Adjunct, Faculty – Game Art


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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 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 others
  • Engages with the community both within and
    outside of ACC

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 Posting Title:

Adjunct, Faculty – Game Art

Job Description
Summary:

Responsible to prepare and deliver Game Art 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. Instruct students in 3D environment art courses in accordance with College policies and procedures.

Job
Description:

Principal Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prepare and teach courses in the
    field of Game Art 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.

Additional Duties

  • Trains students to fill entry-level industry positions, or to gain
    access into a 4-year 3D Modeling or Game Development program.
  • Maintains game art curriculum to meet industry needs.
  • Reviews and recommends resources to enhance learning environment.
  • Encourages and inspires student & local interest in Game
    Art.

Technology

  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications (specifically 3D Studio Max
    or Maya), 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.). 
  • Advanced skills using Photoshop, 3D Studio Max,
    Substance Painter & Designer, zBrush, Unreal and Unity Game Engines (preferred).

Principal Professional
Standards

  • Appropriate 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.
  • Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, or other activities and meetings.
  • 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 Education

  • In accordance with SACS accreditation standards: Bachelor’s degree in Art or R-T-F with evidence of training in digital media or
    Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication, Computer Graphics (animation, 3-D modeling, etc.), Game Development, Game Programming and
    Simulation or Computer Science or Associate degree in one of these areas and 3 years non-teaching work experience or Master’s certificate
    with 18 graduate hours in these disciplines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in 3D Modeling & Rendering or Video Game Art with strong
    emphasis in 3D Modeling & Surfacing; 3D Animation; or Fine Art Studio Art (preferred).

Required Work Experience
(Workforce Programs)

  • 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 game development industry.
    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/.

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.
  • Other: See Commitment to Equity and Inclusion.

Application
Requirements

When you apply, you will need to upload the following documents to your
application:

1.    Cover letter – Explaining interest in the position.

2.    Curriculum Vitae or Resume – Your most recently updated C.V. or Resume (to include the documents
below). 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 in a community college setting? What will make you effective in the community
      college classroom? How does student identity in the classroom affect how you teach?
    • Statement of past and/or potential
      contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in the academic environment.  ACC is committed to ensuring that we are welcoming and
      inclusive of all students.  Further, we believe that race, ethnicity, gender, and other human differences should not be predictors of
      success.  Our commitment to equity means that we seek to give each student the support needed to be successful so that we improve
      enrollment, persistence, and completion rates for all students. Please describe how you have and/or will contribute to the achievement of an
      inclusive and equitable academic environment for all students.

Official transcripts and/or certifications will need
to be sent directly from your institution to:              

ACC Highland Business Center
Attention: E.M. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped “issued to student” are not accepted. 

Reference
Requirements

3 professional references required (contact information only)

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 28, 2022

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.

EEO 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.

Clery Act

As required by the US
Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the 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 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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