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Limited Term Faculty Position in Biology

Ryerson University

Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, to over 45,000 students. 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.

The Opportunity:

The Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University ( is pleased to invite applications for a one-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biology. The appointment shall be effective August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. The position will have teaching and course management obligations for a range of anatomy and physiology courses at both introductory and advanced levels.

The Department of Chemistry and Biology consists of 36 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) 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 their work.

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.


The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate programs through teaching and service duties only. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Biology and have post-secondary teaching experience.

Evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching must be provided through a statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, descriptions of teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. Please demonstrate evidence of strong communication skills.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) 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. Evidence of commitment to EDI must be provided through a diversity statement that outlines how candidates have demonstrated their commitment through teaching and service.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to contribute to the life of the Department of Chemistry and Biology and the University through collegial service.

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 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 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by July 7, 2019.

The application must contain a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity, teaching dossier, results of teaching evaluations and names of three individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada” OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application.

Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Lesley Campbell, at

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Ms. Michelle Gomes, 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) and relevant information can be found as follows:

RFA Website:
RFA Collective Agreement:

RFA Benefits:

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.To find out more about our Access Ryerson initiative, and plans, policies and resources, please visit our Accessibility website - We want to ensure that all participants are able to engage fully in interviews and other activities that are part of the process. If you have any accommodation requests, please contact Ms. Milagros Sakuma, Sr. HR Consultant at All requests for accommodation will be treated confidentially.