• Professor Community Studies, Indigenous Knowledge and Practice (Part-time)

  • Job Description

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    Employee Group: Part-time
    Faculty/Department: Applied Health and Community Studies
    Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
    Reference Number: 18/PT/45
    Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience

    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 Social Service Worker program.  This program offers students a comprehensive set of practical and critical skills, as well as knowledge in social service practice. Sheridan seeks part-time professors to teach in the following courses within social service worker program:


    • CSRV 22987 The Helping Process
    • CSRV 21618 Crisis Intervention & Trauma Informed Practice
    • CSRV 24947 Advanced Helping Skills
    • CSRV 20065 Indigenous Ways of Knowing

    To view course outlines, visit:  www.sheridancollege.ca/academics/programs-and-courses/course-outline-search.aspx


    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




    • Master of Social work or a related field is required
    • A minimum of five years  professional experience in the community services field is required
    • Experience teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience
    • Advanced knowledge in historical and contemporary Indigenous ways of knowing
    • Experience working in and with Indigenous communities in the areas of community development, social work or related fields required
    • Ability to work respectfully and collaboratively with First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and organizations as well as knowledge of the languages, cultures, and contemporary issues are required
    • Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers
    • 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
    • The successful candidate must be of Indigenous ancestry (i.e. First Nations - Status and Non Status, Metis and Inuit)
    • The candidate must have experience delivering Indigenous knowledge to groups as well as experience communicating across cultures and modeling and Indigenous worldview.

    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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