Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Job Title

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graphic Design


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Adjunct Faculty

Number of openings


Job Summary

The Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graphic Design instructs courses at various levels of the curriculum for students seeking the AAS degree in Graphic Design. This position requires individuals who embrace the vision of the Graphic Design program, contemporary design practice and pedagogy, innovation, collegiality and collaboration. The positions require energetic, creative, self-motivated people who have demonstrated teaching, leadership, and communication skills.

We are looking for adjuncts for the following Summer 2021 (June 7-July 29) courses:
• "Design 2D" - Monday/Wednesday, Noon-5:15 p.m.
• "Design 2D" - Tuesday/Thursday, Noon-5:15 p.m.
• "Drawing Media Methods 2" - Tuesday/Thursday, Noon-5:15 p.m.

We are looking for an adjunct for the following Fall 2021 (August 23-December 13) course:
• "Drawing Media Methods 3" - Tuesday/Thursday, 6-8:45 p.m.

JCCC is looking for candidates who:
• have a commitment to teaching and mentoring students.
• have professional success as a designer/teacher leveraging a range of design drawing methods and techniques.
• teach program curriculum established by full-time faculty/mentors and collaborate to offer ideas for alterations.
• adopt and integrate new technologies into the classroom and into the coursework.
• embrace collaboration with faculty and students from other disciplines, as well as people from the community.
• have a commitment and concern for global perspectives the diversity efforts of the department, division, and college.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design/Illustration
Minimum 5 years' professional design experience
Mastery of visual perception principles and formal composition in graphic communication
Experience using analogue and digital design drawing in solving visual problems - creating effective experiences and/or communication
Ability to teach and demonstrate a range of drawing systems to conceptualize and solve visual problems, such as perspective, and story-boards
Ability to teach and demonstrate an understanding of foundational design principles
Commitment to advancing the design discipline through exploration and innovative use of traditional and emerging medias
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills in order to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, governmental agencies, community and business representatives, professional associations, and the public
Ability to digitally deliver courses online through JCCC’s learning management system, Zoom sessions with potentially limited face-to-face sessions. Course delivery will have required meeting days/times, with the option for limited face-to-face needs, ie critiques, advising, demonstrations, delivery of work.

Preferred Qualifications

10 or more years of professional design experience
2 or more years of teaching experience in a design/illustration/art program comparable to the Graphic Design program at JCCC
Ability to utilize traditional and evolving technologies that support the creative process and the industry such as story-telling and motion graphics
Strong understanding and handling of typography, both online and in print
Ability to create and contribute to in-class and out-of-class educational experiences such as industry-related tours, field trips, and lectures
Ability to demonstrate organizational, administrative, and collaborative leadership skills
Ability to provide commitment to student assessment and student success

Required application documents


Cover letter

Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire)

Current digital portfolio or link to portfolio demonstrating relevant professional and teaching experience

Hours per Week

Varies depending on department need

Work Hours/Days

Varies depending on department need

Salary Grade Level




Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 21 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 29 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time

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