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

Assistant Professor in Production Design/Production

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities. In 2022, DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) was ranked 15th 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.

There are currently over 1,700 majors enrolled in School of Cinematic Arts BA, BFA, MA, MS, and MFA degree programs. Production Design is one of eleven concentrations in the Film and Television BFA degree. SCA also offers MFA degrees in Film and Television, Animation, Creative Producing, Directing, Documentary, and Screenwriting. Production resources include four full sound stages and a production facility at Chicago’s world-class Cinespace Studios, two green screen stages, production studios for television, film, and sound, virtual production facilities, industry standard camera packages, and a 4K digital cinema theater. For more information visit our SCA programs.

Responsibilities

The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Production Design. The responsibilities of this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in production design for film and television. The successful candidate will be instrumental in helping SCA strengthen its Production Design concentration, including exploring new ways to collaborate and coordinate with the Scene Design program in DePaul's Theater School. The ability to teach other 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 school meetings, active participation in recruitment efforts, advising students, participation in school, college, and university committees, and professional stewardship in the field.

Qualifications

Record of professional practice and/or creative activity is required. Successful applicants will be able to teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses, will have industry and/or academic experience, and are motivated to work with faculty and students on building curriculum, leading school-wide initiatives, and/or participating in collaborative projects. We are actively seeking candidates with cultural diversity competency skills that enhance the experience of traditionally excluded 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 industry experience in production design
  • Exemplary communication and collaboration skills
  • Able to demonstrate cultural competencies in diverse learning communities
Application Instructions

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/110715

Application Deadline

For priority consideration, apply by Jan. 9th, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Documents
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Links to Creative Work
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • A statement describing past and proposed efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work



Multiple Positions in Design

The School of Design within the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University seeks qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated professionals in multiple design areas, including graphic design, game design, user experience design, industrial design, digital media, and human centered design to begin in the fall 2023.

Located in the heart of Chicago, the School of Design prides itself on nurturing a diverse body of students to become visionary designers who will become leaders in their fields. The School of Design uniquely comprises a range of design disciplines (graphic, game, interactive, industrial) working closely alongside one another. Our faculty builds bridges within and outside DePaul and engages in community outreach that reflects DePaul's Vincentian Mission. Faculty have access to cutting-edge equipment, collaboration areas, lab spaces, including two well-equipped makerspaces with facilities for fabricating wood, metal, plastics, soft goods, and electronics; recording, film, stop-motion animation, and motion-capture studios; and several VR and AR production spaces. The recently opened Jarvis Student Center for Innovation and Collaboration provides work and presentation spaces, game development workstations, and opportunities to build connections within and outside the university.




Multiple (Some Open-Rank) Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Computing

The School of Computing at DePaul University invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions at the level of assistant, associate, and full professor; well-qualified candidates will be considered for offers with tenure. We are interested in candidates in all areas of Computing, with preference to candidates in HCI, Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering, Computing Education, AI and ML, Systems, Cybersecurity, Graphics and Visualization, Applied Computing, and Social and Ethical aspects of computing.

The School of Computing includes over 65 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a PhD program, fourteen master's degrees, and nine bachelor’s degrees. The School of Computing is committed to providing a flexible and supportive environment for its faculty, promoting a rewarding academic career with a balance between teaching and research. Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant downtown, it offers vast opportunities to forge relationships with industry, national laboratories, universities, and other organizations in the Chicago area.

The School of Computing has several centers of excellence, including Big Data, Cloud Infrastructure, and High-Performance Computing; Visual Computing, Medical Informatics, and Bioinformatics; Web Intelligence and Recommender Systems; Computing Education; Interactive Machine Learning; Cybersecurity and Adversarial Machine Learning; Computational Geometry and Topology; Next Generation Networks; Rehabilitation Robotics; and Semantics. Over the last decade, the school faculty have secured more than $13.6M in NSF funding and consistently publish in selective conferences. The culture within the school emphasizes high-impact and high-quality research, rather than placing pressure on faculty to secure external funding or publish many papers. Nonetheless, the university provides extensive support for external funding, as well as a robust internal research grants program, including student stipends, faculty summer stipends, and course releases.

DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures in a diverse urban setting. We are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse 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.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, or a related field.

Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/110712

For more information, contact James Riely.




