Adjunct Faculty: Visual & Media Arts Department

Category: Adjunct Faculty

Department: Visual & Media Arts Department

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Jul 09, '18

Type: Adjunct Faculty

Ref No.: ADJ

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

Adjunct Instructors are needed to teach the following courses:

VMA-102 Composition and Color: This course introduces the student to elements and principals of design that are fundamental to all fields of visual art. Within the context of 2-dimensional problem solving, students will develop a working vocabulary of visual elements including line, form, space, and color, in order to explore the expression of principles of composition such as balance, rhythm, emphasis, and proportion. Students will experience working with a variety of mediums and begin to develop skills in both visual thinking and craftsmanship.

Candidates for teaching VMA-102 will be asked to submit a portfolio.

VMA-112 Art History: Prehistoric to Medieval: The course is a broad multicultural survey of the art and architecture of Egypt, Rome, Greece, the Near, Mid, and Far East, and Europe, from the Paleolithic Era through the Moyen Age. The course stresses the understanding of art through examining visual concepts such as composition, space, rhythm, symmetry, perspective, and subject matter, as well as its social, political, and cultural contexts. Students will experience and analyze works of art through lectures, written assignments, journal entries, identification and essay exams, presentations, group projects, and visits to museums.

VMA-140 Media in Motion: In this studio/critique class, students will learn to combined typography, image, audio and short animated sequences using software and traditional methods. Skills and principles learned in this course may be applied to title sequences for film, motion graphics, Info graphics, web banners, interactive sequences and time-based art. There will be an emphasis on the process of design problem-solving incorporating thematic development, storytelling, message, interactivity and editing.

Required Skills for VMA-140: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects. Candidates for teaching this course will be asked to submit a portfolio.

VMA-130 Social Media Strategy: In this course, students will explore techniques and strategies of social media marketing and public relations that can be used to promote a company, and individual or a product. Through case studies and exercises students will learn how to identify business objectives and how a marketing campaign is created. Students will learn to reach an audience through an integrated marketing approach that uses social media, online video, podcasts, mobile apps, blogs, news releases, viral marketing, marketing, print and other current tools and channels. Career pathways will be identified and explored.


  • Master's Degree in subject area or related field
  • Availability to teach during the day time (between 8:30 and 4:00)
  • Community College teaching experience preferred
  • Proven ability to work with diverse faculty, staff and student population


Additional Information:

Salary: $1,066.00 per credit hour

Effective Date: Fall semester, 2018; open until filled

Application Instructions:

Submit a Cover Letter Addressing the Required Qualifications, Resume and Contact Information for 3 References through the URL: Fax transcript files over 2MB's to (617)-228-3328.


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