PCA&D is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster, a small city where the emerging contemporary and traditional arts scenes are thriving. Lancaster is a city of friendly neighborhoods where residents and guests experience the growing creative and entrepreneurial vibe. The city values cultural, ethnic and diverse lifestyles of residents and guests, and is located within driving distance of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.

PCA&D is a small private, independent college of art and design. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative exploration, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. The College values diversity and has a growing record of academic achievement with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ+ students, and other underrepresented students.

PCA&D values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and invites candidates who through their teaching, professional experiences, and service will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.

 

OPEN POSITIONS AT PCA&D

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The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) is looking for a visionary and innovative Director of Continuing Education to grow the program and its offerings. Continuing Education at PCA&D brings creativity to life for students of all ages through a range of classes, workshops and certificate programs. Our vision is to be a regional leader in the creative processes through: providing exceptional educational experiences in visual arts and design; functioning as a center for creative influence in the region; helping students develop 21st Century career skills; nurturing innovative thinking and imagination by helping individuals and groups tap into their creative potential; enrolling students of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels; and providing offerings ranging from personal growth and enrichment to professional development.

 

Through visionary and innovative leadership, the Director develops and oversees continuing education courses, programs, and workshops for youth, pre-college, and adult students. The Continuing Education office manages all aspects of course delivery, including approval of course content, course scheduling, hiring and evaluation of instructors, promotion of course offerings, budgeting, registration, assessment, and billing. The Director is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations and for the strategic development of programmatic growth and growth into new markets.

Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity, the typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and supervise all administrative functions for Continuing Education programs for youth, pre-college, and adults (i.e., including the certificate programs and fee-for-service training with community partners and businesses)
  • Strengthen and grow current course offerings and strategically develops new course offerings that will expand out into new markets
  • Hire all faculty, cultivate faculty relationships, and seek out faculty for new course offerings
  • Assist in the development of annual revenue goals for the department and implement strategies to achieve revenue goals as determined by the College
  • Develop and manage the Continuing Education budget
  • Supervise a Program Coordinator
  • Engage the community to find new programmatic opportunities and markets through building educational and organizational partnerships throughout the Lancaster and regional community
  • Represent PCA&D at relevant meetings and events, including the Collegiate Council of Continuing Education
  • Oversee and partner with the Director of Communications and Director of Admissions and Marketing and Recruitment with all Continuing Education marketing (e.g., print media, email promotions, events and social media)
  • Analyze historical and statistical data and prepare reports for future planning
  • Consult with the Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity regarding course content and program offerings
  • Collaborate with: the Director of Development and Program Coordinator to identify grant-funded opportunities for education, community engagement, and fundraising opportunities; the Director of Admissions Marketing & Recruitment in the development of pipeline opportunities and shared marketing opportunities; the Director of Communication in marketing opportunities and community engagement; and the Gallery Director around the Mosaic Project
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • Innovative thinker and visionary with an entrepreneurial mindset to creatively and sustainably grow PCA&D’s Continuing Education program for both student and adult learners, as well as with Lancaster and regional businesses and organizations
  • Demonstrated experiences working with diverse communities and strong interpersonal skills to serve individuals and groups from a wide array of backgrounds, identities, ages, life experiences, and communication styles
  • Collaborative workstyle in a team-oriented environment, which fosters and maintains strong relationships, with campus partners (i.e., including larger unit and academic and administrative leadership) and external partners (e.g., community organizations, local businesses, and professional organizations)
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, effectively manage competing priorities, and work independently with good judgment about when to seek direction
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with the ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously, with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely completion of projects
  • Experience with budgeting and contract management
  • Excellent communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheets, Internet and email, and web and graphic design software and an ability to utilize current technology and attend to website updates and issues as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with marketing and understanding of best practices for email marketing and social media platforms
  • Experience and/or background in the arts and/or higher education desirable
  • Prior experience working in a continuing education program
  • Meaningful relationships in the local Lancaster community
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and 3 professional references to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “CE Director” in the Subject line of the email. Inquiries lacking any of the above materials will not be considered.

 

 

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design – Full Time Faculty Position – BFA Illustration Program

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time faculty member to join the Illustration department. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide professional level teaching and instruction to prepare students for a successful career in Illustration. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in narrative and conceptual visual storytelling, traditional and digital mediums, and business practices.

