Work 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

Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) – Game Art/3D

DePaul University’s Animation program invites Game Artists, 3D Modelers, Animators, and Technical Directors to apply for a full-time Game Art teaching position in the heart of downtown Chicago. Our Animation and Game Art program was ranked #18 in the US by Animation Career Review, and is partnered with the #7 ranked Game Design program in the US. We are part of DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts, which also includes cross-disciplinary programs in Film and TV, VFX, and Game Development. There are currently over 300 majors enrolled in our Animation MFA, MA, BFA, and BA degrees, and we have thirteen full-time Animation faculty members who have worked for studios including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Will Vinton, JibJab, Sesame Street, Klasky Csupo, Day 1 Studios, and Microsoft Games. Animation resources include three animation labs equipped with Unity, Unreal, Substance, ZBrush, Maya, MotionBuilder, Nuke, and over 100 Cintiqs, two Xsens motion capture systems, render farm, a stop motion studio with a Volo motion control crane, two green screen stages, and a sound recording and mixing studio. DePaul Animation students have won a 2016 Student Academy Award in Animation and been a part of game teams that have produced the IGF Student Showcase winning games Octodad and Devil’s Tuning Fork. For more about the Animation program please visit our website and check out our zine.

Job responsibilities include teaching, advising, service, supervising student projects and continued creative activities and/or scholarship in the field. Position begins fall of 2021.

Ideal candidates for the position will have teaching and production experience in one or more of the following areas of game development, film, television, game art direction, technical direction, 3d modeling, 3d animation, rigging, motion capture, stop motion, motion graphics, visual effects, and traditional animation. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; position is dependent on budget approval. Qualified candidates with substantial professional experience are welcome to apply, regardless of college degree.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/82060

For priority consideration, apply by February 8th; applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, a detailed syllabus for a proposed course in the area that you would teach, and a URL of samples of relevant creative work and/or scholarship.




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

No staff listings currently. Please check back.

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.

If you are interested in applying to be a grader for CDM, click here.