Faculty, Computer Science – DBase, SW Dev, Programming Langs at Austin Community College

Category: Other
Location: Austin, Texas
Position Information

Location As assigned.
Hours As assigned.
Salary Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale.
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Department Chair, Computer Science & Computer Information Technology
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.
College Profile


Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.


Student Profile


Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC currently enrolls 41,500 students, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2017, ACC’s students were 45% White, 35% Latinx, 8% African-American, 5% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial. ACC’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students’ educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve.

ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.

The ideal candidate will be eager to work with a diverse student population and will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and others who have been historically underserved.


Our Mission


The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.


Commitment to Equity and Inclusion


ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.


Current Work of the Department/Discipline


The Computer Science and Information Technology Division offers on campus, online, and dual credit courses across Central Texas.  The Computer Science and Information Technology Division launched a Bachelors of Applied Science in Fall 2020. In addition, the division has been awarded a grant for developing Apprenticeships in the Capital Area.  The division is also implementing a Computer Fluency program to prepare students with essential skills to enter the workforce and will be developing training for Software Development, Leadership and Problem Solving for the Army Futures Command.


Job Summary


Responsible to prepare and deliver Computer Science, Database, Software Development, Programming Languages  coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures.


Principal Responsibilities and Duties


    • Prepare and teach courses in the field of Computer Science, Database, Software Development, and Programming Languages to a diverse and multicultural student population based on the department’s approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community college students and the standards of the discipline.
    • Participate actively in departmental responsibilities and departmental governance, including curriculum review and revision, program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program level, and other departmental activities.
    • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.
    • Serve as a mentor to students in the Computer Science, Database, Software Development, Programming Languages program.
    • Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
    • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
    • Support division and department goals through active and collegial engagement in decision-making and unit-level planning.
    • Serve on college wide and departmental committees, councils, work groups, and task forces.
    • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president, executive vice president.


Principal Professional Standards


  • Appropriate use of the college’s learning management system.
  • Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of final course grades.
  • Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other official college functions.
  • Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.
  • Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, or other activities and meetings.
  • Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.
  • Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet professional standards for teaching in a community college.


Required Education


  • Austin Community College welcomes all interested applicants who want to teach in a community college setting and engage with a diverse population of learners. Minimal education requirements are in accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements:
    • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer or Software Engineering, or Computer-based Information Systems (e.g., management, decision, data-processing) OR 
    • Master’s Degree plus 18 graduate hours in one of the disciplines above.

    SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.

    For specific requirements by course and program, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.


Required Work Experience (Workforce Programs)


In accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements:

  • Three years of non-teaching, industry-related work experience.

SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.

For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.

Application Requirements

Document Requirements

When you apply using the official ACC eApply application, you will need to upload the following documents to your application:

  1. Cover letter – Explaining interest in the position.
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume – Your most recently updated C.V. or Resume.
  • Include the following as part of your C.V.  or Resume upload:
    • Statement of teaching philosophy.  Consider these questions as you develop your teaching philosophy statement:
      • What are your values, beliefs, and goals related to teaching and learning?
      • What will make you effective in the community college classroom?
      • How does student identity in the classroom affect how you teach?
    • Statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in the academic environment.

Official transcripts and/or certifications will need to be sent directly from your institution to:

ACC Highland Business Center
Attention: E.B. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped “issued to student” are not accepted.

Reference Requirements
3 professional references required (contact information only)