Pre-College Online Transportation Design Adjunct


STATUS: Part Time
DIVISION: Pre College Continuing Studies
REPORTS TO: Director of Pre-College Continuing Studies



The College for Creative Studies (CCS) invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position in Transportation Design to teach an Undergraduate course to high school students in China. This position reports to the Director of Precollege and Continuing Studies and the Chair of the Transportation Design Department.


  • Teach “Transportation Design Freshman Studio 1” live over Zoom, in English to high school students in a Beijing classroom.
    • The course is scheduled September 2022 to June 2023. 
    • The course will be taught live over zoom from the Pacific Time Zone on Friday evenings 5pm-8pm, the equivalent of Saturday mornings 9am-12pm in Beijing.
    • High school students will earn 3 college credits for successful completion of this course.


  • Candidates should have a terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) in industrial or transportation design or BFA with at least three years’ experience in the automotive design field


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. CCS will make reasonable accommodations that will allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The CCS Transportation Design Department is a global leader in transportation design education with graduates employed at OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers worldwide. The department offers both the Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees and currently enrolls some 200 students at the undergraduate level. Students are trained in automotive exterior design, automotive interior design, and vehicles, which encompasses a broad spectrum of non-automotive vehicles such as power sports, medium and heavy duty trucks, construction and forestry equipment, agricultural equipment, industrial equipment, military vehicles, marine, aircraft, and rail. There are currently four full-time faculty, a digital and clay modelling coordinator, as well as the department chair and the department administrator. The department has outstanding facilities, including studio space and a well-equipped model shop. Industry sponsored projects are typically part of the upper level studio work. Study abroad agreements are in place with schools overseas, as well as a robust internship program. The department is located in the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, a 760,000-square foot National Register of Historic Places building designed by Alfred Kahn and the birthplace of American automotive design under Harley Earl, the first head of design for General Motors.


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. Priority will be given to those who apply by April 15, 2022. A cover letter, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, URL portfolio or DVD, and samples of professional and student work (if applicable) should be sent to: with “Precollege Online Transportation Design Adjunct” in the subject line.

Transportation Design 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.  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.  Discrimination, including harassment, because of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law is strictly prohibited.  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of our Core Institutional Values and we encourage applications from all individuals.