The Visiting Lecturer in the School of Design's Department of Art and Graphic Design will be responsible for designing and delivering curriculum in interactive and graphic design. Course assignments may include teaching web design, interactive media, digital media foundations, and advanced studios in information architecture, responsive design, and user experience. Teaching responsibilities will include 30–32 contact hours per academic year.
Master's degree in interactive design, new media, graphic design, or related discipline; plus three years combined teaching experience at the college level and professional practice in the field of interactive design, graphic design, or new media. MFA preferred.
Expert in HTML, CSS, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Proficient in analytics, SEO, and UX/UI
Knowledge of back-end web protocols preferred
Proficient in theories and tools of digital and print publications
Ability to teach and work with students of diverse backgrounds
Ability to teach digital media courses in support of other majors
Engagement in experiential learning activities with students
Demonstrated knowledge of career development and advising
Proven ability to develop effective course materials including syllabi, lessons, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops for students or faculty
Proven record of integrating contemporary technology and communication methods in the classroom
Proven interest in engaging students in experiential learning activities, such as making connections with employers outside the classroom; service learning; community-based projects; hosting outside critics or clients, etc.
Knowledge of contemporary design culture and professional practice, complemented by an understanding of historical/critical theory related to the discipline
Excellent communication, organization, time management and planning skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with students, peers, and professional contacts
Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel
Excellent technology skills and experience working with Blackboard or a similar platform
Familiar with metrics and academic assessment.
Student-centered approach to teaching and a commitment to student achievement.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of faculty sharing time, ideas, equipment, resources, and space.
Commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and the application of technology in the classroom, and in daily activities.
Ability to travel between campuses
Ability to work evenings and weekends
Teach 30–32 contact hours per academic year as assigned.
Teaching responsibilities that include time spent in face-to-face or online courses and in immediate preparation for courses; maintaining and improving competence in subjects taught, preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing projects and papers; evaluating assignments and examinations or presentations; supervising independent study projects; and submitting grades. Professional peer review is an essential feature of effective teaching. Stevenson University uses the Blackboard course management system.
Faculty responsibilities include writing syllabi, reading and responding to emails, grading course work, submitting mid-term and final grades, and alerting appropriate university personnel to student problems on a timely basis.
Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.
Participate in the assessment activities of the program, Schools, and University.
Conduct student advising activities including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding personal, academic, curricular, career and/or graduate school matters.
Attend all University Faculty, Faculty/Staff meetings, and relevant academic Department/School meetings.
Engage and participate in the life and work of the department, school, and university includes attending department meetings; participating in Open Houses and recruiting efforts; attending and participating in planning and coordination of departmental events; establishing industry relationships to generate internship and full-time placement opportunities after graduation.
Engage in continuing professional development related to the field and pedagogical best practices.
Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public. Follow all faculty and program policies outlined by the School and the University.
Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed.
Cooperative extension includes identifying current needs, adapting professional practice and/or research into contemporary language, presenting information and education to various constituents, providing leadership in identifying and presenting cutting-edge technology in their discipline, developing interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and collaborating with faculty to stay current in the field.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.
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