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:

http://www.langara.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/web-and-mobile-app/program-curriculum.html

For the January 2019, we are seeking instructors with expertise in building and advising companies in the web and mobile industry, as well as experienced in social media promotion, building industry connections, and hosting industry events.  In particular, the following classes are available:

Description of Position:

Temporary Part-Time (1/8 of Full-Time)

WMDD 4960: Business Strategies for Creative Technologists

Examines the software industry from the perspective of an entrepreneur, developing websites and mobile applications. From developing a new audience, and building a business plan, to building and managing an effective marketing strategy, all facets of the business side of creative technologies will be covered.

Temporary Part-Time (1/8 of Full-Time)

WMDD 4965: Social Media Strategy

Social media is an integral part of most businesses today. Designers who want to freelance or are a part of a small company will need effective social media skills to promote themselves or their company. Students are introduced to fundamental principles of digital communications to promote and develop an online presence using social media and online marketing tools.

Temporary Part-Time (1/8 of Full-Time)

WMDD 4990: Industry Topics I

Industry speakers will discuss current topics as well as the latest trends in mobile and web design and development. The course will provide students with the opportunity to learn from leaders from a variety of sectors who will share their perspectives and insights into the state of the industry. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will be responsible for arranging the speakers.

Temporary Part-Time (1/8 of Full-Time)

WMDD 4990: Industry Topics II

In order to succeed, both designers and developers must be able to identify and converse about emerging trends in the web and mobile world. In a continuation of WMDD 4990, students independently find industry speakers and present further topics, seminar style, from their own research.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree (or equivalent); OR 10+ years of relevant industry experience in the tech industry with a focus on business and social media.
  • 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 January 1st to April 30th, 2019


Start Date: All positions start January 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.: F077-18

Deadline: October 16, 2018

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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