Employment at ArtCenter

Humanities and Sciences

Adjunct Faculty in Business

Every position at ArtCenter plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.

ArtCenter College of Design's department of Humanities & Sciences is seeking to build its pool of adjunct faculty in Business across all fields, with a particular interest in business, economics, and entrepreneurship in a multi-disciplinary art and design context with a diverse group of undergraduate students.

Beginning fall term 2021, the College will require all persons who want to access the physical campus in person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  We will also continue to require face coverings, physical distancing, hygiene and sanitation measures as an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Reports to: Department Chair

FLSA status: Non-exempt



Job posted 11/12/21. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Adjunct Faculty - Business” in the subject line.
Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter that addresses your interest in and how you meet the minimum requirements of the position
  2. CV
  3. Three references
  4. Sample syllabus
Upon hire the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.


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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Qualifications

Preferred applicants will be experienced professional creatives or researchers with an MS, MBA, or PhD, in a relevant discipline and experience teaching at the college level.

Candidates should ideally have a background in several of the following areas:

  • Business and economics strategy and theory
  • Design and Market research
  • Design and brand strategy
  • Product development
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Technology commercialization
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Strategic planning and growth
  • Intellectual property and legal expertise
  • Marketing, sales, and distribution
  • Operations and managerial expertise
  • Finance and financial accounting


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 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.