The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University seeks an adjunct
Faculty to teach an undergraduate, junior studio (51-360
Environments IV). This studio builds off the students’ previous
experience in the design and prototyping of physical spaces and
immersive experiences, with an emphasis on digital-physical
interactions, installations and distributed IoT devices. The
specific course projects will be crafted alongside School of Design
faculty and could be catered to the expertise of the adjunct
teacher. More information on the Environments track can be found
The course meets in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 pm- 4:50
pm, starting on January 17th and ending on May 4th. The official
academic calendar can be found
. There will likely be 13 undergraduate students enrolled
in the course.
Examples of previous student work completed in this studio:
Adjunct teacher's responsibilities will include:
- 2-3 planning meetings in December/January (date/time TBD) with
School of Design faculty members to discuss the course, projects,
learning objectives, etc.
- Update of existing course syllabus, schedule, and project
descriptions based on meetings.
- Developing related course materials (e.g. prototyping
demonstrations, relevant professional case studies)
- Attending all classes: Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-4:50pm (Jan 17,
2023 - May 4, 2023)
- Being available for office hours outside of class time. Zoom or
in-person; can be by appointment only.
- Asynchronous feedback/grading after projects.
The School invites applicants with the following
- A Masters degree, or Bachelors degree plus teaching and/or
professional practice experience, in design, architecture, HCI, or
a related field.
- University-level teaching experience preferred.
- Experience in storytelling, representation, and prototyping for
interactions, including familiarity with interaction design tools
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- Augmented reality/mixed reality interfaces, interactions, and
- Intelligent environments & Internet of Things
- Responsive environments and interactive installations
- Immersive hybrid experiences
- Critical approaches to technology, design, and the built
Interested individuals should include the following in their
- A cover letter stating your interest in the position.
- A portfolio that includes 8-10 visual examples and descriptions
of creative practice in personal work, professional work, and/or
research relevant to the position (web link preferred).
- Current CV.
- 8-10 visual examples and descriptions of student work as
evidence of your teaching experience, if applicable.
We will begin reviewing applications on November 15th and will
continue until the position is filled.
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