Professor, Sculpture 1 (Part-time), Sheridan College

Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty and to teach part-time in our first-year level Sculpture 1 course in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design.

Sheridan seeks a part-time professor to teach a one-semester section of Sculpture 1 FAS248H on Thursdays from 2-5 PM and 6-9 PM (six hours each week) over the thirteen-week winter session, September 8th, 2022, through to December 7th, 2022.

In Sculpture 1, the incumbent will lead students through a series of conceptual exercises providing opportunity for creative problem-solving and critical analysis while challenging conventional models of sculptural production. Students learn basic sculptural processes and materials, such as casting, mold-making, construction in cardboard and fabrication in wood.

Course outlines may be obtained through Sheridan’s web site.

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 from UTM, and an Advanced Diploma in Art and Art History from Sheridan. Interdisciplinary studios include: photography, painting, print media, design, drawing, and sculpture and installation. Art history offerings span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary world, across Europe, North America, and Asia.

What You’ll be Doing

  • 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.
  • Ensuring that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques;
  • Providing individual tutoring and academic counselling; and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses.

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 self-directed natural leader and have a highly collaborative spirit which, combined with your keen interpersonal and communication skills, empowers you to build positive and collaborative relationships and create and maintain a positive organizational culture.

The successful candidate will also meet the following requirements:

  • MFA preferred;
  • Experience in teaching at the post-secondary level is preferred;
  • An individual who can demonstrate an ability to teach traditional and contemporary sculpture practices within a fine-art context at the first-year level;
  • An individual who has an informed view of contemporary art practices, issues and criticism, as well as pluralistic approach to 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 industry specific software.

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 July 3, 2022.

Interviews will be conducted remotely on Zoom. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.
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Employee Group: Part-time Teaching
Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: July 3, 2022

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Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

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+.

Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.

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.

Sheridan College
1430 Trafalgar Road Oakville, ON. L6H 2L1

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