• Professor, Makeup for Media and Creative Arts / Special Effects (Part-time)

  • Job Description

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    Employee Group: Part-time
    Faculty/Department: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, Department of Film, TV and Journalism
    Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
    Reference Number: 18/PT/20
    Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience
    Start Date: May/September 2018

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Application Details: The Human Resources department maintains a Faculty Pool of resumes for job seekers interested in part-time teaching opportunities at the College.


    Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team in the Makeup/Special Effects area of programming (Diploma and post-graduate programs). These programs offers students a comprehensive set of practical and critical skills, as well as knowledge in makeup and advanced special effects makeup, prosthetic and props builds.


    Sheridan seeks part-time professors with professional industry experience and educational expertise to teach both practical and conceptual knowledge in the following concepts. The faculty member could be assigned hours within Makeup for Media and Creative Arts diploma and/or the Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props post-graduate program.

    ·         Theatrical makeup

    ·         Sculpting techniques

    ·         Career advice and placement support

    ·         Issues of cultural representation & identity


    ·         Trends in makeup and design

    ·         Era and historical makeup

    ·         Advanced makeup techniques

    ·         Media production and social branding

    Sheridan professors are responsible for developing an effective learning environment for students while respecting their diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences, and individual learning styles. 



    Specific Responsibilities Include:

    • Delivering course curriculum in classroom and/or online, which includes ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques
    • Tutoring and academic counselling of students, while evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the students’ work within assigned courses
    • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes and designing appropriate strategies and tools for assessing student learning
    • Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations and incorporating technology into the learning process where applicable
    • Attending periodic faculty meetings



    • Minimum requirement of a diploma or degree in a relevant discipline (Bachelor’s degree required for diploma)
    • Minimum of 3-5 years’ professional experience working with makeup or fashion in the creative industries
    • Related industry contacts and networking capabilities in the building of field placement opportunities
    • Advanced conceptual knowledge in at least one of the following: makeup trends, era and historical makeup design, small and large prosthetic techniques, casting and molding, advanced makeup techniques, prop production, contemporary industry and societal trends relevant to global practitioners/creators
    • Practical experience in at least one of the following: live (theatrical) performance and broadcast makeup application, era and historical makeup application, SPF/X makeup application, prosthetic design and build, casting and molding, prop design and fabrication, industry pipelines and production processes
    • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in industry preferred
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
    • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.


    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.

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



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