Faculty, 2D Animation
- Austin Community College
- Texas, United States
- Salary Not Specified
- Posted Date
- Jan 17, 2023
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Education, Instructional Technology & Design
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Job Posting Closing Times: Job postings are removed from advertising at 12:00 A.M. on the closing date e.g., at midnight on the day before the closing date.
Austin Community College 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's mission to promote equitable
access to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to
facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented 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.
ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. 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 Posting Title:
Faculty, 2D Animation
Job Description Summary:
Responsible to prepare and deliver coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways.
The Game Development, Animation, and Motion Graphics Department is all about training students for the local and national job market. Our top-notch faculty is a who's who of local talent, hardwired into the latest trends and eager to give students the real-world expertise and know-how that comes from years of experience in the business. Our degree and certificate programs are designed by a committee of local digital industry professionals preparing students to jump into the creative industry. Classes within the department can benefit students just out of high school, people who would like a change of career, and professionals in the industry who wish to update their creative and technical skills. This position will teach 2D Animation courses in game design to workforce and transfer students in a comprehensive multi-campus community college. Faculty in this role will be responsible for guiding students to produce portfolio worthy work.
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
- Prepare and teach courses in the field of 2D Animation to a
diverse and multicultural 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.
- 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
- Serve as a mentor to students in the 2D Animation
- 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
- Remain current in the field through a variety of professional
- Support division and department goals through active and
collegial engagement in decision-making and unit-level
- 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 chancellor, vice chancellor,
executive vice chancellor.
- Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications (Adobe
Photoshop, Adobe Animate, Toon Boom Harmony and/or TV Paint),
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,
- Appropriate use of the college's learning management
- Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of
final course grades.
- Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other official
- 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
- 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: Associate degree in 2D Animation or a degree in a related discipline (Game Design; Creative Writing; Film Production; Programming; Studio Art; Animation). SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.
A Bachelor's degree in 2D Animation, Concept Design or Character Design with strong emphasis in 2D Animation or Fine Art Studio Art.
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
In accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements: Three years of non-teaching, industry-related work experience within the 2D Animation industry. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.
Qualities of a Successful Candidate
- Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
- A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working
relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing
diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods to
teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from
diverse backgrounds and abilities.
- Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline and
- Experience using technology as an instructional aide where
appropriate to enhance learning.
- Documented experience with active and applied teaching and
- A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting,
including teaching practices that reflect an understanding of the
multicultural classroom and the benefits of cultural awareness and
sensitivity in the classroom and the workplace.
- Commitment to a diverse workforce.
- Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin Community
College and to the principles and practices associated with
- Ability to communicate effectively with students with a wide
range of skills and backgrounds.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied and
diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff,
faculty, and administration.
- Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, as
well as listening.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to
maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends,
including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by
- Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student
- Understanding of what it means to teach in a community college
environment that serves often underprepared and underrepresented
- Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of the
role of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality,
- Other: See Commitment to Equity and Inclusion.
1. Upload the following documents to your application:
- Unofficial/copy of transcripts
- Updated Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) or Résumé
- Cover letter - explaining interest in the position
ACC Highland Business Center
Attention: E.M. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
Photocopies of transcripts or transcripts stamped "issued to student" are not accepted .
- Work is routinely performed in a classroom or laboratory
- 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.
$59,121 - $88,382 (10.5 Month Contract Base Salary)
Position to be filled for the start of the Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 semester.
Number of Openings:
Job Posting Close Date:
April 3, 2023 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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