FACULTY OF DESIGN
SESSIONAL POSITIONS (ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PROGRAM)
OCAD University is Canada’s largest, specialized University of art, media and design. Located on a twelve-building campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, the University offers a vibrant and stimulating work environment for over 400 faculty and more than 3800 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD University offers 13 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) or a Bachelor of Design (BDes) degree, and 7 graduate programs that result in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Design (MDes) or the Master of Arts (MA). It is building new interdisciplinary programs including the Aboriginal Visual Culture program. The University has experienced remarkable growth over the past five years and requires outstanding creative researchers/practitioners and gifted teachers to join OCAD U in an exciting period of institutional development and opportunity.
The Faculty of Design invites applications for the following anticipated course offerings in the Winter 2014 academic year.
GDES 2B03: Think Thank 1: Awareness – 2nd Year
This interdisciplinary course examines the social condition of where and how we live in the context of the Faculty of Design’s primary mandate ‘Design and Humanity’. The significant impact that intelligent and sustainable design can have on people’s lives and the considerable responsibility that the designer has to society are critical factors in shaping behaviour and turning research and perception into action. Strategies for change are channeled into potential project solutions in this course through the research, discussion and debate of current societal issues.
ENVR 4B04: Environmental Design: Professional Practice for Environmental Designers – 4th Year
This course provides the student with a practical, business understanding of the professions of Architecture and Interior Design. Students will investigate the many elements of practicing as a design professional, including the varying and evolving forms of design practices, the elements of business within these practices, various market sectors and client types, and the legal and educational responsibilities required by the professional organizations representing these practices. The role of the design practitioner within the greater community will be examined as well as the impact and practice of professional ethics within this role.
Applications should have a record of experience as well as the commensurate skills: drawings, thinking, idea generation, making, etc. The courses are taught in multiple sections. Learning outcomes and syllabi will be shared with and by those instructors already teaching it.
Responsibilities: Teaching and related responsibilities include: course outline development, preparation and delivery; participation in Faculty and program meetings; studio supervision where applicable, including responsibility for health & safety and meeting academic and curricular requirements and deadlines.
Qualifications: The successful applicant should have a graduate degree in biology, engineering, industrial design or environmental design, or equivalent professional achievement with a high level of expertise in the relevant subject, and outstanding communication skills. Post-secondary teaching experience is preferred.
Terms of Employment: Sessional appointments are fixed-term annual contracts of up to five studio courses per academic year. These positions are subject to budgetary approval and satisfactory enrolment levels.
Please send a letter of intent, current CV, the names/contact information of 3 referees, 10 visuals of recent work, and an overview of the course content or a statement of teaching philosophy to:
Assistant – Design Office
Faculty Of Design
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
If you would like your materials returned, please submit a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Please ensure the size of the envelope and postage is sufficient for return of materials.
Application deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013
As an employment equity employer, we encourage applications from women, aboriginals, visible minorities, and people with disabilities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. In accordance with past practice, internal candidates shall receive priority consideration.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.