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Adjunct Faculty, User Experience Design (UXUI)

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Adjunct Faculty, User Experience Design (UXUI)

Austin Community College

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a multicultural 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:
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for populations including; first generation college students, low-income students, and students from underserved communities.
  • Focused on student academic achievement and postgraduate outcomes
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Job Posting Title:
Adjunct Faculty, User Experience Design (UXUI)

Job Description Summary:
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, Information Architecture, Product Design, Prototyping, Visual Design and User Interface Design

Job Description:

Principal Responsibilities and Duties
  • Prepare and teach User Experience Design courses in the field of Visual Communication to a diverse student population based on the department's approved course learning outcomes. Courses may include:
  • Interaction Design
  • Design Research
  • Information Architecture
  • Product Design
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • User Interface Design
  • 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 that 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 in the Mac OS environment, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in industry standard user interface design technologies such as Figma and the Adobe Suite.
  • Preferred: 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.)

Principal Professional Standards
  • 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.
  • Appropriate use of the college's learning management system.

Required Education
  • Bachelor's or Associate degree in Art, Visual Communication, Commercial Art, Computer Graphics, Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Interactive Technology, 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, or
  • Bachelor's degree in a related design, computer science, or art subfield

Required Work Experience
  • Verifiable three (3) years non-teaching industry-relevant work experience.

Other Requirements
  • Documented evidence of training in digital media.
  • Please submit with your cover letter a pdf portfolio or link to a website of recent professional work including examples of visual assets for print and digital applications. Your portfolio should also highlight your role in the production process.
  • If you have teaching experience, please include examples of both student work and evidence of curriculum development.

Qualities of a Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be able to:
  • Explain the role of a user experience designer as part of a multi-disciplinary team to non-designers or new designers.
  • Describe the best use of software tools for user experience design.
  • Demonstrate strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user experience for digital products; and
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies such as user research, participatory design, user interface design, prototype and testing, and emerging specializations of the user experience design field

Application Requirements

An application must be submitted by the closing date for this position.

1. Upload the following documents to your application:
  • Unofficial/copy of transcripts
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) or Resume
  • Cover letter - explaining interest in the position

2. Request official electronic transcripts to be sent directly from the institution to This email address must be entered as the recipient. Please do not select “Austin Community College” from a menu. It will not be received by ACC Human Resources. If you need assistance, please contact your university's registrar's office. If official electronic transcripts are not an option, a hardcopy can be mailed to the following address:

ACC Human Resources

Attn: E.M. Breedlove

6101 Highland Campus Dr., Bldg 3000, Suite 3.2224

Austin, TX 78752

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

Criminal Background Check

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

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.

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
August 31, 2024

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under 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.


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 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 at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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The Austin Community College District is the primary gateway to higher education and training for residents in eight Central Texas counties. ACC is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country, providing access to valuable programs and services that change lives and benefit communities.

Mission and Vision

The Austin Community College District values and respects each individual student. We promote student success and improve communities by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in the eight-county service area. Community colleges have a diverse, four-part mission:

  • General education and academic transfer
  • Workforce education
  • Foundation programs to get students college-ready
  • Lifelong learning (Continuing Education)


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