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Carnegie Mellon Architecture Adjunct Faculty in Architectural Design

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

Job Details


The School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a year long, Adjunct Instructor position in the Bachelor of Architecture Program (BArch) for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. The position would support the core studio teaching in the B.Arch program in its third and fourth year. The position includes teaching up to three courses, two studios and a seminar. All courses will be offered within the AY24/25 academic calendar: Carnegie Mellon University 2024-2025 Academic Calendar .

We are looking for an Adjunct Instructor to teach, as part of a team, upper level architectural design studios in our Bachelor of Architecture program. These studios, coordinated by full time faculty members, will follow a common syllabus focussed on integrated design and construction. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of all aspects of the design process, especially the integration and representation of construction and HVAC systems. These comprehensive studios are the culmination of our required Praxis studio sequence.

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.


While we welcome all applications; preference will be given to those that address some combination of the following:
  • A terminal degree in Architecture (e.g., Bachelor and/or Master of Architecture)

  • At least 5 years of professional practice experience in architectural design

  • Architecture Licensure

University-level teaching experience—either full-time, adjunct, or visiting scholar—at the undergraduate or graduate levels.

Application Instructions

To apply, access and complete the online application form at submitting the following materials:
  • A letter of interest that indicates your areas of expertise and qualifications;

  • A full curriculum vitae;

  • A portfolio (.pdf format, 10-20 pgs., (≤25 MB max file size) of previous teaching and/or project related experience;

  • Contact information for three references, including name, position, email address, phone number and your professional relationship with them.

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.


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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