Adjunct Instructor of COM300: Graphic Design

Saint Martins University
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Saint Martin’s University Communication Studies program in the Department of Society and Social Justice is looking for a graphic design adjunct instructor to teach Introduction to Graphic Design two days per week in Fall semester with potential to continue to offer similar classes in the future. The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 12:50 pm August 30 to December 13. The class uses Adobe Creative Cloud with an emphasis on design programs such as but not limited to Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Additional experience with non-digital tools is a plus. The adjunct instructor must be able to use real-world and clearly presented examples to help students understand and apply specific design concepts in their work.



  • Proficiency with some Adobe Creative Cloud programs used in graphic design
  • Skills required to make sophisticated graphic design
  • Ability to explain the design process
  • Familiarity with topics related to the historical context and visual communication in image-making and typography
  • 1-3 years field experience
  • Experience training others


Preferred Qualifications

  • MFA or MA
  • Ability to be flexible and teach to multiple levels of experience in one classroom
  • Use real-world examples to explain concepts in class
  • Interest in collaborating with other faculty in directing student-centered projects


If you are interested in the position, please submit the following.

  • Cover letter
  • Current Resume
  • Official transcripts from higher education institutions attended


Questions and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Irina Gendelman

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Therefore, we intentionally encourage and request that members of historically underrepresented groups apply to join this community.  All of us, from all backgrounds, are making a commitment to do and be better for our students, faculty, and staff.

Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University serves as the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey.  The Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus.  As the mission is Catholic and Benedictine, one of our values is a spirit of hospitality welcoming all, regardless of an individual’s faith, religion, or spirituality.

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