Professor, Music Theatre Performance (Acting), Sheridan College


Professor, Music Theatre Performance (Acting)

Visual & Performing Arts Program
Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.

Who We Are

At Sheridan, we are passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.  We are building a new ground-breaking model of higher education in our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World. Our five-year strategy is focused on reshaping ourselves as educators, so we can better prepare students for the future. Furthermore, Sheridan’s five-year plan centers on a commitment to diversity and Inclusion. Diversity is a Sheridan strength and leveraging it to unleash the potential of faculty, staff and students is our priority. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.

The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD) is Canada’s largest art school. Internationally recognized for our outstanding programs, we offer students a solid education across the creative spectrum.

Our Visual & Performing Arts Programs are designed to help students become ready for industry opportunities. Sheridan is Canada’s most prominent musical theatre school and is the home for “Come from Away,” and the Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP.) We pride ourselves on providing outstanding education to our students. FAAD’s renowned faculty members come from industry, which means students receive a professionally relevant education that also makes them highly employable in their field. Sheridan has demonstrated student success in these programs as confirmed by the numerous awards that our students and alumni have been nominated for and earned. Alumni have been nominated for Emmys, Oscars, Tony Awards, Dora Awards, and Juno Awards. They have been part of musicals nominated for Best Musical – such as Mamma Mia and Come From Away.

What You’ll Be Doing

The successful candidate will teach students in Acting techniques and methods, and a variety of modalities are welcome to provide culturally responsive and responsible training for musical theatre in the 21st century. The incumbent will also contribute to program and curriculum development. The candidate should bring to the position experience working in the performance industry as well as teaching at the post-secondary level (or equivalent teaching in the field). The position requires collaborative, team-based skills as well as excellent leadership skills.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • 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
  • Creating 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 invitational 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 delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process

About You

As per section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code¸ post-secondary institutions, such as Sheridan, may implement special programs to address historical disadvantage for Code-protected groups. This hiring initiative is a “special program” designed to achieve equal opportunity, respond to trends of under-representation, promote substantive equality, and eliminate discrimination. Sheridan seeks qualified candidates who self-identify as members of the Indigenous and Black communities.

  • You will have a Master’s degree in a field related to the performing arts required; applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of their degree is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellence in teaching and research may also be considered.
  • You have an extensive theatre background, preferably in acting;
  • You have experience and training in Culturally Responsible Education;
  • You have experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level;
  • You have a strong network of contacts with other professionals, agencies and employers;
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • You have excellent administrative and leadership skills;
  • You demonstrable the ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students; and
  • You are committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.

Other Details

Faculty/Department: Animation, Arts and Design
Campus Location: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan Campus)
Reference #: 20/F/21
Employee Group: Academic
Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm
Salary Range: $66,555 – $115,378
Application Deadline: October 30, 2020

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