Adjunct Art Professor

Teach university students about art on a part-time basis.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $129,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Adjunct Art Professors do?

An Adjunct Art Professor is a part-time Professor, hired on a contractual basis rather than a full-time, tenured basis. This is an especially great position for people in the arts because, as an Artist, you probably enjoy flexibility, and freedom to express your artistic talents outside of the classroom. So if your extracurricular activities outnumber your college campus ones, and that’s the way you like it, then being a part-time Adjunct Art Professor is the way to go.

Sure, you don’t have the security of tenure, but that’s the way you like it, right? It’s easier for everyone if you swoop in when needed, teach for a semester, then leave for another city, country, or continent. It fits a bohemian lifestyle, and if that’s not what you’re going for, then it’s still great as a resume padder, and a way to work no matter where you live.

Starting as an Adjunct Art Professor is also the typical way to work up to becoming a tenured Professor. If that’s your goal, then use the position of Adjunct to prove your value to a University as you pursue that coveted position of a tenured full professorship.


Should I be an Adjunct Art Professor?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become an Adjunct Art Professor

    We recommend at least a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's. Check out these schools offering Adjunct Art Professor-related education!
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