FT Faculty - Graphic Design

Miami, FL

Who We Are!

Our campus is part of a system of Art Institute locations that provide an important source for design, media, fashion and culinary art professionals.  We offer programs that focus on applied arts in creative areas such as graphic design, media arts and animation, culinary arts, photography, digital filmmaking & video production, interior design, audio production, fashion design, game art & design, baking & pastry, and fashion marketing. The Art Institutes offer associate, bachelor, and master’s degree programs, as well as certificate and diploma programs.

Summary:   Full-Time Faculty are responsible for providing creative, engaging and relevant classroom instruction in both on ground and hybrid platforms.  In addition to following all policies and procedures within the classroom in regards to expectations and deadlines, Full-Time faculty will handle additional responsibilities that enhance the student experience, drive creative outcomes and advance the goals of the institution. Ai Full Time faculty are considered campus based, which requires a commitment to a full-time schedule on campus.  

In order to meet the expectations of a Full-Time faculty member on campus, faculty will have a cohort of students they are responsible for and are required to be on campus five (5) days a week, for a total of 40 weekly hours and teach five (5) courses per quarter.  A weekly schedule could consist of day or evening classes, which would result in the Full Time Faculty confirming their actual time on campus each day for the quarter with the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Incumbent must assure that The Arts Institutes International, LLC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements:

  • Instruction
    • Manages class time effectively (students are active and involved for the entire class period, class meets on time and runs for the required time, instructor is prepared and has detailed lesson plan, etc.)
    • Meets student learning outcomes (SLOs) as outlined in the official institutional syllabus (outcomes and assessments are in line with SLOs, all SLOs are covered in a term, assignments clearly linked with SLOs, etc.)
    • Fosters a respectful, learner-centered environment (activities are designed to keep students engaged and account for multiple learning styles, instructor treats all students as equals and with respect, instructor encourages and cares about student success, etc.)
    • Tutoring and responding to student questions, as directed by Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or Dean of Academic Affairs.
    • Completion of course preparation completed within Brightspace a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of class.
    • Substitution, if available.
  • Student Interaction
    • Posted Office Hours
    • Submit timely Career Edge referrals (tickets).
    • Timely response to students’ communication.
    • Student advising/Registration activities, as outlined in the Faculty/Student Advising Model or requested by the Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Learning Management System
    • Utilizes LMS (BrightSpace) as required (posts updated syllabus with approved template, has modules for material and assignments, gradebook properly set up and maintained, etc.). Two-level requirements: system (virtual) and on-ground.
  • Administrative Responsibilities
    • Performs assigned institutional effectiveness assessment activities as requested by Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or Dean of Academic Affairs on a quarterly basis.
    • Participates or lead in assigned committees, as requested by the Department Chair or Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • New Course Development
    • Curriculum development as assigned by Department Chair (Dean’s approval), following the guidelines provided by the curriculum committee and Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Assessment
    • Performs assigned institutional effectiveness assessment activities as requested by Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or Dean of Academic Affairs on a quarterly basis.
  • Training and Development
    • Satisfies faculty development requirements submitted as part of the performance review process. Submits and tracks annual faculty development plan to Department Chair (or Program Coordinator), and satisfies required annual development hours – 12 for adjunct and 24 for full time, maintains relevant professional certifications and skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Reports To:  Department Chair - Design

Interacts With:  Academic Affairs, students

Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):


  • Terminal degree within the program preferred, in lieu of terminal degree in program, or a Master’s degree in the field, or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits in the program discipline.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in instruction or formalized education process, preferably in a post-secondary or college institution.  Experience teaching in person and virtually is required.
  • Two years of industry experience within the field along with a strong connection to local companies, industry contacts, associations, etc.
  • Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction strongly preferred.   


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build successful relationships with student populations.
  • Working knowledge of industry related software (i.e. P.O.S software)
  • Outstanding conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills
  • Computer based skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, program specific software, BrightSpace).


  • Ability to work several Saturday Open House events per year on a rotating schedule.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines. 
  • Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse school/campus constituents.
  • Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision
  • Ability to learn from students participation, demonstrates fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and shows compassion without being ineffectual.

JOB CODE: 1000102