Part-time Professor, Painting 1, Sheridan College

Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty to teach Painting in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. Both of drawing courses advertised are in the Art and Art History Program, a joint program between Sheridan and the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Sheridan seeks a part-time professor to teach a one-semester section of Painting 1 FAS145H on Tuesdays from 6-9 PM and on Thursdays from 6-9 PM (six hours each week) over the thirteen-week fall session, September 7, 2023, through to December 5, 2023.

What You’ll be Doing

  • Demonstrating a range of painting techniques and painting support construction;
  • Assisting students to discuss creative direction, assessing initial sketch ideas and helping students with strategies for working in acrylic paint;
  • Presenting brief slide discussion/lectures to contextualize the projects in terms of the histories of painting and to elaborate a range of contemporary possibilities;
  • Introducing peer critiques and assisting students to learn how to critically assess one another’s work;
  • Selecting appropriate readings to support curriculum;
  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines;
  • Creating an effective environment for learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and individual learning styles;
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning;
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the learning process.

About You

You have the skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse student and staff population as well as a proven commitment to anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion.

You are a student-centered individual with a passion for facilitating student success and enhancing the student experience.

You are an agile individual with an ability to respond to change, adapt and seek improvements while applying principles of creative problem solving to most appropriately and effectively support each student’s unique needs.

The successful candidate will also meet the following requirements:

  • Master of Fine Arts degree (preferred).
  • Experience in teaching at the post-secondary level preferred.
  • Ability to teach traditional and contemporary painting within a fine-art context at the first year level.
  • An informed view of contemporary painting practices, issues and criticism, as well as pluralistic approach to contemporary art making.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of painting media, with a focus on acrylics, which are introduced at the first-year level.
  • Strong network of contacts with other professionals, galleries and employers.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of online learning management software: Sheridan professors use Slate (D2L Brightspace) to augment in-class course learning.

Interested candidates may submit the following:

  • Fifteen (15) digital images of your artwork and ten (10) images of your students’ artwork. (jpeg format, maximum 1024 x 768 pixels, posted to Flickr). ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Link must be provided.
  • Ten (10) minutes of a combination of sound or video files instead of, or in addition to, digital still images may be submitted by artists working in installation, video, audio, performance or electronic media in relation to painting. Submit audio or video files to either Vimeo or YouTube. Link must be provided.
  • A list of images, video and sound files that you are submitting. Digital image files must be numbered and titled, and correspond to the support material list (e.g. 01.title.jpg). For each artwork on the list, include date, title, medium and dimensions (height x width, specify in. or cm).
  • A current resume and a letter briefly outlining your experience, qualifications, and teaching philosophy in relation to contemporary painting as either a PDF or MSWord attachment no later than June 21, 2023.

Who We Are:

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.  Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World, charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.

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Other Details

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus). This position is currently working on-site.
Employee Group: Part-time Teaching
Hourly Rate: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience.
Hours/Week: 6 hours
Application Deadline: June 21, 2023

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Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

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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.

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