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.


Coordinator of Alumni and Employer Relations

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of Career and Alumni Development, the Coordinator of Alumni and Employer Relations will coordinate programs, events, correspondence, and resources for DigiPenís growing alumni community in order to keep our graduates connected and informed about their alma mater. In addition, the Coordinator of Alumni and Employer Relations will connect with industry professionals to provide information about on-campus recruiting opportunities. Ultimately, this position seeks to provide employers and alumni with value in staying connected with DigiPen, so they feel that our relationship is reciprocally beneficial.

Scope

This position manages the following areas: employer relations strategy and implementation, alumni services growth and engagement, career services, and other duties as assigned.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Employer Relations (50%)

  • Be responsible for the vision and strategy of the departmentís employer relations efforts
  • Attend local and non-local industry events (GDC, SIGGRAPH, CTN, etc.) to foster relationships with companies and professionals in the technology, digital entertainment, and gaming industry
  • Build DigiPenís relationship with industry employers by initiating on-campus and off-campus meetings with the goal of encouraging recruitment of DigiPen students and graduates
  • Recruit employers to attend major on-campus events including Company Days, Internship Fair, and Career Fair, etcÖ and host employers on campus during these events
  • Project manage Company Day planning and execution
  • Develop and maintain a communications plan for employers (social media correspondence, Career Services Newsletter, email correspondence)
  • Monitor and follow up on employer correspondences and leads
  • Develop surveys and feedback channels for improving DigiPenís external employer relations
  • Collaborate with Program Directors and DigiPen faculty to address trends in hireability of DigiPen graduates and establish next steps
  • Contribute graduate employment data for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Innovate existing system for managing employer contact information and correspondence

Alumni Relations (30%)

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute annual DigiPen Commencement ceremony
  • Develop and maintain a structured communications plan for alumni
  • Generate and update weekly LinkedIn and Facebook group correspondence and semesterly newsletters, including ongoing congratulatory messages for alumni successes (promotions, game launches, etc.)
  • Plan recurring alumni events, including: GDC Alumni Reception, PAX Alumni Reception, Alumni Reunion, seasonal alumni morale events
  • Oversee and update the Alumni Services page on the DigiPen webpage
  • Upkeep the management of alumni contact and employment information
  • Coordinate and grow the Alumni Mentorship Program to facilitate networking and encourage the retention of current students
  • Initiate planning committee for the DigiPen Foundation to eventually create a donation system with Alumni
  • Continuously develop an Alumni Association to encourage leadership among active alumni within the Seattle metropolitan area and other regions
  • Host alumni visitors on campus and schedule guest lectures
  • Facilitate Alumni PAC Meetings to receive feedback on program curriculum and alumni correspondence and event planning
  • Work with Outreach on the Alumni Ambassador Program to coordinate recruitment of new participants, communications, and activities
  • Assess effectiveness of programs by collecting data through surveys and meaningful interactions with alumni to measure and improve satisfaction and plan initiatives as needed

Career Services (20%)

  • Support current students and alumni both one-on-one and workshop settings to encourage professional development (resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, salary negotiating, etc.)
  • Oversee and coordinate Company Days with industry employers throughout the academic year
  • Co-organize the Graduating Student Experience with campus community partners, transitioning graduating students out of DigiPen and into the industry
  • Support the Director of Career and Alumni Development to coordinate on-campus events (Guest lectures, Career Fair/Senior Showcase, Internship Fair, Career Fair)
  • Assist managing the DigiPen Job Portal (Verify employer and student accounts and jobs posted, Update Document Library for students)
  • Develop strategies to support students of diverse backgrounds and identities in professional development and job search processes
  • Update and implement Career Services policies as needed or requested
  • Support with advising on DigiPenís Internship for Credit process

Shared Responsibilities

  • Meet with students regarding student, staff, and faculty concerns and facilitate a professional response
  • Serve as a Faculty Member for COL101 and COL499 as needed
  • Advise and mentor students on a walk-in basis
  • Serve on campus committees, as needed
  • Represent Student Affairs at interdepartmental events (Preview Days, New Student Orientation, etc.)

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, English, Higher Education, or related
  • Proven professionalism throughout communications with outstanding written/ verbal communication skills and comfort with public speaking
  • Exceptional ability to collaborate with others, organize staff and students, and connect with external employers and industry professionals
  • High energy level, motivation, professionalism, initiative, and attention to detail required
  • Willingness to travel and coordinate industry networking events in other areas
  • Excellent self-management skills, highly detail oriented, and motivated

Preferred

  • Master's Degree in Higher Education or related field from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated experience working in Career Services or Student Affairs or demonstrated experience working in the tech, staffing, or sales industry
  • Past event planning experience
  • Experience supervising para-professional staff
  • Experience working with diverse populations

License or Certificates

  • A.S.I.S.T. Certification (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) or another suicide prevention and intervention certificate approved by Dean of Students (must be obtained within 6 months of hire date)

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
  • Have considerable manual dexterity (typing, filing, etc.)

