Sessional Instructor, DIGF 1003: Atelier 0, Winter 2020
OCAD University
Toronto, ON
The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for the following anticipated course offering in the Winter semester of the 2019-20 academic year


(Winter Semester, January 6, 2020 – April 10, 2020; Mondays; 11:50am – 2:50pm)

This course introduces the core ideas of the Digital Futures program. It synthesizes the technical and conceptual methods introduced in the first year of the program, and provides a space of experimentation for students to explore them further. The goal is to prepare students for the Ateliers and explore how their work can engage industries and communities beyond the classroom.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching and teaching-related responsibilities may include but are not limited to: course outline development, studio preparation and delivery inclusive of lectures, critiques, grading, mid-term evaluations and final evaluations/reviews, participation in Faculty and program meetings; including responsibility for health & safety and meeting academic and curricular requirements and deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant should have a PhD or Master’s in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional/practical experience with a high level of expertise in the relevant subject, and outstanding communication skills. Postsecondary teaching experience is an asset. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Sessional appointments are fixed-term annual contracts of up to three half-credit courses per academic year. Sessional compensation includes a per-course pay scale with salary level of $6,316.00 (effective January 1, 2020) plus 7% in lieu of benefits and vacation pay per the provisions of the Employment Standards Act. These positions are subject to budgetary approval and satisfactory enrolment levels.

Applications should include: a letter of intent stating the candidate’s interests in the areas of teaching by identifying relevant courses above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that responds to the profile of the position; a digital portfolio of recent and current work /publications (if applicable); and the names and contact information of three references. Please upload all application documents in PDF format.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application in confidence, addressed to Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies Appointments Committee, online by clicking the “Apply Now” button below.

The review of applications will begin on June 24, 2019 at 4:00pm, and will continue until the position is filled.

As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse. OCAD University understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire .

OCAD University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contac t Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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