Adjunct Faculty MA Art Education


STATUS: Part Time
DIVISION: Graduate Studies
REPORTS TO: Chair of Art Education



CCS Detroit is seeking new Adjunct Faculty members to teach in the new low residency MA in Art Education starting Fall 2023.


CCS’s Master of Arts in Art Education is grounded in the belief that artist/researcher/teachers experience transformative learning when their studies focus on compelling questions emerging from their own studio and teaching practices. This advanced degree program offers certified teachers the opportunity to engage in critical inquiry regarding research, theory, and practice in art education. The conceptual structure blends the studio and pedagogical aspects of a practice-oriented program with a rigorous research focus, providing a hybrid experience. The program will produce and disseminate research and pedagogical investigations conducted collaboratively in face-to-face courses on campus and individually through online offerings.  Research questions inspired by participants current pedagogical and artistic contexts and interests will serve as points of departure for the students’ capstone projects.

Nurturing an ethic of excellence, the Graduate Art Education program at CCS embraces collaborative endeavors while fostering response/ability to a community of diverse learners. The MA in Art Education cultivates advanced pedagogy skills, visionary artistry, and rigorous action research methodologies to equip practicing professionals in art education with tools to meet the needs of global 21st century learners and become leaders in the field.


Graduate Studies at CCS is seeking accomplished professional art educators and academics with proven experience in online teaching and curriculum development:  Under the direction of the Chair of Art Education, Adjunct Faculty (Instructors) will teach courses which will involve the following essential accountabilities: 

  • Preparation of teaching materials;
  • Use of the College’s learning management system (Canvas) ;
  • Teaching online (synchronously and asynchronously) utilizing digital media to create lectures, studio instruction, seminars, and collaborative group discussion with an emphasis on substantive interaction;
  • Mentoring;
  • Assessment and feedback;
  • Design thinking and thought leadership;
  • Professional practice;
  • Collaborative curriculum development.

Adjunct Faculty need to be available for teaching in the evenings, and will also be expected to attend occasional meetings and personal professional development sessions. These positions are not location dependent.


  • Extensive professional experience in K12;
  • Understanding of design process and design thinking;
  • Demonstrated experience in the integration of new media technology in the teaching and learning environment;
  • A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) is preferred;
  • An initial Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree will be considered for candidates with significant relevant professional experience;
  • Teaching experience at the college- or graduate-level is not essential, but preferred;
  • Excellent and delightful interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team leader and colleague in accordance with CCS’s values.


This job operates in a professional office and college campus environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to maintain a stationary position, use a computer and other office equipment, and communicate effectively in person, by phone, and virtually.  Frequent interaction with others, including staff, faculty, students and third parties is required.  The employee may occasionally be required to move files or other objects weighing up to 25 pounds, including from low and high places.  The ability to move around within the office and between buildings on campus, attend off-site meetings and events, and travel between Ford Campus site to Taubman Center site are required.  CCS will make reasonable accommodations that will allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, 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 currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors:  Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master’s degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.  



To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format:
Resume and a letter of application should be submitted to:
CCS website:




The College for Creative Studies, a leading college of art and design, represents a community composed of individuals with many perspectives, personal experiences, values, identities and worldviews and we value the diversity this brings to our organization.  CCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of our Core Institutional Values and we encourage applications from all individuals.