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Adjunct Faculty Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in teaching for the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies.

There are ongoing needs for adjuncts but course assignments varies semester by semester. If you are interested in being contacted for future opportunities, please complete the application form below. Adjunct faculty are non-tenure track, contract-based faculty, who may teach a total of 11 credits per Fall, Spring or Summer semester. To be considered as an adjunct faculty, possessing a terminal degree is preferred.

If our department has need for an adjunct in a specific discipline, those can be viewed at the end of this page.


Adjunct professors are compensated based on the number of credits taught in a given semester. Compensation is further broken down by Step 1 and Step 2 pay grade. All adjunct faculty are initially classified as Step 1 and automatically progress to Step 2 after completing their third semester of teaching for the department.

Current Adjunct Pay Rates

Adjunct Faculty Application

Please complete the below application and upload supporting documentation to be considered for an adjunct faculty position within Art, Design, and Visual Studies.

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Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 - Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing Adjunct

Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Sabbatical Replacement (one year): Adjunct Faculty

Part-time, non-benefit-eligible, temporary faculty position paid on a per-credit basis.  Starts August 2023. MFA required, teaching experience preferred. Desired qualifications: Ability to teach a broad range of basic traditional jewelry/metalsmithing techniques and demonstrated investigation of contemporary issues and theory surrounding 3-D expression/object making.  Responsibilities each semester include two sections ART 221 Intro Art Jewelry & Metalsmithing, one section 300-level course (ART 306 Fall; ART 307 Spring) taught concurrently with one section ART 419 Studio.  Salary is $1251 per credit, maximum $11,259 per semester (with possible option to teach an additional 2 credit workshop or University Foundations course each semester).

Deadline: April 17, 2023 or until filled

Please send cover letter, CV, Artist Statement, 20 images of your work and 10-20 images of student work if available (jpegs no larger than 1MB, PDF or PPT/GoogleSlide), and image ID sheets (or label your images directly) to:

Boise State University is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. EEO M/F/Disabled/Vet Institution, Veterans preference.