Position Description

Job Category Faculty of Communication, Arts & Design
Location Newnham Campus
ID 1213
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We are proud to be building the equitable Seneca, and welcome applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of lived experiences, perspectives and approaches. Joining Seneca means being part of an inclusive community working hard to dismantle barriers to access, student success and employee potential.  If you require accommodation during any part of the recruitment process, please contact jobs@senecacollege.ca.

COVID-19 Update:
To ensure the health and safety of the Seneca community, all employees, students, and visitors must comply with Seneca’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire.

Posting Date (E):
May 10, 2022
Closing Date (E):
May 16, 2022
Pay Range:
Dependent on experience
44 hours per week
Work Type:
Start Date:
End Date (if applicable):

Please Note: This position may require the incumbent to work on-site and/or remotely at scheduled times, dependent upon operational needs. Please review Seneca’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy prior to applying to this position.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chair, School of Media, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School of Media, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students.

Program Area/Level:

Responsible for teaching courses at the degree level (Honours Bachelor of Communications and Media) , and in diploma programs (Broadcasting Television, Broadcasting Radio, and Event and Media Production). Courses taught will have an emphasis on media production (writing, editing, camera and lighting, content distribution, streaming, podcasting, etc.), and media management (operations, marketing, intercultural competencies, content integration, etc.).



Under the direction of the senior academic officer of Seneca or designate, the Professor is responsible for:


  • Ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
  • Incorporating active learning strategies in online, hybrid and in-person classes.
  • Implementing appropriate educational technology and tools in online, hybrid and in-person classes.
  • Carrying out regularly scheduled instruction, which may include tutoring and academic counselling of students.
  • Providing a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources, work experience and field trips.
  • Evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student's work within assigned courses.

Course and Curriculum Development:

  • Ensuring an equitable and accessible learning community on online, hybrid and in-person classes.
  • Designing formative and summative assessments (alternative and authentic) for online and in-person classes.
  • Consulting with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.
  • Defining course objectives, and evaluating and validating these objectives.
  • Specifying or approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.
  • Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations where applicable.
  • Selecting or approving textbooks and learning materials.

Academic Leadership:

  • Providing guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments.
  • Participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.



  • Completed Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Media, Digital Media or Media Production.


  • Minimum of two (2) years’ teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in Communications, Journalism, Media, Digital Media or Media Production.


  • Working knowledge of industry-specific media production equipment and technology.
  • Demonstrated competencies to deliver online and hybrid teaching.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and teamwork skills.
  • A track record of teaching excellence at the College or University level, and/or delivery of professional training and development.
  • Ability to teach, engage, and supervise post-secondary students.
  • Familiarity with curriculum development, student engagement, advisement, and other post-secondary practices, including Universal Design for Learning.
  • Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills to interact effectively with the College’s multicultural student and staff population, and has an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.

Note: A teaching demonstration will be required during the recruitment process.

Note: Seneca requires copies of educational credentials at the time of an interview. Confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency will be required upon hire.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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