About Employment at DigiPen

DigiPen is a dynamic and fulfilling work environment. As an expanding institution, we periodically hire new faculty and staff members. Positions currently available are described below.

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DigiPen is an equal employment opportunity employer. Every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. DigiPen will not engage in or tolerate any discrimination in the workplace prohibited by local, state or federal law. Specifically, no employee or employment applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of his or her race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetics/genetic markers, military or Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, HIV status, the use of trained guide dogs/service animals, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and academic freedom are priorities of DigiPen Institute of Technology, as DigiPen endorses the goals of affirmative action and equal opportunity employment. The Institute's intent is to hire the most qualified individuals for faculty and staff, attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds of race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, veteran status, nationality, culture, religion, and physical abilities. We are committed to broadening our candidate pool to include more diverse individuals, and ensuring fairness in hiring by avoiding bias and determining criteria to judge all candidates prior to posting each new position.


Resident Director

Position Description

The basic function of the Resident Director is to support the Residence Life program, including paraprofessional staff selection and training, hall programming, occupancy (~250 residents), conflict mediation, maintenance, judicial affairs, off-campus housing, residential programming and teach the First-Year Experience course. This position is exempt, full-time, and reports to Housing and Residence Life Manager

Primary Responsibilities

Advising & Supervision

  • Supervises Resident Assistants
  • Oversee the health and safety of all residents within the DigiPen Housing program
  • Teach First Year Seminar, College 101, in the Fall and/or Spring semester(s)
  • Oversee Resident Assistant duty schedule to ensure active duty hours
  • Plan and assist with Resident Assistant trainings and All Housing Meetings
  • Provide explanation, guidance, and support of the All Gender Housing program to interested students, parents, and internal DigiPen Institute of Technology staff.

Community Development

  • Act as a liaison between residential apartments, main campus, and municipalities
  • Assist with the mediation of roommate conflicts
  • Assist Resident Assistants with monthly programming expectations
  • Assist with large scale Housing programming events (Opening Events, End of Year Events)

Student Life

  • Partner with other Resident Director and Student Life and International Student Services Advisor to plan and implement New Student Orientation
  • Assist with oversight of Student Life department and events
  • Facilitate monthly Student Leader meeting

Student Responsibility and Safety

  • Serve as first level of contact for all resident concerns
  • Report all incidents to Housing and Residence Life Manager and Director of Student Life within 24 hours
  • Serve as Judicial Officer, enforce resident code of conduct and issue appropriate sanctions
  • Participate in the On-Call duty rotation, including holidays and school closures
  • Maintain close relationships with Department of Student Life and Retention, Career Services, Disability Support Services Counseling, and Student Success Advisors

Facility and Key Management

  • Coordinate all opening and closing of residential apartments
  • Assist with roommate matching and placement
  • Conduct monthly health and safety checks
  • Assist with the management of DigiPen Housing key boxes, key copies, and checkout process

Administrative Duties

  • Abide by policies and procedures outlined in Resident Director Handbook
  • Assist with housing application and placement process
  • Coordinate room changes and paperwork throughout the year
  • Sit on at least one departmental or DigiPen staff committee
  • Promote efforts to identify at-risk residents and enhance retention initiatives
  • Respond to housing inquiries via walk-in, phone, and email within 24-48 hours
  • Assist with large-scale Student Affairs programming efforts (New Student Orientation, Career Fair, Halloween Programming, etc)
  • Maintain organization and confidentiality of student and housing records

Collateral Assignments - Shared with Housing Staff

  • Oversee Clubs and Organizations
  • Supervise PALS
  • Coordinate College 101

Other Duties As Assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelorís degree
  • Highly motivated to work with undergraduate first year students
  • Have at least one year of on-campus living experience
  • Computer knowledge of MS Office and proficiency with new technology
  • Ability to identify and initiate projects that will enhance the quality of life for all DigiPen Housing LLC residents
  • Demonstrated outgoing and enthusiastic personality with well-developed written and spoken communication skills
  • Current valid driverís license and dependable transportation/personal vehicle
  • Superior organizational ability is essential
  • May need to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Successful completion of ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) within 3 months of employment (DigiPen will pay or reimburse for the training)

Preferred

  • Masterís degree in Higher Education or related field highly desirable
  • One year of professional or paraprofessional residence life experience
  • One year of previous professional experience in a residence life or other student services office, with an emphasis on student conduct, activities, or advising
  • Knowledge or interest in the fields of video game development, animation, or computer engineering
  • Experience designing and leading trainings and/or workshops for student leaders
  • Experience managing sensitive records or data

Compensation

  • Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Housing benefits: includes 1 bedroom apartment, utilities including, electricity, heat, water and internet.

Consideration for the position will continue until filled. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter must include what you believe to be the biggest challenges to building community in an apartment style residential program and how you would face those challenges.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Michelle Cooper
Director of Student Life
Email: m.cooper[at]digipen[dot]edu


Admissions Assistant/Front Desk Receptionist

Position Description

This position will spend 50% of the time supporting the Admissions Office and 50% of the time working as backup to the front desk. Reports to the Director of Admissions.

Admissions Assistant: 50%

Responsibilities include supporting the Office of Admissions with the following tasks:

  • Ensures that all documents are received and filed accurately
  • Cancels applications as necessary for non-responsive, or uninterested applicants
  • Maintains the unaffiliated materials and processes unaffiliated material letters
  • Processes periodic mailers sent by the office
  • Create new application files as needed
  • Assists with the maintenance for the integrity of Admissions files, documents, and databases including ensuring accuracy and archival
  • Other duties as assigned

Front Desk: 50%

Responsibilities include acting as backup for the following tasks at the front desk:

  • Greet, assist, and efficiently direct visitors, students, parents, and employees
  • Check in and announce guests
  • Process and track incoming/outgoing mail and parcels
  • Interoffice mail delivery
  • Maintain cleanliness standards for admin and lobby spaces
  • Backup room bookings and room postings
  • Phone coverage
  • Maintenance of Lost and Found lockers
  • Post door schedules
  • Maintain locker, visitor and package logs
  • Coordinate ID badges and manage student lockers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Secretarial experience in a school setting or office receptionist experience preferred
  • Experience with multiline phone systems preferred
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Ability to communicate effectively and willingness to problem solve
  • Organized, accurate, detail oriented and excellent with multitasking
  • Proactive and cheerful personality is essential
  • Can lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work office hours dependably
  • Intermediate skill in MS Word, Excel and Outlook required

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Emily Kirby
Assistant Director of Admissions
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: ekirby[at]digipen[dot]edu


Admissions Coordinator

Position Description

DigiPenís Office of Admissions is currently seeking an Admissions Coordinator to work with the Admissions team in assisting our incoming students in reaching their educational goals. The Admissions team assists all domestic and international undergraduate, graduate, non-matriculated studies, change of majors, and readmission applicants. The team also maintains the integrity of the admissions files and upholds admissions requirements across all applicant-types. This is a full-time position reporting to the Assistant Director of Admissions.

