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

Open Rank Faculty Position (Tenured/Tenure-Track) in User Experience Design

The School of Design in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured open-rank faculty position to begin in Fall 2019. We seek candidates with an established teaching and research track record in User Experience Design, Interaction Design, Human Centered Design, or related interdisciplinary fields. Candidates should be prepared to teach both theoretical and practical undergraduate and graduate courses involving the integration of existing and cutting-edge technologies and social practices into visualizations, apps, products, processes, and experiences that positively impact society. We encourage candidates with a record of research focus that includes but is not limited to one of the following areas: user experience design, interaction design, human centered design, design theory, social computing, digital everyware/ubicomp, computer-supported cooperative work, assistive technologies, IoT and making, and instructional technology design.

Candidates will be expected to teach in, help lead, and contribute to the development of our User Experience Design undergraduate degree, Experience Design masters degree, and Human Centered Design Ph.D. programs. Candidates are also expected to publish in peer-reviewed venues, obtain funding to support their work, and further develop the culture of the School of Design.

Located in downtown Chicago, the School of Design nurtures the development of designers who are flexible, interdisciplinary, strategic practitioners and researchers that are trained to be collaborative leaders. Successful candidates will join a growing and vibrant community featuring innovative research and design spaces, events, and collaborations within and outside the University. The School of Design is uniquely situated in the DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media, where faculty conduct research in areas such as data science ubiquitous computing and interactive systems; information visualization; computational social science; social computing; network science; human-computer interaction and design; computer-supported cooperative work and computer-mediated communication; health informatics; design for social impact; cinematic arts; and technology and equity.

DePaul draws students from many backgrounds and cultures so diversity and inclusivity is important to us. We are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse group of faculty. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about CDM and the School of Design, please visit http://cdm.depaul.edu.

Qualified candidates should have a terminal degree in fields related to User Experience Design. The ideal candidate will have a proven commitment to quality teaching and a strong record of research and/or extensive professional practice. Successful applicants will be prepared to teach theory and practice and will be able to work with faculty and students on collaborative projects. We are especially interested in candidates who are eager and qualified to not only help contribute to our undergraduate and graduate degrees, but also help our growing and evolving School of Design. Candidates should have fresh and innovative ideas and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We are especially interested in candidates with research that leverages design research, action research, participatory design, designing for equity, and/or critical/speculative design. Topics of interest include but is not limited to:

  • Designing with underserved communities
  • Creative technology
  • Social computing
  • Innovative product development
  • Experience design
  • Persuasive design
  • Data visualization

We also prefer candidates with experience working with/teaching diverse populations and providing research advising to students at all levels.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2018 though applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2018. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement outlining teaching experience and philosophy, sample syllabi, research statement, and three letters of recommendation.

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.

Apply at https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/2227




Assistant Professor in Cyber-Physical Systems

DePaul University’s School of Computing invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in Fall 2019.

We seek candidates who have an interest in cyber-physical systems. The candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following: embedded systems, robotics, autonomous vehicles, smart sensors, and haptics. We welcome candidates with doctorates in CS, CE, EE, Physics, or related fields. Candidates should be committed to excellence in both teaching and research.

Applications should be submitted electronically via https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/2237

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For priority consideration, application materials should be received by December 6, 2018.

DePaul's School of Computing is a unit of the College of Computing of and Digital Media, an interdisciplinary college with a broad range of innovative programs including Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Game Development, Human Computer Interaction, Information Security, Data Science, and Software Engineering. Located in the heart of Chicago's central business district, the school is equipped with state of the art research labs, supports many dynamic, interdisciplinary research groups, and offers an opportunity to forge working relationships with industry. The School of Computing includes more than 60 full-time faculty, more than 3,000 undergraduate majors and graduate students, and offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD programs.

DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures from a diverse urban setting, thus we are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse group of faculty. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.




Assistant Professors in Software Engineering

DePaul University’s School of Computing invites applications for several tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in September 2019. We are interested in candidates with expertise in all areas of software engineering. Candidate with research and teaching interests in mobile and embedded applications, real-time and high-performance applications, safe, reliable, and secure software applications, intelligent and cross-disciplinary software applications are especially encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The School of Computing is committed to provide a flexible and supportive environment for candidates seeking rewarding academic careers with a balanced emphasis among teaching and research.

DePaul’s School of Computing is a unit of the College of Computing of and Digital Media, an inter-disciplinary college with a broad range of innovative programs including Computer Science, Game Development, Human Computer Interaction, Information Security, Data Science, Software Engineering, and others. Our Master of Science in Software Engineering program is one of the premier software engineering graduate programs in the Midwest. It features concentrations in software development, software architecture, project management, real-time systems, entrepreneurship & technology leadership. We also offer a minor in Software Engineering in our undergraduate program. Located in the heart of Chicago’s central business district, it supports many dynamic, interdisciplinary research groups and offers an opportunity to forge working relationships with industry. The School of Computing includes nearly 60 full-time faculty, more than 3,000 undergraduate majors and graduate students, and offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD programs.

DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures from a diverse urban setting, thus we are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse group of faculty. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply. DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. Positions are contingent upon available budgetary resources.

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by December 15, 2018. Applications received after January 7, 2019 will not be considered.

E-mail Prof. Xiaoping Jia at xjia@cdm.depaul.edu for additional inquiries.

To Apply Online

https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/2225

Required Qualifications

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by the date of appointment.

Required Documents
  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Three letters of recommendation



Assistant Professor in Production Design/Production

Responsibilities

The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Production Design/Production in one of the most innovative and fastest-growing film schools in the country. The School of Cinematic Arts offers a concentration in Production Design for our BFA students, a cross-college degree formed with The Theatre School at DePaul.

The responsibilities of this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in production design for film and television. The ability to teach courses in film and television production is also desired. All tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain a scholarly profile that aligns with the expectations of tenure and promotion. Additionally, they participate in service within and beyond campus including: attendance at program and departmental meetings, active participation in recruitment efforts, advising students, participation in departmental, college, and university committees, and professional stewardship in the field.

Required Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the positions will have three years of teaching and industry experience. We are actively seeking candidates with cultural diversity competency skills that enhance the experience of traditionally underrepresented populations and cultivate a more inclusive climate for our students, staff, faculty, and the broader community of which DePaul is an integral part.

Minimum Qualifications
  • MFA degree (or equivalent) and three years of professional industry experience in film and/or television.
  • Excellent diversity competency skills.
  • Professional and teaching experience in production design skills such as CAD, drawing, model-making, set construction, and/or scenic painting.
  • Professional and teaching experience in additional areas of production.
Special Instructions Summary

Apply at https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/2249

To Apply: Submit the following

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity Competency Statement
  • Sample Syllabi for a course you would propose to teach
  • Links to Creative Work
  • Three letters of reference

Deadline: A review of applications will Jan. 6th, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities, and the Production Program is part of the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). In 2018, SCA was ranked 13th in Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of the top film schools in the country and named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world.

In SCA, there are currently over 1000 majors enrolled in the BA, BFA, BS, MS and MFA degree programs. The MFA degrees are in Film and Television Directing, Screenwriting, Creative Producing, Documentary and Animation. Production resources include industry standard camera packages, two green screen stages, a motion capture studio, two sound studios, one television studio, one 4K digital cinema theatre, a lighting and sound stage, grip truck and a two full sound stages at Cinespace Studios. Past visiting artists include directors Lana and Lily Wachowski, Colin Trevorrow, Marc Webb, Tom DeCillo, producer Paula Wagner, filmmaker Werner Herzog, former Disney executive Chuck Viane, and actor Tim Robbins. For more information about the cinema program, please visit /about/Pages/School-of-Cinematic-Arts.aspx

Positions begin fall of 2019. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply. DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.




Instructor in Game Design

Responsibilities

The Game Development program in the School of Design within the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track position with a renewable one-year term to begin in September 2019.

As a member of the Game Design program you would be teaching undergraduate and graduate students the practical skills of game production, as well as mentoring them in innovative approaches to designing meaningful, experimental, artistic, political, and personal games.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop, the School of Design prides itself on nurturing a diverse body of students to become visionary and interdisciplinary designers. As such we are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse group of faculty. DePaul has a commitment to the broader community of Chicago, and our students engage in outreach and social justice projects in collaboration with local high schools, youth centers, libraries, museums, and NGOs. Our ideal candidate looks forward to helping students connect with opportunities to show and develop their work across the city and in collaboration with our sister programs in Gameplay Programming, Graphic Design, Animation, and User Experience Design. You can learn more about the Game Design program here: www.cdm.depaul.edu/landing/gaming/index.html

Faculty in the School of Design are given many forms of support to develop their careers as scholars and artists. Faculty have access to cutting-edge equipment and lab spaces, including VR and AR production spaces, a makerspace, as well as recording, film, and motion capture studios. The position features well-paid compensation and support for presenting work at festivals and conferences. Colleagues in the Game Design program are dedicated to mutual success and growth, and we are interested in someone who will add new dimensions to our program.

