Continuing Studies Instructor - UI Design Principles

Continuing Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art + Design requires an experienced instructor to teach within the User Experience (UX) Design Certificate program.

Course Title

# Weeks

# Hours

Pay Rate

UI Design Principles

12 Weeks

4 hours/week


Course content includes:

  • UI Design Principles, Design Systems, Visual Audits
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Grid and Page Hierarchy
  • Accessibility, effective design solutions
  • User Testing and Heuristics for Visual Design
  • Application of UI to UX prototype

Position Qualifications:

Individuals should hold a degree (Masters or equivalent preferred) in UX Design, Product Design, Interaction Design, Communication Design or related field, and 3 years professional experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Candidates should demonstrate a passion for life-long learning, and have measurable and diverse industry experience within the field of UX design. We are looking for active designers who are looking to be part of a vibrant learning community.

We are seeking candidates offering the following skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design practices and trends
  • Knowledge in visual fundamentals, contemporary design theory, content strategy, information architecture and accessibility
  • Expert computer literacy across a variety of design tools and Adobe Creative Cloud core programs
  • Expert research skills, data analysis skills and presentation skills
  • Experience in concept development for digital devices and platforms using a variety of techniques
  • Ability to sequence and adapt teaching schedule and style to successfully reach diverse learners
  • Strong class management skills, including implementation of equitable practice, positive disciplinary skills, empathetic communication, and student-centered learning
  • Strong teamwork, organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Please send a cover letter, cv, portfolio website and short teaching statement to:

Continuing Studies, Emily Carr University
Subject: Comp. #UXDes_CEIE105

Applications are accepted until position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this course, please contact

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Emily Carr Continuing Studies is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes and prioritizes applications from persons who identify as Black, Indigenous or persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority