Open Positions


Life Design Fellow

One Year Appointment

The AY19-20 position has closed - we will reopen applications for AY20-21 in early 2020.

The Stanford Life Design Lab (d.life lab) designs, implements and delivers courses, programs and tools all focused on the strategic goal of applying the innovation principles of design thinking to the wicked problems of designing one's life, education and vocation. The d.life lab broadly serves students from Frosh to post-docs with a special emphasis on undergrads, teaching Designing Your Life, and Designing Your Stanford every quarter, and Graduate programs from an hour to a quarter long through the year. 

The d.life lab has a d.life Fellowship opening, starting Sep 1st, 2019, and running through August 31st, 2020 (AY19-20). D.life Fellows support ongoing program and course delivery and help advance a range of strategic initiatives through teaching:

  • Designing Your Life, Designing Your Stanford and Designing the Professional 10 week courses.

  • Short form workshops and intensives (1-8 hour workshops)

  • Inter-university empowerment initiatives

  • ·Collaborative offerings with multiple on campus partners including BEAM Career Education, the athletic department, HAAS Service Center and Community centers

A focus of the AY19-20 school year will be increasing on campus impact.  This position specifically will include work to:

  • Build class enrollment

  • Manage communication with the on campus community through website and newsletter development

  • Facilitate on campus partnerships to share information about our work in their on campus communications 

In addition, this position will include significant support of our program to share life design with higher ed campuses worldwide:

  • Management of communication and community building with higher ed partners

  • Experience design and execution of the on campus experience including logistics, coordination and delivery of our Life Design Studio offering in June 2020.

Fellowships may be extensible to a second year pending funding renewal (done annually) and candidate fit and interest.  Fellows work on a team, collaborating to perform course administration, student group facilitation, and teaching. Fellows also have assignments on project initiatives, selected based upon lab priorities and opportunities, and Fellow interests and skill set. The position is an entry level, salaried position and includes full benefits.  Each year’s contract is structured as 1 year Lecturer appointment in the Design Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Candidates should immediately contact d.life lab Managing Director Kathy Davies (kathyhdavies@stanford.edu) with an expression of interest, and apply below with a cover letter / statement of interest, CV / resume and a one minute teaching video. (Videos may be a simple smartphone video of you teaching the lab about something you care about, or a clip from a previous teaching or speaking engagement.)

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in education, psychology or anthropology, teaching and facilitation experience, design thinking training or experience (eg: a d.life class, design boot camp, d.school classes)

  • A genuine interest in student formation and experiential learning.

  • Plusses:

    • experience with curriculum design

    • experience in online community management

    • experience in marketing and communications

    • experience with monitoring and evaluation

    • experience with psychology and sociology research and survey techniques

Most of all, we’re looking for someone enthusiastic about design thinking and life design and excited to bring that enthusiasm, energy and engagement to the lab and to Stanford students. We hope that might be you!

AY 2019-2020 APPLICATIONS have Closed - AY20-21 applications will open in early 2020.

Candidates should immediately contact d.life lab Managing Director Kathy Davies (kathyhdavies@stanford.edu) with an expression of interest, and apply here with a cover letter / statement of interest, CV / resume and a one minute teaching video. (Videos may be a simple smartphone video of you teaching the lab about something you care about, or a clip from a previous teaching or speaking engagement.)



Course Facilitator

We are always looking for amazing facilitators to support our students:

TIME COMMITMENT

Quarter-long commitment, ~3.5 hours once a week for 10 weeks

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend an hour long pre-brief to help set up and prepare for class, include going over lesson plans, and getting set for facilitation of group conversations during class

  • As part of class, facilitate a group of 6-8 students to create a generative environment to discuss activities, readings and assignments of the class. Lead small group discussions at your table

  • Participate in debrief after class

  • Review readings and homework in preparation for leading that wee'k’s section discussions.

  • Total time commitment over the quarter will be ~35 hours

  • Unpaid, though weekly lunch provided

Qualifications

Open to former students and Stanford faculty / staff interested in engaging with a class.

Apply

Please reach out with the course you would be interested in facilitating for to lifedesignlab@lists.stanford.edu.