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Mojan Ahmadi
Advisor of Career and Alumni Development
Email: mahmadi[at]digipen[dot]edu


Registrar

Position Description

DigiPen Institute of Technology is seeking an experienced Registrar for overseeing the academic registration processes; creating semester schedules and examination schedules; and performing degree audits. As steward of student records, the Registrar creates, safeguards, and preserves academic records; ensures adherence to policy and regulatory requirements; collects and analyzes critical data; and promotes data-informed strategic planning, decision making, and technology-based solutions. The Registrar supervises the staff of the Registrar's office and reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness. This position will also perform graduation audits, contribute to the compilation of DigiPenís catalogs, and serve on institutional committees as assigned. In keeping with DigiPenís mission, the Registrar enforces the academic policies of the Institute, including adherence to FERPA guidelines, with accuracy, timeliness, and student-centered professionalism and is a key compliance officer for federal and state regulations, accreditation requirements, and institutional policies.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Student Records

  • Develop, implement, and interpret institutional records policies, systems, and procedures.
  • Responsible for diligent maintenance and audits of student records.
  • Maintain organizational consistency in the management of student records.
  • Oversee the maintenance, accuracy, integrity, security, storage, and retention of student records.
  • Enforce the institutional, accreditation, state, and federal regulations regarding academic records, and ensures FERPA compliance throughout the campus.

Administration of the Instituteís Academic Policies

  • Enforces policies related to attendance, grading, grade changes, withdrawal, academic warning, and graduation requirements.
  • Determine honors based on academic standing including graduation honors and Deanís list.
  • Manage grade collection and reporting.
  • Monitor and process grade administration.
  • Process course withdrawal and incompletes, and institutional withdrawals and termination.

Registration, Degree Audit, Credit Evaluation

  • Develop, implement, and interpret registration policies, systems, and procedures.
  • Direct and authenticate student graduation audits.
  • Supervise and assist with the granting and distribution of degrees.
  • Supervise and assist in the preparation and evaluation of student transcripts.
  • Oversee the process of requests for enrollment verification and official transcripts.
  • Oversee the registration process, including course add/drop requests.
  • Coordinate with articulation agreement processes with secondary and post-secondary institutions and maintain current articulation agreements with institutions.
  • Oversee the process of credit evaluations for prospective, incoming, and current students in accordance with the Instituteís Transfer of Credit Policies.

Regulatory Reporting/Compliance

  • Ensure the Office of the Registrar is compliant with regulations set forth by the accrediting bodies (ACCSC and ABET) and government agencies (ED, WSAC, VA, SEVIS, etc.).
  • Monitor federal and state regulations, and accreditation requirements that affect student enrollment, transfer, and veteran benefits.
  • Prepare required federal and state reports.
  • Responsible for IPEDS Reporting, Enrollment Reporting, Annual Reports required by external regulatory agencies.
  • Assist with preparation required for audits and program reviews.

Scheduling

  • Assist in the development of the Instituteís Academic Calendar.
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs in the development of each semester schedule for best possible use of facilities and equipment.

Student Record System

  • Oversee the Student Record System (SRS) functions for Matriculation, Withdrawal, Graduation, and activate/modify SRS access for users.
  • Supervise all course, program and related recordkeeping systems, and ensure the optimum use of technology in systems development and maintenance.
  • Implement approved Course/Program Proposals in SRS.

Personnel and Budget Management

  • Provide direction and leadership in the administration of Registrar functions.
  • Supervise, evaluate and provide for the development of personnel who report directly to the Registrar while continuously seeking out professional development opportunities.
  • Manage all aspects of assigned personnel.
  • Create, propose, and manage budget for the Office of the Registrar.

Interdepartmental Collaboration

  • Partner with Financial Aid and Business Office to ensure regulatory guidelines are met.
  • Consult with internal and external sources/contacts regarding Registrar initiatives and program development and implementation.
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs and Admissions to identify enrollment trends that affect staffing and other academic areas of need.
  • Conduct training during Faculty Orientation, New Student Orientation, and Professional Development Day.
  • Serve on the Instituteís committees as necessary.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Requires a Bachelorís degree.
  • Preferred Masterís Degree in Higher Education Administration, Education, or related field and 5 years related experience, including experience managing professional staff members preferably in a college or university registrar's office.
  • Ability to create, run and interpret reports.
  • Ability to provide collaborative leadership with faculty, staff, students, and the administration to implement policies.
  • Exceptional knowledge of all appropriate federal and state laws, and mandates related to students and academic information.
  • Requires a high level of attention to details and accuracy.
  • Maintains a record of integrity and commitment to maintaining compliance.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Experience with IPEDS Reporting a plus.
  • Experience with the management of a Student Data Information System a plus.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to pass a drug screening test
  • Criminal background check

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Mandy Wong
Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness
Email: mandy[dot]wong[at]digipen[dot]edu


Assistant Director of Student Life and International Student Services

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of Student Life, this position supports the initiative to improve student life and strengthen the campus community through administering International Student Services, Student Life events, advocating for student policies and initiatives, and providing excellent customer service to the student body. This position plays a key role in student persistence and retention.

