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Adjunct Faculty, Social Sciences

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at DigiPen Institute of Technology invites applicants for the position of Adjunct Lecturer/Assistant Professor to teach a range of Social Sciences courses across various degree programs (communication and/or psychology and/or general social sciences/media studies). Join our faculty team and help students develop the necessary skills to succeed in their chosen fields.

Recognized as a leader in game development education and interactive media, DigiPen Institute of Technology is ranked #4 through the Princeton Review. Undergraduate programs are offered in Digital Art and Animation, Computer Science, Game Design, Digital Audio and Music, and Computer Engineering as well as graduate programs in Digital Art and Computer Science. DigiPen Institute of Technology provides students with a solid and versatile design foundation, providing the basis for a future in game design, user experience design, and other fields.

Job title

Adjunct Faculty – Social Sciences (various disciplines)

Reports to

Department Chair – Sonia Michaels

Job purpose

Essential Functions / Goals

  • Teach undergraduate Social Sciences courses in one or more areas: may include communication, sociology (media/ethics), psychology, and/or other disciplines.
  • Grade, critique, and input assignment data
  • Assist in the development of student projects as necessary

Qualifications / Competencies

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Communication, Sociology, Psychology, or related field
  • Solid grounding in interdisciplinary teaching
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • College level teaching experience
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Ability to accommodate a wide variety of learning styles, special needs, etc.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for this position, applicants should include the following:

  • Cover letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae or resumé

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.

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