Adjunct Instructor 1 - Architecture and Facility Management

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty, Part-Time

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 1 - Architecture and Facility Management  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

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Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications pursuant to the FSU and FNTFO/AFT Agreement  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Nontenure-Track Faculty Organization (FNTFO) (AFT)  
Term of Position: As Needed  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: The Architecture and Facility Management Department seeks applications for a part-time, temporary faculty position. Responsibilities involve teaching one or more courses in the following degree programs: AAS in Architectural Technology or BS in Architecture and Sustainability.
The anticipated start date of this position is August 2023 at the earliest and January 2024 at the latest.
In addition to the more common topics associated with the degree programs, experience in architectural design, construction detailing and documents utilizing AutoCAD and Revit, digital architectural presentation utilizing software such as Revit, Formit, Autodesk 3DS Max, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator will be considered.

This is a pooled position. One or more applicants may be hired as needed to teach classes on a semester-by-semester basis. This posting is being used for face-to-face and/or online instruction. However, the candidate selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: A Bachelor of Science in Architecture is required to teach 100 and 200 level courses. A Master of Architecture (or a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree and registered architect in any U.S. state or territory) is required to teach 300 and 400 level courses. The candidate will be evaluated based on specific educational background in the subject matter for which the candidate will be assigned to teach.  
Required Work Experience: Professional work experience and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Moving
  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Office Environment
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Plan, deliver and grade all course content and student work for assigned courses.
Meet established course outcomes.
Conduct architecture classes, studios, or other assignments as directed and in a professional manner.
Close consultation with program faculty, as well as training via university-provided programs (where appropriate).
Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include but are limited to: keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time).
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Attendance at organizational meetings of the program, school or college is highly encouraged.
Approved adjuncts who have not received appointment may be asked to provide a minimum of one lecture or lab delivery per academic year as a demonstration of their interest and an opportunity for adjunct faculty development and preparation.
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Portfolio 1
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript showing highest degree attained.
Unofficial Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants may attach a copy of unofficial transcripts that are applicable.
Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Portfolio 1 (OPTIONAL): Applicant may attach a design portfolio to be used as part of the application.
Initial Application Review Date:
August 28th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: No  
Posting Close Date:
May 14th, 2024  
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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