Faculty, Visual Communication
This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.
May also teach courses at our SAC location.
|Hours||Hours as assigned: Must maintain an established schedule. Some positions may also include evenings and weekends.|
|Position Focus||Web and Interactive Media Instructor|
|Salary||Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale|
|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. Unless, otherwise provided by law, a criminal record does not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee, nor does it automatically deny a person’s access to any of the College’s online systems. Determinations of suitability will be made consistent with College policy, practices and all applicable laws and regulations.|
To instruct students in Visual Communication courses in accordance with College policies and procedures.
Department Chair, Visual Communication
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Instructs students in web and interactive media within the Visual Communication discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.
- Uses innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population: including interactive video technology; online format and other uses of technology in both traditional and online classes.
- Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students' emails and voice mails in a timely fashion. Responds to assignments and students' concerns in a timely manner; provides accurate assessment of student performance and timely filing of grades.
- Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency in instructional methodologies through professional associations and professional development.
- Plans and organizes syllabi, course work, study guides and other support material for the classroom setting as well as online learning. Participates in curriculum development, writing, implementation, and review in accordance with college concerns.
- Participates in graduation, general assembly, and other official College functions. Serves as an academic advisor to assigned students.
- Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, Associate Vice President, and/or the Executive Vice President.
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.
- Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and innovative modes of course delivery adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
- Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using current technologies in both traditional and online classes.
- Extensive knowledge of the discipline, subject matter, and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
- Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
- Sensitive to issues relating to a diverse student body.
- Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
- Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using Web technologies, Web applications, Content Management Systems, and Audio and Video for the Web.
- Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using online Course Delivery Systems such as Blackboard and Adobe Connect.
- Additional server side scripting and database knowledge, including PHP, MySQL, and XML.
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 leadership, team building skills and a strong customer-orientation when working with diverse students, faculty, administration, community and business leaders.
- Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.
- Effective assistance of student learning, using a variety of learning styles.
- Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
- Being punctual for classes and office hours.
- Maintaining an established schedule that may vary by semester and that may include evenings and weekends and multiple campus locations.
- Maintaining confidentiality of student information.
- Ability to resolve conflicts skillfully.
- Computer based skills (i.e. software, analytical, and report writing skills) and familiarity with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
- Ability to write and revise curriculum for new and existing courses.
- Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision.
- Ability to learn from students' participation.
- Exhibit fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and show compassion without being ineffectual.
- Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom and online learning as well as to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, grades, etc.).
- Experience using Blackboard and other online technologies and resources.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students.
- Work is routinely performed in a classroom setting.
- Minimum of 3 years non-teaching work experience in the web and interactive or design industry.
- Minimum 3 years demonstrated teaching experience at the community college level.
- In accordance with SACS accreditation requirements: Bachelor's degree in Art, Interactive Media, or InteractiveTechnology with evidence of training in digital media, orAssociate's degree in Visual Communication, commercial art,computer graphics, graphic design, Interactive Media, orInteractive Technology, and 3 years non-teaching workexperience.
- This is a Security Sensitive position. Pre-Employment Criminal History Checks are required.Official transcripts are required. Reliable transportation may be required for teaching in multiple campus locations.
- 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.
- Please submit a URL of your online portfolio with your application. Include a description of your role in larger, collaborative projects.
Applications are complete upon receipt of an official transcript. ACC only accepts transcripts that are mailed directly from educational institutions. Educational Institutions must mail transcripts to the Highland Business Center, Attn. E.M. Breedlove, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Transcript Policy http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php
Applicants who have degrees earned from educational institutions located outside of the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service prior to applying for Faculty and/or Adjunct Faculty positions. If the transcripts are in a foreign language, applicants also need to have their transcripts translated prior to applying for ACC job opportunities.
Foreign Transcript Policy http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php
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 90 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.