There are some jobs where you just punch the clock every day and then there are jobs like this one, a position that you look forward to starting every day that allows you to make a difference in other peopleís lives. Join a college that is doing amazing things by educating the next generation of innovators. Work with a wonderful staff in helping students reach their goals and take advantage of the opportunity to have an impact on a rapidly growing institution.

Our Admissions Coordinator will have the following qualities:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoy alphabetizing and preparing paperwork because he or she realizes that this is a critical step in impacting the lives of incoming students
  • Have a positive, outgoing attitude and willingness to go the extra mile

The DigiPen Admissions team is responsible for the following tasks. Duties will be assigned equally, typically pre- and post- admissions decision.

  • Daily printing new applications and making initial contact with applicants to see if they have any questions or need assistance with the next step of the application process
  • Daily processes incoming applicant mail and documentation Ė including recording it into DigiPenís Student Record System and filing in applicantís file
  • Daily cross references new applications with unaffiliated documents and prepares mailers for applicants who have submitted application materials but not yet submitted an application
  • Daily responds to assigned Admissions email as appropriate
  • Periodically contacts applicants to encourage them to complete their applications within the preferred time-frame
  • Reviews applicantsí current status and extends the application deadline or cancels applications as necessary
  • Ensures that applicants submit official documentation in all cases necessary
  • Ensures that all required documents are received and filed accurately
  • Assists in maintaining the integrity of the Admissions Office files, documents, and databases
  • Ensures that all files are boxed up, labeled, and stored at the end of each application cycle for up to 5 years
  • Enforces admission requirements and evaluation standards
  • Obtains, imports, and secures test scores through online delivery and test disks
  • Creates new application files as needed
  • Communicates and corresponds with applicants through email, telephone, and Skype
  • Responsible for ensuring admissions voicemail messages are answered promptly
  • Ensures that all applicants receive the appropriate paperwork upon having their application evaluated, including international student paperwork, copies of their enrollment agreements, and other correspondence to accepted/denied/deferred students upon initial decision
  • Prepares mailers, calling lists, and emails for accepted students to maintain contact and encourage a decision in a timely manner
  • Maintains consistent and regular contact with enrolled students per the pre-determined communication plan to keep interest and awareness of school events/needs, disseminates all necessary information to accepted and enrolled students
  • Regularly pulls completed applications and prepares and delivers them to the appropriate evaluator
  • Inputs the decisions into the Student Record System and sends appropriate mailers
  • Assists with information sessions (one Saturday a month)
  • Assists with events like Orientation, Preview Days, the Accepted Student Open House, and may assist in representing the school at outreach and recruitment events as needed
  • Assists with Admissions school tours and visits as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Computer knowledge of MS Office and proficiency with new technology
  • Ability to identify and initiate projects
  • Demonstrated outgoing and enthusiastic personality with well-developed written and spoken communication skills
  • Superior organizational ability and attention to detail are essential
  • May need to lift up to 50lbs

Preferred

  • At least one year previous experience working in the admissions office or other student services office of a higher education institution, with an emphasis on student recruitment
  • Knowledge or interest in the fields of video game development, animation, or computer engineering is highly desired
  • Experience with international transcripts a plus

Perks

In addition to all of the usual benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision insurance, which full-time employees receive after three months of employment, DigiPen employees also receive a bonus week of vacation between Christmas and New Yearís.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating why you would make an ideal Admissions Coordinator and how your previous work experiences makes you a great candidate to:
Emily Kirby
Assistant Director of Admissions
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: ekirby[at]digipen[dot]edu

Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.


Registration Coordinator

Position Description

This position supports the Associate Registrar in all duties for which the Office of the Registrar is responsible, specifically trusted with credit evaluations, graduation audits, record auditing, processing course registration requests, developing final exam schedules, monitoring grade submissions, and processing withdrawal requests. Must adhere and maintain confidentiality in all aspects of student interaction in compliance with FERPA and other regulatory guidelines. This position is full-time and reports to Associate Registrar.

Essential Functions

  • Manage registrar.us email log
  • Assist in improving Student Record System (SRS) functions for Matriculation, Withdrawal, Graduation, and activate/modify SRS access for users
  • Credit Evaluations for:
    • all current students
    • incoming students through Admissions
    • potential students through Outreach, Admissions and cold calls
    • input credit transfer into SRS. Maintain hand written records of transfers and evaluations with supporting documents. This involves communication and collaboration with instructors and department chairs
    • annually maintain and update an applicable course transfer list and AP list.
  • Articulate credits for those schools with which we have articulation agreements
    • KMU - This usually involves 2 years of credits. Process and mail studentís transcripts each semester to KMU. Work closely with KMU staff to keep open lines of communication as well as collaborating on ways to improve partnership with KMU.
    • Thammasat University - Have recently developed this articulation agreement, the responsibilities are still in process.
  • Email any students, each semester, who have not registered for the upcoming semester, explaining the individual process and what is needed for them to successfully register. Follow up on all questions and concerns.
  • Process registration, course add and drop requests.
  • Resolve course conflict (missing pre-requisite) issues.
  • Counsel with students regarding credit transfer, schedule planning/direction and answer any questions that arise and/or direct them to the appropriate contact person as needed.
  • Advise and counsel parents, within FERPA regulations, on their concerns with regard to their studentís educational needs as well as processes at DIT.
  • Schedule Finals manually each semester
    • Develop a workable model that facilitates all details involved; accommodating all instructor special requests (times, rooms, equipment), then add the remaining classes to complete the Finals schedule.
  • Ensure proper recording and inputting of grades by communicating to faculty grade submission due dates and processing incomplete, grade appeal, hardship withdrawal, and grade change requests.
  • Perform graduation audit.
  • Work closely with Admissions regarding incoming students, and Student Success Advisors, as well as Faculty Advisors regarding current students.
  • Work with Financial Aid on Change of Major Degree Audits and General Degree Audits for veterans.
  • Process withdrawal requests.
  • Review, approve, process/deny and follow up incomplete requests.
  • Participate in Curriculum Committee, SRS Meeting, and the Staff Senate Committee.
  • Assist in updating procedure manuals annually for Registrarís Office
  • Assist in training Administrative Assistant
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Registrar

Requirements

  • Bachelorís degree from an accredited institution
  • one year of experience working in Registration or related field
  • Computer proficiency in MS office suite and student record management systems
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student records and information
  • Ability to communicate effectively and willingness to problem solve
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience in Registrarís Office or higher education

Application Procedure

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Meighan McKelvey
Senior Vice President, Administration
Email: smeighan[at]digipen[dot]edu


Academic Affairs Coordinator

Position Description

The Academic Affairs Coordinator performs administrative support duties for the academic unit, including academic deans, department chairs, program directors, and the faculty in general. This position reports to the Dean of Faculty, and is responsible for the daily operation of academic administrative tasks associated with the management and development of high quality degree programs. In addition, this position plays a central role in the onboarding and training of new faculty and the creation of a well-trained and effective faculty community.

