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.


Housing and Residence Life Manager

Position Description

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

This position reports to the Director of Student Life.

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

Scope

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

Primary and Shared Responsibilities

Advising & Supervision

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

Community Development

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

Student Life

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

Student Conduct

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

Housing Operations

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

Student Responsibility and Safety

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

Budget and Policy Development and Management

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

Facility and Key Management

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

Administrative Duties

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

Ability to:

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

Knowledge of:

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

Qualifications

Minimum

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

Preferred

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

Compensation

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

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


Coordinator of Career Services

Position Description

Reports to the Advisor of Career and Alumni Development. Position is responsible for supporting the day to day operations of the Career and Alumni Development department, with emphasis on student advising, campus communication, administrative support, 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 advising and programming assistance, alumni services programming assistance, career services communication.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Duties

  • Manage communications with students, employers, and faculty regarding Career Services events and updates
  • Continuously research and implement the best practices in career services and student development
  • Support current students both in one-on-one advising and in career-related workshops to encourage professional development (résumé/cover letter writing, interviewing, networking)
  • Support on-campus career-related events (guest lectures, Career Fair, Internship Fair)
  • Assist in data collection efforts
  • Assist in managing the DigiPen Job Portal (verify employer & student accounts and jobs posted, update Resource Library for students)
  • Support programming with industry professionals and students throughout the year
  • Increase focused and specialized career programming for specific campus groups
  • Support the graduating student experience, transitioning graduating students out of DigiPen and into the industry
  • Meet with students regarding student, staff, and faculty concerns and facilitate a professional response or interaction
  • Other duties as assigned

Shared Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Faculty Member for COL101
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Serve on campus committees, as needed
  • Represent Student Affairs at interdepartmental events (Undergraduate Preview Days, New Student Orientation, Family Day, etc.)

Qualifications

Required

  • 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, written, 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
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Preferred

  • Experience planning events
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience with 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 are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit résumé and cover letter to:
Mojan Ahmadi
Advisor of Career and Alumni Development
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: mahmadi[at]digipen[dot]edu


Director of Financial Aid

Position Description

DigiPen Institute of Technology is seeking a Director of Financial Aid who will support the mission of the Office of Financial Aid by helping students and prospective students locate and utilize resources to fund their education at the institution.

The Director will plan, implement, and evaluate all aspects of Financial Aid and serve as the administrator of all Title IV student assistance, state, institutional and private funds to include Veterans Assistance and scholarships. The Director will ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations as relates to student financial aid and manage the maintenance, configuration, and updates of policies and procedures. DigiPen is seeking a hands-on Director who would be required to assist in the day-to-day office organization of financial aid as well as managing and overseeing all Departmental functions and responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Financial Aid office.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that will ensure that fast, efficient, and effective service is provided to the students while maintaining compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and accreditation requirements. Demonstrate knowledge of gainful employment regulations.
  • Manage and oversee the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Return of Title IV Funds processes and policies.
  • Oversee the institution's Campus-Based Programs (Federal Work Study and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant).
  • Manage and oversee coordination of Pell and Direct Student Loan processing between U.S. Department of Education, students and the institution.
  • Oversee Title IV refunds and repayments.
  • Oversee the institution's Veteran Affairs Benefits.
  • Collaborate with Business Office to ensure accurate and timely exchange of information, receipt of disbursed funds, and distribution of student refunds.
  • Oversee the completion and timely submission of Enrollment Reporting through NSLDS.
  • Manage and maintain the institution’s financial aid web site to ensure compliance with disclosures (in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Department).
  • Develop publications (college catalog, and other media) relating to financial aid.
  • Develop in-house training for staff.
  • Be knowledgeable of and an advocate for Federal and State training conferences and industry networking.
  • Collaborate with other departments to plan, develop and execute enrollment/retention programs.
  • Maintain accurate and complete financial aid records.
  • Submit required reports to state, federal, and accrediting agencies.
  • Develop and monitor departmental budget.
  • Participate in FA Office initiatives for training and certifications.
  • Conduct interviewing and hiring of financial aid office staff as needed.
  • Ensure that the institution has successful Annual Financial Aid audits and program reviews by keeping abreast of and implementing all federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to the programs administered by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Collect, analyze, and generate reports related to Financial Aid and enrollment management for use by upper management.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in college financial aid administration with progressive responsibilities
  • Experience with COD, CPS, NSLDS and other FSA systems
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Previous supervisory experience with a record of successful hiring, mentoring, managing, and supervising staff
  • Outstanding communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse people, and parents as well as excellent public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational, computer and problem-solving skills required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal financial aid requirements
  • Dedication to the concept of interdepartmental relationships and commitment to student and staff diversity
  • Effective team building and leadership skills

