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Adjunct Instructor for Graphic Design

Community College of Denver

Job Description


The Visual Arts and Graphic Design programs are committed to educating its racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll 11,597 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 36.4% of CCD’s students are Hispanic, 11% are African-American, 5.7% are Asian American, 0.9% are Native American, 0.1% are Pacific Islander, 31.1% are White, 4.2% are multiracial. The Community College of Denver has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded instructor responsible for teaching a Type and Layout, InDesign, and Photoshop course (face-to-face) with the potential to teach additional courses in future semesters.

Duties and Responsibilities

The instructional assignment will include studio design classes in the discipline. The successful candidate will be able to teach Graphic Design courses (specifically Type and Layout, InDesign, Photoshop) in various modalities (face-to-face, traditional online, synchronous online) as needed. At this time, we are specifically looking to fill face-to face courses.
In addition to conducting classes, the job includes class preparation, student evaluation, program level assessment, student advising, attendance and participation in student art/design shows and various art/design scholarship programs.
Use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in their courses.
Attendance at department meetings and response to emails from students and supervisor within two business days is required.
Participation in discipline/department decision making processes and work regarding curriculum, program development, scheduling and other matters are also expected of all Graphic design instructors.
Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.


  • Associates degree in Graphic design or related Associates degree, plus 4,000 work hours (equivalent to 2 years full-time employment)
  • Bachelors degree in Graphic design or related Bachelors degree, plus 2,000 work hours (equivalent to 4 years full-time employment)
  • Applicants that do not hold the above degrees but can meet CCD’s Tested Professional Experience requirements will also be considered.
  • Must be able to obtain a Career and Technical Education credential through the Colorado Community College System. Click for information on how to obtain a CTE credential.
  • Recent experience working with Latinx/Hispanic, African American, Native American and other racially/ ethnically, socioeconomically minoritized students in the classroom is preferred.
  • An understanding of how historical patterns have shaped these groups' experiences and representation within higher education, especially how real or perceived exclusion can shape patterns of participation and outcomes is required. Successful candidates will demonstrate a willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support various groups of marginalized students. Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.
  • The candidate must have expertise in culturally responsive teaching in design, which will address equity gaps within graphic design courses and classrooms. The candidate will also demonstrate knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices.
  • A demonstrated ability to teach graphic design to an underrepresented and diverse student population at a community college or baccalaureate level institution is required. The ideal candidate will show evidence of utilizing a diverse canon in their classroom as to address the equity and achievement gaps in higher education.
  • The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and practices for engaging our diverse student population in addition to having the ability to teach well; create and develop curriculum; work well with others (students, faculty, staff, and administrators); and fulfill the duties of a full-time faculty member in a shared governance environment.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Must demonstrate evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Supplemental Information

Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet at which includes:
  1. Electronic Application, Click ‘New Resume’ at the bottom of this page
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume
  4. References - Names, phone numbers, addresses, & email addresses of three professional references
  5. Diversity Statement (1-2 pages)
  6. Copies of transcripts, unofficial preferred
  7. Copies of appropriate credentials, if applicable

**Your resume should clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications.

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CCD is a Learning College where policies, programs and practices support learning as the major priority. The Community College of Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity Educational Employer.

Background checks will be conducted on all finalists for employment consideration.

CCD recognizes that administration, faculty, instructors, and staff reflect the diversity of its students and community and prohibits employment and student discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

For information regarding Community College of Denver Security, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area, please see the CCD Campus Security website under “student’s right to know”: For a hard copy report please contact 303-352-3042.

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