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Adjunct Faculty in Art - Graphic Design

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 9, 2022
Job Summary

The Department of Art at Elmhurst University in the greater Chicago area is looking for an experienced adjunct faculty member to teach in-person Graphic Design courses in the Spring 2023 semester.

Adjunct faculty will teach one or more graphic design courses at 200-level and above. The successful candidate will have professional experience in graphic design and be knowledgeable of emerging technologies and trends. Available courses for the Spring 2023 semester include Typography Studio and UX/UI Design.

Responsibilities include course preparation, teaching, grading, and being available to students who have questions or require assistance.

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Performs other duties as assigned.

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Preferred Qualifications
  • Terminal degree in graphic design, communication design, interactive design or equivalent (or completed by February 1st, 2023).
  • The candidate should possess the academic credentials and professional experience necessary to teach courses in graphic design.
  • Minimum of one-year college-level teaching experience
  • Online portfolio showcasing professional experience in graphic design
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud software specifically: Illustrator, Photoshop, & Adobe XD (or Figma)
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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Candidates should include a cover letter (with a URL to their portfolio showcasing professional work and experience), a current curriculum vitae, and a PDF or link to an online portfolio of ten to twenty examples of students’ work + short statements describing given project & scope of work (using the Other Document file upload). Candidates should also submit the names and contact information for 3 references.

NOTE : Official transcripts documenting your degrees will be required prior to appointment.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19.

Just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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