This posting represents a pool for potential part time instructors to fill course openings in 2021-22 academic year. This posting should be used by new applicants applying to Art Practice, Art History, Graphic Design and the CORE program.
For the purpose of this posting new applicants are defined as those who have never taught for the School of Art + Design as well as those faculty who have been absent for more then four terms (excluding summer) or more. Your application may be considered for short term course substitutes as well as full term class assignments.
Art Practice encompassing the areas of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Time Arts, Sculpture, Photography, Textiles, and Social Practice, provides an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to art making. Through exposure to and experience with a wide-range of creative practices, students are encouraged to embrace contemporary visual culture and the tensions between thinking and making, content and craft, hybrid practice and technical mastery. We encourage learning through dialogue, critique and collaboration.
Graphic Design encompasses the areas of: Illustration, Page Design, Typography, Interactive Media and other areas of visual and multimedia communication. PSU GD equips students to conquer creative challenges with a breadth of technical and artistic skills. Our program prepares students to be exploratory, experimental, collaborative graphic designers who can thrive in today's world. If you are an engaged educator interested in teaching with us, we potentially have openings in the areas of basic design, editorial design, design thinking, motion, interactive, illustration, branding and professional practices.
CORE is the common entry point for all students majoring in Art Practices and Art History. This innovative program fosters excitement for the diverse ways to engage in a creative life and provides learning situations that open up those possibilities.
CORE is designed to create community, foster learning, provide advising and extend the classroom into the city. We are searching for creative teachers who can support these ideas as well who bring an understanding of interdisciplinary practice and an excitement for collaboration to the program.
CORE consists of six courses. Three five-credit studios: Surface, Space, and Time. And three two-credit toolbox courses: Ideation, Digital Tools, and Visual Literacy. As part of Surface, Space and TIme faculty and students all meet together on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 each week. Titled coLAB, faculty collaborate to create sessions that introduce the students to each other, the school, the city, and the artworld. Each term culminates in a final event that can include an exhibition, a pop-up shop, a parade or even an ice cream social.
As part of CORE, faculty will be asked to attend one or two compensated planning meetings each term that will support their teaching, class activities and assignments. Faculty are encouraged to teach to their strengths and while we use common syllabi, faculty create their own assignments. At the end of each term faculty are required to share their assignments and examples of student work created that term. This helps us understand, communicate and celebrate the CORE students and faculty.
Art history adjunct faculty in the School of Art and Design support the regular teaching of the 200-level survey which attracts enrollments of up to 90 art, art history, and graphic design students as well as non-majors and senior auditors; 300-level lecture courses in the individual's field of expertise (which may include such topics as American art, African art, Ancient art, or Women in the Visual Arts) with enrollments of 25 to 50 students; and occasionally special-topic seminars such as Art History Methods or Gender and Art with enrollments of 15 to 20 upper-division students. To view the most recent list of art history courses please visit: https://www.pdx.edu/academic-affairs/psu-bulletin
Art history faculty are supported by a full-time Visual Resources Curator who manages a database of 25,000 high-quality digital images, while providing classroom technical assistance. Faculty also have online access to Artstor through Portland State's Millar Library.
The adjunct faculty member is responsible for creating a rigorous learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the school and university.
The adjunct Teaching Faculty member is primarily responsible for creating a learning and teaching environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the department and university.
1) Instruct students, using approved course outcome guides developed by college-wide subject area faculty as follows: a.) Meet classes as assigned. b.) Present instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course. c.) Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students. d.) Respond to student questions in a timely manner. e.) Provide appropriate means of instructor-student communication. f.) Participate in the university's assessment process for faculty, courses, etc. g.) Validate that learning has taken place.
2) Plan learning activities and use teaching methods designed for a variety of learning styles to help students achieve course outcomes.
3) Maintain a safe classroom conducive to learning.
4) Submit course text(s), or participate in planning of learning materials, such as outlines, syllabi, and other curriculum materials in accordance with college and department guidelines, when applicable.
5) Read email communications from School Director and Area Coordinator and meet response deadlines as required.
6) Participate in professional development and in-service activities, as applicable.
7) Perform additional duties and responsibilities as specified at time of hire.
Applicants applying to teach in Art Practice, CORE and Graphic Design area should submit:
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