Illustration Full-Time Faculty

Positions Summary:

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) invites applications for the position of Illustration full-time faculty.  This position reports to the Chair of the Illustration Department and is responsible for leading and developing the entertainment illustration curriculum within the Department. A “three/three” teaching load is required.

Job Requirements:

Applicants must be active, practicing artists with a very strong exhibiting record, or have sufficient relevant professional work within the field of entertainment illustration. The preferred candidate will be well versed in the techniques, processes, and contemporary trends specific to the entertainment illustration discipline. The chosen candidate will lead and consult with the Department Chair in the implementation and instruction to students and faculty in proper use of critical software commonly used in entertainment illustration. The incumbent will also directly support the entertainment track with specific methods of drawing, painting, compositional blocking, and any other essential concepts in perspective. Candidates must have an MFA or MA in Illustration with a minimum of five years teaching experience in an accredited university or college of art and design or equivalent working experience in the field of entertainment illustration.

CCS is a private, nonprofit institution located in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center adjacent to the world-class encyclopedic museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and is in close proximity to the new Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. There are numerous commercial and cooperative galleries, and affordable studio space close by. The College is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading art and design schools with state-of-the art facilities to support the complete range of art making, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College’s location in one of the world’s cutting-edge urban environments provides a perfect laboratory for investigating various modes of art making and their interface with diverse audiences, communities, and environments. The College currently enrolls more than 1,300 degree students in eleven majors: Advertising, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Crafts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design (see

How to Apply:

CCS is an Equal Opportunity employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The College values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants are required to submit a resume, statement of teaching philosophy supported by digital images of the applicant’s work--and the work of their students--on either CD or via URL to:

College for Creative Studies
Office of Human Resources
201 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202-4034

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