Staff Openings

Design Fellow - Center for Engineering Innovation & Design

The Center for Engineering Innovation and Design is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Design Fellow.

The Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID) is a creative facility that enables and supports learning and innovation by providing resources, cutting-edge technologies and professional mentorship to members from all corners of Yale University. Design Fellows are an integral part of the CEID team and provide support on a variety of levels.

Design Fellows develop and coordinate programming and events, offer technical guidance and equipment training, provide formal and informal support of CEID projects and courses, and are responsible for various administrative duties. They also help to ensure the CEID runs smoothly by managing our undergraduate Design Aides, who help maintain the space and serve as 'student experts' during the evenings.

The Fellowship is an immersive and dynamic experience where Fellows grow professionally while simultaneously contributing to the programmatic and educational mission of the CEID. As such, in addition to various creative, technical and managerial responsibilities, Design Fellows are encouraged to use 20% of their time to develop skills and pursue professional interests. Some examples of these types of activities are engaging in research, technical skill development, creating a start-up venture, or participating in a Yale course.

Applicants should be comfortable with a variety of design methodologies and/or engineering technologies and tools, and they should be excited about acquiring new skills on the job. Design Fellows play an essential role in CEID communications, so effective communication skills and comfort with basic graphic design and web-tools are important. The position requires a sense of curiosity, good organizational skills, dedication to craft, and a strong work ethic. Design Fellows will occasionally need to provide support for evening and weekend events. Applicants should hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in engineering, science, art, design or related fields, and are hired for a term not exceeding two years. To apply or inquire further about the positions write to ceid@yale.edu with "Design Fellow Position" in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, college transcripts and a portfolio if relevant. The expected starting period is Summer 2016.