Faculty, 2D Animation

Austin, TX
May 13, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

To instruct students in 2D Animation courses in accordance with college policies and procedures.

Position Information
Location Northridge Hours 40 Hours per week. May include some evenings and weekends. Salary Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale. FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Department Chair, Game Development, Animation & Motion Graphics 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.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Instructs students in 2D Animation courses in the discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in the field, service, in the profession, and/or the community.
  • Plans and organizes lesson plans, research and reference materials, syllabi, and other learning aids.
  • Works with other full-time and adjunct instructors to develop and maintain curriculum to meet current industry standards.
  • Maintains office hours to assist students.
  • Serves on collegewide and departmental committees.
  • Participates in graduation, general assembly, and other official college functions.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or executive vice president.

  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Effective teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
    • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
    • Subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
    • Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
    • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and organizational skills.
    • Effectively assisting student learning.
    • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Being punctual for classes and office hours.
    • Maintaining an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, with possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.
    • Proficient in traditional hand drawn animation.

    Technology Skills

    • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, classroom, or other current learning technologies for effective teaching at the community college level.
    • Must be proficient in the following industry standard 2D software packages: Adobe Animate (Formerly Flash), Toon Boom Harmony Premium, and TV Paint.

    Required Work Experience

    • In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements, three years non-teaching work experience in the 2D Animation industry.

    Preferred Work Experience

    • Minimum 2 years teaching and 3 years industry experience preferred.

    Required Education

    • In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements: Associate degree or higher in Art, RTF, Visual Communication, Commercial Art, Graphic Design, Computer Graphics, with evidence of training in animation and 3 years non-teaching work experience. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.

    Preferred Education

    • Bachelor's or master's degree in art and/or computer graphics, with evidence of training in animation.

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to communicate effectively with students.
    • Work is routinely performed in a classroom setting.

    Other Preferred Qualifications

    • Working knowledge in the use of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Premier.


    • 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.

    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.


    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.


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