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Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Retail Management

Ryerson 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 Retail Management in the Ted Rogers School of Management [TRSM] at Ryerson University invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment shall be effective July 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. Responsibilities will include teaching at the undergraduate level, taking a role in teaching Retail Management and/or related courses and participating in service/committees related to the ongoing operations of the School including actively contributing to enhancing the School’s vision, culture and reputation.

The position will carry the teaching responsibilities for courses which may include a subset of the following Retail subject areas: Retail Information/Operation Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Managing the Retail Workplace, International Retail Markets, Leading in Retail Service Organizations, Sustainability and Social Change, and more.

Candidates must hold a PhD/DBA in a business-related discipline [or a related field to Retail]. Candidates who are enrolled in a PhD/DBA program in a business-related discipline [or a related field to Retail] and demonstrate that they are very close to completion, including by way of an approved dissertation proposal, may also be considered. In addition, candidates must present evidence of the following:

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 service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative 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 and the University through collegial service.


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.

The Ted Rogers School of Management [TRSM]

As the only school of its kind in Canada, students are provided with a sector specific (Retail Management) Bachelor of Commerce education, which includes theory and practical experience, for those who will become successful professionals in a constantly changing retail industry. The Ted Rogers School of Retail Management is at the forefront of understanding the retail market, the largest employing sector in the country. We seek to enable students to become a leader in the world’s most dynamic industry. The school offers many opportunities for students and faculty to get involved in events throughout the year.

The Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society. Home to 12,000+ students and more than 250 industry-connected faculty, the Ted Rogers School is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment. We offer 12 Bachelor of Commerce degrees, a Bachelor of Health Administration degree, four graduate programs, including the Ted Rogers MBA and a PhD in Management, and Executive Education courses. The Ted Rogers School is also home to 15 innovative research centres, institutes and labs. www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool

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 department/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). The review of applications will begin February 1st, 2022. Applications submitted past this date may be considered until the position is filled. Please note that only those candidates selected for the short-list of consideration will be contacted for interviews.

The application must contain the following:

a) A Letter of Application including statements of teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and teaching interests.
b) A Curriculum Vitae
c) A portfolio summary (maximum 5-pages) of teaching highlights, awards & accomplishments, relevant evaluations, courses taught, and an EDI statement that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in pedagogy through advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
d) Names of two individuals who may be contacted for a reference.

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 Director of the School and Chair of the Department Hiring Committee (DHC), Dr. Seung Hwan (Mark) Lee [lee.mark@ryerson.ca].

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University 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 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, please contact Teresa Sarno, Sr. HR Partner at teresa.sarno@ryerson.ca.