Austin Community College (ACC) 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 underrepresented populations.
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC currently enrolls 41,500 students, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2017, ACC's students were 45% White, 35% Latinx, 8% African-American, 5% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial. ACC's designation as a 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.
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.
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.
- Participate actively in departmental responsibilities and departmental governance, including curriculum review and revision, program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program level, and other departmental activities.
- Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.
- Serve as a mentor to declared majors in Visual Communication program.
- 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.
- Serve on collegewide and departmental committees, councils, work groups, and task forces.
- Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president, executive vice president.
- 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.
- Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other official college functions.
- Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.
- Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, or other activities and meetings.
- 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.
Austin Community College welcomes all interested applicants who want to teach in a community college setting and engage with a diverse population of learners. Minimal education requirements are in accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 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 3 years non-teaching industry-relevant work experience, and evidence of training in digital media.
Bachelor's degree in Human Computer Interaction, Interaction or Interactive Design, Interface Design, Visual Design or User Experience.
SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.
For specific requirements by course and program, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.
Required Work Experience (Workforce Programs)
Required Work Experience
Three years non-teaching, industry-relevant work experience.
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.
Licenses, Certifications, etc.
Reliable transportation may be required for teaching at multiple campus locations.
Classes may be scheduled in morning, afternoon and evening time slots. Classes may be scheduled during the week or weekends.
Able to document training in digital media.