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.


Director of Student Life

Position Description

Reports directly to the Associate Dean of Campus Engagement. Position is responsible for conducting the day to day operations of the Student Life Department and DigiPen Housing LLC, and performing related work as assigned. This position is Exempt, Full-Time. Some evening and weekend hours required. This position assists the following areas: campus life, student leadership development, retention, First-Year Experience, student activities, student crisis management and intervention, policy formation and policy enforcement, residence life policies and procedures, other duties as assigned.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Student Leadership and Activities

  • Supervise the Student Life & International Student Advisor and DigiPen Housing LLC professional staff
  • Meet with students regarding student, staff, and faculty concerns and facilitate a professional response or interaction
  • Manage campus and DigiPen Housing Incident Reports and conduct policies and procedures
  • Assist with walk-in students on a daily basis

First-Year Experience

  • Oversee New Student Orientation
  • Oversee the Peer Advising Leader program. Provide guidance in their mentorship of incoming students, implementation of targeted programming, and referrals to campus resources.
  • Develop and update the curriculum for College 101 and coordinate the assignment of courses amongst instructors
  • Meet regularly with College 101 instructors to go over any updates to the curriculum and to address any concerns that arise
  • Serve as a Faculty Member for COL 101
  • Oversee Resident Assistant program
  • Advise and mentor students at risk

Retention

  • Play a leadership role on the Student Retention Task Force, with oversight over First-Year Retention and Campus Communications
  • Develop and implement strategic and targeted programming and retention efforts for various groups of students
  • Conduct institutional research methods to improve services, including through the facilitation of annual Program Town Halls
  • Research best practices for retention and suggest programs
  • Communicate and collaborate with faculty and staff to improve campus-wide retention efforts
  • Identify, make recommendations, and implement learning workshops, supplemental instructional initiatives and other activities under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Campus Engagement
  • Serve as a member of the Student Spirit Committee and other institutional committees as assigned
  • Assist in the Academic Withdrawal process through the administration of the Exit Survey Process, including collecting, organizing and reporting on data
  • Assist in the evolution, updating, enforcement and communication of policies contained in the Student Handbook
  • Coordinate and implement programming for family of matriculated students

Programming

  • Coordinate with the Student Life and Retention Advisor and DigiPen Housing LLC team to develop and implement a strategy for campus programming
  • Execute student life programming and support student leadership on and off campus
  • Support student-run campus programming
  • Ensure all budget lines pertaining to areas of responsibility are tracked and updated regularly
  • Provide a positive, engaging environment in both the Office of Student Affairs and the DIT campus at large

Student Life Administration

  • Manage campus and DigiPen Housing Incident Reports and coordinate follow-up efforts with issues of concern
  • Assist in the evolution, updating, enforcement and communication of policies contained in the Student Handbook and Residential Life Handbook
  • Chair the Appeals and Disciplinary Committee and coordinate the Appeals Process for students who are academically withdrawn from the Institution at the end of each semester
  • Coordinate the Judicial Process for students who are accused of academic dishonesty
  • Serve as core member of the student judicial process
  • Form and update new campus policies as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • Masterís Degree in Higher Education or related field or 3-5 years professional or paraprofessional experience in higher education administration
  • Experience working with first year college students and residence life programs
  • Computer proficiency in MS office suite and student record management systems
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

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 rťsumť and cover letter to:
Heather Abi-Chahine
Associate Dean of Campus Engagement
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: habichahine[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 institutionís 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


Human Resources Assistant I

Position Description

The job of HR Assistant I was established for the purpose/s of providing clerical and administrative support to the Human Resources department with concentration on the employment cycle of student employees. This job reports to Sr. VP, Administration, with additional direction from the HR Generalist.

Essential Functions

  • Data entry and record reporting of student employees.
  • Exercise a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism in all aspects of the job.
  • Input data for regular FT and PT employees as directed by supervisor.
  • Facilitate the application and hiring process for student employees.
  • Maintain accurate and complete files for student employees
  • Initiate and process E-Verifications, run background checks, retrieve drug screen results and report results to relevant work units.
  • Inform student employees of the process for applying for work on campus.
  • Assist student employees with HR software procedures and time card punches.
  • Inform other staff regarding procedural requirements for the purpose of hiring student employees though established practices.
  • Maintain student employee supervisor lists on HR software.
  • Maintain files and records for the purpose of ensuring the availability of documentation and compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Participate in meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Perform general and program specific clerical functions (e.g. answering the telephones, distributing forms, scheduling, copying, etc.) for the purpose of supporting departmental activities.
  • Respond to inquiries of staff and administration regarding HR procedures for the purpose of providing information, direction and/or referral for addressing inquiry.
  • Reviews documents and data for the purpose of ensuring completeness and accuracy of HR processes.

Other Functions

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment, including using pertinent software applications, creating relevant reports and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
  • KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios, read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats and/or present information to others and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include office management procedures, concepts of grammar and punctuation.
  • ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings, gather, collate, and/or classify data and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances, work with data utilizing defined but different processes and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups, work with a variety of data, and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include adapting to changing work priorities, communicating with diverse groups, meeting deadlines and schedules, setting priorities and working with detailed information/data.

