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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.


Administration (Redmond, WA)

Mental Health Counselor (Part-Time)

Position Description

This position reports to the Director of Counseling Services. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, position. Work hours are expected to be from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but could be somewhat flexible.

This position is expected to provide professional, ethical and quality short-term counseling, consultation, as well as referral and outreach services to help students obtain a maximum benefit from their college experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Providing short-term individual mental health counseling to DigiPen students
  • Providing mental health resources to students and instructors
  • Maintaining up-to-date client files and records in the Counseling Center
  • Coordinating appointments with students
  • Consulting with instructors and Administrative staff regarding their concerns about students
  • Educating instructors and Administrative staff about mental health issues
  • Collecting feedback and data about the use of the Counseling Center
  • Crisis intervention
  • Attend professional development courses/workshops
  • Attend Student Support Committee meetings
  • Teach COL 101 sections

Qualifications

Required

  • Master degree in clinical psychology, social work, or related field required.
  • Completion of clinical practicum placements, internship, and at least six years of post-degree clinical service.
  • Currently licensed for independent clinical practice in the State of Washington.  Accepted licensures include LICSW, LMHC, and LMFT.
  • Skill in counseling modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, brief therapy, and motivational interviewing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals in terms of identity and clinical presentation.
  • Well-developed skills in therapy, assessment, and written and oral communication.

Preferred

  • Experience in a college counseling center in the United States for at least two years.
  • Five or more years of experience providing crisis intervention in a clinical setting.
  • Teaching and training experience in higher education.
  • Experience providing counseling services to college students with disabilities and at-risk population.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience working with international students.
  • Able to work effectively in a team.

Hourly rate is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Consideration for the position will continue until filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. Qualified applicants who submitted both cover letter and resume will be contacted for an initial phone interview.

Expected start date is: 01/03/2019

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Kay Widmer
Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: kwidmer[at]digipen[dot]edu

To be included in the pool for the anticipated openings, please include “[PT Counselor Search 2019]” in the beginning of the subject line.


Student Life Coordinator

Position Description

Reports directly to the Director of Student Life. Position is responsible for running the day to day operations of the Office of Student Affairs and supporting the Student Life department. This position also must perform other related work as requested. This position is Exempt, Full-Time. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Scope

This position manages all activities and services provided through the Office of Student Life. This position assists with the following areas: student involvement, retention, First-Year Experience, student activities, student crisis management and intervention, policy enforcement, international student affairs, and other duties as assigned.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Student Life

  • Assist with First Year Experience events and retention programming
  • Manage Student Life Activities and Events (Blood Drives, Health and Wellness Weeks, CampuSave week, etc)
  • Assist with walk-in students on a daily basis in the Dragon’s Lair
  • Hire, train, and manage Student Activities Board (SAB) three student workers
  • Hire, train, and supervise Student Affairs Assistant (student worker)
  • Increase Student Life and community-building events on campus
  • Plan program specific and general Town Halls
  • Manage DigiPen Scale program
  • Meet with students regarding student, staff, and faculty concerns and facilitate a professional response or interaction
  • Support and assist the Academic Withdraw and Exit Survey process
  • Advising and mentoring students at risk
  • Serve on campus committees approved by supervisor
  • Manage all Student Affairs website pages to ensure updates in a timely manner
  • Represent Student Affairs at interdepartmental events (Admissions Info sessions, Open House, Career Services, etc)
  • Other duties assigned

Friends and Family Communication

  • Create and distribute Family and Friends Newsletter
  • Manage Parent and Friends Facebook page

Orientation

  • Active member on the New Student Orientation Committee
  • Create the DigiPen Transfer Student Experience

International Student Services

  • Serve as a DSO- Comply with all school-related SEVIS requirements
  • Overseas Immersion Program (OIP), Nanyang Polytechnic, and Singapore Polytechnic programs (Orientations for all students)
  • Programming for Intensive English Preparation courses
  • Answer emails on DSO listserve and support I-20 signing events
  • F-1 visa advising regarding academics and employment
  • Assist the Director of International Student Services as needed

Shared Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Faculty Member for COL 101
  • Serve as an Academic Advisor
  • Serve as a D.S.O. (Designated School Official)

Qualifications

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively through verbal, writing, and electronic means
  • Train and direct the work of others
  • Follow and give oral and written instructions
  • Maintain working relationships with all employees and students
  • Demonstrate sensitively to, and respect for a diverse population
  • Read, comprehend, and follow policies governing International Student Services
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and environment that is welcoming to all students and staff members
  • Have considerable manual dexterity (typing, filing, etc.)

Knowledge of:

  • Higher Education practices
  • Microsoft Office
  • Student Leadership

Required

  • Earned Bachelor’s Degree in Higher Education or a related field from an accredited institution
  • One to three years professional or paraprofessional experience in student activities, residence life, or other student affairs functional areas
  • Experience working with first year college students
  • Excellent organizational and detail-oriented skills

Preferred

  • More than two years experience working in the higher education field
  • Management of international or diversity programming

License or Certificates

  • A.S.I.S.T. Certification (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) or another suicide prevention and intervention certificate approved by Dean of Students

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 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

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

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


Office Administrator

Position Description

The Office of Outreach at DigiPen Institute of Technology is seeking an Office Administrator 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 by ensuring the continuing accuracy, inventory, and distribution of all official materials, managing student workers, overseeing the team calendar including travel arrangements, coordinating logistics for on and off campus events, and performing essential clerical tasks to ensure that all Outreach efforts are conducted smoothly and efficiently.

