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Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Nutrition

Toronto Metropolitan University

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 Nutrition in the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University [formerly Ryerson University] invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in areas of Nutrition and Dietetics. The appointment shall be effective August 1, 2022, 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. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BASc) and graduate (MHSc, PMDip) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify in the field.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in health or a related discipline with at least one degree earned in nutrition along with eligibility for registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

a demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, sample syllabi, strong teaching evaluations, teaching awards, and other relevant achievements in teaching;
a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service activities, 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 School of Nutrition and the University through collegial service, particularly as it relates to dietetic education and practice.
Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

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.

Toronto Metropolitan University [TMU]

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 focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, the TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

School of Nutrition - Faculty of Community Services

Our School offers undergraduate and graduate (MHSc & PMDip) programs to over 500 students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in research/creativity activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.

The TMU’s School of Nutrition has a reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and is known for innovative teaching with a strong emphasis on critical thinking. The School’s mission is to provide a diverse learning environment that prepares Nutrition and Food graduates for professional careers, reflective practice, and responsible citizenship informed by our engagement in research and scholarship. We strive to maintain an environment that embraces diversity, encourages scholarly inquiry, values human-lived experience, and promotes social justice. Our Bachelor of Applied Science program in Nutrition and Food uses an integrative approach to blend theory and practice to prepare graduates for private and public sector opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Our undergraduate program focuses on nutrition, food systems and science, communication, and research methods and is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP). Our Master of Health Science program in Nutrition Communication facilitates the development of advanced knowledge and skills in the communication of nutrition and food issues to audiences ranging in size from small (e.g., via individual and group counseling) to large (e.g., via traditional mass media and new media). Through our PDEP accredited practicum option, MHSc students can obtain the practical training required to qualify to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam and become dietitians. Our Professional Masters Diploma (PMDip) Dietetics is offered in partnership with North York General Hospital, SickKids, Unity Health and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women’s College Hospital. This PDEP accredited program offers opportunities for practical training that qualifies graduates to write the CDRE and upon successful completion to become Registered Dietitians.

Working at the Toronto Metropolitan University [TMU]

At the intersection of mind and action, the TMU is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At the TMU 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, the TMU 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 families, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.

Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet and @VPFAtorontomet and on our LinkedIn company page.

The TMU 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.

The TMU 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+. Candidates who self identify as members of equity deserving groups are especially welcome to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. For guaranteed consideration, applications, consisting of the following, must be received by May 24, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

a letter of application;
a curriculum vitae;
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 the DHC Chair Fiona Yeudall PhD RD at fyeudall@ryerson.ca.

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at the TMU are welcome to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at the TMU 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, please contact Human Resources at hr@ryerson.ca.