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Adjunct Faculty, 3D Animation

Employer
Austin Community College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time


Adjunct Faculty, 3D Animation

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, 3D Animation

Job Description Summary:
Responsible to prepare and deliver 3D Animation 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. . Instruct students in 3D Animation courses in accordance with College policies and procedures. Job responsibilities include:
  • training students to fill entry-level industry positions, or to gain access into a 4-year 3D Animation program;
  • maintain 3D Animation curriculum to meet industry needs;
  • review and recommend resources to enhance learning environment; and
  • encourage and inspire student & local interest in 3D Animation.

    Job Description:

    Principal Responsibilities and Duties
  • Prepare and teach courses in the field of 3D Animation 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.
  • Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed.


Additional Duties
  • Training students to fill entry-level industry positions, or to gain access into a 4-year 3D Animation program.
  • Maintains 3D Animation curriculum to meet industry needs.
  • Reviews and recommends resources to enhance learning environment.
  • Encourages and inspires student & local interest in 3D Animation.
  • Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed


Technology
  • 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 using industry-related computer applications (specifically Autodesk Maya or 3D Studio Max, and Photoshop).


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

Educational requirements in accordance with SACSCOC accreditation standards. See Faculty Credentials at www.austincc.edu/facstaff/faculty-credentials. No substitution for educational requirements.
  • Associate degree in 3D Animation or a degree in a related discipline (Game Design; Creative Writing; Film Production; Programming; Studio Art; Animation).


Preferred Education
  • Bachelor's degree in 3D Animation, 3D Modeling & Rendering, or Video Game Art with strong emphasis in 3D Animation or 3D Modeling & Surfacing.


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 3D 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 subject matter.
  • Experience using technology as an instructional aide where appropriate to enhance learning.
  • Documented experience with active and applied teaching and learning methodologies.
  • 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 Servant-Leadership.
  • 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 semester.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student information.
  • Understanding of what it means to teach in a community college environment that serves often underprepared and underrepresented students.
  • Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of the role of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality, and inclusion.


Application Requirements

Application must be submitted by the closing date for this position and must include a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, and an unofficial transcript.

Criminal Background Check

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

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 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:
1

Job Posting Close Date:
February 29, 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.

Disclaimer

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.


To apply, please visit: https://austincc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Highland-Campus/Adjunct-Faculty--3D-Animation_R-4457



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