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Lecturer or Instructor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign k

Urbana, IL

Jun 18
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Lecturer or Instructor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Siebel Center for Design
The Grainger College of Engineering

Siebel Center for Design 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 at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a Lecturer or an Instructor position. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, renewable appointment on a 12-month service basis. The incumbent will carry out responsibilities related to teaching and design thinking and human-centered design. This position focuses on teaching the core courses developed by SCD in design thinking and human-centered design to support a variety of efforts on campus related to certificates, minor and major programs offered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The selected candidate will join a growing multidisciplinary and collaborative team engaged in human-centered design in higher education.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

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 experience in teaching design thinking or human-centered design. Three to five years of experience is preferred.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 6 2021. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2021, but is negotiable. Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, a detailed statement of research and teaching goals, curriculum vitae, a valid e-mail address, and contact information for three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For information regarding application procedures, contact Thurman Etchison, 217-300-2193,

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.