City : Toronto
Category : School of Fashion
Industry : Education
Employer : Seneca
Reporting to the Chair, School of Fashion, the Professor is responsible for developing, preparing, and delivering post-secondary courses. Seneca offers courses in four delivery formats: in-person, online, hybrid and flexible. Professors may teach in any one or more of the four delivery formats.
The Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School’s programs, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students.
Responsible for teaching courses in the Fashion Arts and Fashion Business Management Advanced Diploma program. Courses include but are not limited to: Evolution of Fashion (Fashion History), Evolution of Design/ Style and Trends, Textiles (all levels), Sustainable Fashion Insight.
Under the direction of the senior academic officer of Seneca or designate, the Professor is responsible for:
- Ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
- Incorporating active learning strategies in flexible, online, hybrid, and in-person classes.
- Implementing appropriate educational technology and tools in flexible, online, hybrid and in-person classes.
- Carrying out regularly scheduled instruction, which may include tutoring and academic counselling of students.
- Providing a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources, work experience and field trips.
- Evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student's work within assigned courses.
Course and Curriculum Development:
- Ensuring an equitable and accessible learning community flexible, online, hybrid and in-person classes.
- Designing formative and summative assessments (alternative and authentic) for online and in-person classes.
- Consulting with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.
- Defining course objectives, and evaluating and validating these objectives.
- Specifying or approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.
- Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations where applicable.
- Selecting or approving textbooks and learning materials.
- Providing guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments.
- Participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.
Fashion Resource Centre:
- Leading projects related to the development of the collection in the Resource Centre including planning and executing events and window displays promoting the Resource Centre, and planning and organizing classroom display and use of the collection.
- Developing policies for the maintenance and growth of the collection.
- Facilitating the process with donors, liaise with other fashion collections from public institutions and private collectors, and working collaboratively with the library to maintain and expand the online resource as well as assisting researchers.
- Working closely with the Marketing Department and the School of Fashion in promoting the Resource Centre and the School of Fashion.
- Completed four (4) years of Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion or a closely related field.
- Minimum of three (3) years’ teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
- Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant professional experience in the field of fashion history, textiles, and collection management.
- Collecting, conserving, organizing and curating fashion artifacts. Being a curator would be an asset.
- Demonstrated competencies in the following: knowledge of museum policies and practices, organization, planning, leadership, fashion history, trends, textiles, sustainability, fluent with Microsoft Office, facilitate research, developing policies, conceptualize displays, working collaboratively with multiple departments on projects.
- An established network of industry professionals that can enhance the learning experience of students through joint projects.
- Excellent presentation, communication, and human relations skills to interact effectively with the College’s multicultural student and staff population and has an understanding of and commitment to equity and diversity in education.
- Demonstrated leadership, computer, and organizational skills, motivation, and a willingness to innovate and apply new teaching techniques and technologies are also required.
- Ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of the curriculum to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles is necessary.
- Demonstrated competencies to deliver in-person, flexible, online and hybrid teaching.
- Must be able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum.
- Ability to contribute to opportunities to build interdisciplinary partnerships.
Note: A teaching demonstration will be required during the recruitment process. Ability to lift up to 40lbs and occasional use of a ladder.
Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements. New employees will be required to demonstrate the Faculty Basic Competencies by the end of their probationary period.
As a top GTA employer, Seneca offers a competitive total compensation package. The salary range for full-time Professors ranges from $67,221 to $116,532. Upon hire, the incumbent will receive a pay calculation to determine their step within the range. To view additional perks and benefits of working at Seneca, please visit: www.senecacollege.ca/careers.