Careers at CMU-Africa

Be part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

CMU-Africa is steadily expanding, with plans to grow to 400 students in the next couple of years. Our size and inspirational mission create a sense of camaraderie and excitement within our community. To support this growth and delivery of our mission, CMU-Africa invites applications for the following open positions:

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Kigali, Rwanda

Staff positions

ESL Instructors

Carnegie Mellon University Africa is seeking instructors to support the Summer EAP Preparatory Program through the delivery of our 4-week Academic Skills course at our location in Rwanda. The role may also involve teaching an academic speaking skills course aimed at building the confidence and fluency of our upper-intermediate (B2) level students, and the development and/or delivery of our 3-week intensive English Enhancement Program.

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Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, Knowledge Creation and Education Network

Carnegie Mellon University’s department of Knowledge Creation and Education Network within the College of Engineering is searching for a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow. This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an exciting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing crucial support by carrying out advanced independent and/or advised research to achieve the objectives of the research project. This position will require an in-depth knowledge of a niche field, process, or subject area and may involve prioritizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports which contain descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. You will acquire the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of your choosing.

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Faculty positions

Teaching-track and research-track faculty positions

CMU-Africa invites applications for teaching-track and research-track faculty positions at all levels (i.e., assistant, associate, and full professor) in Kigali, Rwanda.

We seek highly-qualified candidates with a Ph.D. from leading research universities to contribute to CMU Africa’s innovative, interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research programs to educate and empower the next generation of African technology leaders. We welcome applicants with interests in the development and application of Information and Communication Technology, defined broadly, to address societal challenges in an African setting. Areas of particular interest include artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity and privacy, software engineering and development, robotics, IoT, technology policy, and technology entrepreneurship with applications to health, finance, agriculture, energy, and education.

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Jeremiah N. Mpagazehe Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship

Carnegie Mellon University invites young academics of African descent to apply for the Jeremiah N. Mpagazehe Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship. This fellowship supports a one-semester scholar-in-residence appointment to engage in teaching and research at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering location in the regional ICT Center of Excellence in Kigali, Rwanda. Recipients of the fellowship will have an opportunity to work with world-class scholars in all areas related to ICT and electrical and computer engineering, including energy, big data, telecom, image processing, software engineering, mobile computing, and information security. They will also have access to laboratory and computing resources and can work with top Carnegie Mellon graduate students at the regional ICT Center of Excellence.

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