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 fall 2019 semester, we have openings for the following classes.  On your cover letter, please indicate the classes that you are interested in and qualify to teach.

WMDD 4800: Graphics Design for Web (1/4 FTE)

The principles of design and design theories are explored. Design elements and methodology are identified and utilized in a variety of iterative group and individual projects. The role of colour theory and typography will be applied to solve design problems. Stylistic movements will be examined to build a foundation for design decisions.

WMDD 4810: Introduction to Vector Graphics (1/8 FTE)

Graphic elements appearing on websites or in mobile applications are either raster- or vector-based. In this course, students will explore vector graphics and gain a foundation in editing existing files and creating original art. Explores the creation of high-quality, scalable graphics designed for user interface components. Students will use a variety of tools and techniques to create vector-based icons, graphics and illustrations.

WMDD 4805: Introduction to Raster Graphics (1/8 FTE)

Graphic elements appearing on websites or in mobile applications are either raster- or vector-based. In this course, students will explore raster graphics and gain a foundation in editing existing files or creating original art.

Introduces the tools and techniques to create raster graphics for online delivery. Students will examine correcting colour, making selections, determining resolution requirements and optimizing graphics as part of an integrated workflow.

WMDD 4915 Audio, Video Production (1/4 FTE)

Designers need the skills to build  multimedia components such as video, background soundtracks, sound effects and animation for delivery to developers for final mobile or web apps. Students create multimedia content to support supplied UX criteria. Topics include storytelling via motion graphics in context to delivery within a web or mobile application environment. and the use of audio and video capture and editing techniques.

4910 Advanced Graphics Techniques (1/4 FTE)

Designers not only need to be fluent with individual raster and vector technologies, but also need to be able to integrate both into a project, knowing where to draw upon the strengths of each. Students will apply tools and techniques to create complex graphics and combine vector and raster graphics to build interface components.

Required Qualifications:             

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Audio/ Video Production 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: September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Start Date: September 1, 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.: F041-19

Deadline: July 19, 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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