Careers at CDM

CDM regularly hires faculty and staff, using this page to announce job offerings. Faculty openings are for full-time and adjunct appointments, as CDM prizes the mix of academics and professionals from the worlds of computing and digital media. Job postings describe the positions and desired qualifications in applicants. We welcome you to visit this page regularly.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Full-Time Faculty Positions

Instructor in Data Science

The School of Computing at DePaul University invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Instructor. Both appointments are for a one academic year term, with full benefits. One appointment is renewable, contingent upon satisfactory performance, and the other appointment is for a fixed-one year term. The School of Computing is located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, the central business district of Chicago and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs including Computer Science, Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Game Development, Information Security, and others. Ideal candidates for the position will have expertise and teaching experience in data science with an emphasis in computational statistics, data mining, data visualization, pattern recognition or machine learning. Candidates should have a Master of Science or a doctoral degree in a discipline related to data science or in computer science with emphasis in one of the areas listed above by the start date. Candidate with an MS degree must have 3-5 years of professional experience in data science in order to be considered for this position.

Candidates will be affiliated with the DePaul's Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center, a multidisciplinary center that was created in 2011 to bring together faculty, students and private organizations interested in data science.

The primary job responsibility for the position is teaching. The term faculty member will also be responsible for curriculum development, supervising graduate students in analytics practicum projects, and fostering collaborations with industry.

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Instructor in Interdisciplinary Design Foundations

DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) School of Design (SoD) invites applications for a one-year renewable full time non-tenure track faculty in Interdisciplinary Design Foundations.

Responsibilities include focusing on design methods, research and pedagogy. A strong dedication to educating the next generation of interdisciplinary design thinkers and problem solvers by way of teaching introductory courses across design disciplines is key. Strong visual thinking and creative coding skills are essential expectations for this position. A core purpose of this position is to contribute to the integration of the School of Design’s various design disciplines (User Experience Design, Game Design, Graphic Design, Experience Design, Human-Centered Design, Digital Communication and Media Design). This position will focus on creating and teaching introductory level courses that will help shape the identity of the School.

Qualified candidates should have a graduate degree with a proven commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level or have professional equivalence in a related field. Record of research and/or extensive professional practice is required. Successful applicants will teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses, and will be able to work with faculty and students collaborative projects. Preferred qualifications:

  • Design methods
  • Systems thinking
  • Visual communication
  • Information visualization
  • HTML/CSS; Javascript; Processing

Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop, the School of Design, which launched in January 2015, offers a learning environment that nurtures the development of new kinds of designers: flexible, interdisciplinary, life-long learners trained as collaborative problem seekers and solvers. Graduates are capable of integrating existing and cutting-edge technologies and social practices into visualizations, games, apps, products, processes, and experiences that positively impact society. We are interested in candidates who are excited to realize a vision for the School of Design that is based on its core values:

  • Empowering Designers, Makers, Artists, Users, and Audiences
  • Cultural Impact and Relevance
  • Building and Nourishing Community
  • Diversity of People and of Experiences
  • Experimentation and Innovation

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation.

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Adjunct Faculty Positions

DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media seeks qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated professionals to join the teaching faculty. Individuals are needed for both day and evening, graduate and undergraduate classes. Academic courses run 11 weeks each quarter; certificate courses vary in length. Opportunities are available for individual and team teaching and for individual class sessions on specified topics. The majority of courses are offered at DePaul's Loop campus. A limited number of courses are offered at the Lincoln Park campus.

To view the positions available, apply or submit an expression of interest to teach, visit CDM’s part time faculty opportunities.

DePaul University is an equal opportunity employer.

Staff Positions

None at this time.

Student Positions

Hourly Grader

General Summary

The hourly grader will provide diverse services as course assistants, which will grade student papers, programming assignments and quizzes. The hourly grader is assigned to one or more CDM faculty. Hourly graders will not grade midterms, final project or final examinations.

Principle Duties, Responsibilities and Other Job Related Information
  • Grade papers, programming assignments and quizzes: Present feedback/information about grades such as deductions. Post grades to D2L in consultation with the assigned CDM faculty by their required deadline (80%)
  • Check/Respond to email correspondence with assigned CDM faculty often (15%)
  • Meet with assigned CDM faculty during office hours or convenient time, at least one meeting is required (5%)
Position Requirements (Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required):
  • Must have excellent Communication Skills, Required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word & Excel), Preferred
  • Must check/respond to email correspondence often, Required
  • Knowledge D2L, Preferred
  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and currently be enrolled in classes at DePaul
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision, Required
  • Ability to make decisions independently and be detail oriented, Required
Hour Requirements/Schedule:
  • Hours are flexible, however must check/respond to email correspondence often and in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to work at least 10 hours per week.

To learn more about this position or to apply email your resume and student ID number to Amaris Casiano-Zoko at