Adjunct Faculty

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jan 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Professional Fields, Architecture
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Full Time
Job Summary

The Department of Art at Elmhurst University in the greater Chicago area experienced adjunct faculty to teach Graphic Design courses in the Spring 2021 semester. Spring 2021 semester begins February 3rd, 2021 and concludes May 23rd, 2021.

Essential Functions

Adjunct faculty will teach one or more graphic and interactive design courses at 100-level and above. The successful candidate will have professional experience in graphic and UX/UI design and be knowledgeable of emerging technologies and trends.

Available courses include Introduction to Graphic Design, Typography Studio, UX/UI Design, Portfolio as well as Senior Capstone. Course delivery will be online-synchronous utilizing BlackBoard LMS .

Responsibilities include course preparation, teaching, grading, and being available to students who have questions or require assistance.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate should possess the academic credentials and professional experience necessary to teach courses in graphic design.
• Master’s degree in graphic design, communication design, interactive design or equivalent (or expected by Spring 2020).
• Minimum of one-year college-level teaching experience
• Evidence of professional experience in graphic design (print) and UX/UI design
• Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud software specifically: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and XD
• Online Synchronous Teaching Experience
• Willingness and ability to teach online synchronous modality using Blackboard

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19 no later than Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

To apply, please submit the following:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vita
• Teaching Philosophy (one page)
• Three References including contact information (please include this information with your resume)
• A link to portfolio showcasing professional work / experience
• PDF portfolio of ten to twenty examples of students’ work + short statements describing given project & scope of work.

NOTE : Official transcripts documenting your degrees will be required prior to appointment.

Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity.

Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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