Studio Head & Part-time Professor in Industrial Design, Sheridan College

Studio Head and Part Time Professor:
Industrial Design in Bachelor of Craft & Design – Industrial Design (Part-time)

Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty for Degree Level teaching in our Bachelor of Craft & Design – Industrial Design program within the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design.

The ideal candidate to lead the Sheridan College, Industrial Design Bachelor’s program (BA) would possess a unique blend of visionary leadership, extensive industry experience, and a passion for education. With a proven track record of successful leadership in academia and the design industry, this candidate would bring a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of industrial design, coupled with a commitment to fostering creativity, innovation, and excellence among students and faculty. Their strong connections within the design industry would ensure valuable opportunities for students, including internships, collaborations, and post-graduation employment prospects. With a keen focus on curriculum development, resource management, and continuous improvement, this candidate would uphold the program’s reputation for excellence while driving innovation and growth to meet the demands of the ever-changing design industry landscape.

Moreover, as a Champion of Hands-On Learning, this ideal candidate is a dedicated proponent, practitioner, and demonstrator of hands-on learning approaches in industrial design education. They acknowledge the significance of tactile and heuristic experiences in the design process and ardently promote the utilization of physical prototyping, sketching, and model-making as essential components of the curriculum. By integrating these hands-on techniques, they foster creativity and problem-solving skills among students, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges of the design industry.

INDD14579: Alternative Media Industrial Design

Students from outside the Industrial Design specialty learn about the basic materials and processes of Industrial design and production. Health and safety protocols and practices play a significant role in this studio centered curriculum.

In the second half of the semester students take the second of four alternative media courses in which they explore the basic processes and materials in other studios outside of their specialty. Students therefore, experience all of the studios within the Bachelor of Craft and Design program within their first year of study.

RDES40018 Capstone Project Execution 1

Students develop and refine the self-directed capstone project. With the guidance of faculty, peers and external critics and advisors, students conclude the production of a major project. This project forms the culmination of their studies in the program, and is an integral element of their professional portfolio upon graduation. Students participate in self-directed production, group and individual critiques, interactive lectures, and consult with faculty and peers in order to assist with the refinement of their body of work. Emphasis is placed on individuality of content and methods of production.

What You’ll be Doing

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise. 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;
  • 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.

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

  • Masters Degree
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in industry [preferred]
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment
  • Minimum of 5 years related professional experience

Who We Are

Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD) is Canada’s largest art school. Internationally recognized for our outstanding programs, we train performers, animators, filmmakers, designers and artists to realize the full potential of their talents. FAAD embraces equity, diversity and inclusion for all its community members, including learners, instructors, and staff, and recognizes and aims to reconcile historic and systemic barriers. This is an integral part of FAAD’s charter of values.

For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan

Other Details

Department: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus).
Employee Group: Non-full time Faculty
Reference #: J0624-0513
Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience
Start Date: September 2024
Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

Interested candidates may submit the following:

  • A description of past experiences in working in the field of art education and community art
  • A current resume and a letter briefly outlining your experience, qualifications and teaching philosophy

To apply, please visit the Sheridan careers website.

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

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.

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