Title: Adjunct Faculty- Graphic Design
Department: Visual Arts & Humanities
Campus Location: Arnold/Main Campus
Work Mode: This position requires regular in-person presence on campus and at alternative locations, depending on class schedule and other assigned duties.
Position Type:Adjunct Faculty, Non-Exempt
The Department of Visual Arts at Anne Arundel Community College is seeking qualified candidates for Graphic Design Adjunct Instructors to teach one to two courses per semester in person.
The Graphic Design Adjunct Instructor will teach fundamental concepts in graphic design, visual communication, typography, layout design, and branding. The Graphic Design Adjunct Instructor will follow the college's curriculum, engage students in hands-on projects, and teach industry-standard software and techniques. This role requires a passion for teaching, creativity, and a strong understanding of graphic design principles and technologies.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.
In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Teach graphic design courses in accordance with the community college's curriculum and class schedule, ensuring alignment with learning objectives and course outcomes.
Plan and deliver dynamic and engaging lectures and demonstrations that teach the elements and principles of design and how to apply them to effectively communicate concepts visually.
Instruct students on the use of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
Facilitate hands-on learning experiences, including design projects, assignments, and critiques, to enhance students' practical skills and foster their creativity.
Guide students in developing a strong understanding of visual communication, concept development, typography, color theory, composition, branding, and layout design.
Provide timely and constructive feedback on student work, helping them refine their design skills, aesthetics, and problem-solving abilities.
Support students in building their design portfolios.
Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that encourages collaboration, critical thinking, and ethical design practices.
Maintain accurate records of student attendance, grades, and academic progress in compliance with college policies.
Provide regular communication and availability to answer student questions.
Candidates should have a master's degree and at least two years' full-time professional work experience in graphic design, OR a bachelor's degree and five years' work experience.
Strong proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
Solid understanding of graphic design principles, concepts, typography, color theory, composition, and layout design.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage and support students from diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
Ability to adapt teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and utilize active learning strategies.
Passion for teaching and inspiring students to think creatively, critically, and ethically in the field of graphic design.
Please include a link to an online portfolio containing samples of professional work that demonstrates expertise in graphic design.
Experience teaching in higher education or industry training programs is preferred but not required.
Master's degree preferred.