Foundation – 2D Design Adjunct Faculty


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



The College for Creative Studies (CCS) invites applications for an adjunct position in the Foundation department with experience in 2D Design. 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.

More About the Position:
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. The candidate must be able to effectively teach the principles, vocabulary and mechanics of two-dimensional design including:

  • Point, Line, Shape, Typographic Forms.
  • Positive Negative Spatial Relationships
  • Structure, Balance, Scale
  • Pattern and Repetition
  • The Dimensions of Space: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D
  • Exploration and application of color theory
  • Adobe Illustrator Basics 
  • Light, Wavelength, Color Relativity
  • Some knowledge of Color Theory History and Color Systems: Pigment, Print, Digital


Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, an MFA is preferred. A minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching at the college level is required. Candidates who are dedicated to establishing themselves as an active part of the art community are also highly preferred.


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

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, statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio, and samples of student work (if appropriate) to
CCS website:



The College for Creative Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.