Overview

Under the direction of the Chair, Media Studies, the Professor, is responsible for facilitating and guiding learning and providing an effective learning environment for all students. The professional responsibilities include:

The design/revision/updating of courses, including:
• consulting with program and course administrators and other faculty members, advisory committees and a variety of potential employers and students
• defining learning outcomes and evaluating and validating these outcomes
• specifying and approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.
• incorporating educational technologies to meet the learning needs of 21st Century students
• reviewing and revising curriculum and participating in professional development activities during non-teaching periods

The teaching of assigned courses, including:
• delivery of regularly scheduled instruction in the Fall, Winter, or Summer terms in home department or across departments
• ensuring student awareness of course learning outcomes and evaluation techniques
• providing tutoring and academic advising for students both in and out of class
• providing a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources including educational technologies
• evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student’s work within assigned courses
• the development and creation of a learning environment that is conducive to success for all students

The provision of academic leadership, including:
• providing guidance to students, to instructors, and to part-time professors relative to the professor’s teaching assignments
• participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees, and departmental/faculty meetings
• liaising with community members, engaging in program, Department, School or Faculty, and College promotion
• remaining current in the field of study and maintain awareness of emerging trends and practices related to teaching and learning in higher education
• modeling the College values – Caring. Learning. Integrity. Respect.

Required Qualifications

• Minimum of a three (3) year diploma in a game development, art or design related field.
• Minimum five (5) years practical experience related to the field of study, focusing on game design and/or art asset creation.
• Minimum two (2) years of teaching experience, preferably at a post-secondary level.
• Demonstrated knowledge of student success strategies in a postsecondary setting.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of educational technologies; experience in the development and delivery of hybrid and online curriculum is considered an asset.
• Demonstrated provision of academic leadership considered a strong asset. Examples include but are not limited to, providing guidance to colleagues and instructors, being actively involved in curriculum development or program renewal, participating in continuing efforts to improve the quality of instruction it offered to learners, serving as program coordinator, academic advisor or curriculum administrator.
• Demonstrated commitment to continuing learning in teaching and curriculum development is considered a strong asset. Examples include but are not limited to completion of training programs, participating in teaching and learning conferences, and/or more extensive training such as the Teaching Adult Lifelong Learners certificate program, or other postsecondary programs in education.
• Highly effective communication, presentation, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated skill in Algonquin College’s preferred teaching competencies as set out in the Professor of the 21st Century document: http://www.algonquincollege.com/pd/professor-of-the-21st-century/
• Evidence of commitment to the success of all learners