Faculty Term Appointments in Editorial Illustration and Traditional Media III: Sculpture, Seneca College

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POSITIONS: Two Faculty Term Appointments in the Illustration Diploma: Editorial Illustration; and Traditional Media III: Sculpture

Seneca College is a dynamic and diverse workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, especially women, Aboriginal persons, LBGTQ identified, persons with disabilities, and racial and cultural minorities. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

POSITION #1: Full Term Appointment (14 weeks – subject to renewal) in Editorial Illustration.

RANK: Instructor
WHERE: Seneca College at the Seneca@York campus
START DATE: May 2020

RESPONSIBILITIES
To instruct one full course (3 hours each week over 14 weeks) in Editorial Illustration in the Illustration Diploma.

Working expertise in creating editorial art for a variety of outputs which may include narrative, conceptual, information-based, and/or opinion-based illustration. Extensive experience in crafting visual image solutions in relationship to the written word. Practical experience working collaboratively with editorial art director and/or editors.

QUALIFICATIONS
Established illustration practice with expertise in editorial illustration is essential as is experience in teaching, especially at a post-secondary level. An interest in the future directions of illustration would be beneficial.

  • Completed academic credential in the discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Previous teaching experience essential, preferably at the post-secondary level
  • Minimum of 5 years visual art practice
  • Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills to interact effectively with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equity in education.

POSITION #2: One Half Term Appointment (7 weeks – subject to renewal), and one Full Term Appointment (14 weeks – subject to renewal) in Traditional Media III: Sculpture.

RANK: Instructor
WHERE: Seneca College at the Seneca@York campus
START DATE: July 2020, September 2020

RESPONSIBILITIES
To instruct the second half of a full-term course (replacing maternity leave 3 hours over 7 weeks) and the subsequent iteration as one full course (3 hours each week over 14 weeks) in Traditional Media III: Sculpture in the Illustration Diploma.

Extensive experience translating character design drawings into the creation of three-dimensional figurative sculptures as finished illustration. Working knowledge of building wire-frame and Sculpy figurative characters finished with paint and other materials. Working knowledge of building and staging dioramas that portray rich settings. Practical experience with lighting and photography to capture sculpted character in its constructed enviroment for purposes of illustration.

QUALIFICATIONS
Established illustration practice with expertise in sculpted, three-dimensional illustration techiniques including lighting and photography of artwork is essential as is experience in teaching, especially at a post-secondary level. An interest in the future directions of illustration would be beneficial.

  • Completed academic credential in the discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Previous teaching experience essential, preferably at the post-secondary level
  • Minimum of 5 years visual art practice
  • Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills to interact effectively with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equity in education.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Illustration Diploma within the School of Creative Arts and Animation at Seneca College is unique in the province. A four semester, two year diploma combines traditional illustrative media, digital media and business skills to give the independent artist the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing world of illustration.

The Faculty of Communication, Arts and Design is located at the Seneca@York campus on York University. With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca College offers degrees, diplomas and certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready. Seneca’s Faculty of Communication, Arts and Design is a recognized leader in education for a comprehensive range of fields including animation, graphic design, illustration, photography, music & performance, documentary filmmaking, media, fashion, and event production.

Seneca@York campus is an accessible space.

APPLICATION
Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and the names of two qualified referees via email to:

Martha Newbigging, BFA, B.Ed., MES
Professor & Acting Program Coordinator of Illustration

martha.newbigging@senecacollege.ca

School of Creative Arts and Animation
Seneca@York
70 The Pond Road
Toronto, Ontario M3J 3M6
Phone: (416) 491-5050 Ext 33464
Fax: (416) 739-1856

https://www.senecacollege.ca/programs/fulltime/ILU.html
http://senecaillustration.ca

Posting Date: March 4, 2020.
Closing Date: Until position is filled

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.