Adjunct Professor Online - Graphic Design, Art History, Communication Studies

Location
Lynchburg, VA
Posted
Nov 06, 2020
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

A00316P

Position Type:

Adjunct Faculty

Disclaimer:

Liberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

Position Title:

Adjunct Professor Online - Graphic Design, Art History, Communication Studies

Does this position require driving?:

No

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Studio & Digital Arts Applicants:
Teaching online undergraduate and graduate Studio and Digital Arts classes in Graphic Design, Animation, OR Design Foundations; OR Teaching online undergraduate and graduate Studio and Digital Arts classes in Art History.

Communication Applicants:
Teaching online undergraduate and graduate Digital Media, Video, and Strategic Communication classes. Teaching can include courses in video, interactive, advertising, public relations, and promotional communication, as well as additional areas of expertise (such as social/digital media, visual storytelling, and mobile communication, research methods, and applied components of communication.

online faculty must have regular access to and familiarity with the Internet/e-mail.
- Teach material from the approved curriculum by an assigned schedule to ensure student satisfaction.
- Assists students in achieving completion of objectives and learning outcomes.
- Provides regular and timely feedback to students.
- Participates in school retention initiatives by maintaining productive contact with students and by getting in touch with and offering assistance to absent students.
- Advises students in matters related to academics, attendance, and behaviors.
- Motivates students to actively participate in all aspect of the educational process.
- Maintains and reports student grades and attendance by university policies.
- Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Studio & Digital Arts Applicants:
An MA in Graphic Design, Animation, 2D Design or related field, and a strong record of professional achievement. The applicant should be a practicing designer with industry experience in a variety of levels of the fields of graphic design, animation, or studio art. Skills may include print and new media design, Animation software, Proficiency in HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and best practices for responsive web development and user experience. A link to your portfolio should be included on your resume/curriculum vitae

Art History Applicants:
An MA in Art History or related field and a strong record of professional achievement. The applicant should be able to teach a wide range of art-historical subjects.
- History of Publication in academic or trade journals
- Established research agenda

Communication Applicants:
M.A. in Communication or Digital Media related field (with professional experience) required. A candidate with an MA in Communication or related applied field with a record of strong professional experience may be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

Studio & Digital Arts Applicants:
An MFA with three years or more of full-time online teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, or equivalent, and a strong record of professional achievement. For animation instructors, a minimum of 18 graduate hours in 2D and/or 3D Animation coursework, knowledgeable in Autodesk Maya or other animation/3D modeling software, with 4-5 years animation experience, strong general knowledge of modeling, rigging, texturing, lighting and animating. Knowledge of the design process and storyboarding. Additional experience with online course development and instruction. Faculty members are expected to maintain professional and creative development. A link to your portfolio should be included on your resume/curriculum vitae.
- History of Publication in academic or trade journals.
- Existing research agenda.

Art History Applicants: A PhD in Art History with three years or more of full-time online teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, or equivalent, and a strong record of professional achievement. Additional experience with online course development essential. Faculty members are expected to maintain professional and creative development.

Communication Applicants:
Terminal degree in Communication, Strategic Communication (Ad/PR) or Digital Media (M.F.A or Ph.D) and three years or more of full-time online teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate levels, or equivalent, and a strong record of professional achievement.
- History of publication in academic or trade journals.
-Professional experience (video, promotion, advertising, social media, etc.)
- Established research and/or professional content agenda

Work Hours:

Flexible.

Posting Date:

11/05/2020

Special Instructions for Applicants:

NOTE: A link to your portfolio should be included on your resume/curriculum vitae if applicable to Studio & Digital Arts applicants.

Please note that while unofficial transcripts are required during this stage of the application process, official transcripts for all conferred degrees (excluding Associate’s degrees) will be required should the department select you for an interview.

In the references section of the application, please submit the names of two professional references and one pastoral reference. Your pastoral reference must be from your current church pastor, or someone within a leadership position within your current church. The pastoral reference cannot be an immediate or extended family member.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact the Faculty Hiring Office at [email protected]

Quicklink:

https://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/30210

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