Instructor, Website Development for Illustrators, Seneca College


POSITION: Half-Course Term Appointment (seven weeks – subject to renewal) in Website Development for Illustrators

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.

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

To instruct one half course (3 hours each week over 7 weeks) in Website Development for Illustrators in the Illustration Diploma program.

Experience in website development and design for freelance illustrators and artists. Expertise in template-based website set up and interface design considerations, as well as image optimization, domain registration and basic e-commerce transactions.

Established artistic practice with expertise in website development for the promotion of a freelance illustration business 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‚Äôs diverse student and staff population.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equity in education.

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.

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

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

Posting Date: Oct. 30, 2019
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.