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Instructor in Interdisciplinary Design Foundations

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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 Foundations. 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.

Posting Details 

Classification Information

Rank Instructor
Tenure Status Term/Non Tenure Track

Position / Posting Information

Academic Year 2017-2018
Responsibilities

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 introductory courses across design disciplines is key. Strong visual thinking and creative coding skills are essential expectations for this position. A core purpose of this position is to contribute to the integration of the School of Design’s various design disciplines (User Experience Design, Game Design, Graphic Design, Experience Design, Human-Centered Design, Digital Communication and Media Design). This position will focus on creating and teaching introductory level courses that will help shape the identity of the School.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates should have a graduate degree with a proven commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level or have professional equivalence in a related field. Record of research and/or extensive 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
Posting Number Full-time Faculty 174Posting
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

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 Foundations.

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Portfolio
Optional Documents

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