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Title Professor, School of Creative Arts and Animation
Job ID 12F-1037
Division/Department Faculty of Communication, Art and Design
Campus/Site Seneca@York
Job Classification Faculty
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Chair, School of Creative Arts and Animation in the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Design, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students. Through participation in the design, revision, delivery, and evaluation of learning outcomes, the Professor will be responsible for developing a weekly schedule based on appropriate learning materials, evaluating student performance and providing academic counseling to students. In these respects, the Professor must be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member. The Professor will be required to become familiar with the vocational objective and career paths of his/her students and, where appropriate, incorporate this knowledge into class materials and assignments. It is also expected that the Professor will be receptive to new teaching methods and be willing to participate in the adaptation of subjects, or parts of subjects, to electronic delivery within and outside the classroom. The Professor will participate in the work of curriculum, program advisory and/or other committees as required. The Professor may also be called upon to contribute to other areas of activity ancillary to the academic programs of the School.
Responsibilities • Within the School of Creative Arts and Animation, the Professor will be required to teach a variety of subjects in the following areas: Photography, Digital Imaging, Photography Business, Photography Post-Production at intermediate to advanced levels.
• Responsible for providing academic leadership and developing an effective learning environment for students including the design, revision, and updating of courses.
• Consults with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.
• Defines, evaluates and validates course objectives and specifies or approves learning approaches and necessary resources.
• Develops individualized instruction and multimedia presentations where applicable, focusing primarily on experiential and project-based learning.
• Selects or approves textbooks and learning materials.
• Teaches assigned courses including ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
• Carries out regularly scheduled instruction and provides tutoring and academic counselling to students.
• Provides a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources, work experiences and field trips.
• Evaluates student progress and achievement and assumes responsibility for the overall assessment of the students work within assigned courses.
• Provides guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments.
• Participates in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.
• Occasionally may be called upon to contribute to other areas ancillary to the role of Professor, such as student recruitment and selection, timetabling, and facility design, professional development and control of supplies and equipment.
Qualifications • The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies attained through a completed diploma or degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
• A minimum of 5 years experience in the photography industry working with digital photography technology.
• A minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level in related subjects.
• Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able student and staff population, as has an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.
• Ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of curriculum to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles are necessary.
• Must be able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum and contribute positively to the team environment.
• Demonstrated leadership, computer and organizational skills, motivation and a willingness to innovate and apply new teaching techniques and technologies are also required.
Required Date August 27, 2012
Posting Date July 31, 2012
Closing Date August 7, 2012
To Apply
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format.
Note: Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. New employees will be required to demonstrate the Faculty Basic Competencies by the end of their probationary period. Proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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