CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

Great Minds Doing Great Work


Lecturer - AMD 414: Design & Invention (Fall 2024)

Apply now Job no: 540940
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Part Time

AMD 414: Design & Invention

  • Position: Lecturer - Academic Year
  • Semester: Fall 2024
  • Day/Time: Wednesdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.
  • Modality: In-Person
  • College: CHABSS - College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Department: Art, Media, and Design

The Department of Art, Media, and Design at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for Fall 2024 to teach AMD 414: Design and Invention. The course meets on Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 9:20 p.m. and encompasses both lecture and lab. Successful candidates will possess a background in developing strong design concepts and in employing “design thinking” to address challenging problems.

Course Description

Explores methods of creative development from concept to visual design. Emphasizes imagination as a tool for invention with design as the conduit for the development and articulation of new concepts. Incorporates hands-on development and computer graphics technologies. Draws on historical and contemporary examples of invention with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary development of ideas. Explores ways in which design concepts can be realized through design thinking and project work. Includes design activities, research, design management, and individual and group projects.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A master's degree or equivalent art and design experience 
  • Knowledge of design and prototyping (or making)
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Current portfolio of art/media/design
  • Experience teaching art or design at the University level
  • Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A Master of Fine Arts degree
  • Versed in the history of design thinking and invention, with a unique creative practice that involves prototyping of some kind
  • Artists and designers whose practice addresses social issues are encouraged to apply
  • Two years of teaching experience at the university level
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Salary commensurate with degree level and experience

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,007 - $8,000 per full-time month
  • CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,007 - $12,594 per full-time month


To apply, please prepare to submit the following:

  • Your completed faculty application
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Letter of interest (uploaded)
  • Links to portfolio or work samples (uploaded)
  • Syllabi, or other curricular materials and student work samples as available (uploaded)

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on Wednesday, July 17, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide CSU Vaccination Policy can be reviewed at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/13116180/latest/. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Refine search

Work type


Southern California


Appointment Type
Bargaining Unit
Job Search Category/Discipline
Time Basis

Outstanding Benefits and Perks

When it comes to treating our employees right, our priorities include providing an outstanding benefits package. After all, once you become a Cougar, we want to ensure that you stick around.

CSUSM’s comprehensive program of benefits to eligible employees and their families includes: health, dental, and vision insurance, various retirement packages, generous paid time off, tuition fee waiver, on-campus child development center, and discounts from thousands of name-brand merchants through our Perks at Work program.