Position Description

Job Category Faculty of Communication, Arts & Design
Location Seneca at York Campus
ID 1703
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Posting Date (E):
September 20, 2021
Closing Date (E):
October 8, 2021
Pay Range:
Dependent on experience
Hours to be determined
Contract Start Date (if applicable):
Contract End Date:

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chair, School of Marketing and 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.

As a part of Seneca’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, this position will be aligned to assist the College in contributing to Education for Reconciliation and more specifically addressing the need to integrate Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum and classrooms. 

Program Area/Level:

Responsible for teaching courses within the Media program, at the Diploma, Graduate Certificate, and Degree level.



Under the direction of the senior academic officer of the College 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, 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, online educational resources, and other learning materials.

Academic Leadership:


  • P roviding guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments.
  • Participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested
  • Contributes to the development of an Indigenous community of practice and ways of knowing that supports the development and implementation of culturally appropriate curricula.
  • Assists Seneca in responding to call 86 of the TRC which states [w]e call upon Canadian journalism programs and media schools to require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the Untied Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights. Indigenous law and Aboriginal-Crown Relations.


The successful candidate must:

  • Be of FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) descent and be actively and meaningfully connected to an Indigenous community.  Upon application, candidates will be provided an opportunity to meet with the Dean, Student Services and Indigenous Education. 
  • Have a strong understanding of Indigenous issues, including
  • cultural knowledge and understanding of traditions
  • an active network and ability to collaborate within the Indigenous community and non-Indigenous stakeholders who participate within the program
  • an understanding of how to work effectively with Elders and follow traditional protocol
  • Indigenous language an asset but not required.



  • Minimum of a completed Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Digital Media, Media Production or a closely related field.



  • Minimum of two (2) years’ teaching experience at the post-secondary level and
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ industry experience in Media Communications.
  • Experience in scripting, storytelling, production, and distribution/dissemination across various media platforms.
  • Experience with industry-specific media production equipment and technology.



  • Demonstrated competencies to deliver online and hybrid teaching.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of media issues, best practices, industry challenges, and trends in media communications.
  • Ability to produce dynamic, focused creative work and/or research in the area of media and communications in general.
  • Experienced with teaching Indigenous issues to non-Indigenous students.
  • Demonstrated ability to create multi-platform media and communications products.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and critically reflect on media-related practices, issues and trends.
  • Familiarity with multi or single camera-based production, directing, broadcast, production design, technical aspects of production, and/or cross-platform production processes.
  • A track record of teaching excellence at the College or University level, and/or delivery of professional training and development.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and team work skills.
  • Familiarity with curriculum development, student engagement, advisement, and other post- secondary practices, including Universal Design for Learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Indigenization, diversity, inclusion, integrity, and excellence in communications and media.
  • 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.


Seneca is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially Indigenous persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.  View Seneca's Diversity Policy.
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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Seneca is committed to making employment opportunities accessible in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Upon request, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the application and hiring process. Contact jobs@senecacollege.ca or (416) 491-5050, ext. 77037 to discuss your accommodation requirements.