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Technical Instructor, Graphic Design

Washburn University
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 16, 2024

Job Details

Position Title: Technical Instructor, Graphic Design

Department: WIT-Graphics Technology

Campus Location: Washburn Tech

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by May 31, 2024

Position Summary: Washburn University Institute of Technology seeks applications for a Graphic Design Technical Instructor to begin August 1, 2024. This is a 10-month, full-time position with benefits.

Essential Functions:
The Technical Instructor position consists of four essential functions: teaching, service, collegiality, and professional development.

· Develop curriculum according to course competencies on each course syllabus.

· Develop assignments for the classroom and lab/shop if applicable, and attend all class meetings.

· Enforce policies for safety and the use of personal protective equipment for all individuals in the lab/shop environment.

· Maintain student records about the program (i.e., certification testing and the assessment plan); administer tests.

· Evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades. Share (as appropriate) information with the Student Services and Dean's offices; and use the University's Learning Management System to track grades as required.

· Evaluate each course one teaches and assess personal performance in teaching.

· Participate in college-wide staff development days, and departmental meetings and fulfill committee assignments.

· Serve on campus-wide committees as needed; participate actively in departmental/program advisory board meetings.

· Foster a positive relationship with industry and the community.

· Submit budget and purchase recommendations.

· Act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.

· Participate in graduation ceremonies and other ceremonial events that pertain to the department.

· Maintain and advance training in industry-recognized certifications.

· Seek opportunities for professional development or advancement of educational degrees.

· Stay abreast of innovations and developments in the professional field and take advantage of the University's instructional support programs.

· Adhere to college and University policies and perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

· Meet satisfactory standards of performance in all areas of responsibility.

· Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
Highschool diploma or GED
Two years of experience (4000 hours) as a Graphic Design technician or military experience equivalent to two years of experience as a Graphic Design Technician.
Industry-recognized certification or licenses relevant to the Graphic Design field.

Preferred Qualifications:
A post-secondary degree in Graphic Design or related field.

Teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.

Background Check Required


 Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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