Adjunct Faculty – Department of English


STATUS: Part Time
DIVISION: Undergrraduate Studies
REPORTS TO: Chair of Liberal Arts



The College for Creative Studies (CCS) invites applications for adjunct faculty members to teach Composition I, Composition II, or both in the Fall of 2023.
Experience teaching composition at the college or university level is absolutely essential. A background working in college writing centers and experience with Canvas is an advantage. An understanding of students undertaking the study of art and design is also an advantage. The post requires in person teaching on campus and is not remote.

Composition I
An introductory composition course, DEN-101 Composition I challenges students to read and assess a variety of written and visual texts and respond in a college-level essay incorporating carefully crafted research and argumentation. This course stresses important academic skills including essay planning and organization, researching, citing sources in the MLA (Modern Language Association) style, composing introductions and conclusions, revising, and presenting before a group.

Composigtion II
DEN-102 Composition II, the second class in a series, builds upon the research, writing, and editing skills mastered in DEN-101 Composition I. The writing assignments center on four concepts: visuality, the aesthetic, representation, and identity. Composition II provides the college student with the necessary writing skills to discover the pleasure and challenge of inquiry (asking compelling questions) research (investigating answers from many varied sources) and inter-relationship (discovering all knowledge may be intricately connected in a balanced synthesis).


This position is accountable to the Chair of Liberal Arts. Essential functions include:

  • Teach and successfully deliver a maximum two sections per semester
  • Prepare syllabus for the review of the Department Chair
  • Complete all teaching as required by the College
  • Complete training in Canvas and use it as required by the department and college
  • Attend all Liberal Arts Department meetings and at least one professional development training course per year
  • Deal promptly with all administrative responsibilities attached to this work


  • MFA with specialty relative to the course being taught or other Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours relative to course content being taught is normally required.

  • However, candidates with significant, extensive, and relevant professional experience may also be considered — further details of CCS’s credentialing policy can be found here.

  • Teaching experience at the college- or graduate-level is required.

  • Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.


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 send a resume and a letter of application outlining relevant experience and qualifications 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.