Openings for temporary teaching specialists and lecturers typically occur for day or evening semester courses during the academic year. Appointment dates for academic year 2018/19 are: spring semester 2019 (01/10/2019 to 05/26/2019). Openings occasionally occur for courses offered during May Session and Summer Session as well.
Duties: Individuals hired as temporary lecturers or teaching specialists have instructional and departmental responsibilities that include the following: Fulfill appointments that are 19.5 weeks per semester (including 15 class weeks + finals week). Attend orientation sessions if held prior to the start date or during the academic year. Carry out in-class teaching of students. Hold office hours. Develop course materials, syllabi, quizzes, and exam materials for their course(s). Prepare lesson plans for courses taught. Grade all assignments, maintain grade books, and complete other paperwork or computer based work and record keeping in accordance with University policies.
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota occasionally needs instructors to teach media design courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate students. These positions are temporary (one semester) and full- or part-time (full-time = 3 courses; part-time = 1 or 2 courses).
Appointments are made at the ranks of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications and experience. Appointments may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance, curricular need, and availability of funding.
Required Qualifications: B.A. degree in journalism, mass communication, strategic communication/advertising, public relations, or a closely related field with an emphasis in media design, graphic design, or strategic communication/advertising. At least three (3) years of demonstrated successful professional experience in media design.
Preferred Qualifications: M.A. or MFA degree in media or graphic design, or a closely related field. At least five (5) years of demonstrated successful professional experience in media/graphic design.
Equivalency Statement: Substantial demonstrated and successful professional experience in graphic/media design may be substituted for the B.A. degree. Substantial demonstrated and successful professional experience may be demonstrated by both of the following: (A) Ten (10) or more years of demonstrated and successful professional experience in media design; (B) evaluation by a faculty committee that the professional achievement of the candidates constitutes equivalency with the required qualifications.
Consistent with University policy, candidates with the B.A. degree (or equivalency) or the M.A. degree will be appointed at the rank of teaching specialist; candidates with the Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent terminal degree will be appointed at the rank of lecturer.
Candidates will be evaluated according to (A) overall quality of academic preparation; (B) overall quality and extent of professional experience in media/graphic design; (C) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher in media/graphic design. Letters of recommendation may be requested as additional evaluation criteria.
Internal Number: 326877
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