Job: Makerspace (Fabrication) Adjunct

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Job Description

The Makerspace Adjunct will be teaching undergraduate courses that deal with analytical processes and skills required for hands-on maker-fabrication in physical and virtual environments.

Topics of focus: User research, usability, ergonomic analysis, materials selection, production processes, hand drawing and sketching, comparative product research, model making, prototyping, and testing of products.

You will be responsible for creating a “Maker Culture” that fosters an interactive DIY collaborative studio space for creative endeavors where the informal/formal combination of lab, shop, and conference room form a compelling argument for learning through hands-on exploration. The makerspace should be an area that gives our students the opportunity to tinker with ideas, try out solutions, and have a project-driven space where they can innovate.

Skills / Requirements

Who you are:

  • You’re experienced in product or industrial design
  • You’re passionate about technology and education
  • You’re resourceful, innovative and a fearless problem solver
  • You embrace and appreciate our Geeky culture
  • You’re a natural leader in the classroom and a devoted mentor to our bright student population


What you manage:

  • 3D Printers
  • Cutting machinery including laser, water jet, knife or other material
  • Milling and routing machines that drill and shape complex parts
  • Joining machines that use computer control to sew, weld or bond
  • Traditional hand and power tools
  • Decorative materials for paining, embroidery, and embellishment
  • Products to market and patent experience

Masters Degree Required

Important Notes

University of Advancing Technology

UAT is an elite intimate private college in Tempe, AZ focused on educating students in advancing technology who desire to innovate in the areas of emerging technology disciplines including Advancing Computer Science, Information Security, Game and New Media technologies.

Summary of Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k, Life Insurance, AD&D, Long Term and Short Term Disability Options
  • Vacation, Personal Time, Over 15 paid holidays
  • Employee and Dependent Scholarship Programs
  • Meal Benefit at University Café, University Store Discount, Other Discount Programs (Microsoft, Verizon, Lifetime Fitness)
  • Positive Work Environment, Kudos Program, Casual Fridays and Select Work Weeks, Employee Wellness Activities
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Employee Training and Development

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. UAT does not sponsor foreign visa's. Thank you for your understanding.