Responsibilities

Provide clerical support for all outreach efforts, including event coordination, lead entering & tracking, and materials management and distribution:

  • Maintain accurate record of all materials, both in onsite, at offsite storage, and with third-party vendors
  • Ensure the timely distribution of materials to leads and contacts, and in preparation for local and distant events - including label printing and shipping boxes; oversee Endicia; send thank you notes after events as required
  • Ensure that packing and materials lists remain current
  • Assist with expense report verification, tracking, and submission on behalf of traveling team members
  • Enter and import leads from events both onsite, offsite, and online
  • Assist with planning onsite event logistics and tracking RSVPS & attendees; update other departments as needed for event activities
  • Maintain Outreach events on website & vendor contact for local accommodations page
  • Create, label, and oversee mailing of postcards and work with marketing to send for NACACs and Preview Days

Oversee Student Assistants:

  • Hire, train, and supervise Outreach Student Assistants
  • Maintain task lists, ensure daily tasks are completed in a timely fashion
  • Update training materials as necessary
  • Perform audits of student work to ensure accuracy
  • Provide feedback and leadership of student worker team

Assist with maintaining team Google Calendar:

  • Book Outreach travel and prepare logistics, oversee Egencia, intake and approve TO hours
  • Assign team members to campus visit experiences, 24 hour calls, and booked events through Google Calendar
  • Maintain declined events calendar
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Two to four years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and proficiency with new technology
  • Able to adhere to the college’s rules of confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively and willingness to problem solve
  • Self-starter, extremely organized and detailed-oriented with strong commitment to accuracy
  • May need to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Current driver’s license and dependable transportation/personal vehicle

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least one year’s prior experience working in the admissions office or other student services office of a higher educational institution
  • Interest in, or knowledge of the fields of art, design, science, and technology

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: standing and/or walking for significant periods of time during the day; some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of items weighing up to 50lbs; some stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching; verbal and written communication.

Compensation

Salary and benefits are 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:
Jeff Hill, Director of Outreach
Office of Outreach – College Admissions
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
jeff.hill[at]digipen[dot]edu


Computer Support Technician

Position Description

The Computer Support Technician is responsible for providing day-to-day support of Windows workstations, peripherals, and audiovisual equipment, including hardware, software, and usage. Workflow is managed through a ticketing system and walk-in users. The candidate should be able to respond to requests, identify problems, and implement solutions. Occasional evenings and weekends are required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site technical support either in person, via email, or over the phone.
  • Install, configure, and maintain desktop and laptop PCs and peripherals such as printers.
  • Install, and configure application and operating system software and upgrades.
  • Fix audiovisual equipment issues in classrooms and auditoriums.
  • Remove old equipment and deploy new ones.
  • Computer hardware diagnosis and maintenance.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience providing technical support is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Good knowledge of Windows Desktop environments and basic networking.
  • Familiarity with Mac OS is a plus.
  • Well organized and able to maintain up-to-date records.
  • Very good communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds and preform light physical labor.
  • Availability to perform after-hours work when needed.

Compensation

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

Consideration for the position will continue until filled. Interested applicants 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:
Johnny Deek
Director of IT
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: jdeek[at]digipen[dot]edu


Coordinator of Alumni and Employer Relations

Position Description

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

Scope

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Employer Relations (50%)

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

Alumni Relations (30%)

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

Career Services (20%)

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

Shared Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Required

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

Preferred

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

License or Certificates

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

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to read, speak, and write in English clearly
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Have considerable manual dexterity (typing, filing, etc.)

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

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


Senior Client Services Administrator

Position Description

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

Duties & Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Minimum

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

Preferred

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

Ability to

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

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


Admissions Outreach Coordinator

Position Description

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

Essential Functions

  • Maintain strong relationships with prospective students, which can include phone calls, email, online information sessions, tours, student shadow coordination, etc. This can take up to 90% of the work day.
  • Assist in the travel to local high school events, as well as 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”.


Faculty (Redmond, WA)

Senior Lecturer and Lecturer Positions

Department of Game Software Design and Production

Position Description

DigiPen is looking to expand our faculty to teach the next generation of game developers. Join us and help our students develop the skills they need to hit the ground running at graduation and lead the industry later in their careers. Support them as they try, and fail, and try again. Help guide them as they make projects and games that win awards, showcase their skills, and help get them jobs. Apply your passion for game development and your experience in the field to the DigiPen classroom.

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and Coursework

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

Service

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

Development

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

Qualifications

Required

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

Preferred/Valuable

  • Development experience in games and/or VR/AR using middleware such as Unity or Unreal.
  • 10+ years of experience including technical and/or production lead positions with the ability to apply the skills of the area of specialization.
  • Shipped titles in different platforms and media.
  • Lecture experience, including talks or panels at conventions or events.
  • Teaching and lecture experience in a college setting.

Compensation

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

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Doug Schilling
Department Chair, Game Software Design & Production
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: dschilling[at]digipen[dot]edu


Full-Time Instructor

Department of Design

Position Description

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

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

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and Coursework

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

Areas of Specialization

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

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

Qualifications

Required

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

Preferred/Valuable

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

Compensation

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

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


3D Animation Instructor

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Required

  • 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 or Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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.thomas[at]digipen[dot]edu


Adjunct Instructor

Department of Computer Science

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.faculty[at]digipen[dot]edu


Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Computer Engineering

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.faculty[at]digipen[dot]edu


Part-Time Faculty

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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.

Learn more about the DigiPen BSCE program.

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[at]digipen[dot]edu


Adjunct Lecturer

Department of 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 Instructor

Department of Physics

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.


Lecturer

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 https://www.digipen.edu/about/digipen-and-keimyung-university.


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.