Professor, Visual and Creative Arts - Oakville
17/03/17

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to a learning-centred environment, where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to Sheridan, Faculty and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research and alternative delivery strategies. Faculty ensure students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques, through providing individual tutoring, academic counselling and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses.

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
Employee Group: Academic
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 17/F/22
Application Deadline: Screening will begin May 1, 2017. Open until filled.
Start Date: August 2017
Salary Range: $61,638 - $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

The successful candidate will teach students in our Visual & Creative Arts program and will demonstrate an ability to teach design within the context of contemporary art and design practice at the introductory level through to more advanced levels. The successful candidate may be assigned to teach colour theory, 2D principles, typography and various related digital media.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a related field of study required;
  • Five years’ related professional experience in design or a related field;
  • Knowledge of visual communications theory including the fundamental principles of 2D design, typography and colour theory;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of digital media;
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in business or industry preferred;
  • Strong network of contacts with other professionals, agencies and employers;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students;
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.

Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Note: Copies of educational credentials is requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.