Apply here: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/506234/academic-specialist-design-mentor

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.

Job duties:

  • 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. 

Skills

Design Thinking
Teaching
User Experience Design (UX)