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Journalism Adjunct Professor - Graphic Production

University of La Verne
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Journalism
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University of La Verne

Journalism Adjunct Professor - Graphic Production & Design

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

The Journalism program in the Department of Communications at the University of La Verne (30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles) has an * immediate opening * for a part-time adjunct instructor/professor to teach Graphic Production Processes and Design for Publications in the Fall. The 16-week semester begins on August 22.

Course Description:

The course is scheduled for 6:50 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, and it will be taught live in person (or “hybrid” in person and online) or remotely if required by state or county mandates.

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of graphic design: composition, typography, color and branding systems. It will introduce them to software and project planning tools in order to learn how communicate visually.

Course Objectives:

  • To define components of visual communication.
  • To introduce the principles and practices of visual communication.
  • To plan and diagram all components of a visual communication project.
  • To explore the effective uses, applications and technical issues of media for effective
  • To introduce and utilize several software and hardware tools for visual communication.
  • To apply the skills and capabilities learned to create and present a coordinated, branded project.
    Under the direction of the Program Chair:
  • Develop and Maintain Syllabus Materials: The adjunct professor is responsible for selecting and compiling tests, assignments and/or online discussion exercises.
  • Facilitate Class Instruction: The adjunct professor is responsible for teaching the assigned course in accordance with learning objectives and session plan outlines.
  • Evaluate Student Performance: The adjunct professor is expected to administer evaluations of student performance based on course deliverables and course rubrics. All course grades will be posted on the Blackboard Grade Center.

Specific Duties:

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation


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