Position: Adjunct Faculty: Design Fundamentals

Location: Ewing Township, NJ

Website: The College of New Jersey

Start Date: August 30, 2016

Position Type: Fall Semester. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30PM – 8:20PM


The College of New Jersey is a highly selective, comprehensive, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Located in suburban Ewing Township, NJ, TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College’s seven schools offer degrees to nearly 7,000 students. With a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, TCNJ seeks to enroll approximately 1,375 entering, full-time freshmen each fall, 95 percent of whom live on campus.

Department and Job Responsibilities:

The Department of Art & Art History is committed to providing programs of study which develop a high level of conceptual and technical ability, resources beyond the studio for a broader education in the arts, exposure to and understanding of digital media and methods of communication, and a balance between a demanding course of professional study and a liberal arts education.

Our department is currently seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach “AAV251 Design Fundamentals” for the fall 2016 semester. AAV251 Design Fundamentals explores two-dimensional forms as a foundation for visual communication. Emphasis will be placed upon visual perception, organization skills, and historical context. This course examines how we communicate abstract ideas through image and text. AAV251 is the first graphic design course for our majors and minors. The class meets on Mondays from 8:00 am to 1:50 pm. Starting Date August 30, 2016.


Applicants with a MFA in graphic design are preferred, but those who hold a BFA from an accredited institution with substantial professional practice and previous teaching experience will be considered on the basis of a review of their work. A successful candidate should have broad knowledge and understanding of approaches in current graphic design methodologies as well as 20th Century historical development. Vita must demonstrate active participation in the field of graphic design, with a conceptual approach to production. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Application Materials:

  • Letter of application
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Sample of work: 10 images of personal design work
  • 20 images of student work (if available)
  • Names and complete contact information of three references

To Apply:

Application deadline is June 15th, 2016. Review of applications will being on the 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Submit application materials as a PDF to:

  • finearts@tcnj.edu with subject heading: Design Fundamentals
  • Search Committee
  • Department of Art and Art History

The College of New Jersey is committed to creating a diverse community that supports all of its faculty, students and staff. All members of the TCNJ Campus Community share a responsibility for creating and sustaining a learning environment where difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.