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

Description of Position:      

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 2018 semester, we have openings for the following classes.

WMDD 4845: Introduction to Mobile Application Development (1/8 FTE)

Students are introduced to the characteristics, standards, frameworks, and interface guidelines for a variety of mobile devices. Standard UI/UX issues and implementation on targeted mobile devices are discussed.

WMDD 4870: Project Management (1/8 FTE)

Students will learn the fundamentals of traditional and agile project management methods. Specifically, they will learn how to initiate the project, organize the team, assess risk, estimate costs, schedule the work, and monitor progress. Students will be introduced to software tools commonly used for project management.

WMDD 4900: Advanced Graphics Design (1/4 FTE)

Design theories and principles will be further developed through application of process and technique. Existing design solutions will be deconstructed and analyzed. Students will apply advanced typography techniques for web and mobile applications. Software and techniques to create and modify 3D graphics will be introduced.

WMDD 4925: Advanced User Experience Design (1/4 FTE)

This is a continuation of the Introduction to User Experience course, and involves in-depth examination of human abilities (mental models, cognitive resources, and sensory processing). Building functional prototypes and evaluating them using a wide variety of methods, including observations, interviews, questionnaires, and videos.

WMDD 4960: Business Strategies for Creative Technologists (1/8 FTE)

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.

Required Qualifications:     

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Graphic Design, or UX Design (or equivalent).
  • Applicant with relevant real world experience is 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: May 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

Start Date: May 1, 2018

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.: F007-18

Deadline: February 21, 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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