Summary of Position:
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 mission of the Graphic Design program of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) is to graduate problem-solving, critical-thinking design innovators and creative communicators who are skilled in the latest technology, able to work collaboratively in a studio environment, and passionate about art, design, and contemporary culture.
Teaching assignments within the BFA Graphic Design Program include a series of introductory to intermediate design-related content and software/technology-based courses.
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 combination of: • A minimum of six years, working in the field of industry of the content area being taught; • Evidence of recognized accomplishment in area being taught, including awards, bibliography of publication referencing design or art work or scholarship; • 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. • Evidence of service to the field in terms of memberships on committees or boards of professional organizations and other contributions to the field.
Required Work Experience:
Minimum of five (5) years of professional-level practice in graphic design. Proficiency in design-thinking, industry-standard software and processes, including but not limited to concepting, art direction, illustration/photographic software, typography, digital photography, etc.
Preferred Qualifications (include Education, Skills, Experience):
Prior teaching experience (adjunct or full-time). Knowledge of design history, contemporary industry/technological trends, academic research.
Proposed Salary: Starting at $3,950 per 3 credit course.
Location: Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University - Grand Rapids