Introduction to Drawing, Department of Arts and Humanities – Adjunct Faculty

University System of Maryland - USM
Full time
Education and Training
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Title: Introduction to Drawing, Department of Arts & Humanities – Adjunct Faculty

  • Location: Stateside Remote

Job Description:

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach in the Art & Graphic Communications program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following course:

Introduction to Drawing (ARTT 110): A hands-on introduction to various drawing media and related techniques. The objective is to translate the three-dimensional world into two dimensions, communicate through a visual medium, and critique visual works of art. Projects are based on nature and still life.

Intermediate Drawing (ARTT 210): A continuing examination of materials and techniques of drawing. The objective is to apply drawing techniques and visual principles to various subjects, communicate through drawing, and critique works of art. More advanced media, compositions, techniques, and subjects are explored.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Art, or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Professional experience in art.

  • This position is specific to teach online.

  • Faculty who have prior experience with digital feedback preferred.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Experience teaching adult learners and distance education is highly preferred.

Materials needed for submission

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter

  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation/degree evaluation from a NACES approved Vendor.

Who We Are and Who We Serve

UMGC—one of 12 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM)—is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is “Students First,” and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMGC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMGC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.

The typical UMGC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMGC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.

The Adjunct Faculty Role at UMGC

UMGC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education. Your role as an adjunct faculty member will be to:

  • Actively engage students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed, and conveys a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their learning.

  • Guide students in active collaboration and the application of their learning in problem- and project-based learning demonstrations.

  • Provide rich and regular constructive feedback, utilizing rubrics effectively for the assessment of student work, and acknowledging student accomplishments.

  • Demonstrate relevant and current subject-matter expertise, and help students connect concepts across their academic program.

  • Provide feedback to your program chair on possible curricular improvements.

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