Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant/Associate in Design for Digital and Physical Interactions at Carnegie Mellon University

The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA welcomes applications for a tenure-track or teaching-track position in design for digital and physical interactions at the assistant or associate rank focused on our undergraduate Environments track starting AY Fall 2021.  

We are seeking a tenure-track or teaching-track faculty member who will:  

  • Teach an undergraduate Environments studio dedicated to spatial interactions f
  • Teach various classes across all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs, often in a team teaching capacity 
  • Advise masters’ theses and possibly PhD students 
  • Commit to contributing to and promoting a culture of equity and inclusion 
  • If applying as a tenure-track faculty member, develop a body of research and creative practice 
  • If applying as  teaching-track faculty, in lieu of research, teach additional classes, and participate in freelance and/or consultancy work or other external professional activities 

The School invites applicants with the following qualifications: 

  • A terminal degree in design or a related field (e.g., Master of Design, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, and/or PhD) or equivalent professional experience 
  • Experience designing physical, hybrid, and/or digital environments with a record in publication, exhibition, curation, and/or professional and creative practice to serve a diverse student body 
  • University-level teaching experience or equivalent professional experience 
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Augmented reality/mixed reality/virtual reality interfaces, interactions, and experiences 
  • Digital and physical 3D modeling for spatial design 
  • Intelligent environments & Internet of Things 
  • Gestural interactions in responsive environments 
  • Environmental sensing and visualization 
  • Computational and generative design  
  • Prototyping for interactions 
  • Critical approaches to technology, design, and the built environment 

Application Package 

Interested individuals should include the following in their application package:  

  • Letter of application that includes: 
  • Stated interest in either a tenure track or teaching track position 
  • Your interest in this position and how you see yourself fitting into the program. (e.g., courses that you might teach, a description of projects, and courses or initiatives you would like to develop in the future). 
  • Your position on the current and future state of design education and practice 
  • A one-page statement diversity statement 
  • A one-page teaching philosophy statement 
  • A one-page research statement, if applying for a tenure-track position 
  • Current CV 
  • 8-10 visual examples and descriptions of student work as evidence of your teaching experience, where applicable 
  • 2-3 examples of course syllabi, where applicable 
  • 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) 
  • 3-5 examples of publications and/or research proposals, if applying for a tenure-track position 
  • 3 professional references – please include name, title, phone number, address and email 

Candidates should apply online at:  

Deadline for submission of applications 

January 8, 2021. Interviews will be conducted from late-January through mid-March, 2021. Successful candidates will be notified in March in anticipation of a fall 2021 academic start date. Questions about this position and the School or Design can be addressed to Associate Professor Molly Steenson ( or Assistant Teaching Professor Daphne Peters (, co-chairs of the search committee. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact  

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