Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 27, 2023
About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design:

The creative heart of Drexel University, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design trains the next generation of scholars, thinkers, makers, and doers in the fields of media, entertainment, design, and the visual and performing arts. Westphal offers 18 undergraduate and nine graduate majors, housed in award-winning facilities that encourage collaboration across creative disciplines. At Westphal, we reimagine the role of design, media, and the arts in building a better future. Our programs challenge students to center sustainability, access, and equity in their approaches to art, fashion, architecture, gaming, entertainment, and scholarship. Through experiential learning, studio-based curriculum, and Drexel’s widely-recognized Cooperative Education program (co-op), our students are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century.

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

Job Summary

Adjunct faculty may teach 1 to 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 program’s interdisciplinary nature requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice and meaningfully contribute to various 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. 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 program’s philosophy, objectives, and curriculum.
  • 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 3 years of professional experience.
  • Ability to teach evenings and/or weekends as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Digital experience designer.
  • Experience with UX/ UI design principles, mobile app design, and digital magazine layout experience. Additional skillsets would include knowledge of front-end design (HTML / CSS / JavaScript), Figma, and basic animation principles.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects)
  • Experience with 2D Design, Typography, Environmental Design, Branding, and Packaging.

University City, Philadelphia, PA

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:Oct 11 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Nov 30 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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