Professor, Teaching Art in the School and the Community, Sheridan College

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Professor, Teaching Art in the School and the Community – Studio (Part-time)

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

Sheridan seeks a part-time professor to teach a one-semester, synchronous online section of the following course:
Teaching Art in the School and the Community – FAS455H on Tuesdays 2:00 – 5:00pm over the 12-week Winter session, January 4th – April 1st 2021.

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach the practice of delivering an art curriculum at the junior, secondary, and post-secondary school levels, as well as in alternative education programs. The incumbent will introduce and connect students to a range of art education and community arts initiatives for students to gain experience in a setting of their choice. Students investigate theories on learning, assessment, engagement, diversity and social justice in education. Responsibilities include implementing the current curriculum in a collegial setting.

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

Art and Art History, a collaborative program between Sheridan and the University of Toronto at Mississauga, offers both an Honours Bachelor of Arts from UTM and an Advanced Diploma in Art and Art History from Sheridan. Interdisciplinary studios include: photography, painting, printmaking, design, new technologies, drawing, and sculpture and installation. Art history courses 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.

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.

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 artist who can demonstrate an ability to teach art education and community art practices at the fourth-year level
  • An artist who has an informed view of a range of approaches to art education, community art and social engaged practices.
  • Network of contacts with other professionals, art organizations 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: Animation, Arts and Design
Campus Location: Synchronous Online
Reference #: 20/PT/60
Employee Group: Non-full-time Faculty
Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience
Start Date: January 2021

Interested candidates may submit the following:

  • A description of past experiences in working in the field of art education and community art
  • 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 resume 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 22nd 2020, sent to Edward Loach, Academic Portfolio Administrator, Art and Art History at Edward.loach@sheridancollege.ca

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. 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.