Communication Design Affiliate/Part-Time Instructor

Position Summary

Establishment of Department Pool for Affiliate/Part-Time Instructors of Communication Design. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for affiliate/part-time departmental needs beginning Spring 2016 and ongoing thereafter. The department is currently looking for Affiliate Faculty for a Fall 2016 start date.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title
Communication Design Affiliate/Part-Time Instructor

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The hiring salary range is $974 to $1145 per semester credit hour; most communication design courses are three credit hours. The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Employee Category
Affiliate Faculty

ART - Art

EClass Code
Part-Time Affiliate Faculty


Teach one to three classes in communication design, which may include design media, typography, creative computation, integrated production techniques, web interface creation, identity and systems design, narrative design, publication design, design research, user interface design, community-based design, portfolio development, professional practices, or intern supervision. The Department offers programs that examine art and design in relationship to contemporary society with specific emphasis on emerging and interdisciplinary practices. Designers who are motivated by a collaborative environment emphasizing community-driven design practices are encouraged to apply. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching design practices that engage with and embrace emerging technologies. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population. EO Statement: Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encouraged women and minorities to apply. Affiliate faculty are part-time, at-will employees hired to teach on a per credit hour basis for specific classes, as needed, usually on a semester by semester basis. Affiliate Faculty are not eligible for benefit coverage under the University’s benefit program. All such teaching assignments are dependent on budget and enrollment. An Affiliate faculty member’s duties include: meeting assigned classes or delivering on-line content consistent with university, school, and department policies; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if appropriate, with department course coordination policies; being available, either face to face or electronically, to students in assigned classes to provide additional academic support as needed and appropriate for the teaching assignment; and complying with university-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in communication design, visual communication, graphic design, art, or related field plus three years of professional and/or teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

MA in appropriate field plus six years of relevant professional and/or teaching experience; or MFA.

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Closing Instructions
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,
If you have been previously employed by the department you will only need to submit a revised CV.
If you have not been previously employed by the department you will need to attach all of the requested documentation.
If you are unable to attach copies of your transcripts at the time of application please email documents to:
Patricia Yarrow, [email protected]


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