Faculty, Visual Communications - (19000178)
Commitment to Mission:
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.
The Chronicle of Higher Educationâ€™s â€œGreat Colleges to Work Forâ€ is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.
Campus Marketing Statement:
Lone Star College-University Park
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrowâ€™s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.
LSC, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, was named a 2017 Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
Founded in 2010, LSC-University Park is located on a 71-acre campus that includes the comprehensive Lone Star College campus along with Lone Star Corporate College, the LSC-Energy & Manufacturing Center, multiple university partners, a charter high school, several commercial tenants and much more creating the college of the future. LSC-UPâ€™s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. LSC-UPâ€™s â€œInvitation to Innovateâ€ (i2i) has resulted in local, national and international awards and recognitions, including one patent.
Campus address is 20515 SH 249 (TX 249 and Louetta Road), Houston, TX 77070.
It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide the learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. The faculty member's role encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation, professional development, and institutional service. Primary responsibilities are to plan, develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.
Teaches courses in Visual Communication at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs
Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods
Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines
Plans, develops and uses 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
Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course
Submits required college reports and forms
Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student-learning materials
Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community
Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods
Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean
Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Mastery of course content
Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
Commitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement instructional approaches such as service learning/civic engagement, learning communities, and the effective use of technology
Ability to use effective strategies to engage students in their learning
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
Commensurate with education, qualifications and experience
Work Schedule & Conditions:
Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
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Duration of Job Posting:
Position posted until filled
Associateâ€™s degree or higher in Visual Communication related field with minimum of 3 years of relevant non-teaching work-related industry experience with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.
Associateâ€™s degree or higher in Digital Media or related field with minimum of 3 years relevant teaching or non-teaching work-related industry experience with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.
Preferred:Master's degree or Master of Fine Arts
Experience in graphic arts or web design
Evidence of active design experience, e.g. personal blog, published work, portfolio etc.
Benefits Marketing Statement:
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization recognized for the 3rd year in a row as a "Great College to Work For". We offer a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, wellness program, professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunities and more.