Responsibilities

  • Onboarding, orientation and training of new faculty members.
  • Provide technical and clerical support to key academic committees and functions, including curriculum committee, program advisory committees (PAC), grade appeals, room bookings, etc.
  • Provide day to day administrative support to the Dean of Faculty
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Dean of Faculty.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, or similar combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build consensus and community.
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to work autonomously and prioritize tasks independently.
  • Discretion, sound judgement, and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work flexible hours. May require some nights or weekends.
  • Skill with office productivity software

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application:

  • Letter of formal application addressing your experience and qualification.
  • Resumť or curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references.

Please submit application materials to:
Dr. Erik Mohrmann
Dean of Faculty
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: mohrmann[at]digipen[dot]edu


Financial Aid Administrator

Position Description

DigiPenís Financial Aid Office is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to become part of our wonderful financial aid team, who is committed to providing excellent financial aid services to DigiPen students, prospective students, and their families. The Financial Aid Administrator plays a central role in advising students and families in funding options for their education by evaluating their financial needs. In addition, this candidate will be responsible for accurately awarding and maintaining current student financial packaging by document collection, follow-up, and processing files. This candidate is well-rounded and thrives in a fast paced atmosphere.

Responsibilities

Customer Service

  • Serve as the first point of contact for students answering inbound calls and responding to emails. Heavy phone and email volume responsibility daily
  • Utilize available resources (Personal knowledge base, student handbook, internal systems, etc.)
  • Accurately track all interactions with students and financial aid documents within our student record systems
  • Identify and escalate priority issues to the appropriate resources as defined by business practices

Financial Aid

  • Analyze and verify aid applications to ensure compliance with all state, federal and institutional regulations
  • Regularly attend webinars, meetings, and trainings to stay updated on changing policies and procedures
  • Counsel students on Federal, State and Institutional financial aid as well as scholarship and loan options
  • Follow up on student inquiries regarding financial aid process to ensure that aid is packaged and disbursed to their accounts
  • Communicate with Registrarís Office to ensure accurate information is updated in the Student Record System
  • Understand and communicate the award policies and procedures and how it affects the student
  • Research and understand the verification process, professional judgments, and C-codes
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Assist with monthly information sessions, open house, financial literacy workshops and College 101 courses.
  • Participate in a committee to evaluate institutional scholarship applications on an annual basis
  • Evaluate SAP at the end of each semester and communicate effects to students accordingly

Financial Literacy

  • Promote an understanding of various financial topics among current students
  • Create informational literature (posters, bulletin boards, flyers) to promote financial literacy awareness
  • Update and maintain scholarship resources for students

Student Accounts

  • Understanding of math, finance, computers and DigiPenís billing cycles
  • Research student records and provide detailed information regarding tuition and fees, payment plans, etc.
  • Comply with DigiPen, State and Federal regulations and procedures

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelorís Degree
  • 1-3 years financial aid experience.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be comfortable working with others over the telephone, have a clear speaking voice and a professional and personable demeanor
  • Perform daily responsibilities in a professional, friendly and efficient manner
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to seek out new challenges and information
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively as a team member, communicating concerns and bringing resolution to issues
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools, specifically advanced Excel features and Outlook
  • Must be punctual; be able to work with constant interruptions and pressure of deadlines, and willing to work evening and weekends when required.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of Federal Financial Aid Regulations preferred
  • Experience with EdExpress, QuickBooks, ELM, NSLDS, COD a plus
  • Knowledge of general accounting, tuition and billing procedures a plus

Compensation

  • This is a full-time position. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Consideration for the position will continue until filled. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

Please submit application materials to:
Robin Reid
Director of Financial Aid
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: r[dot]reid[at]digipen[dot]edu


Administrative Assistant, Office of the Registrar

Position Description

This job reports to the Associate Registrar. The Academic Records Assistant assists with general duties for Office of the Registrar including, but not limited to: maintaining student records, processing education verifications, transcript requests, and other duties as assigned by the Associate Registrar. Heavily involved with maintaining confidentiality in all aspects of student interaction in compliance with FERPA and other regulatory guidelines.

Essential Functions

  • Process/provide enrollment and student record verifications
  • Process official/unofficial transcript requests
  • Maintain student files; pull records for processing and re-filing
  • Audit enrolled/active/inactive/change of major student files to comply with the federal, state, accreditation, and institutional requirements
  • Data entry for the Office of the Registrar
  • File documents in student files
  • Create transcript binders each semester
  • Assist in processing registration, credit evaluation, degree audit
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Registrar

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Postsecondary education required
  • Prior experience in a professional office environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student records and information
  • Ability to communicate effectively and willingness to problem solve
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Superior organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Ability to work under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods
  • May need to lift up to 40 lbs.

