Adjunct, Digital Media
Job no: 496472
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 Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The Westphal College offers 17 undergraduate and eight graduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities, and taught by distinguished faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The College values a studio approach that incorporates six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Westphal is home to a virtual reality and immersive research lab, two theaters, an art gallery, a notable collection of over 17,000 historic costumes, a record label, a television station, and numerous cutting-edge making spaces. Westphal educates students to find their place as leaders in today's rapidly changing world by teaching the diverse skills needed to conceptualize and implement creative thinking. The synergy of Westphal’s creative programs, strong foundation curriculum and diverse minors, and stewardship of University assets and enterprises enhances the strength of the College in this interdisciplinary age. The College actively participates in community-based learning programs that allow students and faculty to study the issues affecting our world in collaboration with neighboring communities. As the center for creativity at Drexel, the Westphal College’s collaborative community of scholars, creatives, thinkers, and doers are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. Westphal is dedicated to building a community where everyone is welcome and a multiplicity of voices are celebrated.
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 remote settings. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of the Department of Digital Media 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.
Courses within the Animation & VFX (ANFX) program cover a wide range of topics at different skill levels. All aspects of the CG pipeline are covered using industry standards such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Adobe Suite, Unreal Engine, and more.
- Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract
- Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses per their 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
- Bachelor’s Degree in Animation, Digital Media, Computer science or a related field
- Two years of teaching or professional experience
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please provide the last 7 years of employment history. If employment history, job title, and responsibilities are outlined in your CV/resume, you only need to complete the current/most recent employer field.
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter that indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your application.
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