About Bay State College

Bay State College is a private career-focused college founded in 1946 in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. With a mission to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support. Bay State College is seeking an Adjunct Instructor to teach a newly developed course titled Design Thinking.

Position Overview

The Adjunct Instructor, Design Thinking, will be responsible for developing and delivering a new course described as follows:

In our modern world, innovation has become the key to both advancing the potential of our society and overcoming inevitable challenges that are faced.  This course will invite students to take a systematic approach to innovation and problem solving to challenges in business and society.  Students, individually and in groups, will engage in project-based learning, requiring them to collaborate with others in solving increasingly complex problems.  Utilizing Apple and Steve Jobs as a case study, particular focus will be placed on the product and social change innovation utilizing human centric analysis, prototyping, sketching, and paradigm shifting. 

This position is for Spring Term 2 in March 2022. The Adjunct Instructor, Design Thinking will report directly to the Dean, School of Arts and Sciences.


  • Collaborate with Department Chair and instructional designer to plan, design, implement, and deliver the new course Design Thinking.
  • Ensure the delivery is meaningful and understandable in meeting the College’s expectations and student success.
  • Conduct teaching and student learning assessment bi-weekly for performance improvement.
  • Be the resource that prepares students for a productive learning experience.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the topic area.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of human centric analysis and focus.
  • Ability to integrate knowledge with historical and fundamental theories surrounding design.
  • Strong demonstration of a deep commitment to the College’s mission of nurturing student success, achievement, and persistence.
  • Ability to develop and execute technology competencies and strategies that facilitate 21st century literacies.
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills.
  • Experience in Canvas is preferred.
  • Ap mindset and experience are highly preferred.
  • Bilingual language is a plus.

Working Conditions

  • Remote with varying work times to be responsive to clients in the US.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day. May require travel to other locations occasionally.

Pre-Hire Process

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Bay State College does not provide employment sponsorship

Bay State College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position has been filled.