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)  

92300 - KCAD Master of Architectural

Advertised Salary: Starting at $4,270 per 3 credit course.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: Kendall Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: Less than 9 month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) 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.

The KCAD M.Arch is an ambitious new program, established in 2014 and accredited by the NAAB in 2019. Situated within an art and design college, and located in the center of Grand Rapids, MI, the program values interdisciplinary connections and community engagement. Its curriculum is structured around a unique sequence of immersive seminars paired with design studios. The program is seeking candidates to teach early-level or advanced design studio, and/or the introductory seminar Seeing Architecture, all of which will be offered in-person on KCAD’s campus in Grand Rapids. Positions are part-time and may lead to renewal for future teaching opportunities.

KCAD and the Master of Architecture program value a diverse student body and faculty. A key strategic goal of the college is to grow and celebrate our diversity, enriching our community, work and learning.
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.
Required Work Experience: Three years of experience in professional practice and/or teaching in architecture and related fields.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands: Sitting, Standing  
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.
Essential 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.
Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
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 program.
Maintain effective communication with students and colleagues.
Work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff throughout the college.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated proficiency in architectural design or building systems design.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated proficiency in current architectural design and presentation techniques.
Demonstrated visual, written and verbal communication skills.
Required Documents:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

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, and 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.

Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
July 11, 2022  
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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