Quill and Quire

Professor, Creative Writing

Sheridan College Published: March 1, 2019
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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking a professor who will be responsible for curriculum leadership in the area of Creative Writing for the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing program.  In addition to a strong knowledge of diverse literatures, genres, and voices, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of creative writing publications and of excellence in creative writing teaching. Experience in the field of publishing , including genre fiction or literature for younger readers, would be considered a definite asset.  The incumbent should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming.

Specific Requirements:

  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process


  • Master’s in Creative Writing, or PhD in a related field, required
  • Demonstrated record of published creative writing
  • Experience in teaching at the post-secondary level, with a minimum of three to five years of experience
  • Willingness to develop an applied research program or engage with undergraduate research
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment

Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com