Summer Pre-College Faculty Adjunct Pool

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 1, 2023

Job Details


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.

Preferred Qualifications:

· 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 World Reports.

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 preferred.

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