Professor, Creativity and Innovation

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Professor, Creativity and Innovation

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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. 

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centred 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 delivery strategies. Within this context of inspiring innovation and excellence, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHASS) is currently seeking a full-time Professor of Creativity and Innovation. At the forefront of Canadian creativity education and applied research, FHASS offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem-Solving, elective courses in creative thinking, and will soon launch a Graduate Certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation. 
Our workplace provides a stimulating environment that values the diversity of individuals and ideas, and fosters ongoing individual professional development. If you are passionate about teaching and learning, and interested in creating learning experiences that guide students in the development of their critical, creative and reflective thinking capacity, then you must consider this role.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in one of the following branches of Innovation: Innovation and Sustainability; Change Management; Organizational Psychology; Social Innovation; Organizational or Educational Leadership; Anti-oppression or related discipline, with a focus on creativity (PhD preferred)
  • Scholarly knowledge in the field of Creativity Studies, creative thinking and creative problem-solving is required (i.e. research and/or teaching that directly thematizes creativity and creative self-efficacy as a distinct phenomenon and learnable skill) 
  • Solid network of contacts and experience building partnerships and facilitating creative innovations with community organizations, public bodies, and private industries 
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively facilitate learning with a broad range of students
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment
The following are considered assets:
  • Experience with a recognized creative problem-solving methodology and a solid interdisciplinary bent in the candidate’s field of study
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct applied research and successful experience with grant application 
  • Experience with integrating real-world problems, clients, or practica into the classroom, or Problem-Based Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Experience with online curriculum design 
  • Knowledge of global and cross-cultural approaches to creativity 

What You’ll be Doing
  • Designing and maintaining program and course curricula to ensure they are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem-Solving and the new Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation. Courses may also include others in the elective Breadth and General Education curriculum in the candidate’s area of expertise. 
  • Building networks with community, public, and private organizations to expand experiential learning and applied research opportunities for students and faculty. 
  • Defining, evaluating and validating applied learning outcomes for courses and programs.
  • Creating an effective environment for learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and individual 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 multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process.
  • Ensuring that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques. Providing individual tutoring and academic counselling and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses.

About You

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

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

You value participating in and creating safe, brave, and inclusive environments at work and in the community and want to be a part of a culture where we strive to take actions to ensure no one is left behind.

You enjoy balancing many different tasks, staying organized and planning and have the ability to integrate multiple streams of information, prioritize and track multiple projects to meet a demanding workload and keep things running smoothly.

Who We Are:

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.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHASS) offers programs in Communication and Literary Studies, Humanities and Creativity, and Social and Life Sciences. Our holistic approach to education develops your knowledge, creative thinking, and confidence.

For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan

Other Details
Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Location: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) during normal operations. The position is currently a hybrid of in-person and remote delivery.  
Reference #: J0522-1250
Employee Group: Academic 
Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm 
Salary Range: $67,221 - $116,532 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)
Start Date: August 2022
Application Deadline: June 12, 2022

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 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. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

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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