Preferred

  • Bachelorís degree
  • Experience in higher education

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: standing and/or walking for significant periods of time during the day; some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching; verbal communication for significant periods of time during the day.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Asuka Miyahara
Associate Registrar
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: asuka[at]digipen[dot]edu


Senior Client Services Administrator

Position Description

The Senior Client Services Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day support of Windows workstations, including hardware, software, and usage. Workflow is managed through a ticketing system. The candidate should be able to provide guidance to a team of student workers and assists the Client Services Manager in planning upgrades and procedures. Occasional evenings and weekends are required. Organizational skills are vital for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Install, configure, and maintain desktop and laptop PCs and peripherals such as printers
  • Install, and configure application and operating system software and upgrades
  • Remove old equipment and perform data migration to new machines
  • Provide skilled and timely technical support for faculty, students, and staff
  • Provide guidance for IT student workers
  • Maintain records of hardware and software installations throughout DigiPen
  • Computer hardware diagnosis and maintenance
  • With the Client Services Manager, plan for purchasing and installation of hardware and software
  • Maintain good standing relationships with students and staff.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • 3+ years of experience providing technical support
  • Strong knowledge of Windows Desktop environments and networking
  • Familiarity with VOIP telephony
  • Familiarity with scripting technologies (vbscript, Powershell) is a plus
  • Experience supporting and maintaining peripherals such as printers and scanners
  • Well-organized and able to maintain up-to-date records
  • Able to lift 40 pounds and preform light physical labor
  • Availability to perform after-hours work when needed

Preferred

  • Microsoft Certified in Desktop Support and Administration
  • A+ Certified, a plus
  • Familiarity with OS X and Linux systems

Ability to

  • Communicate effectively through verbal, written, and electronic means
  • Follow and give oral and written instructions
  • Maintain working relationships with all employees and students
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population
  • Read, comprehend, follow, and create policies governing Academic Advising
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and environment that is welcoming to all students and staff members
  • Have considerable manual dexterity (typing, filing, etc.)

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Meighan McKelvey
Senior Vice President, Administration
Email: smeighan[at]digipen[dot]edu


International Student Services Coordinator/Student Success Advisor

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of Student Success and the Director of Student Life, the International Student Services Coordinator/ Student Success Advisor will provide academic advising services to students, meet with Program Directors, and create academic success resources for students. Additionally they will support the International Student Services team by developing and managing the Overseas Immersion Program and advising students on visa requirements and OPT/CPT regulations. The successful candidate will have a great attention to detail, be skilled at creating and maintaining relationships, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position is exempt and full-time. Some evening and weekend hours and out-of-state travel is required.

Duties

International Student Services Coordinator (50% FTE)

  • Be the point of contact for advising international students regarding OPT and CPT regulations and process
  • Work closely with Career and Alumni Development to ensure international students have future academic or career plans upon graduation
  • Be a point of contact for international students about maintaining visa status and immigration regulations
  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO)
  • Work on a team with the Coordinator of Student Life and International Student Services and Director of Student Life to:
    • Develop programming for Overseas Immersion Program, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, and Spain Study Abroad
    • Develop and facilitate programming for international students and international visitors
    • Oversee and implement Orientation for Overseas Immersion Program, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, and Spain Study Abroad programs
    • Serve as a resource to general advisors and department advisors on policies and issues pertaining to international students
    • Develop programming for the Intensive English Preparation courses
    • Serve as the Academic Advisor for the Intensive English Preparation students
    • Manage and oversee international student communications, including visa-related updates and reminders, resources regarding culture shock, and upcoming events
    • Develop programming to integrate international students with campus community and provide resources necessary for international student success

Student Success Advisor (50% FTE)

  • Provide academic advising and one-on-one coaching sessions for students (course planning, academic success skills, etc.) to ensure a smooth transition to the Institute.
  • Respond to Early Warning system notifications submitted by faculty to provide timely feedback to students about their academic progress, to identify students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic success strategies, and to refer to students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or career guidance.
  • Develop and teach academic success workshops
  • Meet with program directors and department chairs to discuss sequence updates, 5-year plans, and changes to programs
  • Attend professional development activities and conferences related to students and academic development
  • Maintain accurate student advising records using Whoís Next?
  • Develop academic plans with Academic Warning students and provide continued follow-up during the semester
  • Provide academic advising to students on course selection, 5-year plans, and change of major

Other Duties

  • Teach COL 101, a course for first year students, and present skills for transitioning to college and academic success
  • Represent Student Affairs at interdepartmental events (Admissions Information sessions, Family Weekend, Commencement, Housing move-in/move-out, Career Services, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelorís Degree in Higher Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or a related area
  • 1 Ė 3 years professional or paraprofessional experience in academic advising or student services in higher education
  • Experience working with first year college students and at-risk students
  • Computer proficiency in MS office suite and student record management systems.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred

  • Masterís Degree in Higher Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or a related area
  • 1 Ė 2 years working with International Students holding F-1 visas
  • At least 2 - 3 yearsí experience working in an Academic Advising or Student Support Services department in Higher Ed
  • Knowledge of student success skills for studying, time management, and academic goal setting
  • Experience utilizing Early Warning programs
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively through verbal, written, and electronic means
  • Follow and give oral and written instructions
  • Maintain working relationships with all employees and students
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population
  • Read, comprehend, follow, and create policies governing Academic Advising
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and environment that is welcoming to all students and staff members
  • Have considerable manual dexterity (typing, filing, etc.)

Knowledge of:

  • Academic advising preactices and theory
  • Academic success strategies and resources
  • Microsoft Office suite

License or Certificate:

  • A.S.I.S.T. Certification (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) or another suicide prevention and intervention certificate approved by Dean of Students. This can be completed within the first six months of employment.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to read, speak, and write in English clearly
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs

Compensation

  • Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Marshall Traverse
Dean of Students
Email: mtraverse[at]digipen[dot]edu


Housing and Residence Life Manager

Position Description

The basic function of the Housing and Residence Life Manager is to manage the Residence Life program, including professional staff selection and training, occupancy (~250 residents), conflict mediation, maintenance and facilities management, judicial affairs, budget management, work with housing complex managers, and to teach the First Year Experience course.

This position reports to the Director of Student Life.

This position supervises the Resident Director & Coordinator of Conduct and Residential Life (full time position), and Resident Director & Coordinator of Housing Operations and Placement (full time position). This position is required to live in a DigiPen Housing L.L.C. provided apartment and participate in the On-Duty Rotation.

Scope

This position manages the following areas: residence life policy, occupancy, housing budget, residence staff selection, and training.

Primary and Shared Responsibilities

Advising & Supervision

  • Directly supervise and evaluate residence life professional staff
  • Teach First Year Seminar, College 101, in the Fall and/or Spring semester(s)
  • Advise and mentor students at risk
  • Oversee Housing Professional Staff duty schedule to ensure active duty hours
  • Provide explanation, guidance, and support of the All Gender Housing program to interested students, parents, and internal DigiPen Institute of Technology staff

Community Development

  • Act as a liaison between residential apartments, main campus, and municipalities
  • Assist with large-scale Student Affairs programming efforts (Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: New Student Orientation, OIP Orientation, Career Fair, Internship Fair, Halloween Programming, Friends and Family Weekend.)

