Professor, Computer Animation

Job Description

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Faculty/Department: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Employee Group: Academic

Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)

Reference Number: 17/F/62

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: August 2018

Salary Range: $61,638 - $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)


Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team in the Computer Animation post- graduate certificate program. The successful candidate will be skilled at instructing students in the specific areas of 3D animation design and production, modeling, rigging and shading. Key responsibilities will include teaching computer animation, overseeing lab sessions and engaging in curriculum development and research into emerging digital technologies.


Specific Responsibilities:


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; Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs;
  • 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 that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning;
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles;
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies.


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.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Animation or related field (masters preferred);
  • Minimum of ten years related professional experience (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience) in the CG industry;
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in industry preferred;
  • Strong network of contacts with other professionals, agencies and employers;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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