Job Summary/Basic Function
In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryville
University actively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts
in their fields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty
are an integral part of the University’s learning community.
The John E. Simon School of Business is accepting applications for
an academically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member to
teach a Principles of App Design course during the Fall 2022
semester. The course will be conducted face-to-face on our main
campus and scheduled during regular business hours. Applicants
would need to have reliable transportation as well as the
flexibility to teach during the daytime.
ISYS 120 - Principles of App Design
Description: The movement of more and more information to
mobile applications and technology has changed the human
perspective of the world and our interactions with each other.
Understanding the design of apps and how to root them in real-world
problems becomes an exercise. However, despite the new technology,
foundational principles of design are held as a way to continuously
improve on the design to produce a more engaging and effective
experience. Storyboarding is a visual way of developing an
application’s user interface prior to undergoing any development
activities. Coupled with sketching, mockups, and prototypes, a
person building an application can test and refine their ideas
using less time and effort. This course serves as an introduction
to the technique of storyboarding, including organizing a project’s
content and arranging it in a visual format utilizing standard
tools while holding to fundamental design principles in terms of
color, layout, and typography. This course also aims to illustrate
the benefits, consequences, and changes that have occurred and
continue to occur as technology becomes more integrated in our
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse
• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and course
• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with the
University’s mission, academic policies and procedures,
expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).
• Prepare essential lesson plans, and assignments; develop course
• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,
teaching methodology, assignments and deadlines, using available
technology with Canvas.
• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively
deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world
applications of concepts covered.
• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, class
assignments, group projects, etc.
• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough
• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance with
• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in
• Additional duties, as assigned, will vary based on course(s)
• Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science,
Interactive Design, Graphic Design or related field from a
regionally accredited institution.
• Experience with at least two of the following: Canva, Adobe
Suite, Sketch, Balsamiq.
• Willingness and ability to learn new academic technology and
engaged pedagogy to facilitate student learning.
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
• Doctorate with at least 15 graduate hours in Information Systems,
Computer Science or related field from a regionally accredited
• Teaching experience and relevant experience in the field.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants would need to have reliable transportation as well as
the flexibility to teach during the daytime on our main
While the School of Business is searching for a qualified applicant
to teach the specified course during the Fall 2022 semester, the
department is also using this posting to build a qualified pool of
instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise.
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of
a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment
authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity
and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability,
gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,
race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or
any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of
the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,
training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and
Advertised: February 16, 2022