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1 Year LTF Assistant Professor, School of Professional Communication, FCAD

Ryerson University

1 Year Limited Term Faculty Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor

School of Professional Communication, Faculty of Communication & Design

The Opportunity

The School of Professional Communication (ProCom) in the Faculty of Communication and Design invites applications for a one-year Limited Term Faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. This position will carry out teaching and service duties only. The deadline for completed applications is May 10, 2018.

ProCom offers innovative Bachelor and Master’s programs that integrate theory and practice. As an interdisciplinary School, ProCom focuses on teaching and research that bring creative and critical communication approaches into industries, organizations, and communities. Our students and faculty investigate the intersections of text, sound, and image in an array of digital, discursive, and social contexts.


The successful candidate should provide evidence of high-quality teaching in both large lecture and workshop contexts and a capacity for collegial service. An MA in a relevant discipline is required; a PhD is preferred. Applicants should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier) and the names of 3 references. Applicants should identify any experience related to teaching communication courses in the areas of science & technology, communication and digital enterprise, public communication, and business & society. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service.

Equity at Ryerson University

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for both 2015 and 2016. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal

The application must contain the following:

• a letter of application and curriculum vitae
• results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
• the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Please note that applications sent by mail, email or fax will not be accepted.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Greg Elmer <>.
The review of applications will begin May 11, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Sumentha D’Souza, HR Advisor, at Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

• The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:
• The RFA’s website can be found at:
• A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: