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Job ID: 148288

Adjunct Faculty, UX/UI
Austin Community College District


Date Posted Oct. 27, 2020
Title Adjunct Faculty, UX/UI
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Adjunct/Visiting Prof
  • Vocational/Technical
    Sciences - Computer Science
 
 

Position Information

Location

Multiple LocationsNote: May be assigned to Northridge or Highland Campus

Hours

As assigned.

Salary

Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale.

FLSA Status

Exempt

Reports To

Department Chair, Visual Communication

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

College Profile

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

Reflects the diversity of our community

Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Student Profile

Austin Community College District (ACC) is an Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC currently enrolls approximately 41,500 credit students in each Fall and Spring semester, over half of whom are non-white. In Fall 2017, ACC’s students were 45% White, 36% Latinx, 8% African-American, 5% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial. ACC is committed to serving all stsudents, including gender non-conforming and LGBTQI students. ACC’s designation as an Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students’ educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve.

ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.

The ideal candidate will be eager to work with a diverse student population and will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and others who have been historically underserved.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention and completion of historically underserved and under-represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Summary

This position will teach courses in the Visual Communication Department’s User Experience Design degree area which may include (but are not limited to) subjects such as: Design Research, Product Design, Prototyping, and User Interface Design.
Responsible to prepare and deliver coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties

Prepare and teach courses in the field of User Experience Design to a diverse student population based on the department’s approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community college students and the standards of the discipline.

Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.

Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.

Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.

Support division and department goals through active and collegial engagement in decision-making and unit-level planning.

Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president, executive vice president.

Technology

Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom. Demonstrated proficiency using an online learning management system such as Blackboard to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, etc.)

Demonstrated proficiency with Mac OS.

Principal Professional Standards

Appropriate use of the college’s learning management system.

Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of final course grades.

Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.

Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.

Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet professional standards for teaching in a community college.

Required Education

Required Education In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Art, Visual Communication, Commercial Art, Computer Graphics, Graphic Design, Interactive Media or Interactive Technology, and 3 year non-teaching industry-relevant work experience, and evidence of training in digital media;

OR Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Interaction or Interactive Design, English and/or Technical Communication, Interface Design, UI Design, Visual Design, User Experience Design, Web Design, and 3 year non-teaching industry-relevant work experience, and evidence of training in digital media;

OR Bachelor’s degree in a related design, computer science, or art subfield, and 3 years non-teaching industry-relevant work experience, and evidence of training in digital media;

OR Associate degree in one of the above areas and and 3 years non-teaching industry-relevant work experience, and evidence of training in digital media.

SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. Please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at www.austincc.edu/facstaff/faculty-credentials for requirements to teach IMED and UXUI courses under the Visual Communication Department.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree in Human Computer Interaction, Interaction or Interactive Design, Interface Design, Visual Design or User Experience.

Required Work Experience (Workforce Programs)

In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements, SACSCOC work experience and education requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. Please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at www.austincc.edu/facstaff/faculty-credentials for requirements to teach IMED and UXUI courses under the Visual Communication Department.

Preferred Work Experience

Three years of teaching experience including curriculum development.

Three or more years of professional experience as a member of the UX/UI design team, as Visual Designer, Design Researcher, UX Designer, Interaction Designer, Experience Designer, Information Designer, or Design Coder.

Other RequirementsLicenses, Certifications, etc.

Special Requirements

Reliable transportation may be required for teaching at multiple campus locations.

Classes may be scheduled in morning, afternoon and evening time slots.

Able to document training in digital media.

Application Requirements

Document Requirements

When you apply using the official ACC eApply application, you will need to upload the following documents to your application:

Cover letter – Explaining interest in the position.

Curriculum Vitae or Resume – Your most recently updated C.V. or Resume.

Include the following as part of your C.V. or Resume upload:

Statement of teaching philosophy. Consider these questions as you develop your teaching philosophy statement:

What are your values, beliefs, and goals related to teaching and learning?

What will make you effective in the community college classroom?

How does student identify in the classroom affect how you teach?

Statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in the academic environment.

Online Portfolio – Include a link to a diverse online portfolio showcasing design skills and process. Include at least one example of each of the following:

Responsible website design shown at various screen sizes

App design

Case Study

Demonstration of best practices when designing for web accessibility

Strong understanding of usability and user centered design practices

Strong attention to detail

If you have teaching experience, please include examples of both student work and evidence of curriculum development.

PDFs and links may be addressed to the Hiring Committee and emailed to amccull@austincc.edu. Please include both the job title and job number in the subject line.
Official transcripts and/or certifications will need to be sent directly from your institution to:

ACC Highland Business Center
Attention: E.B. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped "issued to student" are not accepted.

Reference Requirements
3 professional references required (contact information only)

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all staff and faculty positions.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

Working Conditions

Work is routinely performed in an office/classroom environment.

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.

Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

HR Use Only

Created 10-3-2018

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

Disclaimer

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


 
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