Adjunct Faculty - Master of Architecture Program

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Adjunct Faculty - Master of Architecture Program  
Location: Grand Rapids (Kendall)  
Advertised Salary: Starting at $4,205 per 3 credit course.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) of Ferris State University prepares artists and designers to have an impact through practice. Responsibilities for a KCAD adjunct faculty member include syllabus and class preparation, instruction during scheduled course time, providing reasonable availability to students for consultation and assistance with respect to assigned course(s), and evaluation of student performance. While not required of adjunct faculty, the M.Arch program values the contribution of all faculty members through participation in program meetings and activities.

The KCAD M.Arch is an ambitious new program, established in 2014 and accredited by the NAAB in 2019. It is situated within an art and design college, and located in the center of Grand Rapids, MI. Its curriculum is structured around a unique sequence of immersive seminars paired with coordinated studio explorations. The program is seeking candidates to teach Introduction to Structures, and potentially other courses related to building systems integration. For Spring 2021 the mode of instruction (in-person, hy-flex or online) will be determined based on institutional needs and instructor preference. Positions are part-time and may lead to renewal for future teaching opportunities.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: A NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree
A NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree, plus a post-professional Master of Science degree in a closely related field such as landscape architecture, urban planning, or building science.
For teaching technical content such as environmental systems and structural design: a Bachelor of Science degree in the area being taught, plus experience consisting of US professional licensure, a record of scholarship or creative work, relevant professional work, awards, invited lectures or presentations in the subject matter, leadership and service in professional organizations, and other credentials.
Required Work Experience: Experience in architectural education and/or professional practice in architecture and related fields.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Ph.D. in Architecture or D.Arch.
US architectural licensure.
Demonstrated professional track record of excellence in built projects.
Demonstrated record of scholarly and creative projects.
Duties/Responsibilities: Prepare syllabus and class according to college standards and distribute syllabi.
Teach appropriate course(s) as assigned.
Assess and evaluate student learning and provide formative feedback throughout the course.
Provide reasonable availability to students for consultation and assistance with respect to assigned course(s).
Evaluate student performance.
Contribute to the intellectual life of the M.Arch program.
Maintain effective communication with students and colleagues.
Work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff throughout the college.
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated proficiency in architectural design or building systems design.
Demonstrated proficiency in current architectural design and presentation techniques.
Demonstrated visual, written and verbal communication skills.
Required Documents:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

Unofficial Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of degree as described in the Required Education section. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Portfolio 1 (Required) - Portfolio of your own and your students’ work. The committee will appreciate the opportunity to understand your design process in your own and students’ work.

Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
October 21, 2020  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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