Adjunct - CoMAD - Product Design

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

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 Product Design program at Drexel University prepares students to become intelligent designers through extensive learning in an applied studio setting where skill development and design thinking take place. We offer a 4 year Bachelor of Science degree in Product Design specializing in a multidisciplinary design approach focused on product development and commercialization. We also encourage collaboration through entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation in product development. This is accomplished by a broad and self-directed education combining the fields of Art, Business, Engineering and Technology through the lens of design. Our graduates work in a wide range of industries including consumer electronics, housewares, furniture, fashion accessories, medical devices, toys, transportation and, now more than ever, their own startups.

Today’s world needs people who can bring meaningful ideas to life. With a curriculum that encourages experimentation, making and learning, the Product Design program believes that a design education is gained through the process of discovery. This education activates experiential learning and empowers the mind to make new connections, synthesize new meanings and create novel solutions to difficult problems. The Product Design program lets students discover and follow their passions while offering a first-rate education that includes the co-op experience, study abroad, multidisciplinary collaboration and, ultimately, a chance to make a difference in the world.

Drexel's Product Design program is ranked 9th in the U.S. by The Art Career Project for Industrial Design Schools .

Job Summary

The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student 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 Design within Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, nights, 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
  • 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 Industrial Design, Product Design, or related field.
  • One year of teaching or professional experience. (suggested)
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:Jun 7 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Jan 12 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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