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Faculty Part-time - Graphic Design and Typography (possible multiple positions)

Company: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Location: Lowell
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

General Summary of Position:

The Art and Design Department in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks one or more applicants for an adjunct faculty pool to teach Graphic Design (level I), and Typography (level I) commencing September 2019.The part time/adjunct instructor(s)will demonstrate passionate engagement in her/his own graphic design practice and/or research.S/He will provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to understand and place their work in the historical and theoretical context of design.The position requires the ability tofacilitate meaningful learning of the competencies in Graphic and Typography.The Art and Design Department emphasizes conceptual and aesthetic innovation while encouraging student-centered pedagogy. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. The Art and Design Department seeks candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in this area.

Class Schedule:

Graphic Design (level I) - Tuesday/Thursday - 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM - September 4, 2019 - December 20, 2019.

Typography (level I) - Monday/Wednesday - 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM - September 4, 2019 - December 20, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • M.F.A. or PhD in Graphic Design or a related field
  • Portfolio that demonstratessuccess in teaching and professional practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of theoretical and critical aspects of graphic design
  • Strong skills in typography
  • Broad understanding of graphic design, design history, design process and contemporary design issues
  • Excellent knowledge of the Adobe suite
  • High level of technical proficiency with graphic design applications and programs
  • Experience with a diverse student body
  • Understanding of web design, UX/UI, app design and motion graphics a plus
  • The Art and Design Department is seeking to develop a pool of individuals qualified to teach advanced studio courses in web design, interactive media, graphic design and typography. Candidates should describe their interest and qualifications in these areas.

Additional Considerations:

  • Professional experience in graphic design, typography, interactive media or history of design
  • Strong production credits preferred
  • High level of technical proficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants is received.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Portfolio with Descriptions of Works:Please provide links to your online portfolio, including examples of personal and student work
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.




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