Design Academy Instructor - Fashion Studies, Graphic Design

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Work type: Staff
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Categories: Staff

Position Title: Design Academy Instructor - Fashion Studies, Graphic Design  
Location: Grand Rapids (UICA)  

94 - UICA

Advertised Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: Less than 9 month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers non-credit art and design related courses for youth and adults in the community. Course instructors for these programs have the knowledge and real-world experience that will improve their students’ skills and the way their students think about their own creative potential.

Upcoming teaching assignments include fashion studies and graphic design subject areas. The teaching assignments are part-time, temporary, and are taught in person on KCAD’s campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan or other satellite locations within the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: College course work in, or related to, area of emphasis.  
Required Work Experience: Evidence of successful professional practice in graphic design or fashion.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands: Bending, carrying, moving, reaching, sitting, twisting, repetitive movement, standing  
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in area of emphasis.
K-12 teaching certification or advanced degree in studio art (for youth or adult art programs).
Prior experience teaching youth (for youth programs).
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Responsible for planning, preparing and delivering high quality, purposeful and productive lessons in the field of design that will develop, maintain and stimulate students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Design.
Create opportunities for exploring design and design thinking with the aim of helping students develop a broad base of skills through practical, investigational and theoretical work.
Utilize various teaching strategies that allow for the full range of ability and learning styles to inspire the students.
Develop students’ familiarity, competence and confidence within a safe workshop environment and ensure that they are familiar with the school’s health and safety guidance.
Represent the program and KCAD in a positive manner to students.
Maintain effective communication with KCAD, students and/or parents.
Follow KCAD’s policies in regards to minors on campus and emergency procedures.
Work collaboratively with KCAD faculty and staff as needed.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and communicate this in enthusiastic and imaginative ways.
Required Documents:

Cover Letter


Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
October 25, 2021  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
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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