 

The Illustration department offers a competitive program that teaches industry standard techniques with an emphasis on narrative and conceptual visual storytelling. The department requires an applicant with passion and energy who is dedicated to creative practice and invites engagement with community. The ideal applicant should have professional industry experience and expertise in both traditional and digital media. The candidate will be expected to teach 18 contact hours a semester that may require both introductory and experienced levels in:

 

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Visual storytelling
  • Traditional and digital methods (drawing, painting and design)
  • Business techniques
  • Current marketing & self-promotion strategies
  • Knowledge of the history of Illustration and the current markets and trends in the industry

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional level teaching and instruction.
  • Evaluate and assess student work and provide feedback on a general and individual basis.
  • Respond to student emails and meet with students individually as needed.
  • Provide required Assessment documentation for each course taught.
  • Design/revise course content as needed.
  • Attend department meetings, critiques, and/or events.
  • Assume additional departmental responsibilities a needed.
  • Maintain active participation in the profession and stay current with industry standards, technological advancements, etc.

 

Additional responsibilities include advising students, participating in student reviews, collaborating with other college departments and community partners, providing assistance in curriculum planning and event coordination, and serving on college committees.

 

Additional experiences preferred but not required:

  • Experience in the art licensing industry
  • Digital 3D modeling using Zbrush or similar 3D modeling program
  • Experience in kinetic illustration or basic animations

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years as a working professional in publishing, licensing, visual development, or related field of Illustration
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • College-level teaching experience preferred
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Expertise in both traditional and digital mediums
  • Outstanding communication and effective motivation skills gauged to a diverse group of students, colleagues, and community members
  • Active industry presence and affiliation and participation in relevant professional organizations
  • A team player committed to building and maintaining a professional environment for peers and students
  • Ability to connect the illustration program to the professional illustration community
  • Desire to work collaboratively towards the development of shared projects and initiatives

 

The position begins July 1, 2019 and reports to the Chair of Illustration.   Pending Final Approval.

Application Procedure:

For full consideration send the following materials to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “IL Faculty” in the Subject line of the email:

  • Cover letter summarizing industry and educational experience
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Link to applicant’s professional website
  • Contact information for (email address, phone numbers) for three professional references
  • One pdf file of 10-15 annotated student/mentored works
  • Questions can be directed to Human Resources at jobs@pcad.edu

 

Inquiries lacking any of the above materials will not be considered.

Deadline for application: Friday, April 12, 2019

 

Full Time Faculty Position – BFA Digital Media Program

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time faculty member to join our recently established Digital Media department. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide professional level teaching and instruction to prepare students for a successful career in a variety of technology-based art and design disciplines. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in 3D animation, modeling, texturing, and lighting. Experience with UE4 level design is highly preferred.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years as a working professional in animation, gaming, or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Expertise in 3D character animation and 3D software (Maya, Z-Brush, etc.)
  • Expertise in Unreal Engine 4 highly preferred
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Active industry presence and/or affiliation and participation in relevant professional organizations
  • College-level teaching experience highly preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity

Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional level teaching and instruction.
  • Evaluate and assess student work and provide feedback on a general and individual basis.
  • Respond to student emails and meet with students individually as needed.
  • Provide required Assessment documentation for each course taught.
  • Design/revise course content as needed.
  • Attend department meetings, critiques, and/or events.
  • Assume additional departmental responsibilities a needed.
  • Maintain active participation in the industry and stay current with industry standards, technological advancements, etc.

This is full-time position with benefits will require teaching three six-hour courses or 9 total credits per semester using high-end resources. Ongoing practice and scholarship in the profession is expected.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, 3 professional references, and samples of work to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “DM Faculty” in the Subject line of the email. Inquiries lacking any of the above materials will not be considered.

 

 

Studio

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible future adjunct credit teaching positions. Positions will be filled on an as needed basis. The college has BFA programs in Digital Media, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. Additionally, we are seeking resumes for our studio Foundation program.

 

General Responsibilities:

The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the Department Chair; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master degree preferred) from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience
  • College-level teaching experience highly preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional organization.
  • Active online presence with current examples of professional and personal work

 

Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design invites applications for adjunct and full-time faculty with specialized knowledge in the general humanities, art history, verbal and visual communications, social sciences, math, and sciences fields. Candidates must have a Masters degree in a field related to the subject being taught. At least two years of teaching experience at the higher education level preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in compliance with all applicable laws in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, and any terms of instruction and employment. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non-binary persons to apply.