Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, MI prepares artists and designers to have impact through practice. Responsibilities for a KCAD adjunct faculty member include syllabus and class preparation, instruction during scheduled course time, providing reasonable availability to students for consultation and assistance with respect to assigned course(s), evaluation of student performance, submission of final grades on the FSU Banner system, and archiving of both course material and student work as requested by the program chair and/or the Dean of Academic Affairs.
The Interior Design Program seeks to cultivate interior designers who are engaged in innovative and creative human-centered solutions that contribute to the advancement of the profession. We are looking for a designer that can help us teach the next generation about the design process and to share the skills of the profession in the classroom.
The teaching assignment is based upon skill, demonstrated competency, and depth of understanding in areas such as the design process, hand rendering, construction documentation, industry software programs, building codes, and various project typologies.
Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Master’s degree in a related field to content being taught or: Master’s degree in unrelated field and additional minimum of 18 graduate credits in a field related to the content being taught or: A bachelor’s degree in a related field to content being taught and a combination of: • A minimum of six years, working in the field of industry of the content area being taught and; • Evidence of recognized accomplishment in area being taught, including awards, bibliography of publication referencing design or art work or scholarship or; • Evidence of scholarly/creative accomplishment in terms of completed design work, patents, exhibitions, presentations, publication, and juried recognition at the regional, national and international level or; • Evidence of service to the field in terms of memberships on committees or boards of professional organizations and other contributions to the field. or: A bachelor’s degree in a related field to content being taught and NCIDQ certification.
Required Work Experience:
Minimum of 2 years professional experience in the design of residential, corporate, healthcare, retail, or hospitality design industries.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Experience with instruction, training, and/or team leadership. Knowledge and expertise in industry specific software. i.e. AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp Pro, CET Designer, etc. Strong hand drawing and/or hand rendering skills. Expertise in standard architectural drawing conventions. Knowledge of codes in the built environment. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6 or higher. IIDA, ASID, AIA, or IDEC membership. NCIDQ or NCARB certification.
Prepare syllabus and class according to KCAD standards and distribute syllabi. Teach appropriate course(s) as assigned. Assess and evaluate student learning and provide formative feedback throughout the course. Provide reasonable availability to students for consultation and assistance with respect to assigned course. Evaluate student performance. Submit midterm and final grades on the FSU Banner system. Archive both course material and student work as requested by program chair and/or the Dean of the College. Contribute to the college’s continuous improvement. Maintain effective communication with students and colleagues. Work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff throughout the college.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently. Extensive knowledge of the design process. Ability to create and interpret architectural plans.
Cover letter clearly identifying your skills, demonstrated competencies, and depth of understanding in areas such as the design process, hand rendering, construction documentation, industry software programs, building codes, and various project typologies.
Unofficial Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of degree as described in the Required Education section. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, and degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates that do not have a Master’s degree will be required to have a combination of experience and accomplishment as outlined under the Required Education section. This combination must be clearly documented in your curriculum vitae/resume and application materials in order for the search committee to determine if candidates meet the required qualifications. For example, in order to determine if there is a minimum of six years of experience in the area being taught, the curriculum vitae/resume must clearly list dates of employment and all applicable experience should be listed. Evidence of recognized accomplishment, scholarly/creative accomplishment and service in the field must be detailed.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 15, 2021
Posting Close Date:
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