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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Coordinator of Career Services,
Student Affairs Department

Campus: DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reports directly to the Director of Career Development, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives. Position is responsible for running the day to day operations of the Career Services Department and to perform other related work as requested. This position is Exempt, Full-Time. Some evening and weekend hours required. Some out of state travel required.

SCOPE:

This position manages the following areas: Career services, policy formation and policy enforcement for career services, other duties as assigned.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties:

  • Support current students and alumni both one-one-one and in career-related workshops to encourage professional development (Resume/cover letter writing, Interviewing, Networking)
  • Coordinate on-campus events (Guest lectures, Company Day presentation series, Career Fair/Senior Showcase, Internship Fair)
  • Manage all communications with students, employers, and faculty regarding student career events
  • Manage DigiPen Job Portal (Verify employer & student accounts and jobs posted, Update Resource Library for students)
  • Develop mock interview programming with industry professionals and students throughout the year
  • Organize industry portfolio reviews for BFA/MFA students
  • Assist with employment verification of graduates for ACCSC accreditation
  • Teach COL 101 course for first year students and present skills for transitioning to college and academic success
  • Meet with students regarding student, staff, and faculty concerns and facilitate a professional response or interaction
  • Collect data through surveys and meaningful interactions with students to measure and improve student satisfaction and career development through programs and other means
  • Implement career services events early in the student experience
  • Develop strategies to support students of diverse backgrounds and identities in professional development and job search processes
  • Update and implement career service policies as needed or requested

Shared Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Faculty Member for COL101
  • Serve as a Faculty Member for COL499 as needed
  • Advise and mentor students at risk
  • Represent Student Affairs at interdepartmental events (Admissions Information Sessions, Open House, Career Services, etc)

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution
  • Experience working in Student Affairs or Higher Education
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, writing, and electronic means
  • Ability to read, comprehend, follow, and create policies governing Career Services
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and environment that is welcoming to all students, staff members, and industry professionals
  • Experience planning events

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Higher Education or related field from an accredited institution
  • Experience working in Career Services
  • More than three years experience working in the higher education field
  • Experience supervising para-professional staff
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Student leadership development programming

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 (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.)

COMPENSATION:

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to:
Liliana Robles
Director of Career Development, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
liliana.robles@digipen.edu

DigiPen Institute of Technology does not discriminate in its educational and/or employment policies on the basis of race, religion, national/ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. All who meet the qualifications listed above are encouraged to apply.


Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department

DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond

The Computer Science Department at DigiPen Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a full-time position starting August 2015 at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants level should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field. Specializations in computer graphics, GPU programming, networking, databases, or distributed computing are desired, but other specializations will also be considered.

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

  • Letter of formal application addressing how your experience and education qualifies you to the position.
  • Resume of all educational and professional experience including a list of courses taught.
  • Three professional references with names, addresses, email address, and telephone numbers.

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 anticipated opening, please submit all application materials via email to:

Dr. Dmitri Volper
Chair of Faculty Search Committee
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road
Redmond WA 98052

Email: dvolper[at]digipen.edu


On-Campus Admissions Outreach Manager

Reports to the Director of Marketing and Outreach
Full-time

For over 25 years, DigiPen Institute of Technology (DIT) has helped advance the video game, simulation, and animation industries by empowering students to become exceptional game developers, computer scientists, engineers, programmer, designers, artists, and musicians.

DIT is seeking an On-Campus Outreach Manager in the Office of Outreach who will support the mission of the institution by focusing on increasing the quality and quantity of prospective students and applicants. The Office of Outreach achieves this mission 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.

The essential functions for the On-Campus Outreach Manger include:

  • Maintain strong relationships with prospective students, which can include phone calls, email, campus tours, student shadow visits, etc.
  • Assist in the travel to local middle/high school events, stay connected with counselors and prospective students, and attend distant college fairs.
  • Update and maintain leads by entering them into our college’s 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, and Comic-Con.
  • Assist with planning, promotion and execution of on-campus events, such as daily campus tours, student shadow visits and preview days for prospective and incoming students.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of community and/or industry events hosted at DIT. 
  • Assist with planning and execution of the communications plan for prospective students.
  • Oversee student ambassador program.
  • 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.
  • Provide training and oversight, as necessary, to student tour guides, student ambassadors, and student workers.
  • Hire, train, supervise, motivate, evaluate and develop team.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as well as travel both in- and out-of state.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years of event coordination experience.
  • Computer knowledge of MS Office and proficiency with new technology
  • Demonstrated outgoing and enthusiastic personality with very well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Current valid driver’s license and dependable transportation/personal vehicle
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Self-starter
  • Problem solver
  • Able to adhere to the college’s rules of confidentiality
  • Superior organizational ability and attention to detail are essential
  • May need to lift up to 50lbs.

Preferred:

  • At least one year of previous experience working in the admissions office or other student services office of a higher educational institution, with an emphasis on student recruitment. 
  • Previous experience with leading a team.
  • Knowledge or interest in the fields of digital interactive media.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

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 and resume. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an initial phone interview.

Please submit all application materials to:

Emma Trifari
Director of Marketing and Outreach
Office of Outreach – College Admissions and K12 Programs
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Email: emma.trifari@digipen.edu            

DigiPen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assistant Professor Physics Department

DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond

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 Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time faculty position.  The position begins August, 2015 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.

RESPONSIBLITY AND QUALIFICATIONS:

The physics 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.
  • Be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • Be able to relate course material to life experience.
  • Understand applications of physics in simulation.
  • Pursue related research interests.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

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.
  • Three letters of references with name, address, email, and telephone contact information.

DigiPen Institute of Technology does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please submit all application materials to:

Dr. Erik Mohrmann
Chair, Department of Physics

DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Rd, Redmond WA 98052
Email:  
emohrman@digipen.edu


Lecturer, Department of Computer Science

Description: Lecturer in Department of Computer Science, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. We expect to make an appointment at the Lecturer level, although more senior candidates will also be considered.

Location: Singapore campus

Starting Date: Immediate

Qualifications: Ph.D. (or near completion) or a Masters in Computer Science or 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, real-time interactive simulation and mobile graphics.

Candidates are expected to have 4 years of relevant industry experience, though exceptions could be made in some cases.  A commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship is also expected.

Responsibilities:  Teaching a combination of game development and computer science related courses within the undergraduate Computer Science and Game Design programs according to the candidate's own interests and the School needs.

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 position is 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:

Email: singapore-jobs@digipen.edu
Subject line: "Lecturer, Department of Computer Science"


DigiPen Singapore Lecturer, Department of Game Software Design and Production

Description: We expect to make an appointment at the Lecturer level, although more senior candidates will also be considered.

Location: Singapore Campus

Starting Date: Immediate

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

Previously industry experience in game design is required. The ideal candidate would be a game designer with enough technical knowledge to teach a broad range of subjects related to game development using game engines (UDK) or Unity3d) and/or scripting languages such as C# and JavaScript.  Experience in mobile or application development and 3D modeling tools is a plus. A commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship is expected.

Responsibilities: Teaching a combination of game design courses within the undergraduate 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 position is 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:

Email: singapore-jobs@digipen.edu
Subject line: "Lecturer, Department of Game Software Design and Production"


Music Department Position: Professor of Music and Sound Design

Full-time

The music department at DigiPen Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position, professor of music and sound design. The appointment begins August 2015 and is subject to budget availability. Academic title will be based on the candidate's credentials and experience.


Required Qualifications
: Successful candidates must have completed a masters
degree in music and be an established game audio professional with a record of
published commercial video game credits.

Principal duties will include:

  1. teaching undergraduate courses and individual instruction in the production of adaptive soundscapes for video games;
  2. teaching undergraduate courses and individual instruction in music composition;
  3. maintaining creative and scholarly activity; and serving the department and the institute in faculty meetings and committees.

To Apply: Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Lawrence Schwedler, Music Department Chair, at lschwedler[at]digipen.edu (recommendation letters should be emailed directly by referee to lschwedler@digipen.edu.) Please do not send other supporting materials unless requested to do so. Review of applications will begin immediately.

About DigiPen
DigiPen Institute of Technology is a dedicated, world-renowned leader in education
and research in computer interactive technology. In addition to graduate and
undergraduate degree programs in computer science, digital art and animation, and
game design, DigiPen now offers two degrees in sound design: Bachelor of Arts in
Music and Sound Design
, and Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Sound Design.

The BA in Music and Sound Design is a multidisciplinary program including foundational studies in music, audio technology and engineering, and adaptive sound design for video games. The BS in Engineering and Sound Design is a computer science degree focused on audio programming for video games, digital signal processing, and music technology.


DigiPen is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We strongly encourage
applications from female and under-represented minority candidates.


Faculty Positions, DigiPen Bilbao

About DigiPen Bilbao

DigiPen Institute of Technology, a long-standing pioneer and global leader in the field of digital entertainment higher education, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in game development, computer engineering, game design, and digital art and animation. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, DigiPen is opening a branch campus in Bilbao, Spain, in 2011.

By combining a comprehensive curriculum, world-class faculty, and practical production experience, DigiPen Bilbao will provide an innovative and rigorous educational experience in the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

Both of DigiPen's degrees are rigorous programs of highly academic courses and team-based projects that provide the crucial breadth and depth of knowledge required to succeed in the digital entertainment industry.

Description

DigiPen Bilbao is reviewing applications for both full-time and part-time positions in our Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, General Education (English, History), Art, Animation, and Computer Graphics departments. We expect to make appointments at the Assistant Professor level, although more junior or senior candidates will also be considered. Candidates should currently hold valid visas/permits to work in Spain. Candidates must be fluent in English because all classes will be conducted in this language.

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. To apply, please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, transcript of highest degree earned, and three letters of recommendation to iotalora@digipen.edu with “Faculty Resume” as the subject. Documents must be in either Word or PDF format. DigiPen will be conducting in-person interviews in Bilbao on July 12 and 13, 2011. You may reach Ignacio Otalora at (94) 4706400 or iotalora@digipen.edu.