Sessional Instructor, VISM-2002, Fall 2022
OCAD University
Toronto, Ontario, CA
4d ago

Sessional Instructor, VISM-2002, Fall 2022 Job Code 2396 Department Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Employment Type Temporary / Contract Apply Now

OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada’s university of the imagination, provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for its faculty and students.

Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD U offers seventeen undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and a variety of continuing education courses in art, media and design.

OCAD U is currently seeking outstanding, creative and collaborative teachers in the following sessional opportunities / opportunity.

For courses delivered remotely faculty will be expected to observe OCAD U’s Guidelines for Remote Delivery, which includes enabling students to successfully complete the course asynchronously.

Please review the Return to Campus Plan for up-to-date information about OCAD U vaccination requirements.

In order to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous faculty, priority in hiring for this position will be given to qualified racialized and Indigenous persons who self-identify as such in the application process.

This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Faculty of Arts & Science invites applications for the following anticipated course offerings in the fall semester of the 2022-23 academic year :

VISM 2002 History of New Media Art

In Person : September 7, 2022 December 7, 2022, Wednesday, 3 : 10 PM 6 : 10 PM)

COURSE DESCRIPTION : This survey course offers a history of the relationship of art and media from the beginnings of photography and avant-garde cinema to contemporary digital and video art practices.

The course examines technological developments that have affected and transformed perception and representation including time-motion studies, industrialization (Taylorism), mass culture, and global electronic networks (Internet).

The influence of new media on various avant-garde movements including cubism, constructivism, surrealism, dada, and on the stylistic innovations of collage and montage will be explored.

Selected writings on art and technology by key thinkers of the twentieth century will complement a visual and intellectual survey of artworks.

  • RESPONSIBILITIES : Teaching and teaching-related responsibilities may include but are not limited to : course outline development, studio preparation and delivery inclusive of lectures, critiques, grading, mid-term evaluations and final evaluations / reviews, participation in Faculty and program meetings;
  • including responsibility for health & safety and meeting academic and curricular requirements and deadlines.


    The successful applicant should have a terminal degree in art, design or relevant discipline and / or equivalent professional / practical experience

    Experience teaching at the post secondary level is considered an asset, equivalent relevant experience will be considered

    Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

    Demonstrated leadership and experience promoting a respectful and inclusive work and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT : Sessional appointments are fixed-term annual contracts. Sessional compensation includes a per-course pay scale with salary level of $6,507 plus 7% in lieu of benefits and vacation pay per the provisions of the Employment Standards Act.

    These positions are subject to budgetary approval and satisfactory enrolment levels.

  • Applications should include : a letter of intent stating the candidate’s interests in the areas of teaching by identifying relevant courses above;
  • a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that responds to the profile of the position; a digital portfolio of recent and current work / publications (if applicable);
  • and the names and contact information of three references. Please upload all application documents in PDF format.

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