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Job: Professor, Creative Writing – Sheridan (deadline: Mar. 26, 2017)

Professor, Creative Writing

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Job Description:


Faculty/Department: Humanities and Social Sciences

Employee Group: Academic

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

Reference Number: 17/F/20

Application Deadline: March 26, 2017
Start Date: August 2017

Salary Range: $61,638 – $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

As Sheridan moves towards its vision of becoming Canada’s leading undergraduate teaching university, the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing program, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is seeking a professor who will be responsible for curriculum leadership in the area of Creative Writing. The incumbent will be also be expected to teach a range of introductory courses in literary studies and communications, including composition and rhetoric. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of creative writing publications, ideally in fiction and at least one additional genre (non-fiction, poetry, etc.), and should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming.

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


  • Master’s in Creative Writing, or PhD in a related field, required;
  • Demonstrated record of published creative writing, with two or more genres in portfolio preferred;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level, with three to five years of experience preferred;
  • Willingness to develop an applied research program or engage with undergraduate 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.

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Note: Copies of educational credentials is requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

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