Title: Adjunct Faculty- Digital Design Instructor
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 Digital Design Adjunct Instructors to teach one to two courses per semester in person.
The Digital Design Adjunct Instructor will teach fundamental design principles, concepts, processes, and tools used by artists and designers working with digital media. The Digital Design Adjunct Instructor will lead students in developing the skills to create digital images and artwork while emphasizing the conceptual basis for design in all its forms. The class explores contemporary digital culture and history while producing original design portfolio projects. The Digital Design Adjunct will follow the established curriculum, engage students in hands-on projects, and provide guidance on industry-standard software and techniques.
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 digital design courses based on 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 effectively apply them to projects.
Instruct students on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator.
Facilitate hands-on learning experiences, including design projects, assignments, and critiques, to enhance students' practical, conceptual, and professional skills.
Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that encourages collaboration, critical thinking, and experimentation in digital design.
Provide timely and constructive feedback on student work, guiding them in developing their design skills, aesthetics, and problem-solving abilities.
Maintain accurate records of student attendance, grades, and academic progress in accordance with college policies.
Provide regular communication and availability to answer student questions.
Follow college policies and guidelines regarding academic integrity, student conduct, and classroom management.
Candidates should have a master's degree and at least two years' full-time professional work experience in a design-related field, OR a bachelor's degree and five years' work experience.
Strong proficiency with Photoshop and Illustrator.
Solid understanding of the elements and principles of design and how to apply them to conceptual solutions to design problems.
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 conceptually.
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.