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 Animation

DePaul University’s Animation program invites Animators and Game Artists to apply for a full-time teaching position in the heart of downtown Chicago. Our Animation program, ranked #18 in the US by Animation Career Review, is the largest in the Midwest. 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 a stop motion studio with a Volo motion control crane, three animation labs with over 90 Cintiqs, two green screen stages, a sound recording and mixing studio, and a mocap studio. Past visiting artists include the Brothers Quay, Yuri Norstein, Priit Prn, Joanna Priestley, and David O’Reilly. 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: www.cdm.depaul.edu/animationzine

Job responsibilities include teaching, advising, service, supervising student projects and continued creative activities and/or scholarship in the field. Position begins fall of 2020. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; position is dependent on budget approval.

Required Qualifications:

Ideal candidates for the position will have teaching and production experience in one or more of the following areas of cinema, television, and game development: traditional animation, 3d modeling, 3d animation, stop motion, motion graphics, visual effects and motion capture.

Qualified candidates with substantial professional experience are welcome to apply, regardless of college degree.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For priority consideration, apply by November 8th; applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

Required Documents:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Diversity Statement (a statement describing past and proposed efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work)
  5. Detailed syllabus for a proposed course in the area that you would teach
  6. Links to creative work
  7. Three letters of recommendation

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/65166




Assistant Professor in Cyber Physical Systems Engineering

DePaul University’s School of Computing invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in Fall 2020.

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.

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.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by the date of appointment. DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Application Instructions

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/65167

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For priority consideration, application materials should be received by 1 January 2020.

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • 3 Reference Letters



Assistant Professor in Film and Television Production

Responsibilities

The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film and Television Production in one of the most innovative and fastest-growing film schools in the country. The School of Cinematic Arts offers a BA and BFA in Film and Television and MFA degrees in Film and Television Animation, Directing, Documentary, Cinematography, Creative Producing, and Screenwriting, an MA in Animation, and an MS in Film and Television Cinematography, Post-Production and Sound.

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities, and the Film and Television 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 the highest ranked program in the Midwest Region and named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world.

In SCA, there are currently over 1,000 majors enrolled in the BA, BFA, BS, MS and MFA degree programs. SCA production facilities boast 35,000 square feet of production space at Cinespace Chicago Studios which include: two green screen stages, a motion capture studio, an AR and VR lab, two sound studios, one television studio, one 4K digital cinema theatre, a lighting and two full sound stages. Additionally, SCA has three equipment centers with industry-standard camera packages, stage lighting, rigging and grip equipment, and a 3 ton grip truck.

Past visiting artists include: filmmaker Werner Herzog; directors Lana and Lily Wachowski, Colin Trevorrow, Marc Webb, Tom DeCillo, and John McNaughton; producers Paula Wagner, Christine Vachon, and Jill Leiderman; former Disney executive Chuck Viane; actors Tim Robbins, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Merchant; and many more.

For more information about the film and television program, please visit our website.

Ideal candidates for the position will have a combination of teaching and industry experience. As part of the University’s Mission and long-standing commitment to the education of first-generation college students, especially those from diverse cultural and ethnic groups, we are actively seeking candidates that enhance the experience of traditionally underrepresented populations and cultivate a more inclusive climate for our students, staff, faculty, and the broader community.

The responsibilities of this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in directing and/or production for film and television. All tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain a scholarly profile that aligns with the expectations of tenure and promotion and 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.

Position begins fall of 2020. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  1. MFA degree and at least five years of professional experience directing film and/or television.
  2. Teaching experience in production or directing in film and/or television.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/65455

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by January 6, 2020; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.




Assistant Professor in Game Design

The Game Design program in the School of Design within the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul invites applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in September 2020. We are seeking candidates who push the boundary of how games shape culture and get made, bridging the conceptual, experimental, and speculative sides of design with practical production.

The successful candidate will be involved in our undergraduate and graduate programs teaching foundational and advanced design concepts design, building practice-based workshops around specific skills, and leading collaborative studio courses. Located in the heart of Chicago, the School of Design prides itself on nurturing a diverse body of students to become visionary and interdisciplinary designers. You will be involved in mentoring students through the process of designing imaginative experiences that include from indie, avant-garde, activist, and personal games; connecting them to local art, performance, and game studios; and helping them showcase work to the public communities at festivals, museums, activist events, and conferences. Additionally, DePaul is committed to the broader community of Chicago, and the successful candidate will work with students to engage community partners like high schools, museums, and NGOs in social justice oriented collaborations. The Game Design program works alongside sister programs in the College of Computing and Digital Media, and we are interested in applicants who can foster collaborations with colleagues in programming, audio, graphic design, theater, animation, and user experience design.

DePaul is on the quarter system, and the teaching load is two courses per quarter. You can learn more about the Game Design program here: http://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 several VR and AR production and play spaces, two well equipped makerspaces, advanced playtesting labs, 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.

Please submit all applications by November 22nd for fullest consideration, however applications will continue to be accepted after this date.

