Faculty/Department: Professor, Communication Culture and Information Technology (Web Design and Development)
Employee Group: Academic
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 17/F/06
Application Deadline: March 6, 2017
Start Date: August 2017
Salary Range: $61,638 - $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)
Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Web Design and Development to students in our Communication Culture & Information Technology (CCIT) program in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design. CCIT is an interdisciplinary program for the study of the art and science of human communication, how communication builds knowledge and creates culture, and how information technology affects the way humans communicate. CCIT combines the academic research strength and international prestige of the University of Toronto with the professional orientation and world-wide media reputation of Sheridan College. CCIT is one of a number of joint programs with the University of Toronto at Mississauga, including Art and Art History, and Theatre and Drama Studies.
The ideal candidate will: show strong knowledge of theory and practice of user experience design, graphic design, information architecture and responsive design and layout; be actively engaged in development community to update skills, learn emerging technologies and assist with the selection of guest lecturers; be actively engaged in curriculum development to consolidate different levels of course design from introductory to advanced, fourth year capstone projects; support and engage with other web design stream professors to support their curriculum objectives and goals to consolidate content streams; enjoy teaching a diverse array of students from various cultural backgrounds
- 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
- Master’s degree in interactive digital media, web design, digital communication, information studies or related field of study;
- A minimum of 3 years relevant practical and professional experience;
- Professional experience as a web site designer, with references to online portfolio pieces (preferred);
- Experience teaching code to novices with limited technical background;
- Experience teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in business or industry (preferred);
- Formal studies in adult or higher education (an asset);
- Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers;
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills; patient and detail-oriented;
- 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.
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.