College Professor - Animation

Okanagan College - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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The role and responsibilities of a faculty member focus on the activities related to teachers, academics and scholars. They include but are not limited to an awareness of current scholarship and continuing mastery in one’s field, instructional and professional duties, professional development, and service. In addition, duties and responsibilities may include scholarly activity.

Education and Experience

The minimum qualification is a Master’s degree, or an equivalent level credential as appropriate for the discipline.
Independent, post-secondary or public school work experience directly related to the duty assignment.
Graduate level training that enables sole responsibility for teaching undergraduate students in the area directly related to the teaching assignment.
Experience demonstrating a learner-centered teaching philosophy is desired.
An active profile in scholarship, research and creative activity is preferred.

Skills and Abilities

Candidates must be committed to a team approach, demonstrate good written and oral English skills and have good interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional teaching record with demonstrated learner-centred teaching philosophy. An active profile in scholarship, research and creative activity will be considered an asset. Successful applicants will be an integral part of the team that will help Okanagan College realize the promise of a world-class college. Candidates will be comfortable in a computerized environment and demonstrate knowledge of programs relevant to their discipline. The successful applicant will be able to encourage communication between students and faculty.

Designs and teaches a course with regard for learning outcomes

Teaches in a variety of modes, including lecture, discussion, active student involvement and laboratory work as appropriate

Interested in use of appropriate technological aids in instruction

Open to feedback from others on ways to improve teaching and related activities

Knowledgeable about the subject matter of the teaching area and able to teach the subject matter at a post-secondary level

Maintains currency and vitality in one’s discipline through professional activities, professional development and/or scholarship

Interested in course and program development

Collegial and willing to work constructively with others

Comfortable in a computerized environment and with programs relevant to instruction and academic discipline

Core Competencies

  • Collaboration & Collegiality
– Continuous Learning & Information Seeking
– Effective Interactive Communication
– Initiative
– Integrity & Accountability
– Student & Service Focus

Job Specific Competencies
Preferred Qualifications

The Animation Department is seeking part-time to full-time term college professors at the Innovation Centre in downtown Kelowna. The instructional assignment is expected to include, but is not limited to, theoretical and practical topics within first- and second-year Animation Program lectures and/or labs.

Candidates without a Master’s degree will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with 10 or more years of industry experience in digital production, and five or more years teaching experience in digital production. Experience in animation, character design, 2D or 3D layout, storyboarding and working with MAYA and/or Harmony software will be assets.

Duties will include teaching, laboratory preparation, holding regular office hours, critiquing and marking all assignments, and reporting grades.

The ideal candidate will have an exceptional teaching record with a demonstrated learner-centered teaching philosophy. The candidate must be committed to staying current in their field through active professional development and/or scholarly activity. Successful applicants will be an integral part of the team that will help Okanagan College realize the promise of a world-class college.

Desired Start Date 08/19/2020
Position End Date (if temporary) 04/30/2021
Schedule

Fall semester term dates:
  • full time: August 19 – December 22, 2020
  • part time: August 26 – December 22, 2020
Winter semester term dates
  • full time: January 4 – April 30, 2021
  • part time: January 4 – April 30, 2021
Please note that the Program is located at the Okanagan Innovation Centre located in downtown Kelowna.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary placement is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Appointment Type Faculty - Full-time Term
Special Instructions to Applicants

Course descriptions and information about the Animation Department can be found at: https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Programs/Areas_of_Study/Technologies/Animation.html
For inquiries of an academic nature, please contact Chris Derochie, chair of the Animation Department, at: CDerochie@okanagan.bc.ca

Employee Group Faculty