Instructor, Advertising and Graphic Design - Adjunct

Guilford Technical Community College
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College System's 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the team.

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field.  He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 

The Division of Business, Creative and Performing Arts at Guilford Technical Community College seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and collaborative educator to join our team as a part-time Advertising and Graphic Design program instructor. Under the supervision of the Department Chair, this individual will prepare and teach courses in each semester designed to support our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program to include Computer Graphics, Computer Graphics Applications, Graphic Design, Design Applications, Typography, Photographic Imaging, and Illustration.  The successful candidate should be prepared to integrate technology skills into the classroom, be available to teach at times and locations that meet the needs of students and be committed to working constructively with all facets of our program within a community college setting. This faculty position will complement and broaden our graphic design program as we look to expand the concentration's curricular offerings to include emerging areas in new media. Therefore, the ideal candidate would also have specialization in one or more areas related to: motion design, time-based media, video production, interactive media design, UI and UX design, Web Design, animation and/or traditional print design. Successful applicants will be placed into our pool of adjuncts to be assigned sections or serve as substitute instructors on an as needed basis.

Education Required

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design or related field that includes 18 hours in Graphic Design, from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution 

Education Preferred

  • Masters of Arts/Masters of Fine Arts (MA/MFA) in Graphic Design or closely related field that includes 18 hours in Graphic Design, from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution 

Experience Required

  • 3 years relevant industry or field experience on Graphic Design projects
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Post-secondary teaching and/or professional training experience in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars

Experience Preferred

  • Four or more years relevant industry or field experience on Graphic Design projects
  • Community college teaching experience
  • Experience in interactive, UI or UX design
  • Experience teaching typography, visual design and conceptual problem solving
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
  • Demonstrated involvement in the design community through projects or organizations

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