Foundation Adjunct Faculty – Drawing Position


STATUS: Part-Time
DIVISION: Foundations
REPORTS TO: Chair of Foundations



The College for Creative Studies (CCS) invites applications for an adjunct position in the Foundation department with experience in Drawing. This position reports to the Chair of the Foundation department within the Undergraduate Studies Division. Classes are scheduled based on availability and may vary each semester. Most classes will require the adjunct to teach on-site.

This position requires strengths in mentoring and motivation of students to achieve their full potential in accomplishing work that meets college level standards as established by the department. This position is focused on drawing courses, however, faculty with appropriate skills may be asked to teach a second Foundation discipline (2D, 3D Design, or Digital) if needed.


Primary responsibilities are teaching Drawing I: Rapid Concept and Drawing II: Style and Skill. Rapid Viz method of drawing and formal perspective is the primary focus of these courses. The instructor should provide hands-on instruction and demonstration of quick sketching, construction methods of drawing/sketching and perspective grids. 

The Drawing I: Rapid Concept program is based on a logical sequential learning system from the simple to the complex. Various Rapid Viz exercises, sketchbook projects, class and homework will culminate in a series of final drawing projects allowing students to build upon the skills step by step.

Drawing II: Style and Skill is a focused study of the figure in perspective, basic proportions, gesture and anatomical landmarks, as well as how to emphasize awareness of the anatomical forms in terms of the elements and principles of drawing and composition. The learning process will include working from life models, schematic drawings, and practicing the rendering formulas for various poses. 

This position requires active participation in Foundation Department meetings, workshops and activities. Adjunct faculty may be asked to assist with installation of the annual Student Exhibition.


  • MFA in Studio Art or Design; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field to content being taught and a combination of:
    • Evidence of recognized accomplishment in area being taught, including awards, bibliography of publication referencing design or art work or scholarship or;
    • Evidence of scholarly/creative accomplishment in terms of completed design work, patents, exhibitions, presentations, publication, and juried recognition at the regional, national and international level or;
    • Evidence of service to the field in terms of memberships on committees or boards of professional organizations and other contributions to the field. 
  • At least 3 years of college-level teaching experience is required;
  • Ability to develop and nurture student artistic abilities, including assessment of student skills and ability to succeed;
  • Experience with curriculum design and planning is preferred; 
  • Knowledge and commitment to health and safety in the arts;
  • Candidates who are dedicated to establishing themselves as an active part of the art community are also highly preferred. 


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.




How to Apply

Please submit resume, statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio, and samples of student work (if appropriate) to:

Department Website

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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.