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) - Design (21-22)

DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) School of Design (SoD) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Instructor of Design to begin in winter of 2022. Job responsibilities include teaching, service, and continued professional development.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop, the School of Design, which launched in 2015, offers a learning environment that nurtures the development of new kinds of designers: flexible, interdisciplinary, life-long learners trained as collaborative problem seekers and solvers.

Graduates are capable of integrating existing and cutting-edge technologies and social practices into visualizations, games, apps, products, processes, and experiences that positively impact society. We are interested in candidates who are excited to realize a vision for the School of Design based on its core values:

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

Qualified candidates should have a graduate degree (MFA, MDes, or equivalent) or bachelor’s degree and professional equivalence in a related field with a proven commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate level. Record of professional practice and/or research/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 seeking candidates with expertise in areas related to graphic design and game design in one or more of the following areas:

  1. design methods including design research, concepting, and experimentation
  2. systems thinking and systems design
  3. interface or product design (including screen or physical interfaces, emerging technology, haptics, digital fabrication, etc.)
  4. digital design (design across media and mode)
  5. visual communication including 2D/3D typography, animation, or illustration
  6. creative programming such as Processing/p5.js or openFrameworks
  7. game development platforms such as Unity
  8. narrative storytelling and worldbuilding

We are especially interested in candidates whose work and interests align with DePaul’s Vincentian mission which calls the university to address the great questions of our day, promoting peaceful, just, and equitable solutions to social and environmental challenges. Specifically, the School of Design is working to develop curricula that addresses diversity and anti-racism and responds to contemporary industry trends, societal issues, and dynamic, intersecting design disciplines. You can read more about DePaul’s mission here:

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.

Application Instructions

For priority consideration, apply by August 30, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and a URL of samples of relevant creative work and/or scholarship. Optionally, candidates may also submit sample syllabi from prior courses or a detailed syllabus for a proposed course in the area that you would teach.

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Adjunct Faculty Positions

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

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

DePaul University is an equal opportunity employer.

Staff Positions

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.

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CDM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow

General Summary

The DEI Fellow will work with the chair(s) of CDM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion subcommittees to support the actions in the committee’s strategic plan. This position is ideal for a CDM student with excellent communication and information gathering skills and a strong commitment to DEI efforts and initiatives.

Principle Duties, Responsibilities and Other Job Related Information
  • Collaborate with the CDM DEI committee and Anti-Racist Project Team (ARPT) to develop, implement, and assess initiatives and programs aimed to advance the mission of diversity and inclusion at the college level.
  • Serve as a bridge between students/student organizations, faculty, staff, and administration to promote transparency, address student concerns and questions, and strive to generate a continuous conversation surrounding DEI.
  • Support the work and data collection efforts of the ARPT subcommittees; assist with analysis/reporting of surveys.
  • Assist with digital content development to amplify underrepresented voices as well as communicate the college’s DEI work.
  • Identify and track DEI events/opportunities offered through other offices/colleges at DePaul to share with CDM students, staff, and faculty.
Position Requirements (Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Reliable and able to work independently with a flexible schedule
  • Strong interpersonal skills: the student will develop relationships with students, staff, and faculty alike and should be an open and active listener, collaborative, and respectful.
  • Experience in data entry using MS Word and MS Excel
  • Experience with a survey tool (e.g. Google forms or Qualtrics) and basic data analysis skills.
Hour Requirements/Schedule

Student must be available to work between 10 to 20 hours per week starting in Summer 2021. Weekly schedules are flexible and the total number of hours will depend on workload; a minimum of 10 hours per week is guaranteed.


A cover letter is required to apply to this position. Please address your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and interest in CDM’s DEI initiatives, as well as any prior work or experience relevant to this role.

Interested students should apply for this position through Campus Job Board.