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
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Performs other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
- Terminal degree in graphic design, communication design,
interactive design or equivalent (or completed by February 1st,
- The candidate should possess the academic credentials and
professional experience necessary to teach courses in graphic
- Minimum of one-year college-level teaching experience
- Online portfolio showcasing professional experience in graphic
- Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud software specifically:
Illustrator, Photoshop, & Adobe XD (or Figma)
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.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
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
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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