Job no: 496402
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts
Rowan University’s Department of Art seeks applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position in Graphic Design beginning in Fall 2022. We seek a dynamic, energetic designer/teacher with professional achievement in the field of design. The candidate should be capable of inspired criticism and dedicated teaching at all undergraduate levels and have a broad understanding of design practice and theory.
The appointment is renewable based on programmatic needs and offers the opportunity for promotion to senior and master lecturer. An MFA or PhD in graphic design or related field is required. College teaching experience is expected.
The Department of Art at Rowan University offers NASAD-accredited BFA and BA degrees and seeks a faculty colleague with expertise in Graphic Design. Desirable applicants will have experience or skills in User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Integrated Design, Human-centered Design, Design Strategy, Design Thinking, and/or Coding for the Web. There is opportunity for interdisciplinary collaborative courses that enroll students from multiple specializations and/or university departments for experiential learning.
The appointee's primary function is to teach in, co-coordinate, and develop design classes in the Graphic Design program. The successful candidate will teach 12 credit-hours, which is 3 studio courses, per semester. The faculty lecturer will help advise graphic design students toward their senior thesis exhibitions, participate in curriculum development, and serve on departmental and college committees. Service responsibilities will include assisting in coordinating graphic design and web engagement, overseeing a student publication, and supporting adjunct graphic design faculty. Maintaining and pursuing professional development is also expected. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to or record of working with and mentoring diverse students, faculty and groups (including race, gender, class, LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or disability rights).
We are seeking a collegial colleague who is passionate about design. Applicants should be committed to contemporary pedagogies that inspire each student's potential for introspection and awareness, creative thought, and expression in a supportive environment. We seek practical applicants who maintain and develop professional client-based relationships within industry and scholarly networks to ensure professional growth and opportunities for program graduates.
The Department of Art serves approximately 150 undergraduate studio art majors, including design students. Students are led to engage in an individual search for meaning and cultural representation through the development of strong visual skills, critical thinking and an understanding of historical and social contexts.
The Department of Art is one of six departments in the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts that also includes Communication Studies; Journalism; Public Relations & Advertising; Radio, Television & Film; and Writing Arts. Edelman CCCA’s goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves over 1900 majors through twelve BAs, two BFAs, and three MAs. Additionally, we house first-year writing and public speaking, which serve all Rowan students.
Candidates must:Possess an MFA or PhD in Graphic Design or a closely related field. Terminal degree is required at time of appointment.Be legally authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.Have a record of effective teaching in graphic design and related coursework at the college level.Demonstrate a history of professional experience. Be willing to engage in service to the Department of Art, Edelman CCCA, and Rowan University. Be willing to engage in service to the wider professional community.Demonstrate a commitment to or record of working with and mentoring diverse students and faculty (such as race, gender, class, LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or disability rights).
Candidates should:Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member.Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.Have experience developing new courses and curricula.Maintain and develop professional connections within the design industry and professional associations.Be familiar with contemporary design strategy workflows, concepts, and methods of production, including qualitative research, agile development, and rapid prototyping.Demonstrate engagement with one or more of the following areas:
- User experience design
- User interface design
- Interactive design
- Design for inclusion and equity
- Design research
- Public interest design or design for social impact
- Co-creation or participatory design
- Other contemporary topics in design
Starting Date: September 2022
Application Process: Interested candidate must apply through our online application system.
Submissions must include:letter of applicationcurriculum vitae examples of design and/or website linkstatement of teaching philosophyexamples of student worklist of references
Candidates are encouraged to speak on how their teaching, service, and/or research activities industry commitment or contribution to diversity/equality/inclusion efforts in their application materials.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Advertised: May 2 2022 Eastern Daylight Time