Responsibility

  • Responsibilities include working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods, guiding, assisting and/or coordinating others.
  • Utilization of resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organizationís services.

Working Environment

  • The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting up to 25lbs, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

FLSA Status

  • Non-exempt

Associate degree and job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired.

Application Process
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Meighan McKelvey.


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".


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
  • Bachelorís 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.


Email Marketing Specialist

Position Description

We are looking for an Email Marketing Specialist who will develop and execute data-driven e-mail campaigns for our college to increase lead generation, interest, applications, and enrolled students. This e-mail expert will be in our Marketing Department and will work closely with our Design and Content teams to develop email marketing campaigns that engage prospective students and comply with legal, brand, and accreditation standards.

The ideal candidate will be a talented, driven, and experienced email marketer who blends expert email copywriting with an analytical mind and email industry skill and insight. The position will be a great fit for someone who has proven experience but might be early in his or her email marketing career and is looking to step into a lead position and grow an email marketing program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and execute data-driven, dynamic, and highly-segmented email campaigns including: planning, targeting, set-up, testing, execution, reporting and optimization.
  • Work with stakeholders and our CRM to develop comprehensive targeted distribution lists for email communication.
  • Ensure data is maintained and treated in accordance with compliance, brand, and campus standards.
  • Ensure email messages are properly constructed to adhere to industry best practices.
  • Review and proofread all emails for clarity, grammar, and spelling.
  • Define, adjust, and execute high-touch communication strategies for key audience segments at all stages of our recruitment and enrollment funnel.
  • Create email performance measurements, reporting dashboards and custom reports analyzing campaign performance in order to provide actionable recommendations and deliver continuous improvements to our email program.
  • Champion continuous advancement of our email features and capabilities including targeting, personalization, and template development. Lead email marketing initiatives including continual optimization for deliverability, mobile rendering, open rates, etc.
  • Develop documentation and processes, email marketing calendar, A/B tests, and promotions.
  • Coordinate with PR, Content staff, and social media to amplify content when appropriate.
  • Provide copywriting and content creation support to the Marketing Department and Content team as necessary.
  • Provide support to our international campuses and ProjectFUN programs as well.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelorís degree in Business, Marketing, or other related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated email marketing experience, including: developing, deploying, and analyzing complex email marketing programs for a company, non-profit, or educational institution.
  • Expert understanding of the email production process, including planning, targeting, set-up, testing, execution, reporting, and optimization. Knowledge of best practices for email creative and templates, segmentation, dynamic content, testing methodologies.
  • Proven track record of improving the performance of email marketing programs and the ability to derive actionable insights from data.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Possess high standards for, and take pride in, work product. Show initiative, flexibility, and creativity. Excellent attention to detail, organization, and passion for quality assurance.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across cross-functional/cross-department teams and with individuals with diverse job responsibilities and backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively, as well as manage and meet deadlines.

Preferred

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Self-starter who thrives when challenged to create and improve.
  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to troubleshoot and solve system errors independently.
  • Basic understanding of Google Analytics.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, FreeMarker script, or other relevant mark-up, as well as Adobe Creative Suite products.
  • Hands-on experience with an email system such as ClickDimensions, Marketo, or Salesforce.
  • Experience managing data within CRM systems, preferably Dynamics CRM.

Application Process

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and links or samples of relevant work to Dan Klusman. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.


Full Stack Software Engineer

Position Description

Develops information systems by analyzing, designing, developing, and installing software solutions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 1+ years relevant work experience
  • Working knowledge of OpenLDAP, MySQL, MSSQL, ASP.net, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS
  • Good understanding of object oriented programming concepts
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language, C# preferred
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand the underlying business logic
  • Good understanding of distributed systems and workflow management
  • Strong overall business acumen
  • Maintains composure in the face of highly ambiguous environments and constant change
  • Cares about quality and customer experience
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills

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

Please submit all application materials to:
Haya Nmeir
Email: h[dot]alnmeir[at]digipen[dot]edu


3D Animation Instructor

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Required

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

Preferred

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

Application Procedure

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

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

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


Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Position Description

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

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

Responsibilities & Qualifications

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

As such, candidates will:

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

Application Procedure

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

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

Please submit all application materials to:

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


Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Description

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

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

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

Learn more about the DigiPen BSCE program.

Requirements

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

Application

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

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

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


Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science Department

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

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


Assistant or Associate Professor, Computer Science Department

Position Description

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Part-time Faculty

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

Position Description:

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

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

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

Job Requirements:

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

Application:

A complete application consists of:

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

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

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


Adjunct Lecturer, Mathematics

Position Description

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

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

Qualifications

Minimum

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

Preferred

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

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


Part-time Physics Instructor

DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond WA, USA

Job Summary

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience is preferred. A doctoral degree is preferred.

Contact

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


DigiPen Singapore: Assistant or Associate Professor, Computer Science Department

Position Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Position Description

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

Location: Singapore Campus
Starting Date:
Immediate

Qualifications

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Application

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

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


DigiPen-KMU: Lecturer in Computer Science

Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea

Position Description

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

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

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

Qualifications and Experience Desired

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

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

Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

About DigiPen-KMU Special Program

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

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

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

Learn more at www.digipen.edu/kmu.


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