The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University Welcomes Applications

The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University Welcomes Applications

The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University Welcomes Applications for the following positions:

Director, Doctoral Studies

Applications are open for the Director of Doctoral Studies for The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. This is a senior leadership, tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. The School of Design is a longtime leader in doctoral design education in North America, and in the fall of 2014 launched an expanded program for doctoral studies that offers two types of doctoral degrees: a full-time residential PhD in Transition Design (4 years) and a professional Doctorate of Design/DDes (3 years). Qualified applicants must have an undergraduate, masters and PhD in non-architectural, non-engineering areas of design, experience serving as a primary adviser to PhD students, university-level teaching experience and an extensive publication/research record. 

Assistant Professor, Faculty in Design

The School of Design is looking for a qualified junior faculty member to teach at the undergraduate and masters levels of the program, team-teach with colleagues from complementary sub-disciplines, and serve as a thesis adviser to masters students. The qualified applicants should have an undergraduate and masters degree and university-level teaching experience in one of the following areas: Service Design, Communication/Information Design, Product Design, Interaction/Experience Design, Sustainable/Ecological Design, Social Innovation, Urban Planning/Design of Interior Spaces (non-traditional interior design degree).

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor: CMU Design Center

 The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University is accepting applications for a full time teaching track professor at the assistant or associate level to help develop and deliver short, alternative format courses within a new university Design Center to students outside the discipline of design. Course topics might include design thinking, visualization, and design prototyping but could also include the formulation of customized modules that would be delivered within a capstone course in another discipline. Qualified applicants should have an undergraduate or masters degree in design, 7-10 years teaching and developing curricula. Applicants with some industry experience will be given special consideration.

Director, CMU Design Center

Carnegie Mellon University and its School of Design are launching a new transdisciplinary Design Center that will bring together students and faculty from across all departments to conduct design-led research with both industry and non-profit partners. The Center will also offer a range of design-related micro courses, workshops and symposia to a wide variety of internal and external audiences. The CMU Design Center will be situated within the School of Design, one of the world’s top-ranked design programs, offering degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Qualified applicants should have extensive professional experience in design, client and budget management and have some experience in teaching at the higher education level.

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