Duties

International Student Services (80%)

  • Serve as a Designated Student Official (DSO) and be the point of contact for all SEVIS-related manners (Working towards being DigiPenís Principal DSO)
  • Advise international students about maintaining visa status and immigration regulations
  • Work with F-1 students on the policies and procedures of authorized employment, including on-campus employment, Curricular
  • Practical Training, and Optional Practical Training
  • Advise students on academics, visas, consulate letters, signing 1-20 forms
  • Collaborate with the Office of Admissions on connecting with incoming F-1 students
  • Collaborate health insurance intake and SEVIS registration at the beginning of each semester
  • Plan and implement International Student Orientation and include programming to assist with cultural and campus integration
  • Serve as the ďgo-toĒ person with an open-door policy for any questions or concerns on a daily basis
  • Keep updated on SEVIS compliance and policies and serve as a resource for the campus community on policies and issues pertaining to international students
  • Develop and facilitate programming for international students and international visitors
  • Actively continue communication for international alumni who are on Optional Practical Training and STEM extensions
  • Develop programming for Overseas Immersion Programs, Spain Study Abroad, and other short term programs
  • Support the Intensive English Preparation program by serving as the Academic Advisor and developing programming
  • Update the International Student Handbook with relevant policies and procedures
  • Manage and oversee international student communications, including visa-related updates and reminders, resources regarding culture shock, and upcoming events
  • Develop and implement programming to integrate international students with campus community and provide resources necessary for international student success

Student Life, Student Conduct, and Campus Programming (20%)

  • Assist with walk-in students on a daily basis and advise and mentor students at risk
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of New Student Orientation
  • Supervise student workers, including Student Activities Board (SAB), Student Affairs Assistant, and International Student Services Assistant
  • Support Student Activities Board in large-scale event planning, including Halloween, Fall and Spring Soiree, Spirit Week, Wellness Week, and Open Mic Night.
  • Develop relationships with students through tabling, daily interactions, and various online communications
  • Oversee and increase all student-led programming, including budget management, staff facilitation, and providing resources to student leaders
  • Represent the Student Affairs department at interdepartmental events
  • Oversee and plan programming related to campus climate initiatives
  • Serve as a Conduct Officer or Title IX investigator as needed
  • Assist with the Appeals and Disciplinary Committee
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelorís Degree in Higher Education or related field
  • 3 years professional or paraprofessional experience in international student services or student services in higher education
  • Experience working with first year college students
  • Computer proficiency in MS office suite and student record management systems
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and detail-oriented skills
  • 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

Preferred

  • Master's degree in Higher Education or related field
  • 4 -5 years of professional higher education experience
  • Previously served as DSO
  • Supervision experience

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


Director of Admissions

Position Description

The Director of Admissions (DoA) leads a team of professionals who ensure a positive applicant experience and maintains the integrity of our college admissions process. The DoA oversees the entire admissions process from the time applicants apply through matriculation, which includes assisting in the development of admissions policy and process for existing and new programs for all undergraduate, graduate, non-matriculated, change of major, readmission applicants, and participants to special programs. Additionally, the DoA is responsible for identifying opportunities to grow and sustain enrollment and directly manages the Admissions office staff and all its operations. The DoA reports to the Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Student Affairs. This is a full-time exempt position at DigiPen's campus in Redmond, WA.

