Faculty, Game Design

first_imgRequired Education In accordance with Southern Association of College and SchoolsCommission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements: Official transcripts and/or certifications will need to be sentdirectly from your institution to:ACC Highland Business CenterAttention: E.M. Breedlove, Employment Manager5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped “issued tostudent” are not accepted.Reference Requirements3 professional references required (contact information only)Criminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for allstaff and faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screensare also required for all top candidates considered for positionsin ACC’s District Police Department.ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time faculty and staffing table employees who work infull-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligiblefor ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month aftertheir first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical,dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirementplans and AD&D.ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACCparticipates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) andthe Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and AdministratorsOnly). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC MoneyPurchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federallaw.Working Conditions Principal Professional Standards Four or more years as Game Designer (GD) including experiencesas lead GD or main GD for core gameplay on PC, console or mobileplatforms (mobile consoles or iOS/Android).Must have shipped at least two (2) successful titles as lead orsenior GD position. Position Information Criminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for allStaff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screensare also required for all top candidates considered for positionsin ACC’s College Police department. HoursAs assigned. Statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity,equity and inclusion in the academic environment. ACC is committedto ensuring that we are welcoming and inclusive of all students.Further, we believe that race, ethnicity, gender, and other humandifferences should not be predictors of success. Our commitment toequity means that we seek to give each student the support neededto be successful so that we improve enrollment, persistence, andcompletion rates for all students.Please describe how you have and/or will contribute to theachievement of an inclusive and equitable academic environment forall students. Prepare and teach courses in the field of Game Design toa diverse and multicultural student population based on thedepartment’s approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a varietyof instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of communitycollege students and the standards of the discipline.Participate actively in departmental responsibilities anddepartmental governance, including curriculum review and revision,program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at thecourse and program level, and other departmental activities.Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedbackreflecting program learning outcomes and departmentalexpectations.Serve as a mentor to students in the Game Designprogram.Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a mannerwhich does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or otherprotected categories.Remain current in the field through a variety of professionaldevelopment activities.Support division and department goals through active andcollegial engagement in decision-making and unit-levelplanning.Serve on collegewide and departmental committees, councils,work groups, and task forces.Perform other related tasks as assigned by the departmentchair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president,executive vice president. ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work infull-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligiblefor ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month aftertheir first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical,dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirementplans and AD&D.ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates inthe Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the OptionalRetirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourlyemployees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as aretirement program required by Federal law.DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intendedto be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of thejob, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skillsand abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilitiesmay change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add,change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at anytime, with or without notice. Employees may be required to performother duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition,reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics.As required by the US Department of Education, employees arerequired to report violations under the Title IX and, under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and CrimeStatistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required toreport crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus SecurityAuthority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and providedresources for reporting. Updated 10-10-2019. SalarySalary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty SalaryScale. College ProfileAustin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institutionthat serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 creditstudents each fall and spring semester. Our identity as a communitycollege is reflected in our mission statement. We seek to ensurestudent success and community development by providing affordableaccess to higher education and workforce training, throughtraditional and distance learning modes, including appropriateapplied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruitand retain faculty and staff that:Reflect the multicultural diversity of our community.Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.Are attracted by the college mission to promote equitableaccess to educational opportunities.Care about student success for all students regardless of raceand collaborate on strategies to facilitate success forunderrepresented populations.Welcome diversity and model respectful interaction withothers.Engage with the community both within and outside of ACC. Bachelor’s degree in Art or R-T-F with evidence of trainingin digital media ORBachelor’s degree in Visual Communication, Computer Graphics(animation, 3-D modeling, etc.), Game Development, Game Programmingand Simulation or Computer Science ORAssociate degree in one of these areas and 3 yearsnon-teaching work experienceMaster’s certificate with 18 graduate hours in thesedisciplines SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taughtwithin the discipline.For specific requirements by course and program, please see thecurrent year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/. Required Work Experience (Workforce Programs)Required Work Experience: Preferred Skills:Proficient in all aspects of game design such as gameplay,balancing, and reward system, etc.Proficient in C# programming within Unity, Proficient in AdobePhotoshop and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint,Visio, Project).Conveying ideas and clear formalization of complexconceptsAbility to shepherd non-creative folk through the creativeprocess; ability to hold a strong creative vision while alsokeeping that vision agileCapable of providing focused and inspiring creativeleadershipPrototyping ideas via standard tools like Photoshop, 3D StudioMax, Unity.High visual creativity and passion for developing