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Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Child & Youth Care

Ryerson University

School of Child & Youth Care
Faculty of Community Services
Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Child & Youth Care
Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the School of Child & Youth Care in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Child and Youth Care Practice. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2021 for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the School, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. Teaching assignments may include large classes. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field.

Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Child & Youth Care or a closely related field by the appointment date or alternatively, be very close to completion of a PhD. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

excellence in teaching through a teaching dossier that outlines the teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations;
an ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, and teaching, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population;
ability to contribute to the life of the School, Faculty and the University through collegial service; and
membership or eligibility for membership in the Ontario Association of Child & Youth Care.

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Ryerson University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Ryerson LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca).
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

Ryerson University
Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Ryerson is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

School of Child and Youth Care
The School of Child & Youth Care consists of 11 tenure-stream faculty members. The School focuses on teaching emerging child and youth care practitioners and emerging scholars in the field of child and youth care. The curriculum is practice-oriented and focused on relational practice in child and youth care settings such as group homes, foster care, the community, hospitals and schools, with a very strong focus on the experiences of Black Youth, Indigenous youth, young people identifying as 2SLGBTQ+ and young people with disabilities in systems such as child welfare, child & youth mental health, education, health care and community-based services. Pedagogically, the curriculum draws on professional practice experience in the role of child and youth care practitioner on the part of instructors and faculty members. The School offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates that will contribute to our existing teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.

Working at Ryerson
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson and within our school, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.

Visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, @RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

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, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by May 14, 2021. The application must contain the following:

a letter of application;
a curriculum vitae;
a statement of research interests;
a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Contacts
Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to Dr. Judy Finlay [jfinlay@ryerson.ca], Director and Associate Professor.

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at shurla.charlesforbes@ryerson.ca

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Michelle Gomes [michelle.gomes@ryerson.ca].