Pre-College Architecture is an intensive and immersive summer program at Carnegie Mellon University that engages high school students in the creative energy and speculative culture of the college-level experience in studying the discipline of architecture.
The Pre-College Architecture program introduces design practice, creative problem solving, and critical thinking to young designers through a complex matrix of programming, pushing curiosity and providing a strong basis for architectural education. Pre-College Architecture is a powerful tool serving to build skills and prepare participants to be future undergraduate students
As adjunct instructor for this remote program, you will be required to lead one of the studio sections and attend all studio classes via zoom for the duration of the program (July 6 - August 14) unless otherwise scheduled with the Pre-College Director. You will also be expected to participate in curriculum planning up to 4 hours per week for the 4 weeks leading up to the live program. This may include collaborating on lessons, creating your own lectures or workshops, and contributing to the overall pedagogy of the program under the direction of the Pre-College Director and Studio Coordinator and in collaboration with the other Studio Instructors and Media Instructor.
The position beings 6/14/2021 and ends on 8/14/202. Estimated weekly hours are: 4 hours weekly from June 14 - July 2 (flexible) 25 hours weekly from July 6 - August 14 (between 9am - 6pm ET, per daily schedules)
School Description If your work is breaking new ground, you will find an encouraging, stimulating environment within our dynamic community. Our school is a team of dedicated educators, designers, researchers, practitioners, and interdisciplinary collaborators. Full time faculty members teach studios and/or coursework appropriate to their specialization(s) across the School's many programs, including the B. Arch, M. Arch, post-professional Master's (both MS and studio-based) and the doctoral programs.
Our student body totals over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, and is situated within the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music. Our university is classified as a "R1: Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity" institution. As such, a wide range of transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities can be created at the school, college and/or university levels.
Our school philosophy is to provide deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by a university culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students to be excellent, discipline-defining design-thinkers in diverse global contexts. We believe that architectural excellence demands both rigorous training in fundamentals and the development of unique expertise - whether the sciences, the humanities, engineering, or computation. Though each of our students graduate with intensive architecture knowledge, no two graduates leave with the same education.
Our programs take advantage of:
Our position within one of the world's leading research and entrepreneurship institutions at the interdisciplinary intersection of technology, the arts, and the humanities;
Specialized facilities and centers like the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, dFAB Lab, Code Lab, Remaking Cities Institute, and the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab;
The context of our dynamic, post-industrial city of Pittsburgh as a laboratory for inquiry and action.
More information on the School of Architecture can be found on the SoA website.
This position requires a Professional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design (BArch, MArch, BLA, MLA, MUD). A background in education or a related field, helpful. Prior academic experience in teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level is preferred.
Clearances This position requires you to have clearances for synchronous work with minors, which the candidate should already have in order to be eligible for this position and start date. Please ensure that all clearances including FBI fingerprinting are on-file with HR. See the Act 153 website for more information.
A letter of interest that indicates your specific areas of expertise as related to this course;
A full curriculum vitae;
Candidates may be asked to provide examples of their student's work in design or related courses
Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 89025
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.