Arcadia University, Domestic

Part-time Faculty - Illustration

Adjunct Faculty
Visual and Performing Arts


Arcadia University is seeking candidates for the position of Adjunct Professor of Art to teach one or two advanced classes in illustration beginning in January 16th, 2018.


Arcadia’s College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, and math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students for careers that contribute to a global society and allow students to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus through a variety of campus media outlets, including an art gallery, a literary magazine, and an online journal.


Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.


Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.


Essential Functions

  • The ideal candidate should possess expertise in the theory, history and application of visual thought as it pertains to the field of illustration with mastery of both traditional and digital media.
  • In addition, applicants should have a strong professional record and a solid teaching methodology.
  • Successful candidates should demonstrate a clear vision of the role illustration plays in current industry applications, as well as the ability to draw on personal research and professional practice to provide students with a 'real world' perspective.
  • Specific responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, teaching one 200- or 300-level illustration class each semester, as well as one capstone class each semester for a possible total of four classes each academic year.

Marginal Functions

  • Provide career advice to students concentrating in illustration.
  • Assist with portfolio reviews.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A thorough knowledge of field of illustration, including digital technology, and new media relating to the field of illustration.
  • An understanding of the implications of design and fine arts practice in relation to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological forces.
  • A broad vision of the needs in relation to the demands of the market, and to the artistic potential of the students
  • An interest in developing critical, historical, and theoretical discussions around visual culture and illustrative methodologies in the classroom/studio.
  • Appropriate writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • An ability to teach and work with a diverse student body.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree (MFA) or the equivalent in illustration or a comparable field.
  • 3-5 years of active/current professional practice or creative/critical scholarship, and an established record of professional accomplishments.
  • At least two years of teaching experience at university level beyond teaching assistant.
  • 3 years of active/current professional practice or creative/critical scholarship, and an established record of professional accomplishments.

Application Instructions and Requirements

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit: teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, portfolio of professional work and student work, and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


Full consideration will be given to applicants who upload the following documents:

  • Teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio of professional work
  • Portfolio of student work
  • Portfolios may also be emailed to Carole Loeffler at


Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.




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