Adjunct Faculty: Visual & Media Arts Department-Spring 2019

Job description

Category: Adjunct Faculty

Department: Visual & Media Arts Department

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Nov 26, 2018

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-125 Intro to Adobe Suite: This is an introductory course in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, the industry-standard applications for graphic design. Through in-class and independent projects, students will learn the basic functionality of Illustrator for digital illustrations. Photoshop for editing images, and InDesign for layout and design. Students will be introduced to the basic tools and vocabulary needed to continue building skills independently. (Day and evening sections are available, Charlestown Campus)

VMA-129 Visual Design with HTML & CSS: Visual Design students will learn typography, layout and design in the context of interactive media, using HTML and CSS as visual design tools. Through a variety of onscreen projects, students will build on typesetting and layout skills and practice the principals of interactive design. Projects will focus on web typography, fluid design, functional style, navigation, and kinetic typography on screen. (Tuesday, 6:00-8:45 PM, Charlestown Campus)

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. (Evenings)

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.

VMA-161 Intro to Digital Photography: Digital photography has made it technically possible to generate countless photographs at virtually no cost, yet the formal problems of picture-making remain. How is it possible to create photographs with power and significance? This course explores basic technical issues of the digital photography workflow joined with a formal exploration of seeing photographically, using both shooting assignments and lab exercises. Examples from the photographic tradition will be examined. Adobe Photoshop is used to adjust and manipulate images for printing. Inkjet printers are used to create photographic quality output. Students must have a digital camera and basic computer literacy. (Evenings)

VMA-275 Interactive Design I: In this studio intensive course, students will build on the foundations of visual design, typography and image with the principles of interactivity and user experience, in order to create responsive designs that work on both handheld and desktop devices. (Evenings)


  • Bachelors degree with at least three years of relevant experience
  • Masters degree preferred
  • 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

Review Date: Open until filled

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A Copy of your Unofficial Transcripts

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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Posted: 11/27/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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