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Instructor Digital Gaming and Simulation (Artist) - Adjunct Pool

Houston Community College System
Greater Third Ward, TX
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Apr 11, 2024

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Instructor Digital Gaming and Simulation (Artist) - Adjunct PoolHouston, Texas, System WideAdjunct23002FH Requisition #Feb 20, 2024 Post DateWe are looking for an Instructor Digital Gaming and Simulation who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. Come be a part of the Mosaic of HCC.Teach variety of courses focusing on Digital gaming & simulation for programmers, and/or artists. These include 2D, 3D, AR/VR game development with professional experience in programming and/or scripting languages in C++ and C#.Software knowledge include:
    Unreal EngineUnityMaxon zBrushAutodesk MayaMicrosoft Visual StudioThe ideal candidate will have strong team building and management skills, knowledge of game design fundamentals and best practices, and experience using a variety of game creation tools.
      Lecture and teach across multiple modalities, online and in-person.Provide quality feedback while mentoring students in industry related skills and expectations.Mentor students in a workforce environment in developing their portfolioSUMMARYProvide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service.The incumbent will teach a maximum load of (See Faculty Workload Guidelines) contact hours each semester in area(s) of competency and participate as a part-time instructor in the activities of the department, division, and college. Faculty may be assigned to teach in the modalities of face-to-face, hybrid, online (synchronous or asynchronous), or any combination of modalities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
        Teaching:Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline. Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories.Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.Academic Advising:Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues. Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.Create and maintain a website dedicated to the types of information as specified by the college and chair of the department.Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).Professional Development:Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.Keep pace with developments in the discipline.Learn technologies that support student learning.Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.  Institutional and Community Service:Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activitiesActively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS.Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS.Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards. Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education. Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.EDUCATIONAssociate degree in Gaming or related field required. Bachelor's degree or higher preferred.Copy of transcript conferring required degree and certifications must accompany applicationEXPERIENCE3 years working experience in gaming software development, as a game designer, artist, and/or programmer required.Portfolio required.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 1. Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment 2. Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at several sites around the city 3. Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required 4. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population 5. Possess good organizational and planning skills 6. Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities. 7. Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment 8. Proficient in the development of concept and design documents, storyboarding, level design, version control, project management, game engine, and game testing methodologies. Preferences Skill in using a virtual sculpting tool is a plus. 9. Mentor students in a workforce environment in developing their portfolio. 10. Software knowledge required:Unreal EngineUnityMaxon zBrushAutodesk MayaMS Visual Studio 11. Able to teach 2D, 3D, AR/VR game development with professional experience in programming and/or scripting languages C++ and C#. 12. Able to teach Mathematics and Physics for games is a plus This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities. The OrganizationHouston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.The Team
        Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their home. When you join our talented team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.LocationHouston is a city with limitless possibilities:
        • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
        • Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.
        • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
        • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
        • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
        • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
        • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
        • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
        EEO StatementHouston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:Osvaldo Gomez, MSW, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
        Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EO/TIX)PO Box 667517 Houston TX, 77266713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.eduHCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

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