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Company Name:
Sheridan College
Oakville, Ontario
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Android, iOS, PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Master's Degree/MBA

Professor, Game Design

Position Title:

Professor, Game Design

Employee Group:

Academic - full time permanent


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan Campus)

Reference #:


Salary Range:

$61,638 to $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience); benefits as per the Collective Agreement

Application Deadline

Screening will begin January 31, 2017. Open until filled

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design: Home to Canada's largest arts school, Sheridan College has been teaching Animation since 1971. Our graduates include Oscar nominees and winners who have helped fuel the surge in popularity of animated films by studios including Pixar, DreamWorks and Disney. Animation Career Review named Sheridan as No. 1 among the top 100 animation schools in the world. Sheridan also offers an innovative Bachelor of Game Design and a cluster of high-demand graduate certificate programs in Game Development and Level Design. As a world-renowned leader in digital media and animation, Sheridan is uniquely positioned to educate the next generation of video game designers. Our professors' expertise, technology savvy, industry experience and contacts offer students an unmatched foundation for careers in game design.

The Role: If you are passionate about teaching and interested in creating a teaching and learning experience to guide students in the development of their critical, creative and reflective thinking capacity, and you possess a Master’s degree in a related field and have experience in the game design industry, then this role is for you:

Professors are Responsible for:

  • 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 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 learning process.



  • Masters degree in a field related to design or game studies; terminal degree such as Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree or Ph.D preferred; applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of their degree is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellence in teaching and research may also be considered.
  • Demonstrate a record of excellence in game design education and related practice in academia or industry;
  • Solid knowledge of design processes;
  • Strong network of contacts with other professionals in the games industry or academia; 
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, and to working within a team environment;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; 
  • Experience in programming or scripting for games is an asset; Experience in game art for games is an asset.
  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level;

Individuals interested in learning more about the Bachelor of Game Design program can contact: Angela Stukator, Associate Dean angela.stukator@sheridancollege.ca

We are interested in candidates with evidence of the potential to become a high-quality Educator, and a contributor to a collegial environment in the department.

Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com

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