Professor, Performance Based Art, Sheridan College


Professor, Performance Based Art (Part-time)

Faculty/Department: Animation, Arts and Design
Employee Group: Part-time Academic
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Hourly Rate: Based on relevant qualifications and experience.
Hours/Week: 6 hours / week
Hours: Mondays 2 – 5 PM, 6 – 9 PM
Reference Number: 19/PT/76
Application Deadline: October 28, 2019
Application Details: Please review details below on how to apply to this position.

Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty and to teach part-time in our third-year Performance Based Art course in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design.

Sheridan seeks a part-time professor to teach the second 12-week semester of a two-semester course in Performance Based Art FAS369Y on Mondays from 2-5 and 6-9 PM (six hours each week) over the thirteen-week winter session, 6 January 2020 through to 6 April 2020. To see course outline, go to and select Art and Art History.

Art and Art History, a collaborative program between Sheridan and the University of Toronto Mississauga, offers a 4-year Major or Specialist Honours BA in studio and in art history. Interdisciplinary studios include: photography, painting, print media, design, drawing, and sculpture and installation. Art history offerings examine the history, production and reception of a range of visual and aural texts, including (but not limited to) photography, new media, popular culture, and advertising; painting, sculpture, architecture, and the built environment; contemporary art and museum culture; and time-based media, including film and television.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • 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.
  • In Performance Based Art, the incumbent will lead students through a series of conceptual exercises providing opportunity for creative problem-solving and critical analysis. Through class exercises and course assignments, students learn to develop a critical awareness of how the locus of the body is generative in making art, while taking into consideration the temporal nature of performance.
  • Professors also ensure that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques; provide individual tutoring and academic counselling; and evaluate student progress/achievement within assigned courses.


  • MFA preferred.
  • Experience in teaching at the post-secondary level is preferred;
  • An individual who can demonstrate an ability to teach performance art practices at a third-year level.
  • An individual who has an informed view of contemporary art practices, issues and criticism, as well as pluralistic approach to performance art within contemporary art making.
  • Strong network of contacts with other professionals, agencies and employers;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment
  • Knowledge of video and other disciplines that may be utilized in this course.

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.
  • Five (5) 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. 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 résumé and a letter briefly outlining your experience, qualifications and teaching philosophy in relation to contemporary art practices as either a PDF or MSWord attachment no later than 1 November 2019 Edward Loach, Academic Portfolio Administrator, Art and Art History at

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.

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