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Lecturer – Graphic Design

Rider University

This is a Contract position in Lawrence Township, NJ posted November 27, 2019.

The Department of Communication and Journalism is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track Lecturer position to begin in Fall 2020 in the Graphic Design program.

Candidates should be familiar with various aspects of graphic design, as well as visual communication theories concerning color theory, aesthetics, and Gestalt principles and its application to print, web and multimedia design, and motion graphics.

The primary requirement shall be teaching a variety of courses in the Graphic Design major, including such courses as Typography, Graphic Imaging for Multimedia, History and Principle of Graphic Design, Photography, Project Management in Graphic Design, and Advanced Graphic Design and Portfolio.

The Lecturer will be appointed to an initial three-year, renewable term and have a 4-4 teaching load (12 hrs/semester) associated with this position.

The primary responsibilities of the Lecturer are teaching, advising students primarily in their courses of instruction and service to the Department, although he/she may also provide service to the College and the University.

Position Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess A Master’s degree or higher in graphic design or related areas, such as visual communication, interactive design, marketing, or advertising, and have experience teaching a variety of graphic design courses.

Successful candidates will have extensive knowledge of current and emerging professional practices in graphic design, with the ability to prepare students for career opportunities in the field.

Preference will be given to the candidate who has a record of active professional practice.

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

The Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

To apply for this position visit our website at .

Please submit 8-12 samples of professional design work with supporting descriptions that summarize your contributions, 8-12 examples of student work if available, curriculum vita, a statement outlining commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students and cover letter describing teaching philosophy and interests with complete contact information including email addresses for three references.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications after January 15, 2020.

About Rider University Rider University is a private university with primary campus located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Over 4,100 undergraduate and 950 graduate students are enrolled in 67 undergraduate programs and 35 graduate programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, fine and performing arts, counseling, and leadership.

There are 248 full-time faculty supporting a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.


News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities offering master’s degrees.

Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report 2019 and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 38.

Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 382 Colleges” in the nation.

Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.