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Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Ryerson University

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

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 for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at t26king@ryerson.ca.

The Opportunity
Ryerson University supports the 94 Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report. A number of the calls to action were made to post-secondary education institutions. The university responded by launching a community-wide consultation which led to the summary report entitled Truth and Reconciliation at Ryerson: Building a Foundation For Generations to Come. In the spirit of this commitment, the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy in the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time, four (4) year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. The Department is interested in candidates who will bring innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the department, including working with faculty to infuse Indigenous knowledges and practices into teaching and the curriculum.

Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University (TRSM) is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society. Home to 11,000+ students and more than 250 industry-connected faculty, TRSM is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment. TRSM offers 12 Bachelor of Commerce degrees, a Bachelor of Health Administration degree, a Masters of Health Administration in Community Care, the Ted Rogers MBA, Professional Masters Diplomas, Executive Education courses, and a Masters of Science in Management. A PhD in Management is anticipated to begin in 2020, pending approvals. TRSM is also home to 15 innovative research centres, institutes and labs. www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool

Our faculty members are committed to scholarly excellence, innovative teaching, and engagement with the community and are involved with entrepreneurship initiatives across the campus, as teachers, coaches and advisors.

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.

Responsibilities
Working with a team of established entrepreneurship and strategy scholars, the incumbent’s duties will be exclusively teaching and service activities while maintaining an inclusive, equitable and collegial work environment across all activities. This will include curriculum development and program delivery in both entrepreneurship & strategy at the undergraduate and graduate levels and engaging in the life of the Department, Faculty and University. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/PhD) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold an earned Master’s degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution. Preference will be given to those enrolled in a relevant PhD program. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate evidence of:

- sound knowledge of entrepreneurship and strategy education related to topics including applied research methods, econometric modelling, design thinking, customer development methodologies, as well as new knowledges and approaches, including Indigenous methodologies and focus of entrepreneurship and strategy on community, self-reliance and traditional culture and values;
- experience teaching a variety of business (preferably entrepreneurship) courses with a strong understanding of effective and diverse pedagogical practices, including Indigenous teaching frameworks, affecting a diverse student population;
- a record of collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations;
- commitment to student well-being and success with an emphasis on the experiences and needs of marginalized students;
- understanding of curriculum development and development of courses that are accessible to students of all backgrounds, including Indigenous students;
- strong course management skills;
- commitment to values and practices of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and decolonization as it pertains to service and teaching duties, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
- an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through collegial service.

Preference will be given to Indigenous scholars with lived experiences and a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, and who have extensive experience in collaborating with Indigenous students, organizations and communities.

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.

Equity at Ryerson
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 are disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples, Indigenous Peoples of North America, racialized people, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+ people.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by December 5, 2019. The application must contain the following:
- a letter of application;
- a curriculum vitae that provides a clear sense of your scholarly and professional development via your education and research activities and outcomes;
- 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. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Ryerson University is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Jennifery Tejay, HR Advisor at jennifer.tejay@ryerson.ca.