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Title: Research Partnerships Coordinator, part-time

Department - Graduate Media Design

Type - Part-time staff


The Research Partnerships Coordinator (also called the Intel “Technologist-in-Residence (TIR)”) is an Intel-funded position that will build cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaborations involving technology and design, particularly between programs at Intel and Art Center.

The position is situated within the graduate program in Media Design Practices, which is an exciting department dedicated to defining new practices in design, and is Intel’s primary partner at Art Center. Intel is funding TIRs at five schools, internationally, that together form the Intel Design School Network.

This is a new position that will be open to the candidate to define, and the essential functions listed below are meant as general guidelines. Candidates who are current doctoral student or post-docs are especially encouraged to apply. Appropriate areas of specialty include media studies, science and technology studies, computer science, and design. A desire to connect people and ideas is especially important. This position is 20 hours per week, and may have some flexibility on days/hours.  


  • Serve as Art Center’s Intel TiR, which may include:
    • Work with the other TIRs in the Design School Network, create cross-school collaborations
    • Meet with the other TIRs once a year for a face-to-face collaboration — this meeting rotates from school to school and may require international travel
    • Build relationships with Intel Collaborative Research Institutes (ICRI) and Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTC), engineering schools and other industry partners
    • Work with Intel Design Network contacts to identify divisions, initiatives, or researchers who might be a good match to Art Center interests  
  • Serve as Intel’s main point of contact at Art Center, which may include:
    • Connect with departments to find tech needs and other points of connection for Intel
    • Participate in cross-college meetings and committees dedicated to partnerships
    • Support public relations around the Intel Design Network and Art Center, as needed  
  • Serve as coordinator of partnerships in support of classes and faculty research in the MDP program, which may include:
    • Collaborate with faculty in defining projects and research trajectories
    • Build out the network of partners for MDP’s curricular and research initiatives through the Intel Design Network and beyond
    • Assist with writing grants and proposals for/with faculty leads, as time permits
    • Find unique ways to get the word out about the MDP’s research and curricular partnerships


  • Demonstrated interest in design, technology, and culture and new modes of collaboration
  • Project management experience
  • Grant and proposal-writing experience
  • Interpersonal skills conducive to networking with peers
  • Social media savvy
  • Familiarity with both industry and academic cultures
  • Working knowledge of computer technology
  • Some understanding of interaction design, media design, social design, prototyping, design fiction, and critical design
  • Interest and/or experience with project-based education
  • Valid CA driver license, and proof of current insurance

Applicants are asked to include a cover letter with their resume stating salary history or salary expectations.

Art Center College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities.    


To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to hr@artcenter.edu
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