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Adjunct - Visual Studies (Design for Media)

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Work type: Part-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

The creative heart of Drexel University, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design trains the next generation of scholars, thinkers, makers, and doers in the fields of media, entertainment, design, and the visual and performing arts. Westphal offers 18 undergraduate and nine graduate majors, housed in award-winning facilities that encourage collaboration across creative disciplines. At Westphal, we reimagine the role of design, media, and the arts in building a better future. Our programs challenge students to center sustainability, access, and equity in their approaches to art, fashion, architecture, gaming, entertainment, and scholarship. Through experiential learning, studio-based curriculum, and Drexel’s widely-recognized Cooperative Education program (co-op), our students are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. 

About Visual Studies in the Art and Art History Department

Visual Studies (Studio Art) courses are housed in the Art and Art History Department in the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. Visual Studies provides foundational coursework in Drawing and Design, as well as an array of upper-level electives in Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, and Performance for most of the majors within Westphal. The Visual Studies program delivers studio curriculum for students majoring in 13 of Westphal's 19 design and media disciplines. Visual Studies courses establish a student's studio practice through foundation level courses and builds upon these core methods in upper-level studio classes.
The Visual Studies faculty are working artists who use their research, professional art practices and collaborative spirit to inform their pedagogy. Students are inspired to merge the creative independence of fine art with design, Faculty work closely with students and encourage collaboration across disciplines,

Job Summary

Design for Media Courses (VSST 107, 108, 109) are foundation level studio courses that introduce the visual language of two-dimensional design while using a hybrid approach of studio and digital processes. In these courses, students engage in a series of visual problems that combine studio media (including paint and mixed media) with digital media (pixel, vector, and motion-based software). Completing this integrated coursework allows students to gain an understanding of the elements and principals of design in relation to their media-based disciplines, equipping them with the basic skill sets to guide them into their majors. Instructors will work with students to develop their visual communication skills while fostering individual creative expression.

The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student artistic development, learning and discussions, as well as encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom or determined remote setting. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively implementing the mission the Department of Art and Art History within Drexel's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, nights, and weekends, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.

Essential Functions

  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on contract.
  • Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses per contract.
  • Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the program.
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes.
  • Maintain communication with the program director regarding any course or student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching or professional experience.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume, cover letter that indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your application. If invited to an interview, a portfolio of you professional and student work will be requested.

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