professor, interaction design, experiential and illustration

Sheridan College

Valid from 07.04.2022 to 22.08.2022

Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty team, starting in August 2022. The successful candidate will develop curriculum and teach a range of courses to students in our Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design, Honours Bachelor of Illustration, and Bachelor of Honours Experiential Design programs in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design. These degree programs prepare students to work as visual communicators and designers in the field of interactive design, experiential design, and Illustration communications.

The disciplinary focus of this hire can engage two areas of expertise. These areas can either be separate or integrated. 

Experience in narrative methodologies and a focus on multi-platform delivery will support a range of courses across programs.

Entrepreneurship is embedded in the design and visual communications fields, and expertise in business and entrepreneurship in these fields will support curriculum across all three programs.

Candidates who demonstrate expertise in either area will be considered for this position. If applicants have combined experience in both areas this will be considered as well.

Demonstrated ability to integrate research and practice in their area(s) of expertise with their teaching and collaborative involvement in curriculum development in response to evolving industry and pedagogical practices in design and illustration disciplines are considered assets. Technical expertise to support a knowledge of multi-platform narrative environments in one or more of the following will also be beneficial: UI/UX (User Interface/Experience), AR/ VR/ XR (Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality/ Mixed Reality) and the applications for AI (Artificial Intelligence). Business and entrepreneurial experience applied to the design and visual communications fields with a knowledge of networks, business processes, and start-up processes would help inform curriculum across programs.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who show evidence of an advanced design practice, academic, and creative scholarship as well as knowledge of contemporary design within a range of social and cultural contexts.

What You’ll be Doing

  • 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
  • Fostering 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 inclusive 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 curriculum delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process

About You

You have the skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse student and staff population as well as a proven commitment to anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion.

You are committed to excellence in teaching and learning within a collaborative team environment.

You can strategically incorporate your professional experience into the learning environment.

You have a demonstrated ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge and expertise to a broad range of students.

You bring a large network of contacts with professionals, organizations, and industry.

The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a related field of study (Ph.D. preferred)
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience
  • A personal and informed view of contemporary design practices, issues, and criticism
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in narrative methodologies and/ or entrepreneurial and business acumen and expertise
  • A critical understanding of problem solving and innovative conceptual and strategic thinking with and knowledge of prototyping processes, and design theory
  • Experience with teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level.


Who We Are

Sheridan's Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD) is Canada's largest art school. Internationally recognized for our outstanding programs, we train performers, animators, filmmakers, designers and artists to realize the full potential of their talents. FAAD embraces equity, diversity and inclusion for all its community members, including learners, instructors, and staff, and recognizes and aims to reconcile historic and systemic barriers. This is an integral part of FAAD’s charter of values.

The goal of our Interaction Design, Experiential Design, and Illustration programs is to foster graduates within each discipline, who can provide leadership within digital global design practices. Graduates should have the capability to navigate increasingly complex design and communications problems, and to contribute to positive social and cultural change.

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centered environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to College, Faculty, and Program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research, and alternative curriculum delivery strategies.

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.  Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (, charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.

For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan


Other Details

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) once normal campus operations resume

Employee Group: Academic

Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am to 10:00pm

Start Date: August 22, 2022

Salary Range: $67,221 - $116,532 (Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

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

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Per Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code¸ post-secondary institutions such as Sheridan may implement “special programs” to address historical disadvantage for Code-protected groups. This hiring initiative is a special program designed to achieve equal opportunity, respond to under-representation of groups, promote substantive equality, and eliminate discrimination. As such, Sheridan seeks qualified candidates who self-identify as members of the Indigenous and Black communities.

Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.

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