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 the Design Research Program
Drexel University’s Design Research MS program prepares students to meet research and design challenges through a 48-credit, 2-year, interdisciplinary master's degree program that brings together Drexel’s expertise in design, service design, social impact, environmental research, and public health. This unique master’s program empowers and prepares students for careers focused on improving the well-being of urban citizens.
Drexel University is the ideal institution for the MS in Design Research due to its inherent philosophy of interdisciplinary learning and practical, engaged education. Drexel is located in the heart of Philadelphia's urban transformation and is actively shaping the environment in which the University sits. Studying Design Research at Drexel positions students to work with a gifted faculty of experienced researchers and practitioners from the Westphal College, Dornsife School of Public Health, and various research labs run by Faculty across the University.
Graduates of the Design Research program gain public and private sector employment, including positions in service design, financial sector, utility, fashion, research labs, design firms, think tanks, community development corporations, and beyond.
The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student professional and academic 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 Architecture, Design & Urbanism. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, nights, and weekends, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.
- 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.
- Acquire and maintain skills necessary to navigate Drexel online teaching resources (e.g. Blackboard Learn, ZOOM and other learning platforms and communication tools), to effectively share course content, communicate with students and evaluate their work.
- 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.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, interiors, design, fashion design, product design, graphic design or related field.
- Minimum of 1 year of teaching or professional experience.
- Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to teach evenings and/or weekends as assigned.
- College level teaching experience (guest lecturing, adjunct, or full-time).
- MS, MA, PhD or graduate degree in a related field.
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter that indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your application.