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

Lecturer - Apparel Design

The Department of Graphic Design, Apparel Design, Retail and Consumer Studies, and Product Design (GARP) in the College welcomes applications for Part-Time Instructors to teach designated courses based on the following areas according to the needs of the program:

  • Apparel design
  • Technical design
  • Functional clothing design
  • Patternmaking
  • Apparel and soft goods construction
  • CAD systems (Clo and Optitex)
  • Styling
  • Quality analysis and assurance
  • Presentation
  • Trend Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Consumer Analysis
  • Sourcing and Textile Understanding
  • Design Processes (human-centered design)


Applications are reviewed as openings occur, and individual applicants are invited to interview when their skills or areas of expertise match an opening. This posting is designed to establish a pool of instructors. Applications will be reviewed when openings occur throughout the academic year/summer. 

Job ID: 361618

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Teaching Specialist/Lecturer

The Department of Design, Housing and Apparel (DHA) in the College welcomes applications for Part-Time Instructors to teach designated courses based on the following areas according to the needs of the department:

 Graphic Design program in the area of identity and branding
 Retail Merchandising
 Apparel Design
 Interior Design

Job ID: 361619

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Adjunct Instructor - Architecture

The School of Architecture has periodic openings for Adjunct Faculty to teach lectures or seminars, design-based courses, and studios or workshops. Courses vary from 3 credit half semester workshops to 6 credit full semester studio courses. In-classroom hours vary from 3 hours per week for a 3-credit lecture, to 12 hours per week for a 6-credit studio.

Job ID: 361621

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Part-time Adjunct Faculty - Landscape Architecture (multiple openings)

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota invites applications for part-time faculty teaching positions at the level of Adjunct Assistant Professor. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in teaching and mentorship, either in the classroom or professional office, along with applied knowledge of contemporary landscape architecture practices. 

Job ID: 361612

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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

Lead Development Officer

The Lead Development Officer oversees and directs development activities in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. This position is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive development strategy for the college and managing a multi-faceted development program. The position is responsible for ensuring a strong base of giving to enable the college to achieve its goals. The Lead Development Officer maintains a professional, committed working relationship with the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Job ID: 361764

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Student Positions

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.