Professor, Sculpture 2, Sheridan College


Professor, Sculpture 2 (Part-time)

Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty and to teach part-time in our second-year level Sculpture 2 course in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design.

Sheridan seeks a part-time professor to teach a one-semester, synchronous online section of Sculpture 2 FAS258H on Thursdays from 2-5 and 6-9 PM (six hours each week) over the thirteen-week winter session, 7 January 2021 through to 1 April 2021.

In Sculpture 2, the incumbent will lead students through a series of observational and conceptual projects providing opportunity for creative problem-solving and critical analysis while building on and challenging conventional models of sculptural production. Students learn traditional and experimental sculptural processes and materials, and create a self-portrait in air-dry clay, a collapsible and impermanent sculptural interpretation of the body at a human scale, and a sculptural response to a text.

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

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centred environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to College, School and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research and alternative delivery strategies.

Professors are responsible for:

  • 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.

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.

About You

  • You have a passion for sharing your knowledge with others and contributing to the advancement of your field.
  • You respect equity and diversity and value participating in and creating safe and inclusive environments at work and in the community.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of a team.
  • You are an agile individual with an ability to respond and adapt to change while using your problem-solving skills to most appropriately and effectively support each student’s unique needs.

The successful candidate(s) will also meet the following qualifications:

  • 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;
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment;
  • Knowledge of industry specific software.

Who We Are:

At Sheridan, we are passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our graduates enjoy a well-deserved reputation for their ability to succeed in the workplace from day one. This is a testament to Sheridan’s dedicated and caring faculty and staff, who have strong ties to industry and ensure our students have hands-on learning experiences and the best possible preparation for their future careers. We’re building a new, groundbreaking model of higher education — one that prepares graduates with the hard and soft skills to navigate change in a complex world. As a member of the Sheridan community, you will have the opportunity to shape our teaching and learning experience and help prepare the future leaders of tomorrow.

For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan

Other Details

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
Campus Location: Synchronous online
Reference #: 20/PT/52
Employee Group: Non-full-time Faculty
Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience.

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 rĂ©sumĂ© 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 November 2 2020, sent to Edward Loach, Academic Portfolio Administrator, Art and Art History at

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

Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups, particularly members of BIPOC communities. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

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.