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School of Architecture Adjunct Studio Faculty 2023/2024

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2023

The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Architecture (SoA) is looking for creative individuals with exceptional design abilities that demonstrate architectural accomplishments through research work, scholarly work, artistic work, and/or professional practice.

The School welcomes emerging practitioners and studio educators to contribute to the pedagogy of a dynamic school of architecture. We have openings for studio faculty in both the Core and Advanced Synthesis Options studios. These positions require a first professional degree in architecture and candidates with teaching and/or professional practice experience and/or Masters degree are preferred.

Responsibilities for faculty in a Core studio include teaching studio sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 – 4:50, meeting with the coordinator prior to the start of the semester and on a weekly basis during the semester, attending all scheduled studio reviews, conducting mid-semester/end of semester individual conferences with your students, participating in mid-semester/end of semester grade meetings and providing written comments for each student to your coordinator.

Responsibilities for faculty in an ASO studio include developing the entire content of the studio in conversation with the ASO coordinator, teaching studio sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 - 4:50, attending all scheduled studio reviews, conducting mid-semester/end of semester individual conferences with your students, participating in mid-semester/end of semester grade meetings and providing written comments for each student to the ASO coordinator.

School Description

The School of Architecture is committed to providing a deep immersion in the discipline of architecture. We have set ourselves the goal of preparing our students to meet the major challenges facing architectural design and the built environment in the 21st century; namely climate change, artificial intelligence and social justice. We place design and technological competency at the center of our pedagogy across the School’s many programs, including the B. Arch, M. Arch, post-professional Master's (both MS and studio-based) and the doctoral programs.

Our student body totals over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, and is situated within the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music. Our university is classified as an "R1: Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity" institution. As such, a wide range of transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities can be created at the school, college and/or university levels. 

CMU's School of Architecture is a research based department, situated within the College of Fine Arts and the program is intensified by a university culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students to be excellent, discipline-defining design-thinkers in diverse global contexts. We believe that architectural excellence demands both rigorous training in fundamentals and the development of unique expertise - whether the sciences, the humanities, engineering, or computation. Though each of our students graduate with intensive architecture knowledge, no two graduates leave with the same education.

Our programs take advantage of:
  • Our position within one of the world’s leading research and entrepreneurship institutions at the interdisciplinary intersection of technology, the arts, and the humanities;
  • Specialized facilities and centers like the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, dFAB Lab, Code Lab, Remaking Cities Institute, and the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab;
  • The context of our dynamic, post-industrial city of Pittsburgh as a laboratory for inquiry and action.
More information on the School of Architecture can be found on the SoA website .


This position requires a first professional degree in architecture. Candidates with teaching and/or professional practice experience and a Masters degree in architecture or related field are preferred.

Application Instructions

To apply, access and complete the online application form at submitting the following materials:
  • A letter of interest that indicates your specific areas of expertise;
  • A full curriculum vitae;
  • A small portfolio (≤25 MB)
  • Contact information for three references, including name, position, email address, phone number and your professional relationship with them;
  • For those with prior academic experience, examples of work by your students.
Applications will start to be considered on June 15th, 2023 with a view of employment beginning on August 14th, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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