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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Virtual Production (24-25)

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Virtual Production (24-25)

Full-time Faculty Positions

Full-time faculty positions will be posted on a per-opening basis. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Applicants will be evaluated at the college/school level for the position which they are submitting an application. Unless noted by a close date, positions will remain open until they are filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Part-time Faculty Positions

DePaul University invites expressions of interest for a pool of qualified Part Time Faculty to teach courses in a variety of disciplines across all 10 colleges and schools. Individuals may enter expressions of interest by submitting their credentials to any posting for which they are qualified to teach. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Screening of individuals in the pool is ongoing, depending on curricular need and funding. Individuals will be contacted by the department if they reach the finalist stage for teaching a particular course or set of courses. The pool will remain in place until the closing date specified in the posting details; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must resubmit. All individuals in the pool will be notified by email when the posting is closed.

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Job ID: 127637

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

College/School: Chicago, IL - Jarvis College of Computing & Digital Media

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The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University seeks a virtual production, real-time visualization, or visual effects artist for a tenure-track position in one of the most innovative cinema programs in the country. Position begins in September 2024.

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities. In 2023, the School of Cinematic Arts was ranked 14th in Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of the top film schools in the country. The Visual Effects and Animation programs ranked 16th by Animation Career Review and was named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world. There are currently over 2,000 majors enrolled in our degree programs in Film & Television and Animation with concentrations in visual effects among 15 other disciplines. Our associated programs in Game Design and Game Programming are also highly ranked nationally and the college is an Unreal Academic Partner.

DePaul has advanced the field of education for virtual production for several years and is expanding its curriculum, faculty, and technology to be the leadership institution for virtual production training and research in the Midwest. Resources include a virtual production studio among six sound stages at Cinespace Studios, the Jarvis Center for Innovation and Collaboration, two sound studios, color and editing suites, industry-standard camera packages, a grip truck, two green screen stages, motion capture systems, a television studio, and two theaters. For more information about the School of Cinematic Arts programs, please visit our website:

Job responsibilities include teaching, curricular development, service, supervising student/faculty projects and continued creative activities and/or scholarship in the field.

Positions are contingent upon available budgetary resources.

Required Qualifications:

Ideal candidates for the position will have extensive experience in one of the following areas: virtual production, visual effects, visualization, and/or game engines. Experience with in-camera visual effects is highly desired. College-level teaching experience desired. Job responsibilities include teaching, curricular development, service, supervising student/faculty projects and continued creative activities and/or scholarship in the field. Applicants with success in working with diverse student bodies are strongly encouraged to apply. Terminal degree and/or equivalent professional experience is preferred.

Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For priority consideration, apply by January 8th, 2024.

To apply, include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, a URL of samples of relevant creative work and/or scholarship, and contact information of three references.

Applicant Documents Cover Letter(1)
Teaching Statement(1)
Diversity Statement(1)
Creative Work(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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