• Professor, Mediatization of Canadian Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives

  • 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: 18/F/01 

    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

    Salary Range: $62,717 - $108,723 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)


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


    Sheridan invites applications for a full-time faculty position for a media professor with applied and critical scholarly expertise in both teaching and the mediatization of Canadian Indigenous knowledges and perspectives. The preferred candidate will have contemporary media production experience in film, documentary or digital media, with a body of work focused primarily upon advancing broader intercultural understanding and respect of First Nations peoples, cultures and experiences.


    This candidate must also be an expert educator, with a strong record of teaching excellence in the post-secondary sector.



    Specific Responsibilities:


    • 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 applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and 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 into the applied learning process
    • Potential opportunities to work directly with the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support with respect to faculty and staff support in the integration of Indigenous ways of knowing and learning into teaching, curriculum development, and other learning experiences (e.g., design resources, programming, events, etc.)




    • Masters or PhD degree in Film or Media or a related field of study
    • A minimum of 10 years relevant practical and professional experience in media production
    • A minimum of 10 years experience teaching at a range of levels within post-secondary environments, with preference given to those with extensive experience teaching within the Ontario College system.
    • Must self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry (i.e. First Nations, Inuit, Metis)
    • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples or communities (First Nations, Inuit, Metis)
    • Experience delivering Indigenous knowledge to groups and one-on-one
    • Experience with design and delivery of programs/resources for Indigenous peoples is required
    • Curriculum development at the post-secondary level required, with formal studies in adult or higher education an asset
    • Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers
    • Excellent collaborative communications and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives to a broad range of students and colleagues
    • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment


    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com



    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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