Non-Tenure Track Faculty positions in Computing

The School of Computing at DePaul University invites applications for two full-time non-tenure-track faculty positions. The faculty appointment is with full benefits and renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance.

We seek candidates with a commitment to high-quality teaching. The candidate will have additional responsibilities including curriculum development and other service to the School. We are interested in candidates in all areas of Computing, including candidates in HCI, Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering, Computing Education, AI and ML, Systems, Cybersecurity, Graphics and Visualization, Applied Computing, and Social and Ethical aspects of computing.

The School of Computing includes over 65 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a PhD program, fourteen master's degrees, and nine bachelor’s degrees. The School of Computing is committed to providing a flexible and supportive environment for its faculty, promoting a rewarding academic career with a balance between teaching and research. Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant downtown, it offers vast opportunities to forge relationships with industry, national laboratories, universities, and other organizations in the Chicago area.

The School of Computing has many active research groups. The university supports research via a robust internal research grants program.

DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures in a diverse urban setting. We are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse 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.

Applicants should have, at a minimum, an MS in Computer Science or related discipline with 5+ years of professional experience in the field.

Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/112198

For more information, contact James Riely.




Professional Lecturer, Film & Television Post-Production

The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University seeks a professional editor, finisher, or visual effects artist for a term (Professional Lecturer) position in one of the most innovative and fastest-growing cinema programs in the country. Position begins in September 2023.

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities. In 2022, the School of Cinematic Arts was ranked 15th 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.

There are currently over 1,900 majors enrolled in our BA, BFA, BS, MS, and MFA degree programs including concentrations in editing, visual effects, documentary, animation, creative producing, directing and sound. Resources include four full sound stages at Cinespace Studios, two sound studios, color and editing suites, industry-standard camera packages, a grip truck, two green screen stages, motion capture systems, a television studio, and two theaters. For more information visit our film and television programs.

Ideal candidates for the positions will have extensive experience in one of the following areas: fiction editing, finishing, or visual effects. College-level teaching experience desired. Job responsibilities include teaching, curricular development, service, supervising student/faculty projects and continued creative activities and/or scholarship in the field. Applicants with success in working with diverse student bodies are strongly encouraged to apply. Terminal degree and/or equivalent professional experience is preferred. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; positions are dependent on budget approval.

To apply, include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, contact information of three references, and a URL of samples of relevant creative work and/or scholarship.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/113947. For priority consideration, apply by January 6th, 2023.

Applicant Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • URL of samples of relevant creative work and/or scholarship
  • Contact information of three references



Health Informatics Tenure-Track Open-Rank Faculty Position

The School of Computing at DePaul University invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in health informatics. Candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Well-qualified senior candidates will be considered for offers with tenure.

We seek candidates who have expertise and experience in the areas of health informatics, healthcare information systems or health analytics. More experienced candidates will be expected to lead the health informatics master’s program, including seeking CAHIIM accreditation for the program. Vewi details of the Health Informatics program.

We expect the successful candidate to teach courses in health informatics and maintain an active research program. The university supports research through a robust internal research program. The school has active research groups in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, information systems, data science, AI, machine learning, information security, and others. Other allied programs at the University, including the Health Sciences program (College of Science and Health) and the Health Sector Management concentration in the MBA program (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business), offer opportunities for collaboration. DePaul also has established research partnerships with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Rush University, and Sinai Health System.

DePaul’s School of Computing offers a broad range of degree programs including Health Informatics, Data Science, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Cyber Physical Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, and others. The School of Computing includes over 65 full-time faculty, more than 3,000 undergraduate majors and graduate students, and offers nine bachelor’s and fourteen master's programs as well as a PhD program. Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant downtown, it offers vast opportunities to forge relationships with industry, national laboratories, universities, and other organizations in the Chicago area such as HIMMS (Health Care Information and Management Systems Society).

DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures in a diverse urban setting. We are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse 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.

Applicants should have a doctorate in Health Informatics or a related field.

Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/110717

For more information, email Thiru Ramaraj.




Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) - Screenwriting in Film & Television

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities. In 2022, the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) was ranked 15th 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 1,900 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 four full sound stages at Cinespace Studios, two green screen stages, production studios for motion capture, television, and sound, industry standard camera packages, and a 4k digital cinema theatre.

