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Faculty Part-time - Advanced Web Design

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Position type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Benefit Status: Non-Benefited - Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Art and Design
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Art and Design Department seeks applicants for a Fall 2021 part time adjunct to teach Web Design 3 Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9:20 pm, from September 1 – December 10. We will be on campus; have fully vaccinated students; and we teach on Apple computers. There is a full-time computer technician to address hardware and software needs.

This class teaches fundamentals in UX (1/3), UI (1/3) and HTML/CSS/Dev (1/3). A candidate that is comfortable teaching all 3 disciplines is ideal.

This course introduces students to the problems and solutions of advanced web design and development. It reviews the best web applications and practices for designing cutting edge websites. The course is team based, client driven (non-profit, community oriented). 

The Art and Design Department emphasizes conceptual and aesthetic innovation while encouraging student-centered pedagogy. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. The Art and Design Department seeks candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • - MFA or 5 years + working in industry required
  • -2 years teaching experience
  • - Portfolio that demonstrates success in creative and professional practice
  • - Strong understanding of typography
  • - Broad understanding of graphic design, design history, design process and contemporary design issues.
  • - Excellent knowledge of current development strategies and software
  • - Experience with a diverse student body

Additional: Considerations:

  • In addition, the Art and Design Department is seeking to develop a pool of individuals qualified to teach studio courses in graphic design. Candidates should describe their interest and qualifications in this area. 
  • - Professional experience in graphic design, typography, interactive media or history of design 
  • - Strong production credits preferred
  • - High level of technical proficiency 
  • - Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This is a part-time, non-benefitted position.

Please include a CV with portfolio web site listed, cover letter and teaching philosophy with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  Submission of portfolio and examples of student work if applicable.

 

 

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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