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School of Architecture Adjunct Studio Faculty 2024/2025

Employer
Carnegie Mellon University
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 2, 2023

Job Details

Description

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 .

Qualifications

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/126350 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.
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.

Company

Carnegie Mellon University

 

Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters.

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.

Carnegie Mellon was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie under the premise that a school established to foster and develop the technical skills of its students would soon produce students and graduates whose work would astound Pittsburgh and the world. Over 120 years later, our institution continues to produce talented alumni and draws faculty and staff eager to be a part of the university's creative, passionate and close-knit community. We place emphasis on practical problem solving, interdisciplinary learning, an entrepreneurial spirit, and collaboration.

Over the past 10 years, more than 400 startups linked to CMU have raised more than $7 billion in follow-on funding. Those investment numbers are especially high because of the sheer size of Pittsburgh’s growing autonomous vehicles cluster – including Uber, Aurora, Waymo and Motional – all of which are here because of their strong ties to CMU.

With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative startups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it. 

Pittsburgh is home to over 86,000 students from 10 colleges and universities. Pittsburgh was ranked as one of the top U.S. cities for millennials.

Some 177,000 people work in Pittsburgh's tech-related industries, and their ranks continue to grow as the city tops lists for jobs. Networking opportunities, small business accelerators, and an innovative community make the city appealing to entrepreneurs, especially recent graduates.

Pittsburgh is emerging as a tech and culture hub that The Washington Post praises for its "world-class art museums and colorful neighborhoods."

Robotics and software engineering lead the way. The city is home to GoogleUber and Apple offices and a budding ecosystem of tech startups including DuolingoModcloth and 4Moms, all of which have CMU roots.

Many seek Pittsburgh for being a hot spot for entrepreneurship and a model for future cities. Others come for the city's burgeoning food scene.

You’ll find CMU locations nationwide — and worldwide. Silicon Valley. Qatar. Africa. Washington, D.C. To name a few.

If your heart is in your work, come work with us.

Carnegie Mellon University isn't just one of the world’s most renowned educational institutions — it’s also a hotspot for some of the most talented doers, dreamers and difference-makers on the planet. When you join our staff, you’ll become an important part of our mission to create a healthier, safer and more just life for all. No matter what your role or location, you’ll connect and collaborate with dedicated, passionate colleagues — and you’ll have the satisfaction of delivering work that truly matters.

Carnegie Mellon University offers a wide range of competitive employee benefits to help you live well. Benefit eligibility varies based on the hours per week employees are scheduled to work and the employee's geographic location

We seek to cultivate diverse populations and perspectives and promote equity and inclusion. Our devotion to these ideals springs from a core belief in the power of education to be a transformative and enriching force for every person, irrespective of their background, identity or life circumstances. 

Inclusion and belonging are intricately interwoven into the very essence of our university, helping to shape our values, policies and practices. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are not only central to our ethos but also indispensable to our pursuit of academic excellence and innovation.

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