Art/Art History department now accepting applications for part-time faculty hiring pools

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is accepting applications for inclusion in part-time faculty hiring pools in all programs including fine arts, design, and art history. To see a listing of specific pools, please visit:

An applicant may specify which existing courses the applicant is qualified to teach. The department is not seeking proposals of new courses.

Part-time faculty generally teach one course and occasionally two courses per semester. In art and design, a three-credit course can involve five and one-half contact hours per week. In art history and in seminars, a three-credit course can involve three contact hours per week. Part-time faculty are responsible for instructing students during the course hours, evaluating student work completed in the course, and holding office hours on a regular basis.

To be eligible for consideration, a candidate should possess a master’s degree in a field of specialization appropriate to the area of assignment.

Candidates should submit a portfolio including the following: 

  • Letter of application (the letter of application must identify the specific hiring pool or pools being applied for)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 20 images of art or design (where applicable) on a CD or flash drive
  • 20 images of student works in art and design (where applicable) on a CD or flash drive
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy (not more than one page in length)

Applicants who would like their materials returned after review should include an SASE.

Please send the materials via US Mail to:
James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History
Attention department chair, Re: PTF application

150 Art Building
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202

Please note this is a request for applications to be included in a hiring pool only. Acceptance into a hiring pool does not represent an offer of employment in the Department of Art and Art History.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.  WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people.  Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.