Student Life

  • Assist Resident Directors and Student Life and International Student Services Advisor to plan and implement New Student Orientation
  • Assist with oversight of Student Life department and events
  • Assist with the facilitation of monthly student leader meeting

Student Conduct

  • Coordinate DigiPen Housing LLC Conduct
  • Work with the Director of Student Life to maintain incident reports
  • Follow up with all housing related incident reports
  • Serve as judicial officer, enforce residence code of conduct, and issue appropriate sanctions
  • Follow up on all assigned sanctions

Housing Operations

  • Coordinate with housing application and placement process with SRS staff
  • Design housing application timeline and process
  • Coordinate all opening and closing of residential apartments
  • Coordinate the roommate matching and placement processes
  • Manage the DigiPen Housing key boxes, key copies, and checkout process
  • Manage DigiPen Housing L.L.C.ís bed occupancy
  • Manage summer residence programs and summer housing

Student Responsibility and Safety

  • Oversee the health and safety of all residents and the daily operation of all residential apartments
  • Serve as second level of contact for all residential concerns
  • Participate in the on-call duty rotation, including holidays and school closures
  • Provide mediation of roommate conflict procedures after initial mediation procedures are followed
  • Report all emergency incidents to the Associate Dean of Campus Engagement and Dean of Students within 24 hours

Budget and Policy Development and Management

  • Develop, manage, and implement DigiPen Housing L.L.C.ís yearly operating budget
  • Develop, revise, and implement DigiPen Housing L.L.C.ís housing policies
  • Propose and execute procedures and systems that improve resident satisfaction and retention
  • Design, review, and implement DigiPen Housing L.L.C.ís exemption and appeal processes

Facility and Key Management

  • Coordinate monthly health and safety checks
  • Advertise spaces in residence as they become available to maintain full occupancy
  • Develop and update residential management tools and procedures.

Administrative Duties

  • Promote efforts to identify at-risk residents and enhance retention initiatives
  • Supervise the annual update of all residence life forms, applications, and procedures
  • Serve on at least one DigiPen Institute of Technology campus-wide committee
  • Participate in bi-weekly managerís meeting and SALT meeting
  • Create and provide monthly occupancy and housing updates for executive team
  • Respond to housing inquiries via walk-in, phone, and email within 24-48 hours.
  • Abide by policies and procedures outlined in the Resident Director Handbook.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively through verbal, written, and electronic means
  • Train and direct the work of others
  • Manage complex situations under time-sensitive deadlines
  • Follow and give oral and written instructions
  • Maintain working relationships with all employees, employers, and students
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population
  • Read, comprehend, follow, and create policies governing housing and residence life
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and environment that is welcoming to all students and staff members
  • Communicate effectively over the phone
  • Have considerable manual dexterity (typing, filing, etc.)

Knowledge of:

  • Current higher education and residence life practices
  • Conflict mediation
  • Budget management
  • Cover letter and resume structure and writing
  • Event planning and execution
  • Mass communication
  • Academic and residence life policies
  • Microsoft Office
  • Student leadership development
  • Professional staff development

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Masterís Degree
  • Highly motivated to work with undergraduate first year students
  • Three years previous professional experience in residence life or other student services office, with an emphasis on student conduct, activities, or advising
  • Computer knowledge of MS Office and proficiency with new technology
  • Ability to identify and initiate projects that will enhance the quality of life for all DigiPen Housing LLC residents
  • Demonstrated outgoing and enthusiastic personality with well-developed written and spoken communication skills
  • Superior organizational ability is essential
  • Event planning experience

Preferred

  • Master's Degree in Higher Education or related field from an accredited institution
  • Five years of professional residence life experience
  • Experience supervising professional staff
  • Experience managing an apartment-style residence life program
  • Knowledge of the video game, animation, computer science, and sound design fields
  • Experience designing and leading trainings and/or workshops for student leaders
  • Experience managing sensitive records or data

Compensation

  • Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Michelle Cooper
Director of Student Life
Email: m.cooper[at]digipen[dot]edu


Admissions Outreach Coordinator

Position Description

DigiPen Institute of Technology is seeking an Admissions Outreach Coordinator who will support the mission of the institution by focusing on increasing the quality and quantity of prospective students and applicants. This is achieved by strengthening the awareness and knowledge of our school through visiting and attending local and distant college fairs, coordinating community events and activities and increasing and maintaining contact with high school counselors, students, teachers, and parents.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain strong relationships with prospective students, which can include phone calls, email, online information sessions, tours, student shadow coordination, etc. This can take up to 90% of the work day.
  • Assist in the travel to local high school events, as well as DigiPenís skills centers, stay connected with counselors and prospective students, and attend distant fairs. This travel can sometimes make up 80% of a monthís work during peak months such as October, November, March and April.
  • Update and maintain leads by entering them into our collegeís database, making necessary phone calls, and sending out appropriate information.
  • Assist and attend, when needed, industry events such as the Game Developers Conference, SIGGRAPH, PAX, Emerald City Comic-Con, and others.
  • Assist with promotion and execution of on-campus events like monthly Info Sessions and special events for prospective and incoming students.
  • Assist with updating and restocking promotional materials. Should also help in the ordering process to make sure adequate supply is always available for the department.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and reports to drive decision-making.
  • Assist in the research and growth of the Outreach department.
  • Record expenses and ensure that the budget is maintained for individual areas of responsibility.
  • Provide cross-training and back-up to others in the department, as needed.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as well as travel both in- and out-of state.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelorís degree required
  • Computer knowledge of MS Office and proficiency with new technology
  • Demonstrated outgoing and enthusiastic personality with very well-developed written and spoken communication skills
  • Current valid driverís license and dependable transportation/personal vehicle
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Self-starter
  • Problem solver
  • Able to adhere to the collegeís rules of confidentiality
  • Superior organizational ability and attention to detail are essential
  • May need to lift up to 50lbs.

Preferred:

  • At least one yearís previous experience working in the admissions office or other student services office of a higher education institution, with an emphasis on student recruitment.
  • Interest in, or knowledge of the fields of art, design, science, and technology.

Compensation

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Consideration for the position will continue until filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and DigiPen Institute of Technology Application for Employment. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an initial phone interview.

Please submit all application materials to:
Director of Outreach
Office of Outreach Ė College Admissions
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
outreach[at]digipen[dot]edu


Software Systems Developer

Position Description

Redmond institutional employer requires a software developer professional to research, analyze and perform ongoing software design, development, and expansion of company's dynamic, global records system, including system integration and data migration for shared, multi-country location software systems and configurations, involving the employer's proprietary software platforms, using a variety of software tools and programming languages; test, debug, and maintain systems, overseeing and coordinating the work of software professional team members, serving as system expert and mentoring team members, as needed.