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the position will have teaching, research and/or creative development experience in several of the following areas:

  1. Systems & balance design
  2. Writing and narrative design for games
  3. The craft of game-feel
  4. Exhibiting, publishing, or otherwise publicly presenting finished games
  5. Designing games using non-traditional materials (textiles, ceramics, plants, electronics) or experimental interfaces (custom controllers, AR, street games)
  6. Developing games that use personal, public, commercial, and domestic spaces
  7. Critical media theory
  8. Social, political, or educational approaches to design
  9. Player research methods
  10. Design for accessibility and inclusivity

We are looking for someone with a vision for the future of games, and are interested in artists, activists, academics, and design professionals who feel on the outside of game design but use games as one medium among others. Qualified candidates will have experience with teaching or mentoring in either an educational or professional environment as well as a developed body of creative work. 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. A terminal degree such as an MFA or a PhD in game design, game studies, media studies or a related field is preferred.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit the following application materials: a cover letter describing your experience and interests; a CV; a teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample courses, student work, and evaluations; a portfolio of creative work and/or a 20 page writing sample; a diversity statement; and three letters of reference.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/65172




Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Information System (20-21)

The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in one of the most comprehensive Information Systems (IS) programs in the country to begin in September 2020. More information about the program can be found at www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/Pages/MSInInformationSystems.aspx.

While all candidates with expertise in Information Systems are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in those who can teach and develop courses on cloud computing, agile project management, digital transformation, data warehouse, IT strategy, business process management, and enterprise systems. We are an SAP University Alliance member. Candidates with SAP skills are encouraged to apply. The college resides in the Chicago downtown. Opportunities for industry collaboration abound. Thus, we are also interested in applicants who can develop strong ties with local industry leaders.

DePaul has a strong commitment in both teaching and research. Active involvement in the future development of the IS-program at CDM is expected. DePaul offers multiple programs allied with Information Systems, including Business Information Technology, Human Computer Interaction, Information Technology, Data Science, Software Engineering, and Health Informatics. We value candidates who have interest in collaborating with instructors and researchers in these allied fields. Our doctoral program has an excellent track record of research productivity, with various research centers and research grants.

Qualifications

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

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Application Instructions

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by September 31, 2019; applications will be accepted until position is filled. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/65169

Required Documents
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • 3 Reference Letters
Optional Documents
  • Teaching Evaluations



Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Software Engineering (20-21)

DePaul University’s School of Computing invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in September 2020. 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 70 full-time faculty, more than 3,000 undergraduate majors and graduate students, and offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD programs.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by the date of appointment. ABD’s are welcome to apply.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/65171

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by January 2, 2020.

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




Instructor in Film and Television Production

Responsibilities:

The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for a full-time Instructor in Film and Television Production in one of the most innovative and fastest-growing film schools in the country. The School of Cinematic Arts offers a BA and BFA in Film and Television and MFA degrees in Film and Television, Animation, Directing, Documentary, Cinematography, Creative Producing, and Screenwriting, an MA in Animation, and an MS in Film and Television Cinematography, Post-Production and Sound.

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities, and the Film and Television 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 the highest ranked program in the Midwest Region and named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world.

In SCA, there are currently over 1,000 majors enrolled in the BA, BFA, BS, MS and MFA degree programs. SCA production facilities boast 35,000 square feet of production space at Cinespace Chicago Studios which include: two green screen stages, a motion capture studio, an AR and VR lab, two sound studios, one television studio, one 4K digital cinema theatre, a lighting and two full sound stages. Additionally, SCA has three equipment centers with industry-standard camera packages, stage lighting, rigging and grip equipment, and a 3 ton grip truck.

Past visiting artists include: filmmaker Werner Herzog; directors Lana and Lily Wachowski, Colin Trevorrow, Marc Webb, Tom DeCillo, and John McNaughton; producers Paula Wagner, Christine Vachon, and Jill Leiderman; former Disney executive Chuck Viane; actors Tim Robbins, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Merchant; and many more.

For more information about the film and television program, please visit our website.

Ideal candidates for the position will have a combination of teaching and industry experience. As part of the University’s Mission and long-standing commitment to the education of first-generation college students, especially those from diverse cultural and ethnic groups, we are actively seeking candidates that enhance the experience of traditionally underrepresented populations and cultivate a more inclusive climate for our students, staff, faculty, and the broader community.

The responsibilities of this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in production for film and television.

This 2-quarter position begins January 2020 and terminates June 2020. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. There is no guarantee of renewal of the position after July 1, 2020.

Required Qualifications:
  1. An undergraduate degree in film production or related field.
  2. At least five years of professional experience in production in film and/or television.
  3. Teaching experience in production in film and/or television.
  4. Additional professional and/or teaching experience in cinematography and/or directing preferred.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/65457

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by September 30, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.




Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Sound Design (20-21)

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 our website: http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/about/Pages/School-of-Cinematic-Arts.aspx

The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sound Design in one of the most innovative and fastest-growing film schools in the country. The School of Cinematic Arts offers a concentration in Sound Design for our BFA students, as well as a concentration in Sound for our MS students.

The responsibilities of this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in sound for film and television. 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.

Position begins fall of 2020. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the position 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 sound for film and/or television
  • Professional teaching experience in sound including software such as Avid Pro Tools HD and Logic X
  • Excellent diversity competency skills

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Application Instructions

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/71007

For priority consideration, apply by Jan. 10th, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Documents
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample Syllabi for a course you would propose to teach
  • Links to Creative Work
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • A diversity statement describing past and proposed efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work
Optional Documents:
  • Teaching Evaluations

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.