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Faculty-Adjunct-Graphic Design

Apply now Job no: 9741
Work type: Part Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Faculty, Academics, Academic Term, Campus Based



Prepares and delivers relevant course content using a variety of teaching methods and assessments that support student learning. Ensures that students achieve and demonstrate mastery of stated learning objectives.

Courses taught may include Editorial and Publication Design, Typography, Branding, Packaging, Vector Drawing, Portfolio Development, and Design Theory.


Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Essential Job Functions

  • Teaches assigned course(s) by delivering appropriate course content to students, preparing course materials and lesson plans, and addressing students questions and/or concerns
  • Maintains accurate records of student attendance, academic achievement and performance in accordance with university policies and procedures
  • Distributes to each student, in each course, a university approved syllabus that includes course objectives, texts, attendance policy and materials required for course and evaluation criteria
  • Communicates early with any student in danger of failure or in need of individual counseling
  • Refers students to appropriate university sources for information, guidance, financial assistance, career development, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master's degree in graphic/visual design or a related field of study from a regionally accredited institution, or other appropriate accreditation as determined by Johnson & Wales University   
  • Experience working in design or in other related work
  • Experience working in and/or teaching variations of the following: graphic design, Adobe Creative Suite, drawing, physical craft/prototyping and/or photography.
  • Proficient in digital design-related software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong knowledge of current industry standards for the creative process, phases of design, production, prototyping/printing, and professional practice in the field.
  • Ability to prepare lectures and demonstrations and effectively communicate relevant concepts to students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to present course materials in an interesting and intelligent manner.
  • Ability to teach classes during daytime and/or evening hours
  • Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations


Please Note

Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

College/university transcripts are required prior to hire.

By applying to this posting, you are entering an applicant pool for adjunct faculty which will be hired on an as needed basis during the academic year. As such, not everyone in the applicant pool for this position will be contacted and/or selected to teach.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until job posting is closed.


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