Michigan State University is looking to bring highly motivated and diverse mentors with industry and/or academic experience to the Apple Developer Academy. Successful candidates need to be critical thinkers in a fast-paced, flexible environment, and work with the mentor team to create new learning experiences for students in the Apple Developer Academy and associated Foundations Program.
The ideal candidate has experience in UI/UX design, in industry and/or in academic environment. The candidate has hands-on experience in app design and visual style or has been a contributing design team member to an app in the App Store. They must also bring experience and some expertise in teaching, coaching, or mentoring individuals from diverse backgrounds. The candidate must be open to learning and exploring new pedagogical models, and the candidate will be expected to learn alongside students. They will be expected to work with an extended team to build a strong collection of high-quality inclusive teaching practices and materials, including creating technical solutions for in-house use by students and mentors of the Apple Developer Academy and Foundation programs. For more information about the Apple Developer Academy with Michigan State University in Detroit, please visit https://hub.msu.edu/project/apple-developer-academy
Provide mentorship to students
Review student deliverables and provide constructive feedback
Continuously develop own skills and learn with/from colleagues
Share personal expertise with others
Occasional evening meetings with teams outside of the Detroit Academy
Openness to international business travel for professional development, training or collaboration engagements.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Bachelors -UI/UX Design
Masters -App Design
Design: Knowledge of UX and UI principles
iOS Ecosystem: Familiarity with iOS Human Interface Guidelines
Formal design experience: Demonstrated job experience or training in a design-related field (e.g., higher education courses, training, certifications, online courses, etc.)
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Demonstrated personal or professional commitment or experience engaging with diverse groups of people.
Knowledge of UX theories and processes
Knowledge of user research, empathy and understanding, personas, user stories, prototyping, wireframing, etc.
Knowledge of design principles (e.g., typography, color palettes, etc.)
Knowledge of accessibility principles
Experience with brand identity, logo design,or marketing materials among diverse markets.
Experience with Design Thinking frameworks
Interest in new pedagogical models (e.g., Challenge Based Learning or experiential learning models)
Interest in experimenting with new classroom practices
Interest in empowering a diverse range of students to reach their potential
Team player with good interpersonal skills
Experience working in a dynamic, diverse team-based setting
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability
Required Application Materials
Applicants are required to submit CV and Cover Letter.
Applicants must also respond to the following prompt:
PROMPT: The Apple Developer Academy distinguishes itself from traditional education settings by relying on mentorship as a teaching model--where mentors interact with diverse students to share their professional expertise and practical insight to encourage their creativity and confidence as they develop their own skills. Tell us about a personal or professional connection that made a long-lasting impact on your life. How would you leverage this experience to be a mentor to a diverse range of students in the Academy?
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