Professor, School Of Media

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Title Professor, School of Media
Job ID 18F-1014
Campus/Site Seneca@York Campus
Job Classification Faculty
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Position Summary:
Reporting to the Chair, School of Media, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School of Media, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students.

As a part of Seneca College’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation commission, this position will be aligned to assist the College in satisfying call 86 of the TRC which states “[w]e call upon Canadian journalism programs and media schools to require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the Untied Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights. Indigenous law and Aboriginal-Crown Relations.”

Program Area/Level:
Responsible for teaching at all levels of the Journalism diploma and degree programs.

Faculty may be required to teach at other campuses as needed.
Responsibilities Under the direction of the senior academic officer of the College or designate, the Professor is responsible for:

•Ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
•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:
•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.

Academic Leadership:
•Providing guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors’ teaching assignments.
•Participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.
•Contributes to the development of an indigenous community of practice and ways of knowing that supports the development and implementation of culturally appropriate curricula.
Qualifications The successful candidate must be of FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Intuit) descent and be actively and meaningfully connected to an indigenous community. Seneca is committed to supporting local indigenous communities and encourages applications from candidates who would prefer to re-locate on a part-time basis, remaining connected to their current community. Upon application, candidates will be provided an opportunity to meet with the Associate Dean, Student Services and Indigenous Education.

•Minimum completed master’s degree in Journalism, Business, Fine Arts or related discipline is required. A PhD or terminal degree is preferred. If education is in another field of study, please state how it is related.

•Minimum five (5) years of professional work experience in Journalism is preferred.
•Minimum two (2) years of working in partnership with indigenous communities to plan and program professional development curriculum for indigenous knowledge is preferred.
•Minimum two (2) years of experience working with Indigenous peoples and communities delivering Indigenous knowledge to groups and one-on-one is required.
•Experience communicating across cultures and modeling an Indigenous worldview is required.

•Familiarity with newsroom processes and procedures, industry-specific technology such as AVID, Dejero, Burli, iNews, TASCAM, etc.

Note: A teaching demonstration will be required during the recruitment process.
Required Date August 2018
Posting Date March 28, 2018
Closing Date Posted until filled
To Apply
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format.
Note: Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. New employees will be required to demonstrate the Faculty Basic Competencies by the end of their probationary period. Proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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