In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryville actively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in their fields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the University's learning community and teach courses online and/or on main campus. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a welcoming environment for a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for an academically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member to teach online courses in Design and Visual Arts.
Course subjects include, but are not limited to:
Introduction to Digital Media
Introduction to Visual Thinking
Design Theory, Research, and Process
Symbol and Image
Typography, Grid, and Hierarchy
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and course contract.
Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with the University's mission, academic policies and procedures, expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).
Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.
Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world applications of concepts covered.
Encourage active learning through discussion topics, class assignments, group projects, etc.
Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough manner (within 24 hours).
Establish weekly office hours to provide additional assistance with student questions/concerns.
Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in the course.
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in fine arts or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
3+ years of relevant professional experience
Master's degree in fine arts or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
Teaching experience in the field
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a link to your visual portfolio within cover letter or CV.*
The Department is using this position announcement to build a qualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise. This position is not designated for a specific course or semester.
Transcripts are required to complete the application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes.
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
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