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Design Communications - Adjunct Instructor (Pool)

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Posting Details


Position Title Design Communications - Adjunct Instructor (Pool)
Posting Number F00016
Posting date 01/01/2017
Closing date
Job Type Adjunct
Internal Job Category Adjunct
Position Purpose

Belmont University is seeking part time instructors to teach classes in the following discipline(s): Design Communications including Digital Imaging; 2-D Design Color; 2-D Design Black and White; Linear Design; Introduction to Design Principles; Design Administration; Typography; Production Workshops; Principles of Web Design; and possibly upper level design courses like Narrative and Advocacy or Identity and Branding

Job Functions

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Teach up to eight credit hours per semester.

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Create syllabus, timeline of classes, for students per semester.

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Provide meeting time for students.

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Manage online grading system.

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Submit book orders, if textbooks required.

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Abide by all relevant university and/or departmental procedures and policies.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Knowledge of the creative processes and contemporary practices in the Design Communications field.

Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques appropriate to teaching at the undergraduate level.

Knowledge of ways to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.

Ability to write syllabi and devise tutorials and demonstrations appropriate for the undergraduate level.

Proficiency with the Macintosh Operating System. Expertise in the following programs and procedures may be required for some courses: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Document pre-fliighting, Dreamweaver, PHP, Quark Express, Flash. (higher level of proficiency needed for photography and digital imaging areas).

Ability to develop students’ technical knowledge and skills in art as well as creative, conceptual, and critical abilities.

Ability to manage a lab/studio area.

Familiarity with local, national, and international design communication industry.

Ability to advise and/or oversee student internships.

Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.

Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.


Higher education teaching experience preferred.


MFA degree in appropriate area of studio art; B.A. degree with minimum of 2 years of design industry experience considered.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

In order to complete the online application process you must attach a cover letter and your resume/CV. If hired, official transcripts will be required from all undergraduate and graduate colleges attended before a contract is issued.

Special instructions to applicants

The number of adjunct instructors hired varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. You may check your status at any time by logging into Belmont Jobs Online with your username and password.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Internal Notification
    • Advertisement
    • Belmont Employee
    • Belmont Website
    • Professional Association
    • Conference
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents