Visiting Lecturer - Graphic Design and Web Design

Location
Lowell, MA
Posted
May 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Institution:
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Visiting Lecturer - Graphic Design and Web Design

Department:
Art & Design

Job Reference Number:
0081855

Posting Date:
05-22-2017

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:


Position Status:
Job Opening
Full-time
Benefited

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The Art and Design Department in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applicants for a Visiting Lecturer position to teach Introduction to Graphic Design (level I), Advanced Typography (level III) and Web Design (level I, II and III) commencing September 2017. The Lecturer 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 contemporary contexts of design. The position requires the ability to facilitate meaningful learning of the competencies in Graphic and Web Design. 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.

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. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-M.F.A. or PhD in Graphic Design
-Portfolio that demonstrates a wide-range of design solutions in creative and professional practice
-Demonstrated understanding of theoretical, conceptual and critical aspects of graphic design
-Strong skills in typography and web 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 current digital media and graphic design applications and programs
-Proficiency in HTML/CSS
-Experience with web design, UX/UI, app design and motion graphics
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Experience with a diverse student body

Other 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


Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Other Document 1
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Cover Letter: Please describe in your cover letter your interest and qualifications in the areas of web design, interactive media, graphic design and typography.

Other Document 1: Please provide links to online or Google Drive portfolio and include 20 examples of student work representing print and other media.

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

Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55506

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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