Job Title: Instructor, Web and Mobile App Design and Development 

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Posting Type: Concurrent

Department/Program: Web and Mobile App Design and Development

Program Overview:  WMDD is a two-year post-baccalaureate diploma program focused on web and mobile app design and development, from concept to deployment. This program encompasses visual aesthetics (including typography, color theory, and graphics), client and server programming, user experience design, and project management. Students will choose to enter the designer or developer stream of the program when they apply, although they can change their focus up until the third term.

Students will complete several projects, both individually and in teams. Throughout, they will produce real world projects, develop digital portfolios, and build industry connections. It consists of four semesters of in-class studies plus an optional semester experiential work term in which valuable industry work experience will be gained.

Students will specialize in advanced development or design and, at the end of the program, will possess the technical and communication skills for jobs in freelance, small business or corporate environments.

Students have a common set of courses throughout the program and specialize in one of two areas: Designer or Developer.

Descriptions of the program and specific courses can be found on the Langara web site:

For the Summer 2019, we are seeking instructors with expertise in HTML/CSS, iOS development, server and cloud administration, and front-end web frameworks.  In your application, please indicate which of the following classes you are interested in teaching.

Description of Position:


Students will further develop the skills learned in HTML/CSS I. They will incorporate into their authoring practice current production methods such as CSS preprocessors, JavaScript frameworks, and rapid-prototyping software. Most importantly, they will develop the ability to use emerging methods successfully in web design and development.

  • Temporary, Part-Time (1/4 of FTE)

WMDD 4945: Native iOS App Development

Currently, iOS and Android are the two most popular operating systems on mobile devices. Coursework focusses on the Swift programming language and creation of apps for the iOS platform. Topics include building storyboards, implementing actions, using audio/visual assets, testing and deployment.

  • Temporary, Part-Time (1/4 of FTE)

WMDD 4950: Security and Cloud and Server Administration

Most websites and many mobile apps require some type of customized backend; that is, hardware and software hosted on a server that ultimately serves up the content to the user. Students install and configure a Linux server along with services for websites and mobile apps. Topics include network and Internet infrastructure, including configuration tools, and cloud-based server management. Security will be emphasized and applied throughout.

  • Temporary, Part-Time (1/4 of FTE)

WMDD 4992: Directed Studies

The web and mobile industry requires constant learning and skills acquisition. In order to keep up to date, students research and learn in depth about recent design and development tools and methodologies. In addition, under supervision, students identify a focus area of interest and acquire the ability to learn independently.

  • Temporary, Part-Time (1/4 of FTE)

WMDD 4999: Special Topics

In a dynamic industry such as web and mobile app development, developers must stay current with new technologies, specializations and trends. Topics focus on a defined subject within the field of Web and Mobile App development. The course content will change from semester to semester and will depend upon the specific expertise and interest of the instructor and topical issues related to development.

  • Temporary, Part-Time (1/8 FTE)

Required Qualifications:     

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent); OR 10+ years of relevant industry experience in web application development
  • Applicants with relevant real-world experience are preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience would be an asset.
  • Course design would be an asset.
  • Must attend department meetings and assist with department duties.

Length of appointment: Teaching May 1st to August 31st, 2019

Start Date: All positions start May 1st, 2019

Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.

Employee Group: LFA

Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.

Competition No.: F009-19

Deadline: February 25, 2019

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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