Contract Faculty Opportunities in Fibre Arts, Haliburton School of Art + Design

Hiring Contract Faculty, Fibre Arts Certificate at Haliburton School of Art + Design

Application Deadline: March 26, 2023

Are you a practicing, professional artist with a passion for teaching and learning? Have you or do you have an interest in designing and facilitating integrated learning opportunities that inspire students to develop and expand their passion for art and design within the fibre arts and textiles media? Do you excel in creating a positive learning environment that is adaptive, flexible, and focused on learning success? Do you have post-secondary teaching experience?

Delivered at the Haliburton Campus, the Fibre Arts Certificate program is an accelerated fifteen week, two-semesters-in-one learning opportunity for students. Each course is delivered within one week primarily Monday to Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. Each course is a hands-on project-based experience designing, constructing and manipulating through the medium of fibre arts. As a contract faculty member, you will play a pivotal role instructing diverse learners by demonstrating teaching excellence within the studio and creating a learning environment that motivates and engages learners, using a variety of teaching and delivery methodologies.

Faculty in the Haliburton School of Art + Design play a key role by:

  • Providing academic leadership within teaching teams to ensure the consistent delivery of assigned courses;
  • Designing, updating and teaching curriculum;
  • Demonstrating teaching excellence through proven adaptability with diverse learners;
  • Creating a learning environment that motivates and engages learners, using a variety of teaching methodologies and types of delivery, including lectures and applied learning; and
  • Contributing to team discussions about curriculum, to support program objectives, studio safety and student experience.

We are looking for contract faculty for the following week-long courses:

  • ARTS 991 Fabric & Fibre Construction
  • ARTS450 Fibre Arts Science
  • ARTS444 Fibre Arts History
  • ARTS1935 Basic Construction
  • ARTS1937 Fibre Arts Project Design
  • ARTS1939 Fibre Arts Techniques
  • ARTS1941 Fibre Arts – Innovations Studio I
  • ARTS1942 Fibre Arts – Innovations Studio II

What We Are Looking For:

A minimum of 3 years of experience teaching at the College post-secondary level within the last 5 years is desired. Your previous work experiences will provide a broad range of knowledge to enhance the student learning experience within a studio environment.

Any of the follow are strong assets:

  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Fibre Arts Major
  • Bachelor of Education / Ontario College of Teachers Qualification
  • Master of Arts in Adult Education / Master of Education

Previous Teaching Experience:

Do you have experience in teaching or training at the post-secondary level including curriculum development and using a variety of techniques? In this role, you will work in a team environment and develop/deliver curriculum using a variety of teaching methodologies which may include lectures, seminars, or other innovative delivery methods.

Experience will have demonstrated inclusion of diverse learners and cultural awareness/experience using universal design for learning principals and a variety of teaching methodologies such as traditional and/or online course delivery. Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of current teaching technologies (ie Learning Management Systems) would be desired.

Curriculum design and development experience, both individual and within a collaborative team environment, and commitment to lifelong learning demonstrates your ability to incorporate best practice, innovative trends and emerging issues in the field. Understanding and applying quality assurance processes as it relates to post-secondary education will be essential.

You have the ability to enhance the student experience, proven by creation of a rich learning environment and creative teaching and evaluation methods. You foster student success using effective, consistent and timely feedback.

This role requires the incumbent to demonstrate accountability and responsiveness to students, colleagues and the community. Additionally, your experience illustrates your self-motivation, superior communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking and problem solving.

Salary Range

As per the part-time, partial load or sessional academic salary grid ($80-$138).
Housing may be available at a subsidized rate for the period of the contract.

How To Apply

External candidate can apply by visiting our website:

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Fleming College is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible learning and working environments. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our Staff, our Faculty and our Administration including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities and commit to ensuring accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail

About Fleming College: Haliburton School of Art + Design

Haliburton School of Art + Design is known for providing unique and flexible programs taught by professionals who have shaped art, craft, design, media and heritage studies in Canada. No other college offers students this breadth of creative programming.

In 1969, the Haliburton School of Fine Arts became part of Sir Sandford Fleming College. In 2004 the campus moved to a new location in Glebe Park on Head Lake in the Village of Haliburton, and today it is known as the Haliburton School of Art + Design. The campus offers full-time 14-week Art Certificates in Artist Blacksmithing, Drawing and Painting, Photo Arts, Digital Image Design, Ceramics, Glassblowing, Jewellery, and Fibre Arts. Students can combine these Certificate programs with a year of foundation credits to obtain a Visual and Creative Arts Diploma. Haliburton School of Art + Design continues to run its short-duration summer arts courses, offering a selection of over 225 courses from May to August, open to people of all skill levels. Learn more by visiting our website.

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