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jobby: Professor of Animation (Digital Tools), Sheridan College, Oakville ON

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

Employee Group: Academic

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

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2018

Start Date: August 2018

Reference Number: 18/F/19

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

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