• Professor, Community Studies

  • Job Description

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    Faculty/Department: Applied Health and Community Studies 

    Employee Group: Academic

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

    Reference Number: 18/F/36

    Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
    Start Date: August, 2018

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


    The Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at Sheridan is seeking an outstanding individual to join our Faculty team. The successful candidate will teach in the School of Community Studies within a range of programs including Social Service Worker, Social Service Worker Gerontology and Community Worker Outreach and Development. Candidates will have demonstrated teaching expertise and have relevant social work experience using an Anti-Oppressive Practice approach in crisis intervention, trauma informed practice, community outreach and advocacy with a focus on individuals, older adults, family and/or community interventions. The successful candidate will teach and develop curriculum for a range of introductory and advanced courses. Established connections with community partners and experience conducting applied research is an asset.

    The candidate will design curriculum and develop an effective learning environment for students, as well as respect the individual learning needs and diverse cultural and educational backgrounds of students in diploma, degree and certificate programs. The successful candidate should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming and academic excellence.


    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 educa-tional backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
    • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and re-flective of best practices in teaching and learning
    • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning out-comes 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




    • Master’s degree in Social Work required, PhD in Social Work or a related discipline preferred;
    • Five years professional experience in a clinical, mental health or community based setting
    • Three to five years teaching experience, applied research and curriculum development at the post-secondary level;
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
    • Demonstrable 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
    • Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers
    • Experience with Universal Design principles and curriculum design as it relates to AODA



    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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