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Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in todays most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, & The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, business, & more, both online & at campuses around the world. Our global professional community boasts 40,000 full- & part-time alumni & counting.

In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top tech talent & spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognized as one of Deloittes Technology Fast 500, & Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.

We are looking for instructors:

Our Web Development Immersive course is a life-changing educational experience where our students learn the skills & mindsets to take on new careers as web developers. We are looking for a lead instructor with strong JavaScript experience to play a key role on our growing instructional team.

Why teach our Web Development Immersive?

If you are looking to make a life-changing impact by sharing your love for software development with the next generation of developers, wed love for you to consider joining our team. We deliver more than just skills training, & are looking for teachers who share our vision for a community of lifelong learners pursuing work that they love. As a full-time teacher for our flagship full-time web development program, you will join us on one of our many campuses to:

  • Work closely with one or more co-instructors to guide students through a rigorous, transformational journey towards apprenticeship in software development.
  • Become a better leader, & mentor as you learn from veteran instructors & our world-class instructional coaches.
  • Inspire & support students as they identify their passions & drive their own continued learning beyond the curriculum.
  • Adapt our global curriculum & use it to guide your teaching, building your own lesson plans as needed & contributing back your lessons learned over time.
  • Facilitate a safe, supportive, & energetic community that welcomes the various needs & learning styles of your students.

What do we teach?

We adapt both our global curriculum & local approach to the technical trends & hiring environment of the times & cities we work in, but today our primary educational approach centers around JavaScript. In general, our curriculum is scaffolded to follow the historical evolution of web development. We start by teaching the fundamentals of programming & web design through JavaScript, HTML, & CSS. About 25% of our course (normally unit 2 of 4) focuses on Rails MVC or similar framework, using that context to introduce databases, security, & other foundational knowledge. The rest of the course (units 3 & 4) focuses back on JavaScript. We cover API development in Node, then tackle one or more front-end MV* frameworks (Backbone, Angular, Ember, React). We also cover all sorts of other things that junior web developers need to know, like source control, team collaboration, & developer workflow.

We give students the chance to spend focused time building at least 4 major projects, in addition to other smaller projects & labs. About 20% of overall class time is spent on dedicated project work.

Skills & Qualifications

  • You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are trying to figure something out.
  • You are eager to shape the skills, minds, & careers of the newest generation of web developers.
  • You have at least 3+ years of experience working on a software development team.
  • You have working experience in both front-end & back-end development, & are fluent in
    • HTML & CSS
    • Full-stack JavaScript (strong JavaScript highly preferred)
    • At least one JS MV* framework (Angular, Backbone, or React preferred)
    • SQL databases (we generally use PosgreSQL)
    • NoSQL (we generally cover MongoDB & Redis)
    • At least one additional object-oriented language (Ruby or Python preferred)

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Teach Monday-Friday, all day, for the 12 week duration of the program
  • Instructors will need to commit a few hours per week preparing lessons & materials, leveraging existing GA curriculum content.
  • Work closely with co-instructors or teaching assistants to provide students with meaningful & prompt feedback on their progress.
  • Work alongside GA staff & teaching team to best meet the needs & 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, collaborative, & positive classroom community.
  • Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of learning a new skill set
 
 
 
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