Requirements

BS degree in Computer Science or foreign equivalent, min. of two yearsí experience as software developer involving multi-platform records and data management systems; Tools: C/C++, C#, Visual Basic; HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, CSS, ASP.Net, Microsoft SQL Server, Silverlight, Win32, MFC, .Net Frameworks.

Please submit your resume to smeighan[at]digipen[dot]edu and reference "RecordsX".


Full-Time Instructor - Design Department

Position Description

Are you passionate about design? Not ďI like thinking about itĒ passionate, but "I canít stop thinking about it and annoy random people at the store" passionate? Does the idea of helping students open their eyes and understand how much design impacts the everyday world make you bubble over with ideas?

DigiPen is looking for instructors to help teach the next generation of designers. Join our team of instructors and help our students develop the skills they need to enter the industry. Support them as they try, and fail, and try again. Help guide them as they make projects and games that win awards, showcase their skills and help get them jobs. Apply your passion for design and your experience in the field to the DigiPen classroom.

The position is responsible for teaching design courses with a variety of specializations, helping to develop curriculum for existing and new courses, and supporting our design students.This is a full time position at our Redmond, Washington campus.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and Coursework

  • Full time faculty are expected to teach a full course load in Spring and Fall semester. This will usually include 7-8 class sections each academic year, with lectures and labs. Class size varies by course content. This position includes Summer release from teaching.
  • Support students with prompt detailed grading and feedback, maintain office hours and respond to student questions and needs.

Areas of Specialization

Please include details of any experience with teaching or instruction at any level. In addition, while it is valuable for design faculty to be able to teach courses in many different aspects of design, we are currently looking for subject leaders in the following areas:

  • User Research: User research focuses on understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations through observation techniques, task analysis, and other feedback methodologies. DigiPen projects tend to be game focused, but UR experience in any field or medium is valuable. If you are interested in applying for a UR design teaching position please include details of three UR projects you have been involved with, preferably in a lead position. Describe what your testing methodology and goals were, and what results your research generated.
  • User Experience: User Experience designers focus on every aspect of personís interaction with a system, including UI, game feel, and efficiency of operations. A UX designer must be aware of both the details of the system and the needs and capabilities of the user. DigiPen is seeking UX instructors passionate about helping students understand the needs and process of other people as they use products of all types, primarily focused on games and game systems. If you are interested in applying for a UX design teaching position please include examples of UX projects you have been involved with, ideally in a lead position. Include notes on the intended user and how that impacted the UX design.
  • System Design: System Designers focus on game play systems and what users/players can do in student games and projects. A system design instructor should have a passion for helping students reduce complex systems to simple understandable components/modules and understanding how those systems interact to encourage engaging experiences for our users. If you are interested in applying for a system design teaching position please include details on systems where you have been responsible for developing the system verbs Ė what users can do and how they do it. Include details on the intended user and how that influenced your design.
  • Level Design: Level Designers focus on level and spatial design, creating usable and believable spaces that encourage engagement for players. Like many fields of design, strong level design is often invisible to the end user. A successful level designer uses layout, lighting and visual cues, pacing and an understanding of user psychology to create engagement and suggest user behavior. If you are interested in applying for a level design teaching position please include examples of spaces you have designed, including maps and visual examples. Include details on the intended user and how that influenced your design.
  • Narrative Design: Narrative designers develop and guide the underlying themes and stories involved in games projects, with a focus on making players feel like they are a driving force in a powerful, engaging experience. Narrative designers guide a gameís dialog, pacing, story and plot development, and the emotional experience of the player. If you are interested in applying for a narrative design teaching position please include examples of three interactive experiences for which you have been responsible for the narrative, theme and story, ideally in a lead position. Include details on the intended user and how that influenced your design.
  • Technical Design: Technical designers focus on the technical scripting and implementation of game play systems and on systems where the design is closely integrated with the code such as in procedural generation of content. Technical designers bridge the gap between engineers and pure designers, often building tools, establishing APIs with the engineers, and guiding the engineersí efforts to meet the goals of the design.

Qualifications

Required

  • Undergraduate degree in any field or equivalent. Preference is given for degrees in related fields Ė Design, Psychology, Communications, or other field.
  • 5+ years of professional experience. 2+ shipped titles, published works, published research projects or other body of work.
  • Lecture experience, including talks or panels at conventions or events.

Preferred/Valuable

  • 10+ years of experience including design lead positions with the ability to apply the skills of the area of specialization.
  • Shipped titles in different platforms and media.
  • Teaching and lecture experience in a college setting.

Compensation

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Rich Rowan
Department Chair, Design
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: rrowan[at]digipen[dot]edu


3D Animation Instructor

The Department of Production and Animation invites applications for a full-time faculty position. The position begins on or before August 1st, 2018, and is subject to budget availability. The appointment is expected at the assistant professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of associate professor.

Responsibilities

  • Lecture and teach in a classroom setting on a daily basis.
  • Grade, critique and input assignment data on a weekly basis.
  • Act as a faculty mentor for students.
  • Teach fundamentals and advanced topics in character animation using Maya.
  • Provide creative direction and criticism to students. This could include character animation research, animation blocking, and animation polish.
  • Work with other faculty members to develop an ongoing and constantly improving curriculum.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelorís degree in art or media related field.
  • Four yearsí experience animating characters in the role of Animator for games or cinematic.
  • Proficient in animating using Maya.
  • A Reel/Portfolio showing animation, and 2d art skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred

  • MFA degree in art or media related field.
  • Teaching experience and/or demonstrated training experience.
  • Extensive professional experience in art, not necessarily limited to computer/video games or animation.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position please include the following items in your application package:

  • Letter of interest, including a link to your digital portfolio
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of references with email and telephone contact information

Please submit all application materials to:
Dan Daly
Chair, Department of Animation and Production
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Email: ddaly[at]digipen[dot]edu


Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Position Description

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Psychology. The position begins August 2018 and is subject to budget availability. The appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory and upper division undergraduate courses in their area of expertise. Ability to also teach introductory communications courses is desirable.

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a Redmond, WA, based college that uses a unique hands-on, project-based curriculum designed to reinforce core academic and foundational coursework in the areas of computer engineering, software development, sound design, production animation, and game design.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Responsibilities include teaching, service, and opportunity to engage in research. The department offers required courses and advanced electives in support of all degree programs at the DigiPen Institute of Technology.

As such, candidates will:

  • Have a Ph.D. by the job start date.
  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • Be able to relate course material to life experience.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:

  • Letter of formal application addressing your experience and qualification.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and style.
  • Curriculum vitae, including list of courses taught.
  • Application deadline: January 19, 2018.

