Responsible to prepare and deliver Visual Communication Department's User Experience Design 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.
The focus of this position is User Experience/User Interface.
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
Teach introductory and advanced courses in the User Experience Design program area which may include (but are not limited to) subjects such as: Foundations of Design, Interaction Design, User Research and Information Architecture, Product Strategy, Design Technology, and User Interface Design.
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 students in the 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.
Teaches introductory and advanced courses in the User Experience Design program area which may include (but are not limited to) subjects such as: Interaction Design, Design Research, Product Design, Prototyping, and User Interface Design.
Develops and maintains the User Experience curriculum within the Visual Communication Department.
Advises and mentors students in the Visual Communication Department's workforce degree and certificate programs (User Experience Design Specialization), and guides students in the production of a professional quality portfolio.
Coordinates Visual Communication adjunct faculty in the User Experience Design area, and also serves as a liaison between the User Experience Design program and area high-school technology preparatory programs.
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.
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.