• Professor, Creative Writing

  • Job Description

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    Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements. 


    Faculty/Department: Humanities and Social Sciences 

    Employee Group: Academic

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

    Reference Number: 19/F/02

    Application Deadline: Open until filled (Screening will commence on March 8th, 2019)  (Please note internal applications will be screened as of February 14th, 2019)
    Start Date: August 2019 

    Salary Range: $63,971 - $110,897 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)


    The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking a professor who will be responsible for curriculum leadership in the area of Creative Writing for the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing program.  In addition to a strong knowledge of diverse literatures, genres, and voices, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of creative writing publications and of excellence in creative writing teaching. Experience in the field of publishing , including genre fiction or literature for younger readers, would be considered a definite asset.  The incumbent should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming.


    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



    • Master’s in Creative Writing, or PhD in a related field, required
    • Demonstrated record of published creative writing
    • Experience in teaching at the post-secondary level, with a minimum of three to five years of experience
    • Willingness to develop an applied research program or engage with undergraduate research
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students
    • Commitment 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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