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Professor, Creativity and Creative Thinking

Date 2013-02-20 02:02:02 Location : North America

Institution: Sheridan College
Location: Oakville, ON, Canada
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 02/19/2013
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: 58,946 to 102,186 CAD Per Year

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan is seeking a professor who will be responsible for curriculum leadership in the area of Creativity and Creative Thinking. Sheridan is looking for a candidate who has expertise in a disciplinary area within the Humanities or Social Sciences with a focus on studies in creativity, creative and critical thinking and creative problem solving. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching and developing curriculum in these areas. A strong interdisciplinary bent in the candidate's field of study would be an asset. The successful candidate will develop an effective learning environment for students, as well as respect the individual learning styles and diverse cultural and educational backgrounds of students in applied degrees and other postsecondary programs. The candidate should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming.

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs, courses, and applied research within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centred environment where students can develop to their full potential, including:
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 in accordance with the provincial and college guidelines;
Designing and revising courses and programs in consultation with the program coordinator, other faculty members, government departments, and potential employers and students;
Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning, 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 learning process;
Contributing to program development and research that serves the needs of the students across the College with involvement in consultative committees;
Ensuring that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques; carrying out regularly scheduled instruction; providing individual and academic tutoring and counselling; and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses;
Creating an effective environment for learning which respects and accommodates students' diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and individual learning styles.
Ph.D. in a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences preferred (Master's degree required);
Demonstrated expertise in studies in creativity and creative thinking required;
Three to five years of experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level;
Demonstrated ability to conduct applied 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.
To apply online:

Please note initial screening will take place as of March 3, 2013.

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.
Application Information
Contact: Sheridan College
Online App. Form: