Lecturer-Digital Design

Denver, CO
Apr 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nature of Work

This posting will establish and maintain a pool of Lecturers for the College of Arts & Media Visual Arts Department. Candidates hired from this pool will fill temporary, non-tenure track positions and will teach no more than two courses per semester. Appointments will be part-time (less than 50%) and will be made semester-by-semester, depending on the needs of the department. Therefore, this posting does not necessarily reflect a current open position. This temporary Lecturer recruitment pool is anticipated to remain continuously active until December 31, 2017, at which point all applicants will be cleared from the pool. Applicants are encouraged to apply to future recruitment pools after that date.

Support Received

This position reports to Visual Arts Department and the Area Head of the Digital Design program.

Digital Design Program's Mission

The Digital Design program integrates aesthetic, creative, and critical thought with expertise in advanced electronic media. Configured as an interdisciplinary arts and design laboratory, Digital Design offers a hands-on education combining new art technologies and design concepts within a concentrated theoretical framework that promotes an understanding of the cultural impact and uses of digital technologies. Through this interdisciplinary approach, combining arts and communication, Digital Design strives to produce artists and designers who will use design in innovative ways both in commercial and artistic spheres.

Examples of Work Performed

Teach courses from introductory to advanced levels of web design, UX and UI to undergraduate design students.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Exceptional Broad knowledge of the history of art, contemporary art and design
  • Knowledge of wire-framing, UX and research and production techniques
  • Ability to teach professional practices and approaches in to design
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of marketing, branding and dissemination

Minimum Requirements
  • MFA degree in design, or advanced degree in related field and minimum of three years of professional experience in Design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of conceptual and design-based principles as applied to professional practice and experimental design
  • Excellent facility with graphic design applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Excellent typography skills
  • 1 - 2 years professional experience working with Interaction Design
  • Ability to teach and work with a diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 - 3 years teaching experience on the college level
  • 3 - 5 years professional design experience
  • Expertise in 3D motion and motion graphics
  • Advanced skill-sets and experience in motion graphics, 3D, UX and UI Design.
  • Knowledge in human-centered information, experience and interactivity design.
  • Professional experience with project development, pitch development and or branding
  • Experience in Ethnographic Design research
  • Scholarly or creative research focused on any of the following: Motion Design, Broadcast Design, Game Design, Sensory Typography, Professional Practices, Design History, Environmental Design, Social Design and Activism

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Required Application Materials: When applying, applicants must include: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2) A current CV/resume 3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30120 - CAM-Visual Arts

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Jan 5, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Brian DeLevie

Posting Contact Email: brian.delevie@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00638738


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