Adjunct Faculty: Visual Media Arts Department - Bunker Hill Community College in Boston Massachusetts

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Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job Description:

The Visual and Media Arts Department is growing!  We strive to serve a diverse population of emerging artists and designers with inspiring and relevant instruction in our state-of-the-art labs. If you’ve been successful on your path, wouldn’t you like to help the next generation of designers reach their full potential?

Instructor(s) needed to teach:

VMA-131 Digital Publishing with InDesign-Section M1:  Mondays, 6:00pm – 8:45 pm and Section 02: Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:45.

This is a project-based design course where students learn typography and layout skills using Adobe InDesign. Participation in class critiques introduces students to the design process of presentation and revision as they begin to create a portfolio of work.

VMA-132 Typography-Section 01:  Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:45 am

This course is an overview of the field of Typography. Students learn the fundamentals of typesetting and  layout, and the principles of legibility and  expression. Participation in class critiques introduces students to the design process of presentation and revision as they begin to create a portfolio of work. The course uses Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.

 VMA-233 Design Communication II-Section H1:  Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:45 pm

This course is a continuation of the practice of design for a variety of visual communications projects. Participation in class critiques supports students  in the  design process of presentation and revision as they create portfolio work for use in their future job search or to apply for transfer to four-year institutions. The course uses Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop software.

  • Bachelors Degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Commercial experience as a graphic designer required.
  • Ability to teach Adobe Suite software.
  • A portfolio of professional work that demonstrates skills in design, typography and print  and/or Interactive/web production.
  • Experience with Learning Communities or openness to engaging in the teaching of Learning Communities
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • College level teaching experience preferred.

BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant. The College, ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Additional Information


Salary: $986.00 per credit hour

Effective Date: Spring semester, 2015. Open until filled.

Application Instructions

Submit a Cover Letter Addressing the Required Qualifications, Resume and Contact Information for 3 References through the URL,  and also a PDF of 6-10 examples of your work, (2MB maximum) or (preferably) a link to a website where your work is shown to: (please fill out the online application as well). Fax transcript files over 2MB’s to (617)-228-3328.

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  • Fine Arts / Applied Arts Adjunct
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter