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Instructor, Advertising and Graphic Design - Adjunct

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 15, 2020

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Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. Every faculty member is responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

The Division of Business, Creative and Performing Arts at Guilford Technical Community College seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and collaborative legal educator to join our team as a part-time Advertising and Graphic Design program instructor. Under the supervision of the Department Chair, this individual will prepare and teach courses designed to support our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program to include Computer Graphics, Computer Graphics Applications, Graphic Design, Design Applications, Typography, Photographic Imaging, and Illustration. The successful candidate should be prepared to integrate technology skills into the classroom, be available to teach at times and locations that meet the needs of students, and be committed to working constructively with all facets of our program within a community college setting. This faculty position will complement and broaden our graphic design program as we look to expand the concentration’s curricular offerings to include emerging areas in new media. Therefore, the ideal candidate would have specialization in one or more areas related to: motion design, time-based media, video production, interactive media design, UI and UX design, Web Design and animation. The candidate will have a strong grasp of typography, design history and the designer’s role in visual problem solving and communication.
Successful applicants will be placed into our pool of adjuncts to be assigned sections or serve as substitute instructors on an as needed basis.

Duties/Functions

Teaching
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
• developing learner centered lesson plans
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
• conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Administration
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
• addressing student concerns in a timely manner
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
• Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor

Difficult Challenges Contacts

• Department Chair, Creative and Performing Arts
• Dean, Business, Creative and Performing Arts

Education Required

BFA in Graphic Design or related field that includes 18 hours in Graphic Design, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

Education Preferred

• MA or MFA in Graphic Design or closely related field that includes 18 hours in Graphic Design, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

Experience Required

• Three years relevant Industry or Field experience in Graphic Design projects
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud applications
• Post-secondary teaching and/or professional training experience in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars

Experience Preferred

• Four or more years relevant Industry or Field experience in Graphic Design projects
• Community College teaching experience
• Experience in interactive, UI or UX design
• Experience teaching typography, visual design and conceptual problem solving
• Demonstrated involvement in the design community through projects or organizations
• Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

KSA Required

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:
1. Multi-task
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
5. Communicate effectively
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.

KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):
1. Reporting Requirements
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
6. elearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

Physical Demands

1. May include teaching day and evening and/or weekend hours.
2. Physical Requirements -none

Other:
1. Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.

Posting Type Adjunct Faculty