The Liberal Arts Department at Minneapolis College of Art and Design reviews applications for part-time, temporary teaching positions on an ongoing basis. 

The Department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience and professional skills closely align with one or more of our distribution requirements: Scientific Perspectives, Economics and Mathematical Systems, Global Perspectives, Political Thought and Ethics, Creative and Professional Writing, and/or Art History. Candidates with experience in Foundation Art History and/or Foundation Writing are also encouraged to apply. 

Note that no studio classes are taught in the Liberal Arts Department. Candidates interested in teaching in the studio arts should contact the respective department: Media Arts, Fine Arts, Design, or Entrepreneurial Studies.


Previous teaching experience is required. MA/MFA (or professional equivalent) required; ABD or PhD (or professional equivalent) preferred. Adjunct Faculty members are expected to maintain active professional practices during their appointments.


The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has been creating art on the cutting edge for well over a century. With the highest accreditation level possible for an art and design college, MCAD provides students the instruction they need to grow--along with the freedom critical to fostering their individual creativity.

Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches, MCAD offers majors in advertising, animation, comic art, drawing, filmmaking, fine arts studio, graphic design, furniture design, illustration, painting, photography, print paper book, sculpture and Web and multimedia environments.

Located in South Minneapolis next to two of the Twin Cities' cultural gems - The Children's Theatre Company and The Minneapolis Institute of Arts - MCAD offers students an ideal mix of support and challenge. The community is able to be part of the arts at MCAD through continuing studies and youth programs, exhibitions, lectures and special events.

To ensure consideration, the following application materials must be received:

  1. A letter of application stating how experiences and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position, a statement regarding Liberal Arts within an art and design context, and description of current research (not to exceed two pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed three pages)
  3. Complete information for three professional references
  4. URL of professional website (optional)

Submit all materials in a single PDF file. Limit the PDF file size to 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_la_adjunct.pdf

Email complete application file to

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applications will be acknowledged via email. Interviews will be scheduled based on departmental needs.