The School of Art’s Summer Pre-College Program at Carnegie Mellon
University continually seeks qualified adjunct instructors to teach
various studio courses. This is an open call for part-time adjunct
instructors in the areas of Drawing, Painting, Print Media,
Photography, Sculpture, and Animation.
The School of Art’s Pre-College Program is a three- or six-week
academic experience for talented and highly motivated high school
students entering their junior and senior years (grades 11 &
12). The 2024 summer program, which will operate in person and on
campus, begins on June 24 and runs through August 2. In-person
classes are offered on a Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday
schedule from 9am to 12pm, and 1pm to 4pm. Courses have an average
enrollment of 15 students per class.
· Engaged in an active studio practice
· Experience teaching art in a higher education setting (high
school teaching or instruction in informal learning environments
would also be considered)
· Ability to support the creative development of students whose
backgrounds and skills vary widely
· Enhancement of students’ ability to synthesize critique feedback
to advance their technique
· Adaptable to rapidly changing classroom dynamics
· Experience with implementing active learning in the studio
· Knowledge of inclusive teaching practices
· BFA and/or MFA degree preferred
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis all year long.
Candidates who meet the criteria for needed courses will be
contacted during planning for summer programming.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been
marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and
who will contribute to the breadth of our program.
About The School of Art
The School of Art is one of five schools within the College of Fine
Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design,
Drama, and Music. Benchmarks of the School include collaborative
relationships with innovative learning environments such as the
Center for Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative
Inquiry, and IDeATe; and a unique curriculum that includes
contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside
programs in electronic and time-based media, painting, drawing, and
sculpture. The School of Art is ranked as number six in the US and
is currently number one in Time-Based and New Media by US News and
Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Art value equality of
opportunity and mutual respect and believe that a diverse campus
community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and
enhancing cultural understanding. As such, CMU does not
discriminate against any faculty, staff, or applicant for
employment on the basis of disability, protected veteran status,
race, ethnicity, or gender.
Qualified candidates will have a BFA – MFA degree is
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