Digital Media and Communications Adjunct Faculty
Communications and Digital Media
North Central University Mission Statement
North Central University is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, Pentecostal school with a commitment to academic excellence that prepares students to fulfill Biblical models of leadership and ministry throughout the world. Eph. 4:11-12
A growing – and nationally recognized – Digital Media and Communications department is seeking adjuncts with professional or academic expertise to support our courses in video production, web design, graphic design, and digital media theory. This is a unique opportunity to join our local, state, and national network of scholars, artists, educators, and students working on cross-cultural solutions to digital ethics, including algorithmic discrimination, privacy, and post-COVID public health. (Background in these areas of digital ethics is not required.)
Interested parties are welcome to apply for single courses, as a generalist interested in teaching multiple courses, or as a faculty content specialist (helping to design online courses but not teach). Priority will be given to applicants coming from backgrounds woefully under-represented in the field of digital media. While North Central University is returning to face-to-face instruction in the fall, hybrid and fully online options are available for qualified applicants.
Current specific course needs
- Advanced Video Post-Production (Fall 2020)
- Intro to Digital Media (Fall 2020)
- Intro to Comm Theory (Fall 2020)
- Layout and Design for Journalism (Fall 2020)
- Video II (Spring 2021)
- Graphic Design (Spring 2021)
- Web Design (Spring 2021)
- Advanced Media Theory (Spring 2021)
Minimum Education and Experience
- U.S. citizen; some courses are face-to-face residential and some are online.
- A Master’s degree – or portfolio of professional experience – is required.
- Industry experience and previous college teaching experience desirable.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Deep commitment to team development.
- Effective pedagogical practices, with an ongoing willingness to grow and develop.
- All teaching faculty members are expected to be committed Christians, model a consistent Spirit-filled life, and be considerate of the Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God. Applicants who are not part of the Assemblies of God are expected be a member in good standing of their local church and abide by the Community Life Standards of the University.
Working conditions and frequency
Equipment and Tools
Use of a PC, telephone, and email.
Work is performed in an urban, diverse, and Christ-centered educational environment in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.