Recently voted Fast Company’s #1 Most Innovative Company in Education and #28 Most Innovative Company in the world, General Assembly is a venture-backed, post Series D, NYC-based startup in our sixth year. General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. We offer classes, workshops, long-form courses, and events in worldwide markets including New York, where we are headquartered, and Atlanta, Austin, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Melbourne, and Washington DC. We also partner with Fortune 500 companies to spur innovation through increased digital fluency and assist them with talent acquisition as they build their 21st Century workforce.
In this immersive educational experience, students engage in the user experience process, developing the skills and portfolio of a junior practitioner. We are looking for instructors to lead this transformative experience through General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive course.
Why Teach the User Experience Design Immersive?
If you are looking to make a life-changing impact by doing what you know and love, this is the position for you. Through this unparalleled opportunity, you will:
Deepen your own design skills by guiding students through a rigorous journey where they begin as driven novices and leave as empowered designers
Facilitate a supportive and energetic community that lasts well beyond the course
Challenge students to think strategically as they turn their ideas into real user experience solutions
Hone your own leadership skills by working with an instructional team and classroom community
Skills and Qualifications
You are eager to shape the skills, minds, and trajectories of the newest generation of user experience designers.
You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are looking for guidance.
You have 4 - 5 years of experience working in user experience design.
You have fluency in some or all of the following topics: the UX Process, User Research and Personas, Usability Testing, UX Analysis, Information Architecture, Interface Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, Analytics and Optimization, Mobile UX, and/or HTML/CSS.
You have previous user experience design teaching experience, through a course, team training, etc.
Responsibilities and Duties
Teach eight hours a day, five days a week, for 10 weeks.
Instructors will need to commit 10 - 20 hours a week to working with us on curriculum/preparing to teach.
Work closely with two – three co-instructors or teaching assistants to provide students with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.
Work alongside GA staff and teaching team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students.
Guide students through development of a stellar final project that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.
Facilitate a dynamic and collaborative classroom community.
Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of solving user experience design problems.