College Professor – Animation

Okanagan College

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Position Information

Position Number
P01768

Position Title
College Professor – Animation

Division/Portfolio
Science and Technology

Department/Program
Animation

Location
Kelowna

Other Flexible Work Options

Your Opportunity
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.

Functions and Duties
Instructional duties may include all or any of the following: instructional (teaching) assignments; course preparation and program revision; development of new programs and modes of delivery; evaluation of student work; instruction of laboratory exercises, concepts, theories, techniques and use of equipment; student contact for purposes of advising, tutoring and supervision both in and outside of the lecture or laboratory period; revision and development of existing and/or new courses in all formats; preparation of materials for use in laboratories; set up and take down of laboratory materials; preparation of timetables; control of inventory, maintenance of equipment; ordering of materials; Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and PLA coordination; and other functions related to instruction.

Professional development is activity intended to promote teaching excellence, subject area competence and technical competence in an area of professional or instructional expertise.

Service may include all or any of the following: school visitations; active membership on appropriate college or union committees, councils or boards; participation in professional or academic organizations; application of the employee’s academic or professional competence or expertise in the community at large; attendance at articulation meetings; representing OC at other functions, administrative duties and other duties.

Scholarly activity includes scholarship, research and creative activities. A College Professor may be released from instructional and/or professional duties to perform 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

Preferred Qualifications
The Animation Department is seeking part-time to full-time term college professors in Kelowna. The instructional assignment is expected to include, but is not limited to theoretical and practical lessons and labs in Storyboarding, Layout & Design, Life Drawing, and Demo Reel Production.
Candidates without a master’s degree will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with industry experience in digital production and teaching experience. Experience in live action film-making and other animation disciplines including 2D or 3D layout, animation using MAYA and/or Harmony software will be considered 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.
Applications will be considered as they are submitted.

Desired Start Date
01/03/2023

Position End Date (if temporary)
05/01/2023

Schedule
Winter 2023 – Jan 3 – May 1

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate
Salary range $62,828 to $100,958 with normal starting salary between $69,017 and $75,206 annually*, dependent on relevant education and experience. *Note: Part-time Term and summer appointments subject to adjustment factors as per the collective agreement

Appointment Type
Faculty – Part-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 James Wood, chair of the Animation Department at: [email protected]

Employee Group
Faculty

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