• Professor, Animation (Digital Tools)

  • Job Description

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    Faculty/Department: FAAD, Department of Animation and Game Design

    Employee Group: Academic

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

    Reference Number: 18/F/19

    Application Deadline: May 15th, 2018
    Start Date: August 2018

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



    The Honours Bachelor of Animation program invites applications for a full-time faculty position within the area of digital tools. Expertise is required in Toonboom, the Adobe Suite of tools, and Maya. The faculty member will teach a range of courses, primarily the introductory courses in digital tools, to students in the undergraduate degree program. The Honours Bachelor of Animation program is a Toonboom Centre of Excellence and therefore we are looking for a candidate who has Toonboom Certification and teaching experience and who can participate in ensuring that curriculum is current and relevant. The candidate must be both a team player and a leader within the Department of Animation.


    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



    • Masters degree in Animation or a related field of study such as Media or Fine Arts is a requirement
    • A minimum of five years relevant practical and professional experience with animation technology
    • Expertise in Toonboom software; certification preferred.
    • Experience teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience
    • Formal studies in adult or higher education an asset
    • Strong network of contacts with industry professionals, organizations and artists
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students
    • 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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