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Adjunct Lecturer or Instructor - Siebel Center for Design

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Other Fine and Applied Arts Faculty
Adjunct Lecturer or Instructor

Siebel Center for Design
The Grainger College of Engineering

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Siebel Center for Design (SCD) is unique among design centers in the United States. Our mission: To practice, model, and teach design thinking, using human-centered design to reimagine our campus, community, and collective world.

An industrious and generative team of individuals works collaboratively at SCD to advance this mission. Nestled between the Gies College of Business, the College of Applied Health Sciences, Ikenberry Commons, and the Art + Design building - with the College of Education and the UIUC athletic complexes a short distance away - Siebel Center for Design is at a crossroads on our campus and is a catalyst for and driver of multidisciplinary collaboration and study. Our 60,000 square foot facility provides space for programming, instruction, prototyping, events, meetings, and more, and serves as a human-centered design focal point bringing together people from all disciplines, cultures, and realities.

Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applicants for Adjunct Lecturer/Instructor positions ranging from 0% affiliate through part-time (50%) appointments, based on course demand and staffing. These are non-tenure-track, renewable appointments, on a 12-month service basis. Candidates may be offered an affiliate 0% non-service appointment initially; when a teaching/project need is determined, salary and service will be commensurate with course load.

The individuals in these roles will be responsible for teaching the core courses developed by SCD in design thinking and human-centered design in support of a variety of efforts on the UIUC campus related to certificates, minor and major programs. The selected candidates will join a growing multidisciplinary and collaborative team engaged in human-centered design in higher education.

The title of Instructor requires a Bachelor's degree in design, fine arts, or a related discipline. The title of Lecturer requires a terminal degree (PhD, MFA, MDes, or equivalent) in design, fine arts, or a related discipline. Applicants must also have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegiate level, preferably in design thinking or human-centered design.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 21, 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews may take place during the application period. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preferred starting date is January 1, 2023 but is negotiable. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. The application package should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching goals and interests, and 4) names and contact information of three professional references (no letters), all in a single PDF file as an upload in the "CV/Resume" section. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Sarah McCarty at questions regarding the application process, contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1013041

Job Category: Faculty

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