Assistant Teaching Professor - Engineering Faculty

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) welcomes applications for a teaching track faculty position with the Integrated Innovation Institute (III). This teaching track faculty appointment will start in fall 2020 at CMU's Pittsburgh campus. At the III, the position will primarily support courses in the Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MIIPS) degree. The MIIPS degree program is a professional degree that trains the next generation of innovators, design thinkers, disruptors, and world changers. Students in the MIIPS degree come from various backgrounds in engineering, design and business.  

In the spirit of interdisciplinary education, this role could support teaching needs within other colleges/departments at CMU that are viewed as mutually beneficial for the candidate and departments. 

Teaching track faculty are responsible for teaching a standard course load each academic year; three 12 unit courses per semester (72 units). All teaching assignments will be determined by the III Director based on the overall needs for the department. Along with teaching assignments, there will be standard teaching track service requirements to the III. The III provides faculty with professional development opportunities and standard office and technology resources to support teaching needs. 

This teaching track appointment runs 9 month (September to May) and will be reviewed for reappointment after 3 years as described in the College of Engineering faculty review process.  


About the Integrated Innovation Institute

The III at Carnegie Mellon University breaks down the silos that impede innovation. We believe that by uniting the disciplines of engineering, design, and business, we can build impactful solutions that create value for real people.

Over 30-year history, the III has imparted to students a tried-and-true methodology to innovating products and services. Through dynamic projects and research, students learn to create solutions that:

  • function effectively with the right technologies (engineering);
  • improve the lives of individuals (design); and
  • create economic value in the marketplace (business).

Our master's degree programs are designed for professionals who are passionate about developing, designing, and launching the next generation of products and services. Students emerge from our programs with hard and soft skills that empower them to solve real-world problems holistically and regardless of industry, technology, or discipline.

With two campus locations, the III offers the best of Carnegie Mellon from coast-to-coast. Much like successful products and services, we combine world-class academics and emerging research of CMU's Pittsburgh campus with the agile and entrepreneurial practices of the tech ecosystem, located just steps from CMU Silicon Valley.




We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic person to support the engineering, technology and innovation courses and curriculum at III and potentially other related departments within CMU.

Successful applicants will contribute and/or lead in the following ways:

  • Teach and/or facilitate multiple engineering/technology/innovation courses
  • Support student development and engagement throughout the MIIPS curriculum 

We invite those with the following qualifications:

  1. A PhD degree in one or more of the following design disciplines:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Cyber Physical Systems
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Robotics
    • Other related fields... 
  2. A mix of teaching experience at a major accredited university and industry product design and/or development experience. 
  3. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Experience in developing and launching new products within an organization or start up
    • Expertise consistent with the iii's "engineering, design, business" identity
    • Project/program management

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should include the following in their application package:

  1. Statement of why you are interested in this position and how you see yourself fitting into the program (this could include a description of projects, courses initiatives you would like to develop in the future). Please include examples of relevant work experience.
  2. Overview of your teaching and research philosophy
  3. Statement about where you think the discipline of design is in general, and specifically where your area of interest or sub-discipline is headed.
  4. Current CV
  5. 8-10 visual examples and descriptions of student work (if applicable)
  6. Portfolio that includes 8-10 visual examples and descriptions of personal work and/or research (a digital link to a website with these materials is preferred)
  7. 3 names, email and phone numbers of references

Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

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