The College of Design is situated within a world-class public research institution dedicated to meeting the challenges of the future. We believe that every employee plays an important role in achieving the college's teaching, research, and outreach mission. 

Welcome, Job Seekers!

Employment Opportunities

Full position descriptions for job opportunities can be found on the University's Office of Human Resources' employment website. To view and apply for current opportunities, enter the job ID number in the keyword search. 

If you have any questions on how to apply, please reach out to the College of Design HR Team at [email protected].

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Faculty Positions

Design Justice Faculty Cluster Hire

Design Justice is a new initiative within the College of Design, seeking to create space, policy, and practices that support the inclusion and retention of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) as well as other communities who have been historically underinvested. Design Justice is supported by a group of individuals across design disciplines, known as the Collective, who are committed to anti-racism, decolonized pedagogy, and the liberation of communities who have been underinvested historically, in both design academia and the design industry. Areas of scholarship, teaching, and/or service will involve: anti-racism, racial justice, racial disparities, and/or racial discrimination; equity, power/privilege, and/or bias; benefits to the BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee populations; environmental and social justice; and/or other forms of studying and countering systemic oppression.

Successful candidates for all of the faculty positions will have the clear potential, demonstrated ability, and/or related scholarship to support our BIPOC and other marginalized communities within their respective discipline. We are looking to expand the Design Justice Collective with a cluster hire of several faculty, in various programs across two years.

Staff Positions

Assistant to the Dean, Job ID: 353790

The Assistant to the Dean is responsible for supporting the Dean in accomplishing the vision and goals for the College of Design. Primary responsibilities include: managing the Office of the Deans, including supervision of an administrative assistant and student employees; oversight of budget preparation and management; representing the Dean in, and providing administrative support for, multiple committees and constituencies; guiding various workflow processes related to Deans’ Office priorities; providing support for college-level operations (e.g., collegiate governance, assessment initiatives, maintenance and tracking of procedures and policies, space usage and maintenance coordination, etc.), including assurance of appropriate pacing and timing with regard to multiple, simultaneous workflows; calendar coordination for complex scheduling; and handling special projects and assignments as requested by the Dean. As a project coordinator, this position has significant responsibility for planning and implementing activities of designated academic and strategic initiatives and processes, ensuring completion within designated timeframes.

Learn more and apply to the Assistant to the Dean position.


Principal Office and Administrative Specialist, Job ID: 353968

The College of Design is seeking a temporary Principal Office and Administrative Specialist. This is a 100%-time (40 hours per week) temporary position that will go through September 30, 2023. Beyond this date, there is potential for the renewal of temporary status based on college needs and available funding. This position provides administrative and logistical services to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and visitors of the College of Design, Student Services unit. 

Learn more and apply to the Principal Office and Administrative Specialist position.

Student Positions

Graphic Design Student Worker, Job ID: 352306

The College of Design Student Services team is hiring a student graphic designer. Using text and images, this student will assist in the graphic design of materials for CDes events, programs, and services. 

Learn more and apply to the Graphic Design Student Worker position.

Why Work for the University?

Bringing people together in new ways, fostering discoveries, and making our world a better place is what we do at the University of Minnesota and the College of Design. Located within the vibrant metropolitan community of Minneapolis and St. Paul, employees of the college have the opportunity to work and connect with one of the major design communities in the United States. 

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Employee Benefits

The University is dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy—physically, emotionally, financially, socially, and professionally. We believe in the concept of total compensation: a complete package of rewards that includes not just wages but a full scope of benefits to make sure our faculty and staff remain happy, healthy, and engaged in their work.