Humanities & Sciences Faculty Adjunct Pool

Department Humanities and Sciences

Reports to Humanities & Sciences Department Chair

Compensation Pay grade as set forth in the college’s Collective Bargaining Agreement


To establish an active pool of qualified faculty in our Continuing Studies curriculum, the Humanities & Sciences Department invites applications for temporary, part-time teaching assignments for courses to be conducted primarily in the evenings and early mornings. The department is looking for instructors who are experienced in seminar-style teaching and have an interest in the education of artists, to teach 3-credit, 15-week undergraduate liberal education courses in the following area(s).

  • Anthropology
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Health Sciences, e.g. Physiology
  • Natural Science
  • Sociology
  • Physical Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Social Justice and Equity

Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the performing and visual arts, multiple public programs, and extension courses. The department provides a breadth of liberal arts courses and is staffed by liberal arts faculty representing a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds. The department offers 3-credit, 15-week undergraduate courses in sciences, social sciences and humanities that support its mission to help students develop as citizens, innovators, and artists. Faculty teach small seminar classes focused on student participation and peer learning. Students are guided by caring, engaged faculty, who are deeply committed to teaching and to helping students develop as learners while exploring the connections between the Arts and the world at large. 

A Continuing Studies instructor is responsible for providing quality instruction designed to meet the needs of students earning BFA degrees in Visual or Performing Arts and the learning outcomes of the department. In doing so, faculty cultivate a learning-centric environment that values intellectual curiosity, student engagement, and inclusion. 

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on an as needed basis. Applications will remain active for 180 days from submission. The positions are part-time and filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitments.

Job Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Education Required: Master’s Degree in your teaching discipline or equivalent experience; terminal degree preferred.

Course Proposal Guidelines: Provide one or more proposed course titles and descriptions in your area of teaching expertise that includes:

  • A course title that communicates the theme and subject of the course
  • A general description of course focus, content, and 3-5 course learning outcomes that teach to the Humanities & Sciences Department Learning Outcomes
  • A description of types of assignments, learning experiences, and readings

Application Procedures


  • Course Proposal(s) - see guidelines above
  • Employment Application
  • CV or Resume
  • Letter of Interest addressing requirements, department mission and curricular objectives
  • 3 Professional References 
  • Teaching Philosophy 

Submit electronically to:

Human Resources

℅ Humanities & Sciences Dept.

Cornish College of the Arts

IMPORTANT: Only complete applications will be considered. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Humanities and Sciences Department Mission:

The Humanities and Sciences Department provides a curriculum that engages art students in an exploration of the social, environmental and cultural contexts in which artistic production takes place. The aim of the department is to inspire curiosity about the world, cultivate civic awareness and foster the habits necessary for life-long learning. 

Curricular Objectives:

The Humanities and Sciences Department seeks to provide a curriculum that:  

  • Introduces students to the epistemological approaches of the humanities, sciences and social sciences and their ways of apprehending the world. 
  • Promotes a deeper understanding of intersections between the disciplines and what kind of complex issues and questions might benefit from interdisciplinary approaches. 
  • Exposes students to cross-cultural perspectives and promotes an understanding of how and why cultural assumptions take shape and change over time.
  • Promotes the development of students’ capacity to make informed judgments and choices as an expression of civic responsibility and engagement.

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Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions