Adjunct - Intro to Digital Design Tools

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2022
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.

About the Program

The Graphic Design program provides a balance of theory and practice in rigorous design study enhanced by general education coursework in the humanities, art history, and the physical and social sciences. Students learn to conceptualize, visualize, and realize visual communications through the rigor of project-based exploration and experimentation based on the formal foundations of typography, image-making, storytelling, aesthetics, and critical thinking. The curriculum enables students to develop a sophisticated approach to creative problem-solving and analysis; to effectively communicate through excellence in typography and image-making; and to have an immersion in all aspects of visual communication and experience: brand identity, dynamic and time-based media environments, data visualization and experiential and spatial design.

Students acquire an ease and fluency working within and between dynamic digital and two- and three-dimensional media.

Job Summary

Drexel University is looking to hire highly qualified adjunct faculty. Adjunct faculty may teach 1-2 courses per semester. The candidate will be capable of teaching various levels of the undergraduate program, be proficient in traditional techniques, and have a broad understanding of new approaches to Graphic Design. The interdisciplinary nature of the program requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice and meaningfully contribute to a variety of areas. Adjunct faculty are 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 Design within Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Responsibilities may include teaching during the day or evening, 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.
  • 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
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. After Effects a plus)
  • Experience with 2D Design, Typography, Environmental Design, Branding and Packaging.
  • Experience with Digital Design, such as apps and digital magazine layout as well as web design, HTML, CSS coding, video, and animation a plus.
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:Dec 2 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Jun 30 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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