Position begins in Fall Quarter 2023-24 (September 2023). Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

Responsibilities

Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate screenwriting and television writing classes, committee service at the school, college, and university level, supervising student projects, advising, and continued creative activities and/or scholarship in the field.

Required Qualifications

Record of professional practice and/or creative activity is required. Successful applicants will be able to teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses, will have industry and/or academic experience, and are motivated to work with faculty and students on building curriculum, leading school-wide initiatives, and/or participating on collaborative projects. 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 industry experience in film and/or television
  • Exemplary communication and collaboration skills
  • Able to demonstrate cultural competencies in diverse learning communities
Application Instructions

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/113951. For priority consideration, apply by January 30, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Documents
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Cover letter
  • Links to creative work
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • A diversity statement describing past and proposed efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work



Visiting Lecturer in Film & Television – 2022 through 23

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities. In 2021, the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) was ranked 15th 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 1,900 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 four full sound stages at Cinespace Studios, two green screen stages, production studios for motion capture, television, and sound, industry standard camera packages, and a 4k digital cinema theatre.

Position begins in Winter Quarter 2023 (January 2, 2023). Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

Responsibilities

The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for a six-month Visiting Lecturer in Film & Television position. This is an ideal opportunity for an established working professional to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one of the most innovative and fastest-growing film schools in the country. The specific courses will be in the filmmaker’s areas of expertise. This position will require teaching two classes per quarter.

Required Qualifications

Record of professional practice and/or creative activity is required. Successful applicants will be able to teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses, will have industry and/or academic experience, and are motivated to work with faculty and students on building curriculum, leading school-wide initiatives, and/or participating on collaborative projects. 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 industry experience in film and/or television
  • Exemplary communication and collaboration skills
  • Able to demonstrate cultural competencies in diverse learning communities
Deadline

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/110724

For priority consideration, apply by November 18th, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Documents
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Cover letter
  • Links to creative work
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • A diversity statement describing past and proposed efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work



Adjunct Faculty Positions

DePaul University's Jarvis 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

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Media Systems Administrator (Hybrid)

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.

The Highlights

The Media Systems Administrator is responsible for managing Windows and OSX operating systems and applications in support of media creation, production, post-production, and distribution. The Administrator will conduct hardware installations, operating system installations, and software installations in classrooms, labs, and specialized media production and post-production facilities throughout CDM. Responsible for system services setup and maintenance, user administration, and end user support. Ensure data and media recoverability by implementing and performing system backups. Proactively monitor systems and troubleshoot interruptions, conduct hardware and software audits, and maintain growth statistics, inventories, and metrics. Develop long-term hardware and software maintenance, recommend policies, and create acquisition plans for college and provide on-site technical support when needed.

Is This You?

Develop, execute, and maintain media production software and hardware in various specialized environments like classrooms and post-production labs, including compatibility testing, long-term acquisition planning, and performance optimization. Install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain systems and applications.

Coordinate system support, including on-site troubleshooting in active teaching spaces and crafting best-practices, FAQ, user guide, and other documentation for learning and non-expert users.

Research state-of-the-art software and develops relationships with software developers and vendors.

Develop scripts, service checks, and automated processes for systems and monitor day to day performance.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Your Education

BS in Computer Science or related field (or considerable work experience) is required, MS is preferred. 3 years experience in modern media production or post production, including modern collaborative work-flows, deliverables, and media playback technologies, is required.

Managerial Responsibilities

Hires and manages student workers as needed.

Other Skills & Abilities Required

Must be able to troubleshoot basic to moderately complex technical problems spanning a variety of technical disciplines.

Familiarity with the following software products: Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, Autodesk Maya, Nuke, and Logic. Knowledge of performance optimization, analysis, characterization, and benchmarking. Experience with Jamf. Ability to work in diverse team environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Willingness to educate.

Additional Information

For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.

Duties require travel between Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses and DePaul Cinespace Studios. Occasionally requires off hours work, including nights and weekends.

Perks
  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits
  • Part-Time Benefits
Required Background Check

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Required COVID-19 Vaccination

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email employeerelations@depaul.edu.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:

  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
  • Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
Title IX Contact Information

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or titleixcoordinator@depaul.edu.

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.

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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.

Apply to be a grader for CDM