videogamesExcellent organizational skillsExcellent EnglishKnowledge of object oriented and natural programming languagesan assetWorking experience on AR/VR an asset Application RequirementsDocument RequirementsWhen you apply using the official ACC eApply application, you willneed to upload the following documents to yourapplication:Cover letter – Explaining interest in the position.Curriculum Vitae or Resume – Your most recently updated C.V. orResume (to include the documents below).. Equal Employment Opportunity StatementThe Austin Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, age, protected veteran status, politicalaffiliation or other protected categories.HR Use Only Qualities of a Successful Candidate Reports ToDepartment Chair, Game Dev, Animation, & MotionGraphics Include the following as part of your C.V. or Resume upload:Statement of teaching philosophy. Consider these questions asyou develop your teaching philosophy statement:What are your values, beliefs, and goals related to teachingand learning in a community college setting?What will make you effective in the community collegeclassroom?How does student identity in the classroom affect how youteach? Student ProfileAustin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-ServingInstitution. ACC’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institutionreflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students’educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being ofthe surrounding communities we serve. ACC currently enrollsapproximately 41,500 students each Fall semester, over half of whomare non-white. In fall 2019, ACC’s students were 42% White, 38%Latinx, 8% African-American, 6% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander,<1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial.ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable andcommitted to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks.ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and providesstudents with guidance and support in achieving success in theireducational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successfultransfer, employment or lifelong learning.The ideal candidate will share ACC's commitment to educating itsracially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Inaddition, the ideal candidate will be experienced inculturally-responsive academic practices for engaging withfirst-generation students and returning students who have beenhistorically underserved .The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the useof curriculum that is responsive to the students it serves. Suchcurriculum includes use of pedagogical techniques that draw on awide range of high impact and effective practices as well asvarying culturally-relevant illustrations and approaches.Our MissionThe Austin Community College District promotes student success andcommunity development by providing affordable access, throughtraditional and distance learning modes, to higher education andworkforce training in its service area.For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and InclusionACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensurethe increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion ofhistorically underserved and underrepresented populations. Throughcontinual strategic community engagement and professionaldevelopment of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, thecollege demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture andclimate for equitable outcomes.As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve adiverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellentprofessors who help students achieve their educational goals andare sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economicbackgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted aStatement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC'sfaculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship,inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment toequity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.Current Work of the Department/DisciplineThe Game Development, Animation, and Motion Graphics Department isall about training students for the local and national job market.Our top-notch faculty is a who's who of local talent, hardwiredinto the latest trends and eager to give students the real-worldexpertise and know-how that comes from years of experience in thebusiness. Our degree and certificate programs are designed by acommittee of local digital industry professionals preparingstudents to jump into the creative industry. Classes within thedepartment can benefit students just out of high school, peoplewho'd like a change of career, and professionals in the industrywho wish to update their creative and technical skills.Job SummaryResponsible to prepare and deliver Game Design coursework inengaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflecta commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, anunderstanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge ofthe teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty inaccordance with college policies and procedures.Principal Responsibilities and Duties FLSA StatusExempt Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive workingrelationships with students, colleagues, and staff representingdiverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods toteach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and fromdiverse backgrounds and abilities.Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline andsubject matter.Experience using technology as an instructional aide whereappropriate to enhance learning .Documented experience with active and applied teaching andlearning methodologies.A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting,including teaching practices that reflect an understanding of themulticultural classroom and the benefits of cultural awarenessand sensitivity in the classroom and the workplace.Commitment to a diverse workforce.Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin CommunityCollege and to the principles and practices associated withServant-Leadership.Ability to communicate effectively with students with a widerange of skills and backgrounds.Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied anddiverse groups from the community as well as students, staff,faculty, and administration.Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, aswell as listening.Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability tomaintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends,including possible multiple campus locations that may vary bysemester.Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of studentinformation.Understanding of what it means to teach in a community collegeenvironment that serves often underprepared and underrepresentedstudents.Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of therole of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality,and inclusion.Other: See Commitment to Equity and Inclusion. Work is routinely performed in a classroom or laboratorysetting.Subject to standing, walking, sitting, and reaching forextended periods of time.Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe workingconditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions toprevent others from engaging in unsafe practices. LocationAs assigned. Appropriate use of the college's learning managementsystem.Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission offinal course grades .Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other officialcollege functions.Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improvestudent retention and success.Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, orother activities and meetings.Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality inall interactions.Comply with published college policies and procedures and meetprofessional standards for teaching in a community college.last_img read more