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Adjunct Professor of Art/Graphic Design

Prince George's Community College
Largo, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 15, 2021

Job Details

Adjunct Faculty

Position Information

Position Title

Adjunct Professor of Art/Graphic Design

Position Type



Art and Visual Communications



Full Time or Part Time

Part Time

Fixed Term/Tenure Track

Fixed Term



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Education

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Job Description Summary

The Art Area within the Humanities Department at Prince George’s Community College is seeking an Adjunct Art/Graphic Design position for the Spring 2022 semester. Below is key information about the school and this position. Applicants should make sure they fit the education and work experience specific for this position which is described below.

The instructor is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities during the day, evening, or weekend via instructional delivery formats to include face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote. Face-to-face and hybrid classes may be offered on any Prince George’s Community College campus, or at off-campus locations. The instructor must remain current in the discipline area and continually explore teaching methods and strategies to engage learners, organize and plan instructional content that accommodates diverse learning styles, and devise appropriate assessment tools that monitor student learning outcomes. The instructor is also responsible for participating in related activities to include professional development, academic advising, curriculum design.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. MFA degree (or higher) in Art, or a master’s degree in art related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Art.
  2. Preferably 2 years of college teaching experience.
  3. Ability to teach in one or more of the following content areas; Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Design, Commercial Art, Visual Communications/Commercial Art/Graphic Design, Art History, Introduction to Art.
  4. Ability to teach in non-traditional formats (online, remote, hybrid) and settings (off-campus, weekends, evenings and accelerated).
  5. Ability to perform a range of physical positions and mobile conditions including but not limited to occasionally moving materials 5-25 pounds.
  6. Knowledge of and the ability to teach, handle, and maintain art related materials, chemicals, and equipment in a safe and responsible manner.


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Plan, organize, and teach curriculum content in conjunction with course outcomes.
  2. Using applicable technology and andragogical principles, teach course content via an appropriate delivery format (may include face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote instruction).
  3. Complete mandated institutional trainings and professional development as required
  4. Follow department and division requirements for preparing a course syllabus
  5. Facilitate appropriate instructional activities that promote student engagement and learning.
  6. Evaluate student performance using assessment tools as directed by the department; inform students in a timely manner of their progress
  7. Create and administer assessments that monitor student progress; provide timely student feedback.
  8. Provide an orientation at the first- class meeting to include (as applicable) an overview of the course syllabus, an outline of course objectives, course requirements, attendance policy, grading system, textbook(s), and supplemental materials.
  9. Notify students of key dates and course adjustments
  10. Comply with attendance and grading requirements as established for the course (may include maintaining an up-to-date electronic grade book, and entering final grades by the established due date).
  11. Maintain accurate class records; submit required class records by the established due date
  12. Participate in departmental evaluation and course assessment processes as directed.
  13. Follow department and division requirements for maintaining office hours, advising students, and referring students to appropriate resources.
  14. Respond to student emails and phone calls within 48 hours with the exception of weekends and holidays. Maintain regular communication with students. Use the assigned PGCC email for communication with the department and with students.
  15. Attend all required meetings.
  16. Perform all other duties as assigned.


  1. Mastery of course content
  2. Must be able to work well with Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  3. Ability to provide service to diverse populations using a student-centered approach
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff
  5. Ability to plan, deliver and assess effective instruction
  6. Ability to teach in face to face, remote and online modalities, as needed
  7. Ability to effectively use instructional technology (Internet, instructional software, learning management system, videoconferencing, etc.).
  8. Critical thinking, organization, and conflict management skills
  9. Research skills (where appropriate)
  10. Time management, planning and organizational skills
  11. Ability to work as part of a team
  12. Problem-solving and analytical ability

Job Requirements

  1. Must be able to work Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  4. Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?

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Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


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Special Instructions to Applicants

The following documents must be provided with your application materials:

Under required documents provide
  1. Current Cover Letter, CV
  2. Unofficial Transcript (if hired official transcripts will be required)

Select Other, and provide a PDF, Word Doc, or URL for
  1. A digital portfolio with 15-20 current examples of professional work
  2. A digital portfolio with 15-20 examples of student’s work
  3. A teaching philosophy

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to .

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have at least two years of college teaching experience outside of graduate school?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience teaching in online, remote, or hybrid formats?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * We specifically work with Adobe Creative Cloud, please describe your knowledge with this software. Do you have experience with other software packages, if so, what are they?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please provide a link to your website.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other
Optional Documents


Prince George’s Community College has delivered a superior, affordable education since 1958. Our main campus is located in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. The National Harbor, University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, the Kennedy Center, the National Security Agency, and NASA are all nearby.

Student Success is the highest priority at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). The College serves all who seek a degree, want to boost a career, or are looking to learn new skills. Our leadership team is dedicated to making our college better every day. We give students a clear, direct path to their goals, which will help them save money, stay on track, and graduate faster. Each student is on a unique journey, and we help them stay connected along the way. Our students have become leaders in many career fields.

PGCC offers more than 200 academic and career training programs. New buildings with cutting-edge technology dot the 150-acre PGCC campus in Largo, Maryland. Five off-campus learning sites make classes more accessible to students across the county. Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) aligns its programs and resources with student and community needs. This is part of the College’s mission to enhance the economic vitality of the region.

Achieving excellence through people is how PGCC gets the job done! Join a winning team where we offer a comprehensive total rewards package including competitive healthcare, retirement plans, generous paid leave and other perks.


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