Visiting Assistant Professor, Art (Interactive Design)

Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Visiting Assistant Professor, Art (Interactive Design)

Stevenson University

This full-time faculty position in the School of Design's Department of Art and Visual Communication Design will be responsible for designing and delivering curriculum in interactive and graphic design. Course assignments may include web design, interactive media, digital media foundations, and advanced studios in information architecture and user experience. Teaching responsibilities will include 30-32 contact hours per academic year.

Department: School of Design: Art/VCD

Masters degree in interactive design, new media, graphic design, or related discipline; plus five years combined teaching at a college level and professional practice in the field of interactive design, graphic design, or new media. MFA preferred.

Expert in HTML, CSS, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator Proficient in analytics, SEO, and UX/UI Knowledge of scripting languages such as JavaScript and PHP preferred Knowledge of back-end web protocols preferred Proficient in theories and tools of digital and print publications Proven ability to develop effective course materials including syllabi, lessons, rubrics, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops for students or faculty Ability to teach visual communication design courses in support of other majors: Business Communication, Digital Marketing, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Film & Moving Image Proven record of integrating contemporary technology and communication methods in the classroom Proven interest in engaging students in experiential learning activities, such as making connections with employers outside the classroom; service learning; community-based projects; hosting outside critics or clients, etc. Knowledge of contemporary design culture and professional practice, complemented by an understanding of historical/critical theory related to the discipline Excellent communication, organization, time management and planning skills. Commitment to advising, mentoring and guiding students Demonstrated knowledge of career development, advising and teaching of diverse populations. Familiar with metrics and academic assessment. Student-centered approach to teaching and a commitment to student achievement. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of faculty sharing time, ideas, equipment, resources, and space. Commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and the application of technology in the classroom, and in daily activities. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with students, peers, and professional contacts. Competent in Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel. Ability to work in Blackboard or a similar online learning management system. Ability to travel between campuses. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting and standing for long periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time.

Essential Functions:
Instructional Activity Engage in instructional activity totaling 30 - 32 contact hours per calendar year. Teaching responsibilities that include primarily time spent in face-to-face or online courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects taught, preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing projects and papers; evaluating assignments and examinations or presentations; supervising independent study projects; and submitting grades. Stevenson University uses the Blackboard course management system. Faculty responsibilities include writing syllabi, reading and responding to emails, grading course work, submitting mid-term and final grades, and alerting appropriate university personnel to student problems on a timely basis. Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly. Participate in the assessment activities of the program, Schools, and University. Conduct student advising activities including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding personal, academic, curricular, career and/or graduate school matters. Scholarly Activity Develop and maintain independent intellectual pursuits—including research or creative projects—that enhance teaching effectiveness. Attend professional conferences, workshops, meetings, and talks related to professional interests including those of professional societies. Pursue internal and external funding sources to support scholarly activity. Service Activity Participate in Open Houses and other recruiting efforts Attend and participate in planning and coordination of departmental events which may include annual student portfolio reviews; curating and coordinating Artist-in-Residence lectures workshop experiences for students; town halls; portfolio preparation sessions Attend all faculty, staff, University, and SOD meetings. Attend SOD commencement exercises. Serve as an academic advisor to students. Participate in SOD and University events. Serve in a collegial fashion in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators and members of the public.

Reports To: Department Chair

Work Location: Owings Mills North (20)

Position Category: Faculty

Position Type: Full-time Faculty (9months, 500500)

Months/Year: 9

Hrs/Week: 40

FLSA: Exempt

Close Date: 5/21/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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