Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale.
Department Chair, Architectural/Engineering CAD
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.
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Overview of Position: This position is a part-time, adjunct instructor position teaching courses in the Associate of Science degree in Architecture. The Associate of Science degree in Architecture is offered through the Architectural & Engineering Computer-Aided Design Department at Austin Community College. This instructor teaches introductory and advanced courses in architecture, architectural design, architectural graphics, and building technology to transfer students in a comprehensive multi-campus community college, and has responsibility for instructing students in accordance with College policy and procedures. This includes maintaining office hours, maintaining professional competence and other college-wide assignments and departmental duties as described in this job posting. This faculty member is responsible for contributing to the development of course curriculum for specific architecture courses as necessary within the Associate of Science degree program in architecture.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Qualified candidates must possess the required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Candidates must demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field, service to the profession and/or the community, sensitivity to, and knowledge of, a diverse student body and understanding of the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges. Candidates must possess effective planning, organizational communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates must possess and demonstrate skills in the creation of architectural projects using best professional practices and relevant, current technology in the field of architecture. Candidates should be knowledgeable of current and emerging technologies and practices regarding architectural design, architectural graphics and modeling, hand drawing and model-building, and building technology including building materials and methods of construction.
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 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
The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area. For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement
Responsible to prepare and deliver Architecture 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.
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
Prepare and teach courses in the field of Architecture 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.
This faculty member is responsible for contributing to the development of course curriculum for specific architecture courses as necessary within the Associate of Science degree program in architecture.
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.)
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.
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 SACSCOC accreditation standards:
Bachelor's in Architecture NAAB-accredited institution plus architectural licensure in a U.S. jurisdiction or Master's degree in Architecture or Architecture Studies or
Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Architecture.
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/.
Licenses, Certifications, etc.
Active architectural licensure/registration is preferred.
Preferred Experience: A minimum of three years of documented professional experience in architectural design and building project production using current technology and softwares with expertise in commercial and residential architectural design, structural assemblies, and building systems including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. College level teaching experience including production of curriculum materials (i.e. syllabi, curriculum, lecture materials, videos, student handouts) in the field of architecture.
Application must be submitted by the closing date for this position.
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.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity 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.
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 Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.
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 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
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.
Internal Number: 2012012
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