Work at Jacobs

February 18, 2021 | 4:41 pm

The Jacobs Institute was founded on the idea of creating a cross-disciplinary design community, providing hands-on experience and approach to design education. Our faculty, staff, and student workers come from a myriad of individual backgrounds that contribute to the dynamic culture of Jacobs Hall and our Makerspace as a whole. Each member of our small team works closely with one another, making Jacobs Hall a true collaborative experience from behind the scenes to the classroom.

If you’re interested in being part of what we are creating at the Jacobs Institute, we encourage you to explore the opportunities listed below.

Jacobs Institute Lecturer Pool

Our lecturer pool offers candidates with design expertise and a passion for teaching an opportunity to mentor students at the intersection of design and technology and in dialogue with the resources of the Jacobs Institute. Those with expertise in Computer Science and User Interface Design are particularly encouraged to apply, though we welcome applications relevant to all aspects of our curriculum.

Apply here

Master of Design (MDes) Lecturer Pool

The Master of Design program at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach fall and spring semester courses, as well as summer courses and special topics workshops, should an opening arise.

Apply here

Student Positions + GSI/Readers

From working in our Makerspace to graphic design, there are a number of ways students can get involved at Jacobs Hall. Visit the Student Roles page for a full list of opportunities, including information on GSI and Reader Roles, current open positions, and how to apply.

Staff Positions

Student Engagement Manager

The Student Engagement Manager reports to the Director of Academic Affairs and involves student services duties and responsibilities that support student engagement with the programs, activities, and services at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. Specifically, the position supports student recruitment, orientation, access and participation in the following curricular and co-curricular activities including: Jacobs Makerspace, DES INV courses, Master of Design (MDes) graduate program, Maker Launchpad summer program, student club activities, and the Innovation Catalysts grants program.

To apply and see the full job description, go to and search for Job ID #46161.