Employment at ArtCenter

Transportation Design

Part-time Faculty Position - Design Process 2

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The faculty member will be the lead instructor for Design Process 2, which is a 2nd term course in the Undergraduate Transportation Design program.  This class focuses on the process of creating ideas and forms, using good proportion as the starting point. Students learn to use inspiration in the creation of design form and language to apply to a variety of vehicle layouts and platforms. They also begin 3D sketching and the use of digital 2D processes to enhance the outcome of their design explorations. This course will stress a high quality of finish, detail and visual appeal executed at the Art Center standard of accomplishment. 

With input from the department chair, the faculty member will utilize the current syllabus and course plan for Design Process 2 and then refine and update the syllabus and course plan in subsequent semesters.  The faculty member will ensure the successful implementation of initiatives to deliver an excellent educational experience for the students and stakeholders of the program. At the current time, this course is taught completely online via Zoom. 

Reports to: Stewart Reed, Chair, Transportation Design Department

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to jay.sanders@artcetner.edu and reference “Part-time Faculty Position - Design Process 2” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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This position was posted on: 12/10/2020


  • 5+ years of experience working in automotive design
  • Strong design and modeling skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to prepare professional written materials
  • Comfortable and able to work and interact with undergraduate level students, transitioning young designers into professional designers
  • Knowledgeable and savvy about the overall field
  • Able to teach appropriate content to the program as needed
  • Autonomous, collaborative and self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a teacher in higher education preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in the Transportation Design field
  • Proven experience working with historically underrepresented or underserved populations of students
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Essential Functions

  • Prepare course materials (syllabus, lesson plan, handouts and demonstrations)
  • Teach appropriate content in the program as needed
  • Respond to student questions and concerns
  • Provide valuable and insightful critique to student’s work
  • Fairly evaluate and grade students

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office or classroom setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit or stand most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office or classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.