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Adjunct Instructor 1 - Digital Media

Posted: 12/02/2022

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 1 - Digital Media
Location: Multiple Locations

34700 - School of Digital Media

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: Ferris State University’s School of Digital Media invites applications for ongoing adjunct positions as needs arise within the School. The School of Digital Media (SDM) at Ferris offers Bachelor's degrees that seek to provide applied learning experiences for students through small class sizes and project-oriented coursework. We offer 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. Expertise in one or more of these disciplines is valued.
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.
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.
The anticipated start date for this position is January of 2023.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Required Education: 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, Computer Science, Animation, Game Design or related discipline and Master’s degree (any) and five (5) years experience in industry OR a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Science, Animation, Game Design or related discipline and eight (8) years experience in the industry and a subject matter expert in an area relevant to Digital Animation and Game Design.
Required Work Experience: Three (3) years of relevant work experience in the animation or game design field; however, work experience is based upon the degree(s) held by the applicant (see required education).
Required Licenses and Certifications:  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Master’s degree in Digital Media or related field.
Five years of related work experience.
3 years of teaching experience
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in one of the program areas within the School, primarily to freshmen through junior level students. Possible locations include the main campus in Big Rapids as well as our Grand Rapids location.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include but are not 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). Faculty may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:  
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience, and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume 
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of appropriate degree per the Required Education.

The transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date of degree attained, and degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

This job will be posted starting Midnight EST on Friday, December 2, 2022, to Midnight EST on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Please contact Ferris State University's Human Resources Department at (231) 591-2150 Monday - Friday between 8 AM to 5 PM EST if there are issues with applying to this posting.
Initial Application Review Date: December 19, 2022
Open Until Position is Filled?: No 
Posting Close Date: May 31, 2023
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.