Adjunct Faculty, Visual Communication
Job Number 1805066
Adjunct Faculty, Visual Communication
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Position InformationLocationMultiple Locations
Note: Location may vary by semester, but will be focused on Northridge, South Austin and Highland campuses.HoursAs assigned.SalarySalary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale.FLSA StatusExemptReports ToDepartment Chair, Visual CommunicationCriminal Background CheckPre-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 (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.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
Responsible to prepare and deliver Visual Communication 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 DutiesPrepare and teach courses in the field of Visual Communication 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.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.Efficiency and expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator through use of advanced features such as, but not limited to: hot keys and shortcuts used for optimizing production workflow.Principal Professional StandardsAppropriate 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 EducationIn accordance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements: Bachelor's degree in Art with evidence of training in digital media, or Associate's degree in Visual Communication, commercial art, computer graphics, or graphic design, or any SACSCOC educational requirement to meet the courses taught. 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/.
QualificationsAbility to maintain an established schedule which may include evenings and weekends and multiple campus locations.Effective planning, organization, communication and interpersonal skills.Ability to maintain confidentiality of work and student-related information.Understanding of the principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.Ability to handle sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.Ability to effectively assist and assess student learning.Ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds.Proficiency using computer applications, classroom or other current learning technologies for effective teaching.Effective teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of learning styles with an understanding of the comprehensive philosophy of community colleges.Extensive knowledge of the discipline, subject matter and related and/or relevant topics in the teaching discipline such as:* Both the role and best practices of industry standard software such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator in the production process of both printed and digital (multi-channel) graphic production environment.* The role of a production artist in the production of multi-formatted output (such as small and large format print, mobile devices, screen displays, etc.)* The production workflow of printed or digital assets within a design studio and with industry-related vendors (such as printers, sign shops, screen printers, web developers, etc.)* Best practices of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with industry-related vendors (such as printers, sign shops, screen printers, web developers, etc.) to produce multi-formatted outputs.* Effective use of graphic design principles and processes.
Preferred Qualifications (Workforce Programs)
The successful candidate must demonstrate extensive knowledge of the discipline, subject matter, and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline such as:The role of a Visual Designer as part of a multi-disciplinary project and team.The process of generating clear ideas, concepts and designs from beginning to end including research, storyboards, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.Best practices in design principles including composition, typography, icons, graphics, UI elements, and style guides and/or design systems.Designing for usability, accessibility, various interactive states, and a variety of resolutions for web browsers and mobile devices.Current industry best practices and emerging trends in the Visual Design field.Three years or more of college-level teaching and curriculum development experience.
Application RequirementsDocument 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.
Please submit a PDF portfolio or link to a website of recent professional work, including examples of design campaigns that encompass print and multiple digital channels.
PDFs and links may be addressed to the Hiring Committee and emailed to [email protected]
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 CenterAttention: E.B. Breedlove, Employment Manager5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752 Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped "issued to student" are not accepted. Reference Requirements3 professional references required (contact information only)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 District Police Department.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 ConditionsWork is routinely performed in a classroom or laboratory setting.Subject to standing, walking, sitting, and reaching for extended periods of time.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 OnlyUpdated 10-9-2018
ACC Benefits OverviewFull-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. DisclaimerThe 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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