Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.
Employee Group: Academic
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Start Date: August 2020
Reference Number: 20/F/19
Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm
Salary Range: $65,250 - $113,115 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)
Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty team, starting in August 2020. The successful candidate will develop curriculum and teach a range of courses in typography, design foundations, information design, and aspects of interaction and experiential design across three programs to students in our Bachelor of Interaction Design, Bachelor of Illustration, and Bachelor of Experiential Design programs in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design. Sheridan's degree programs prepare students to work as visual communicators and designers in the field of interactive design, experiential design, and Illustration communications. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach in areas that includes specialization in typography, visual communication design, and information design. As this position is cross appointed over three programs, there is a desire for the candidate to be able to address the challenges of integrating emerging design technologies into curriculum. A knowledge of AR/ VR/ XR (Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality/ Mixed Reality) and the applications for AI (Artificial Intelligence) would be an asset. Our goal is to foster graduates within each discipline, including Interaction Design, Experiential Design, and Illustration, with strong personal voices who can provide leadership within increasingly digital global design practices. Graduates should have the capability to navigate increasingly complex design and communications problems, and to contribute to positive social and cultural change.
Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centered environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to College, Faculty, and Program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research, and alternative curriculum delivery strategies.
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;
Fostering 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 inclusive 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 curriculum delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process.
Master’s degree in a related field of study (Ph.D. preferred).
A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience.
A personal and informed view of contemporary design practices, issues, and criticism.
A critical understanding and expertise in typographic forms, systems, and processes applied in multi-disciplinary media across disciplines, including interaction design, experiential design, and illustration.
A critical understanding of problem solving and innovative conceptual and strategic thinking with and knowledge of data visualization and mobile application development, programming, prototyping processes, and design theory.
Experience with teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level.
Formal studies in adult or higher education an asset.
Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations, and employers.
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students at all year levels.
Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.
Special consideration will be given to candidates who show evidence of an advanced design practice, academic, and creative scholarship as well as knowledge of contemporary design within a range of social and cultural contexts. It is expected that the candidate will integrate research and practice within their teaching and will engage collaboratively in curriculum development in response to evolving pedagogical needs in the relevant design disciplines.
Experience/interest in collaborative projects and teaching is highly desirable.
Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.
You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.