Required Qualifications

A terminal degree such as an MFA or PhD is required for this position. The ideal candidate for the position will have teaching and creative development experience in several of the following areas:

  • Prototyping and playtesting
  • Scripting
  • Level design
  • Systems design
  • Game narratives
  • Experimental game design
  • Social justice based game design

We are looking for someone with a proven track record of showing games in festivals, museums, and/or conferences, who has advised student work accepted into festivals. Qualified candidates will have substantial experience teaching and mentoring students, as well as a record of scholarly and creative activity. DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures from a diverse urban setting, thus CDM is interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Members of all racial, ethnic, ability and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your field are encouraged to apply. DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

To apply please submit the following application materials: a cover letter describing your experience and interests; a CV including a list of any publications; a teaching portfolio with a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi and assignments; a design portfolio; a diversity statement; and three letters of reference.

Apply at https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/2248




Two tenure-track/tenured positions in Data Science/Computer Science

DePaul University’s School of Computing invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, beginning in Fall 2019. We will consider applicants at all ranks (i.e. Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) whose work is focused on data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. We value applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research; applicants for the Associate or Full level must demonstrate an established record in research.

Successful candidates will be part of a highly recognized and well established data science program, created in 2010 and currently enrolling more than 250 students. Refer to our webpage for more detail: www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/Pages/MS-in-Data-Science.aspx.

DePaul’s School of Computing, part of the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), is committed to the teacher-scholar model that supports outstanding teaching and research activities. The School of Computing has a strong track record of supporting interdisciplinary and industry collaborations. With over 60 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 students, our school offers a PhD Program in Computer and Information Sciences, fourteen graduate and nine undergraduate programs that include Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Cyber Physical Systems, Human Computer Interaction, and Game Development. Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, the central business district of Chicago, our college also offers numerous opportunities for industry partnerships.

Responsibilities

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; establishing a strong research program; supervising undergraduates, M.S. and Ph.D. students to conduct research; and contributing through student advising and service to the university community.

Required Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have a PhD or equivalent. Applicants should be actively engaged in research and have teaching experience in computer science, data science, applied artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, or computational statistics. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

We encourage candidates who are interested in opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. We have active and well-established research groups in multidisciplinary areas that include biomedical informatics, recommender systems, data visualization, and web data mining. Additionally, our faculty have a strong track record of leading research programs and pedagogical collaborations outside of the School of Computing, including in marketing, computational finance, cyber-physical systems, biomedical informatics, health care, cybersecurity and learning analytics.

Required Documents
  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by December 1st, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled but no later than March 31st, 2018. For questions please email dssearch@depaul.edu.

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.

Apply at https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/2229




Professor of Practice position in Data Science

DePaul University’s School of Computing invites applications for a Professor of Practice to begin in Fall 2019. The non-tenure track faculty appointment is renewable, contingent upon satisfactory performance. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate outstanding teaching and a strong interest in data science education. The position of Professor of Practice will be affiliated with DePaul’s Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center, a multidisciplinary center bringing together faculty, students and private organizations that are interested in data science. As a Professor of Practice, you will have opportunities to join well-established research groups in areas that include biomedical informatics, recommender systems, data visualization, and web data mining. Our faculty have a strong track record of leading research programs and pedagogical collaborations outside of the School of Computing, including in marketing, computational finance, cyber-physical systems, biomedical informatics, health care, cybersecurity and learning analytics. We will consider applicants whose work focuses on data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Successful candidates will be part of a highly-recognized and well-established data science program that was created in 2010 and is currently enrolling more than 250 graduate students. Refer to our webpage for more detail: www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/Pages/MS-in-Data-Science.aspx

DePaul’s School of Computing, part of the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), is committed to the teacher-scholar model that supports outstanding teaching and research activities. The School of Computing has a strong track record of supporting interdisciplinary and industry collaborations. With over 60 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, our school offers a PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences, fourteen graduate and nine undergraduate programs that include Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Cyber Physical Systems, Human Computer Interaction, and Game Development. Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, the central business district of Chicago, our college also offers numerous opportunities for industry partnerships.

Responsibilities

We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to high-quality teaching. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in data science, as a Professor of Practice you will be expected to take a leading role in curriculum development. Additional responsibilities include supervising graduate students in data science projects and fostering collaborations with industry through the DePaul Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center.

Required Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have at minimum a Master of Science degree in data science, computer science or related field and 3-5 years of professional experience in data science. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

We will give preference to candidates who have a PhD in a discipline related to data science, are committed to teaching excellence, and have a record of successful industry collaborations.

Required Documents
  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
Special Instructions

For priority consideration, application material must be received by December 1st, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled but no later than March 31st, 2018. For questions please email dssearch@depaul.edu.

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.

Apply at https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/2228

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

Media Systems Engineer - 3316

If you are an external applicant apply for this position(s) through the university’s Human Resources office. Go to https://offices.depaul.edu/human-resources/careers/Pages/default.aspx and click on the “External Applicants” to apply.

If you are current university employee apply for this position(s) through the university’s Human Resources office.

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.