Ferris State University’s School of Digital Media invites applications for ongoing adjunct positions as needs arise within the School. Candidates may be required to teach on the main campus in Big Rapids or Grand Rapids. The School of Digital Media (SDM) at Ferris offers Bachelor degrees that seek to provide applied learning experiences for students though small class sizes and project-oriented course-work. We offer an equipment and software intensive learning experience throughout the School from the student’s freshman experience, through graduation. We seek to prepare graduates with a broad set of skills that will allow them to pursue jobs in a wide range of Television, Film, Digital Media, Gaming, 3D Animation and Software Engineering Careers. Ideal candidates will bring professional experience working in some of these environments and a broad range of technical and creative skills. A candidate’s ability to bring relevance to the classroom through their professional experiences is highly desired. Expertise in one or more of these disciplines is valued. This is a pooled position. One or more applicants may be hired as needed to teach classes on a semester-by-semester basis.
Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
QUALIFICATION BY EDUCATION: Master of Fine Arts or Master’s degree in Digital Media OR a Master’s degree in Digital Media and 18 graduate credit hours in Fine Arts, Digital Media, or related discipline.
QUALIFICATION BY TESTED EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Digital Media, or related discipline and Master’s degree (any) and four (4) years of experience in industry OR a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Digital Media, or related discipline and six (6) years of experience in industry and a subject matter expert in an area relevant to Digital Media.
Required Work Experience:
Three (3) years relevant work experience in digital media field; however work experience is based upon degree(s) held by applicant (see required education).
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Teach undergraduate digtal media courses. Any other duties assigned within the position classification area. Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Skills and Abilities:
Teach within one of the program areas within the School, primarily to freshmen through junior level students. Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review will continue until filled. For first consideration, please apply by December 19th.
Unofficial Transcript 1 (Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, and degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
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