FT Instructor in Interdisciplinary Design

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 1, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
  • Location:
    DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media, School of Design, Chicago, IL (DePaul Loop campus)


Focusing on design methods, research and pedagogy. A strong dedication to educating the next generation of interdisciplinary design thinkers and problem solvers by way of teaching courses across design disciplines, including introductory level courses.

Strong visual thinking and creative coding skills are essential expectations for this position. This position will focus on teaching courses across the design areas and may include: GD101 Creative Studio Methods, GD 105 Intro to Visual Design, GAM 240 Playgramming, ISM 210 Intro to Human-Computer Interaction, and ISM 220 Interactive Design and Prototyping. A core purpose of this position is to contribute to the integration of the School of Design’s design disciplines (User Experience Design, Game Design, Graphic Design, Experience Design, Human-Centered Design, Digital Communication and Media Design).

Required Qualifications
Qualified candidates should have a graduate degree with a proven commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate level or have professional equivalence in a related field. Record of research and/or professional practice is required. Successful applicants will teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses, and will be able to work with faculty and students collaborative projects.

Preferred Qualifications
Design methods
Systems thinking
Visual communication
Information visualization
HTML/CSS; Javascript; Processing

DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) School of Design (SoD) invites applications for a one-year renewable full-time, non-tenure track faculty in Interdisciplinary Design.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop, the School of Design, which launched in January 2015, offers a learning environment that nurtures the development of new kinds of designers: flexible, interdisciplinary, life-long learners trained as collaborative problem seekers and solvers.

Graduates are capable of integrating existing and cutting-edge technologies and social practices into visualizations, games, apps, products, processes, and experiences that positively impact society. We are interested in candidates who are excited to realize a vision for the School of Design that is based on its core values:
⁃ Empowering Designers, Makers, Artists, Users, and Audiences
⁃ Cultural Impact and Relevance
⁃ Building and Nourishing Community
⁃ Diversity of People and of Experiences
⁃ Experimentation and Innovation

DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures from a diverse urban setting, thus we are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse group of faculty. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.

Our university promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, and staff. Thus, we seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

To learn more about CDM and the School of Design, please visit http://cdm.depaul.edu.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. Priority deadline: January 1, 2018