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Adjunct Professor - Integrated Innovation Institute - 23-24

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The Integrated Innovation Institute (III) at Carnegie Mellon University continually seeks adjunct professor(s) for courses within the Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MIIPS) degree. The MIIPS degree is a residential program based in Pittsburgh. This position can accommodate teaching in the evening to work with an instructor's full-time daytime job schedule. Qualified candidates will have previous teaching and work experience related to product development lifecycle, user research, emerging technologies, service design and additional industries that will enhance the curriculum. Teaching skills should include using assigned textbook readings, case study analyses, group discussions, written assignments, oral presentations, and individual research.

Learn more about the MIIPS Curriculum and current course offerings here:


Academic Requirements
  • Has experience in teaching and/or working in some of the following areas (experience in all areas is not expected):
    • Technology/Engineering
      • IoT software, system, and data architectures
      • secure, efficient, and reliable IoT data collection
      • extracting information and knowledge
      • applying models to IoT systems
    • Business
      • Developing and proposing business models within an organization or start up.
      • Expertise consistent with our "engineering, design, business" identity
      • Experience with new product launch & product lifecycles
    • Design
      • Designing user service and experience frameworks within varying industries
      • Evidence of a desire to understand people and their needs better
      • Visual communication tools
      • Industrial Design practices
  • Master's Degree and previous teaching experience required
  • Work experience related to products and/or service development preferred
Requirements for Work Authorization
  • Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work for CMU in the United States. CMU will not sponsor or take over the sponsorship of an employment visa for this opportunity.
Application Instructions

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Interest or Cover Letter
    • 1-2 pages; include teaching experience, perspective on teaching and inclusion
  • List of Professional References & Contact Information (2-3)
  • Other materials to enhance the application – website, previous course list, transcripts, portfolio, etc.
Review of applications is ongoing and qualified applicants will be kept on file to contact dependent on current and future needs.

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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