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].

Expand all

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

Fabrication Technician, Job ID: 358095

The Fabrication Technician instructs and oversees College of Design students, faculty, and staff as they use fabrication resources to conduct coursework and academic research. The position helps foster a safe and welcoming working environment for shop users from all design disciplines and of all levels of skill.

Fabrication capabilities include traditional wood and metal working, and digital fabrication equipment. The position consults with users and teaches appropriate and safe use of materials and tools to help them realize their designs. Work tasks vary day-to-day depending upon curricular needs. Work hours are established semester-to-semester dependent upon the curriculum. This is a second-shift position with shifts ending at 9:00 PM, potentially including Sundays. Salary: Hourly rate $22.36 to $27.86, dependant on experience

Learn more and apply for the Fabrication Technician position.


Researcher 5, Job ID: 9742R5

The Center for Sustainable Building Research seeks a motivated individual for a professional research fellow position with significant experience and knowledge base in the areas of sustainable, regenerative, and resilient design across ecological areas – energy, water, materials, indoor environmental quality and waste.

The researcher will work independently on two projects. For the first project, this person will be responsible for supporting CSBRs work on environmentally preferable materials in the construction industry. Responsibilities on the second project will include: researching aspects of the Building, Benchmarks, and Beyond (B3) green building rating system such for primarily Materials and Waste, but also Site/Water, Energy, Indoor Environmental Quality and Process/Performance. Pay Range: $70,000 to $80,000

Learn more and apply for the Researcher 5 position.

Student Positions

There are no openings at this time. Please check back soon!

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. 

Northrop Auditorium
People working out
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.