Please submit all application materials to:

Dr. Fara Nizamani
Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road
Redmond WA 98052
Email: fnizamani[at]digipen[dot]edu


Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Description

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level.

Interest and ability to teach undergraduate electrical and computer engineering courses and laboratories is essential, and experience with digital design, embedded systems, and/or ubiquitous computing is desirable. The successful candidate will develop a research program that can effectively contribute to our undergraduate research activities, which may include project-based courses, summer research, and industry-related projects. Faculty in the department conduct research with undergraduate students in embedded systems, robotics, remote sensing, and signal processing. We are interested in candidates who can either complement one of our existing areas of research or establish new research areas in the department. Collaborations with the external organizations is encouraged. Additional responsibilities of the position include professional and scholarly activities, advising and mentoring students, course and program assessment and development, supervising student projects, and university/community service. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills, and a strong command of the English language are required.

DigiPen is a small, private university in Redmond, WA within the Seattle metro area and one of the most rapidly developing software, game development, and technology hubs in the world. The Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering program is focused on embedded systems and includes team-based projects in each semester of the program. As students develop through the program, they have increasingly more creative control over their projects and are responsible for component selection, design, system test, and implementation of their own hardware and/or software system. Design constraints that are encountered in industry are followed, such as use model, cost, power, and portability. These projects complement rigorous and comprehensive coursework in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, humanities, and the arts. The Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering program is accredited by ABET-EAC.

Learn more about the DigiPen BSCE program.

Requirements

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field at the time of employment. Expertise within any area of ECE is welcomed and experience with digital design (e.g., FPGA & PSoC), embedded systems, and/or ubiquitous computing is desirable. Candidates must be interested in advising student projects in a wide variety of areas within ECE. Significant industrial, entrepreneurial and/or teaching experience would strengthen a candidate's credentials, but recent graduates are invited to apply. Candidates committed to including underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application

Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 December 2017. Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee. A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of research and scholarly interests; 5) a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and 6) the names of at least three references with contact information. The anticipated start date for the position is 1 August 2018.

Compensation for the positions is commensurate with experience and credentials. Openings are subject to budget consideration and approval. DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to extend application deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions. Applicants whose qualifications best fit the requirements of the position may be interviewed. Please submit all application materials via email to:

Dr. Jeremy N. Thomas
Chair of ECE Search Committee
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road
Redmond WA 98052
Email: jeremy[dot]thomas[at]digipen[dot]edu


Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science Department

The Computer Science Department at DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond WA, is accepting applications for a part-time position at the level of Adjunct Lecturer.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Masterís degree in Computer Science or a related field. This position specifically seeks expertise in the C programming language and the ability to communicate with students in the art-related programs. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills, and a strong command of the English language are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience as a Lead or Individual Technical Artist in the games and electronic entertainment industry.

Compensation for the position is commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Openings are subject to budget consideration and approval.

DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to extend application deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions. Applicants whose qualifications best fit the requirements of the position may be interviewed.

Send your application materials to:
Dr. Eva Iwer
Chair of Faculty Search Committee
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: cs[dot]faculty[at]digipen[dot]edu


Assistant or Associate Professor, Computer Science Department

Position Description

The Computer Science Department at DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond WA, is accepting applications for full-time positions for the academic year 2017-18. All positions are seeking applicants at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a strong grasp of C/C++ programming languages. Interest and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level computer science courses is essential. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills, and a strong command of the English language are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Specializations in machine learning, artificial intelligence, scientific visualization, information visualization, computer organization, computer graphics, and user experience design are desired, but other specializations will also be considered. An interest in academic research with student involvement is preferable. Faculty in the department conduct research with graduate students, which is often incorporated into student theses. Additional responsibilities of the position include professional and scholarly activities, advising and mentoring students, course and program assessment and development, supervising student projects, and university/community service.

To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:

  • A cover letter
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (not more than 2 pages)
  • A statement of research and scholarly interests, focusing on current research activities and future goals
  • List of three references with complete contact details (name, address, email, telephone)

Compensation for the positions is commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Openings are subject to budget consideration and approval.

DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to extend application deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions. Applicants whose qualifications best fit the requirements of the position may be interviewed.

To be included in the pool for the anticipated openings, please submit all application materials via email to the address below. Include "[CS Faculty Search 2017]" in the beginning of the subject line.

Send your application materials to:
Dr. Eva Iwer
Chair of Faculty Search Committee
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: cs[dot]faculty[at]digipen[dot]edu


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Part-time Faculty

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA invites applications for part-time faculty.

Position Description:

Interest and ability to teach undergraduate electrical and computer engineering courses and laboratories is essential, and experience with embedded systems and/or programmable logic is desirable. An interest in academic research with student involvement is preferable. Faculty in the department conduct research with undergraduate students in embedded systems, remote sensing, and signal processing, which is often incorporated into student project coursework.

DigiPen is a small, private university in Redmond, WA within the Seattle metro area and one of the most rapidly developing technology hubs in the world. The Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering program is focused on embedded systems and includes team-based projects in each semester of the program. As students develop through the program, they have increasingly more creative control over their projects and are responsible for component selection, design, system test, and implementation of their own hardware and/or software system. Design constraints that are encountered in industry are followed, such as use model, cost, power, and portability. These projects complement rigorous coursework in computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics. The Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering program is accredited by ABET-EAC.

More about BSCE program: https://www.digipen.edu/academics/degree-programs/computer-engineering/

Job Requirements:

The successful candidate should have a M.S. (Ph.D. preferred) in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field at the time of employment. Expertise within any area of ECE is welcomed and experience with embedded systems, programmable logic (e.g., Verilog or VHDL), and/or low level programming is desirable.

Application:

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • The names of at least three references with contact information

Compensation for the positions is commensurate with experience and credentials. Openings are subject to budget consideration and approval. DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to extend application deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions. Applicants whose qualifications best fit the requirements of the position may be interviewed. Please submit all application materials via email to:

Dr. Jeremy N. Thomas
Chair of ECE Search Committee
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: jeremy.thomas@digipen.edu


Adjunct Lecturer, Mathematics

Position Description

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a Redmond, WA based college that uses a unique hands-on, project-based curriculum, designed to reinforce core academic and foundational coursework in the areas of computer engineering, software development, sound design, production animation, and game design. The Mathematics curriculum at DigiPen is central in laying strong academic foundations, applied throughout the Computer Science curriculum.

