AVFX Instructor- AVFX 107 - Part-Time - #8991290

Red Deer College


Date: 2022-11-25
City: Red Deer, AB
Contract type: Part time
Red Deer College

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position will remain open until filled, however the first review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022

Posting Details


Position Information

Position Title AVFX Instructor- AVFX 107 - Part-Time
Faculty/Instructor Profile Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic:
  • Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
  • Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
  • Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty. But we do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experiences when applying. We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time
Teaching The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences
Student Success The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas
Professional Development The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice
Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities
Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities
For More Information: Faculty Profile
Position Responsibilities School of Arts and Culture is seeking a part-time instructor to teach 3D Animation and Visual Effects, AVFX 107A in the Winter semester
Please note: This is an on-campus, in-person, course offering but hyflex option available
In AVFX 107, students create simple animations that encompass the typical steps taken in a 3D animation production pipeline. Create ‘previs’ animations using Autodesk’s Maya
Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills that allow them to teach this course to a wide range of learners. The successful candidate will also have a passion for teaching theory using applied learning strategies in a flexible learning environment. A desire to innovate in the achievement of learning outcomes is required
Winter Term: January 9, 2023 to April 14, 2023
AVFX 107A- #D Animation & Visual Effects
On Campus | Mondays & Wednesdays | 14:30 to 17:20 (Hybrid option possible)
Please note the contract start dates allow for instructor prep time. The contract end dates allow for grading and submission of final marks
Winter Contract: December 16, 2022 – April 24, 2023

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects (preparation, delivery, assessment) of AVFX 107 (3D Animation & Visual Effects)
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree or recognized equivalent in a relevant discipline
Preferred Qualifications Master’s Degree in relevant discipline
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information Part-time instructors receive an additional 14% of the gross salary in lieu of benefits and vacation pay
About Red Deer Polytechnic Red Deer Polytechnic has been a pivotal part of central Alberta for nearly six decades. Since our story began as Red Deer College in 1964, we have proudly served our learners and communities. Now, with our new designation as Red Deer Polytechnic, the institution continues to grow across its breadth of credentials, programs and collaborative opportunities. Looking to our exciting future, Red Deer Polytechnic is seeking highly qualified, committed faculty and staff to be part of the team of employees who will help us realize our vision
Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2022-2027 Strategic Transformation Plan:
Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future
At Red Deer Polytechnic we:
  • Offer more than 100 programs in a variety of disciplines and credentials and encourage innovative experiences that prepare learners for successful careers and lives
  • Provide robust supports and resources to assist in personal and professional growth.
  • Value fresh ideas from individuals who are new to teaching, and those who want to translate years of experience to a meaningful legacy with the next generation
  • Focus on research that is applied and that enriches students’ experiences and helps solve everyday issues
  • Hold in high regard diversity, inclusion, and an environment that values everyone.
  • Provide opportunities to challenge and support the mind, body and spirit, and to engage in personal and professional empowerment
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous education in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and demonstrate this commitment as signatories to the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Protocol


For More Information: About Red Deer Polytechnic
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2022-F-107
Faculty Employment Type Term-Certain Part-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 12/16/2022
Position End Date (if term-certain) 04/24/2023
FTE 0.176
Hours of Work On Campus | Mondays & Wednesdays | 14:30 to 17:20 (Hybrid option possible)
Open Date 11/18/2022
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority
Special Instructions to Applicants This position will remain open until filled, however the first review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022
Required Documents
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  • References Names and Contact Information
  • Cover Letter
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