University of Minnesota - 15th Ave Common Core Teaching Specialist or Lecturer in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job ID354947 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyEducation-General Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code9753 Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin About the Job Position Overview The College of Design, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities seeks to fill up to two Lecturer or Teaching Specialist positions to teach critical core design foundation courses at the undergraduate level. We invite qualified individuals with expertise in teaching foundation design courses to apply. Applicants should be highly capable of teaching design drawing foundations (perspective, sketching, human figure, etc). Additionally, the individual could also teach foundation courses in color theory, design thinking/process, form development, and graphic design foundations. These foundation courses are part of the freshman experience for all students across the Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Product Design and Retail Merchandising programs. Appointment Details 100%-time, 9-month, continuous, academic professional(P&A) appointment beginning August 28, 2023. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision Competitive retirement options Professional development allowance For a full list of benefits, please visit Job Responsibilities Teach 6 undergraduate common core curriculum courses serving students in Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, and Retail Merchandising Design, of which the majority of these courses would be foundation drawing. Supervise student teaching assistants Mentor undergraduate students Attend and contribute to class critiques and program events Participate in pre-major graphic design and/or product design portfolio reviews Contribute to the ongoing development of curriculum Participate in program, department, and collegiate meetings and committees Contribute to and support the mission of the land grant institution Qualifications Required Qualifications For Lecturer: Graduate degree in industrial design, product design, graphic design, or related field and previous postsecondary teaching experience. For Teaching Specialist: Undergraduate degree in industrial design, product design, graphic design, or related field The ability to teach a foundation design drawing/visualization course and potential to teach other foundation courses such as: GDes 1312: Color and Design in Two and Three Dimensions, GDes 1315: Foundations: The Graphic Studio, Des 2101: Design and Visual Presentation, and Des 2701: Creative Design Methods as demonstrated through a professional portfolio Evidence of strong collaborative and interpersonal skills Evidence of strong presentation skills Experience in teaching in higher education Preferred Qualifications Experience teaching in higher education Professional design experience Evidence of effective teaching Evidence of collaborative and interpersonal skills Evidence of good presentation skills Experience working collaboratively with academic departments and/or in the community Evidence of diversity and inclusion in teaching and/or scholarship or creative production About the Department Minnesota is recognized as a progressive state and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as one of the major design centers in the United States. Well known for its high quality of life, the Twin Cities metropolitan area offers world-caliber museums and theaters, an exceptional parks system, outstanding historical landmarks, excellent educational opportunities, and access to a highly-regarded health care system. The Twin Cities are also home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, thriving local businesses, and a strong non-profit sector. The College of Design is situated within the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, which hosts an unusually broad range of disciplines, faculty, and students. The College of Design includes programs in apparel design, architecture, graphic design, human factors and ergonomics, interior design, landscape architecture, product design, and retail merchandising. The Co lege offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and public engagement through research and engagement centers, including Wearable Product Design, Digital Design, the Goldstein Museum of Design, Metropolitan Design, and Sustainable Building Research Benefits Working at the University At the University of Minnesota, you\'ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts University HSA contributions Disability and employer-paid life insurance Employee wellbeing program Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Financial counseling services Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost Please visit the for more information regarding benefits. How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your \"My Job Applications\" page and uploading documents in the \"My Cover Letters and Attachments\" section. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following materials: Letter of application Curriculum vitae Electronic portfolio of original design work, creative practice and student work, specifically including work related to drawing/sketching/visualization Candidates selected for interview may be asked to submit an additional teaching portfolio including samples of syllabi and teaching evaluations. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647). Inquiries about the application and search process may be addressed to Austin Voigt, HR Generalist, at . This position will remain open until filled. Diversity The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: Employment Requirements Any offer of... For full info follow application link. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.