Foundation – Process & Making (Model Making) Adjunct Faculty


STATUS: Part-Time
DIVISION: Foundations
REPORTS TO: Chair, Foundations
Supervises: N/A


The College for Creative Studies (CCS) invites applications for an adjunct position in the Foundation department with experience in Process & Making (Model Making). This position reports to the Chair of the Foundation department within the Undergraduate Studies Division. The adjunct member in Foundation is responsible for teaching a studio class that meets twice a week on campus. Classes are scheduled based on availability and may vary each semester.


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 Detailed Course Description and Learning Outcomes are outlined below:

Detailed Description

This course is designed to give entry-level students a basic knowledge of construction and fabrication techniques for model making. Students will train in the proper use of tools and safety protocol, including cutting and joining methods and the properties of a variety of materials. Students will learn to plan a project from idea through the finished object. The course provides the entry-level student with basic knowledge of techniques for model and prototype fabrication. The student will complete a urethane foam & wood model using orthographic drawings. Shaping, sanding, and finishing of various materials with the appropriate tools is taught, as well as preparing surfaces for paint, primer and graphics through final assembly.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Operate shop equipment, including hand and machines tools, needed to safely create projects.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of model making processes and techniques.
  • Accurately measure with special attention to cutting, assembly and order of operations. 
  • Select and plan appropriate materials for intended model components.
  • Demonstrate basic finishing techniques along with safety considerations when applying various finishes. 
  • Create a well-crafted and accurate scale model from an orthographic drawing.



Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, an MFA is preferred. Priority is given to candidates with Design Industry background and experience. In addition, candidates with at least 3 years of teaching at the college level are 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.  

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.


How to Apply

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