Responsibilities

  • Perform long and short-term planning; ensure measureable outcomes and assessment methods for admissions efforts
  • Develops enrollment plan for each academic year including specific communication plans for applicants, accepted and enrolled students for each admissions cycle
  • Continually evaluates admissions process and policy for improvement and ensures policy and practices align with accreditation and regulatory bodies
  • Collaborates with appropriate staff members to develop admissions policy and processes for new and existing programs
  • Responsible for the integrity of Admissions files, documents, and databases including ensuring accuracy and archiving
  • Enforces admission requirements and evaluation standards
  • Administer, track, and develop an operating budget; provide fiscal accountability and fund management to ensure the effective utilization of the budget for the department's priorities
  • Works with Director of Outreach to develop events for incoming students and assists with events like Orientation, Fall Preview Day, the Accepted Student Open House, and assist with representing the school at outreach and recruitment events, as needed
  • Coordinates with other DigiPen campuses and partners to ensure the integration of admissions process and policy across all three campuses
  • Coordinates the preparation and dissemination of admissions related materials and communications for prospects, applicants and enrollees. Maintains, edits, and develops content for accepted and enrolled students, including the student enrollment agreement, new student packet, course catalog, website, and other Admissions materials as necessary
  • Coordinates with Program Directors to develop yearly admission requirements and evaluation rubrics. Supply information on admissions practices to ensure evaluation criteria is applied consistently for all applicants
  • Directly manages Admissions staff, including hiring, training, supervising, motivating, evaluating and developing staff; responsible for the accurate and timely completion of all duties assigned to those positions as well as providing back-up for all duties assigned to Admissions staff
  • Completes yearly College Board, ACT, Peterson and other surveys, as required
  • Conduct, evaluate, and report on declined student survey
  • Direct the effective processing of applications and evaluations; collecting, analyzing and reporting data related to applications and admissions; and oversee the maintenance of accurate applicant information
  • A resource for and liaison between the Admissions office and other offices/services; works with the Financial Aid Office to coordinate the scholarship strategy for enrollment
  • Research and assist with implementation of special programs/projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics of a Successful Candidate

  • Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible admissions, student recruitment, enrollment management, or related transferable experience
  • Strong leadership, communication and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical, planning, budgeting, computer and reporting skills
  • Ability to mentor staff and inspire cohesiveness in the office
  • Ability to embrace new technology and lead the department in implementing new practices
  • Knowledge of higher education and enrollment management/admissions issues, policies and practices
  • Current valid driver's license and personal vehicle
  • Superior organizational ability and attention to detail are essential
  • May need to lift up to 25lbs.
  • Evenings and weekends are required, as well as travel both in-state and out-of-state

Compensation

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

Application Procedure

Consideration for the position will begin immediately and will continue until filled.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Angela Kugler
Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Student Affairs
Email: akugler[at]digipen[dot]edu

Our hiring process begins with a phone interview. Applicants offered an in-person interview should complete the DigiPen Institute of Technology Application for Employment.


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


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


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".


Senior Lecturer and Lecturer Positions, Department of Game Software Design and Production

Position Description

DigiPen is looking to expand our faculty to teach the next generation of game developers. Join us and help our students develop the skills they need to hit the ground running at graduation and lead the industry later in their careers. 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 game development and your experience in the field to the DigiPen classroom.

The position is responsible for teaching game team project courses with a variety of disciplines, helping to develop curriculum for existing and new courses, supporting our students, and helping to support and grow the institute. This is a full-time position at our Redmond, Washington campus. This position is subject to budget availability

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and Coursework

  • Full-time faculty are expected to teach a full course load in the Spring and Fall semesters. 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.
  • All faculty are expected to support students with prompt, detailed grading and feedback, maintain regular office hours, and respond to student questions and needs in a timely fashion.

Service

  • Full-time faculty are expected to support DigiPen by serving on committees or working on projects, as needed by your department to grow and develop the Institute.

Development

  • All faculty are encouraged to create and develop creative works (including games), possibly in partnership with other faculty members.

Qualifications

Required

  • Undergraduate degree in any field or equivalent. Disciplines like Science or Engineering involving interactions between computer science and interactive digital entertainment are preferred.
  • Expertise in programming and/or scripting languages such as C, C++, C#, or JavaScript.
  • 5+ years of professional experience. 2+ shipped titles, published works, published research projects or other body of work.

Preferred/Valuable

  • Development experience in games and/or VR/AR using middleware such as Unity or Unreal.
  • 10+ years of experience including technical and/or production lead positions with the ability to apply the skills of the area of specialization.
  • Shipped titles in different platforms and media.
  • Lecture experience, including talks or panels at conventions or events.
  • 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:
Doug Schilling
Department Chair, Game Software Design & Production
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: dschilling[at]digipen[dot]edu


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

Is animation your passion? Does the idea of helping, mentoring, and growing the next generation of animators sound exciting? Do you aspire to teach and guide young artists who will one day be leaders in the industry? Do you enjoy working in an environment that allows you to expand your knowledge through professional development?

The Department of Production and Animation at DigiPen Institute of Technology is looking for a full-time instructor at our Redmond, Washington campus. Join our team of instructors and help our students develop the necessary skills to enter the industry and succeed in the field of animation. Whether for game or film, we strive to give our students a solid and versatile animation foundation. Apply your passion for animation, and your experience in the field, to the DigiPen classroom. The appointment is offered 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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