divisions when openings become available.
Future teaching assignments are on a term-by-term basis, which may
include fall, spring and summer.
The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those
interested in remaining in the pool beyond November 10, 2021 must
Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as
needed; some appointments may begin as early as the Spring 2021
semester. The number of these temporary, part-time, non-tenure
track, academic positions varies from semester to semester,
depending on the needs of the School. Appointments are offered on a
course-by-course basis, and appointment length is based upon course
section schedule(s). Appointments may be renewable based on need,
funding, and performance.
We are seeking qualified applicants who possess current subject
matter expertise and/or teaching knowledge in the following course
subject areas (but not limited to). For a full list of courses
offered, please refer to our catalog here: :
Teaching Experience and Availability
- Art History
- Sculpture (traditional and expanded definitions)
- Glass & Neon
- Expanded Media (printmaking, video, animation, sound, new
media, integrative graphic design)
- Art & Business
- Mixed Media
- Social Practice
In your application, indicate whether you have experience and
availability for the following:
Instructor duties include but are not limited to:
- Classroom Teaching Experience
- Online Teaching Experience
Basic Qualifications (at time of application):
- Complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established
by Alfred University.
- Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner
- Make appropriate adjustments to continually improve the
syllabus, curriculum and course materials. May be based upon
programmatic and/or student feedback.
- Prepare and deliver course materials and design learning
- Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to
fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning.
- Stay current within the subject, discipline or field of
- Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources
appropriately to enhance the curriculum.
- Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course
- Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes
to students, and clearly outline/explain the grading policies for
- Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely
manner (within 48 hours).
- Employ culturally competent and inclusive teaching
methodologies in the classroom (including teaching non-native
speakers and/or students with academic letters of accommodations
for learning disabilities).
- Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes and
- Post midterm and final student grades to the transcript system
within two weeks of course completion.
- Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with
division chair as needed.
- Retain student records according to University policies.
- MFA (or MA for art/design history) or equivalent international
- 2 or more years of professional experience in the course
- Experience teaching in a college/university environment.
- Experience teaching online and/or developing academic content
for online courses.
- Experience in course development, including creating course
objectives and assignments/assessments.
- Effective organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Effective verbal/written communication and presentation
- Ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and
- Ability to collaborate with colleagues and work within a team
- Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) instructional and
other technology: Learning Management Systems Canvas, Microsoft
Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.); Online tele/video
conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, Adobe
Connect, etc.); online shared calendars (Outlook, etc.).
Salary compensation will be provided at $1000 per number of
adjusted credit hours
To Apply Please Submit:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy including a statement on equity, diversity,
and inclusion (750 word max)
- Two Sample Syllabi
- Three References
- Link to Professional Website
- For studio art/design courses: 10 samples of student
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal
employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical
or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status,
domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status,
political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.