Professor, Creativity and Creative Problem-Solving

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Professor, Creativity and Creative Problem-Solving

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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 is currently seeking a full-time Professor of Creativity and Psychology or Education.

Our workplace provides a stimulating environment that encourages creativity and innovation, 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.

What You’ll be Doing
  • Ensuring program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

You have experience with recognized creative problem-solving methodologies and a keen interdisciplinary bent in your field of study.

You have great knowledge of global and cross-cultural approaches to creativity.

The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications:

  • PhD in Psychology or Cultural Studies, or other social science or humanities related field (ABD candidates will be considered);
  • Scholarly knowledge (i.e. research and/or teaching that specifically thematizes creativity as a phenomenon and learnable skill) in the field of Creativity Studies, creative thinking and creative problem solving with a background in either Psychology (Cognitive, Social, Industrial-Organization, Education, or Neuroscience) or Cultural Studies (Communication, Performance, Urban Studies);
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level;
  • Solid network of contacts with other professionals, organizations, and employers.

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. Other Details
Campus Location: HMC (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) during normal operations. Currently the position is a hybrid of in-person and remote delivery.
Reference #: J0921-1910
Employee Group: Academic
Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm
Salary Range: $66,555 - $115,378 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)
Start Date: January 4, 2022
Application Deadline: November 7, 2021

Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

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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