Preferred

  • Master's degree
  • Cross training in Registrar, Accounting, and Student accounts

Conditions of Employment

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

Application Process

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to:
Tracey Nguyen
Huma Resources
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road
Redmond WA 98052
Email: tracey[dot]nguyen[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 DigiPen’s skills centers, stay connected with counselors and prospective students, and attend distant fairs. This travel can sometimes make up 80% of a month’s work during peak months such as October, November, March and April.
  • 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, 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:

  • Bachelor’s 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 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’s 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 – 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 years’ 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".


Videographer/Photographer/Digital Asset Manager

Position Description

We are looking for a qualified Videographer/Photographer to join our internal Marketing and Communications team. The ideal candidate will have experience capturing, producing and managing high quality, on-brand digital media assets. Day-to-day responsibilities involve managing a busy schedule that includes extensive photograph and video capture from multiple locations around campus; processing, editing, and selecting digital media assets; and contributing towards a variety of stories, social media content, and marketing-related projects. Candidates will interact directly with DigiPen staff, faculty, students, and alumni, as well as participate in group activities, meetings, and brainstorm sessions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Capture a wide range of photography (such as portraits, events and activities, still-life, and environments)
  • Proficient operation of a variety of cameras and all associated and related equipment
  • Process, edit, organize and manage digital media assets
  • Develop, specify and prepare media for print, web, and social media
  • Film and edit various video projects
  • Coordinate the audio/visual needs for on and off-site events and activities
  • Make decisions about, and successfully set up and use, field lighting equipment to achieve appropriate look and style for differing projects
  • Responsible for all post production tasks including review of footage, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, and final editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and/or After Effects
  • Manage and maintain camera and video equipment inventory

Other Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Marketing and Communications staff to determine best practices and desired results
  • Take creative concepts and turn them into professional video and motion graphics
  • Ability to independently manage and execute multiple projects/ tasks of varying complexities with minimal supervision
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorms
  • Communicate and interact positively with a variety of staff, faculty, campus guests, current students and alumni

Qualifications

Required

  • An online portfolio with samples of work demonstrating an expertise in photography and video production
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, photography, video production or related degree
  • Minimum 2-3 years of professional experience as a photographer/ videographer, or related field
  • Advanced knowledge and experience using DSLR and digital video cameras
  • Advanced understanding of studio lighting, calibration and setup
  • Proficiency in digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop)
  • Ability to spot and maximize photo opportunities at events
  • Expertise in AV equipment operation
  • Comfortable working with and photographing groups of all ages
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to show good judgment, strong attention to detail, and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time, project management and multitasking skills
  • Creative self-starter; able to follow direction

Preferred

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Motion graphic and animation skills
  • Passion for visual storytelling
  • Self-starter who can solve problems
  • Team player with refined and assertive leadership skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Personal transportation (this job may require occasional off-site trips to meet with interview subjects).

Work Schedule

  • Salaried, Monday-Friday, 40+ hours/week
  • Evenings and weekends may be required for event capture. Some travel may be needed on a case-by-case basis for events.

Application Process
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and a link to your online portfolio to Dan Klusman, Director of Marketing. Applications missing any of the above mentioned items will not be reviewed.


3D Animation Instructor

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in art or media related field.
  • Four years’ 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 Master’s 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 masters’ 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 master’s 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 DigiPen’s 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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