Adjunct Instructor, Urban Strategy

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022
About the Urban Strategy Program

Drexel University’s Urban Strategy MS program prepares students to meet urban planning and public policy challenges through a 48-credit, 2-year, interdisciplinary master's degree program that brings together Drexel’s expertise in design, engineering, business, policy and public health. This unique master’s program empowers and prepares students for careers focused on improving the well-being of urban citizens.

Drexel University is the ideal institution for the MS in Urban Strategy due to Drexel’s inherent philosophy of interdisciplinary learning and practical, engaged education. Drexel is located in the heart of Philadelphia's urban transformation and is actively shaping the environment in which the University sits. Studying urban strategy at Drexel positions students to work with gifted faculty of experienced researchers and practitioners from the Westphal College, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, College of Arts and Sciences, Dornsife School of Public Health, among others across the University.

Graduates of the Urban Strategy program gain public and private sector employment, including positions in government agencies, design firms, think tanks, community development corporations, and beyond.

About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design:

The Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The Westphal College offers 17 undergraduate and eight graduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities, and taught by distinguished faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The College values a studio approach that incorporates six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Westphal is home to a virtual reality and immersive research lab, two theaters, an art gallery, a notable collection of over 17,000 historic costumes, a record label, a television station, and numerous cutting-edge making spaces. Westphal educates students to find their place as leaders in today's rapidly changing world by teaching the diverse skills needed to conceptualize and implement creative thinking. The synergy of Westphal’s creative programs, strong foundation curriculum and diverse minors, and stewardship of University assets and enterprises enhances the strength of the College in this interdisciplinary age. The College actively participates in community-based learning programs that allow students and faculty to study the issues affecting our world in collaboration with neighboring communities. As the Center for creativity at Drexel, the Westphal College’s collaborative community of scholars, creatives, thinkers, and doers are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. Westphal is dedicated to building a community where everyone is welcome and a multiplicity of voices are celebrated.

Job Summary

The Adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student professional and artistic development, learning and discussions, as well as encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom or remote settings. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of the Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism within Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, and weekends, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.

Essential Functions
  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract.
  • Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses per their contract.
  • Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the program.
  • Acquire and maintain skills necessary to navigate Drexel online teaching resources (e.g. Blackboard Learn, ZOOM and other learning platforms and communication tools), to effectively share course content, communicate with students and evaluate their work.
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes.
  • Maintain communication with the program director regarding any course or student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Humanities, or related field.
  • One year of teaching or professional experience.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to teach days, evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • Ability to teach online, in-person, or a combination of both.
Preferred Qualifications
  • College level teaching experience (guest lecturing, adjunct, or full-time).
  • Graduate degree in a related field.
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter that indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your application.

Advertised:Nov 29 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Jun 30 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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