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. 

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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

Director of Academic Advising, Job ID: 359017

This role administers and directs all aspects of the College of Design’s Academic Advising Services. This position provides strategic planning and management for the college’s academic advising program that serves approximately 1,600 undergraduate students. This working manager is responsible for staff management, advising, programming, implementation, evaluation of services, and the evolution of academic advising for the College while providing holistic and culturally fluent advising, coaching, and advocacy. This director also provides expertise and guidance on curriculum updates, policies, and procedures, makes interpretations of complex policies and procedures, and manages non-routine issues. Salary range: $80,000 – $88,000 annually.

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Researcher 5, Job ID: 9742R5

The Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) is hiring a professional research fellow with experience in sustainable, regenerative, and resilient design across ecological areas. The work focuses on two projects. The first supports CSBR’s work on environmentally preferable materials in the construction industry.  The second project is 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. A successful candidate for the position must be able to work independently as they will be responsible for leading work including oversight of graduate assistants and project subcontractors, determining best practices and resources needed to successfully complete the work. Salary range: $70,000 to $80,000

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Student Positions

College of Design BIPIOC Chroma Collective Coordinator

Design Justice is an initiative of the College of Design. Our vision centers on intentional community relationships which support anti-racist culture shifts, decolonized pedagogy, and the liberation of historically underinvested communities within design academia and industry. We are looking for a student to co-coordinate the Chroma Collective—an affinity group which hosts monthly events which help develop racial identity and empowers BIPOC students to overcome racialized experiences like microaggressions, microinvalidations, imposter syndrome, and other forms of racialized experiences. This position may have the option to be extended beyond future academic years.

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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.