The Department of Mathematics at DigiPen invites applications for an Adjunct Lecturer position, starting: Summer 2017. Responsibilities include teaching classes typically at freshman, or sophomore level.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • A Master's Degree in Mathematics or a closely related field is required
  • Engaging teaching style (demonstrated via a sample lecture

Preferred

  • PhD in Mathematics or a closely related field is preferred
  • Teaching experience is an advantage

For more information about the position, please contact:
Barnabas Bede
Mathematics Department Chair
Email: bbede[at]digipen[dot]edu


Part-time Physics Instructor

DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond WA, USA

Job Summary

The DigiPen Institute of Technology is the premier school for education related to the video game industry. Physics instructors at DigiPen teach in B.S., B.A., B.F.A., and M.S. degree programs, covering a wide scope of material, from introductory algebra-based physics through advanced mechanics and mastersí theses.

We are currently seeking at least one part-time instructor for the Fall 2016 semester. The instructor is responsible for delivery of educational material, including lectures, as well as evaluation and review of students, via homework, exams, or other indices. Teaching assistants are available for large enrollment courses.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. The DigiPen Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or religion.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a masterís degree in physics or a related discipline from an accredited institution. Instructors must have well developed interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience is preferred. A doctoral degree is preferred.

Contact

For more information contact Natalia Solorzano, Physics Department Chair, by email at: nsolorza[at]digipen[dot]edu


DigiPen Singapore: Assistant or Associate Professor, Computer Science Department

Position Description

The Computer Science Department at DigiPen Institute of Technology, Singapore, is accepting applications for a full-time position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor/Lecturer. Applicants must have a graduate degree in Computer Science or closely related field (Ph.D. is preferred.)

Specializations in computer graphics, networking, databases, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and user experience design are desired, but other specializations will also be considered.

Interest and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level computer science courses is essential, and experience in above areas is desired. The teaching responsibilities will be primarily focused on the Singapore campus. Faculty may spend not more than one semester of time at the Redmond campus in Washington, USA, as a part of training and professional development. Additional responsibilities of the position include professional and scholarly activities, advising and mentoring students, course and program assessment and development, supervising student projects, and university/community service. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills, and a strong command of the English language are required.

To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:

  • A cover letter
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of research and scholarly interests
  • List of three references with complete contact details (name, address, email, telephone)

Compensation for the positions is commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Openings are subject to budget consideration and approval.

DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to extend application deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions. Applicants whose qualifications best fit the requirements of the position may be interviewed.

To be included in the pool for the anticipated opening, please submit all application materials via email to the address below. Include "[DigiPen Singapore Faculty Job]" in the beginning of the subject line.

Send your application material to:
Dr. Pushpak Karnick
Chair of Faculty Search Committee
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road
Redmond WA 98052
Email: pushpak[dot]karnick[at]digipen[dot]edu


DigiPen Singapore: Senior Lecturer and Lecturer Positions, Department of Game Software Design and Production

Position Description

Senior Lecturer and Lecturer positions in the Department of Game Software Design and Production, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. We expect to make an appointment at both Senior Lecturer and Lecturer levels.

Location: Singapore Campus
Starting Date:
Immediate

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher. Disciplines like Art, Science or Engineering involving interactions between computer science and interactive digital entertainment are preferred.

Previous industry experience in game design and production on multiple platforms is required. The ideal candidate would have technical knowledge and skills to teach a broad range of subjects related to game design and production. Development experience in games and/or VR/AR using middleware such as UDK/Unity and expertise in programming and/or scripting languages such as C, C++, C#, or JavaScript is a plus. A commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship is expected.

Responsibilities

Teach game design and development related courses in Bachelor of Computer Science and Game Design and Bachelor of Arts in Game Design programs.

Other responsibilities include academic advising, undergraduate research advising, curriculum development, institutional service and appropriate scholarly activity.

Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Application

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For a complete application, please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcript of highest degree earned, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission is required with documents in either Word or PDF format attached to an email sent to:

Prasanna Ghali
Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Email: pghali[at]digipen[dot]edu
Subject line: "Senior Lecturer, Department of Game Software Design and Production", or "Lecturer, Department of Game Software Design and Production"


DigiPen-KMU: Lecturer in Computer Science

Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea

Position Description

We expect to make an appointment at the Lecturer level, although more senior candidates will also be considered. The start date for the position is August 1, 2017.

Teaching a combination of computer science and game development related courses within the undergraduate Computer Science program. Specialization in computer graphics algorithm and applications are desired, but other specializations will also be considered.

Additional responsibilities of the position include professional and scholarly activities, advising and mentoring students, course and program assessment and development, supervising student projects, and university service. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills, and a strong command of the English language are required. Korean is a plus but not required.

Qualifications and Experience Desired

Bachelor of higher degree or a Masters in Computer Science or Ph.D. (or near completion) in a closely related field with research and teaching interests involving interactions between computer science and interactive digital entertainment, especially in subjects of interest such as 2D and 3D game development, computer graphics, and real-time interactive simulation.

Candidates with a Masters or Bachelors must have a minimum 4 years of relevant industry experience. A commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship is also expected.

Application

To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:

  • A cover letter
  • A current curriculum vitae/resume
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • List of three references with complete contact details (name, address, email, telephone)

Compensation for the positions is commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Openings are subject to budget consideration and approval.

DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to extend application deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions. Applicants whose qualifications best fit the requirements of the position may be interviewed.

Electronic submission is required with documents in either Word or PDF format attached to an email. Include "DigiPen-KMU Lecturer in Computer Science" in the subject line.

Send your application material to:
Email: dly[at]digipen[dot]edu

About DigiPen-KMU Special Program

DigiPen-KMU Special Program is a dual degree program where students spend five semesters at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea before completing the program's last four semesters at DigiPen's main campus in Redmond, Washington, USA. (Participants also have the option of finishing their degree at DigiPen's campus in Singapore, instead.)

For the first two years of the program, students study advanced mathematics as well as general computer programming in C/C++ at Keimyung University. Students then apply these subjects to their freshman and sophomore game projects. First-year students create 2D game projects using DigiPenís proprietary Zero Engine editor and a basic graphics engine. Sophomores collaborate on game teams to build their own 2D game and graphics engine.

During the last two years of the program, students study advanced computer science topics at DigiPen in Redmond while taking more elective-based coursework. For their junior-year project, students complete an original 3D game and graphics engine. Students live and work alongside degree candidates from other majors, such as game design and digital art and animation.

Learn more at www.digipen.edu/kmu.


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