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Limited Term Faculty Position in Computer Organization

Ryerson University

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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 Computer Science ( 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 the area of Computer Organization. The appointment shall be effective August 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Computer Science is in a period of expansion due to robust interest in the field and currently consists of 22 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers an undergraduate honours degree, with an optional co-op, as well as a Master’s and a Doctoral degree. 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.

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 duties of this position shall consist only of teaching and service. The teaching responsibilities may include large lectures.

The candidate will contribute primarily to our undergraduate (BSc) program through teaching and mentoring students. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.

Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. Evidence of excellence in teaching must be provided 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. Evidence of strong communication skills is required. The successful candidate will also have practical experience working with computer hardware related to the teaching assignment.

Candidates must have a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching activities, including a demonstrated ability or potential to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population.

Demonstrated ability or potential to contribute to the life of the Computer Science Department 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 or have the potential 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 page.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit their application to by May 11, 2019

The application must contain the following items in PDF format: a letter of application discussing your interest in the position, a current curriculum vitae giving the committee a clear sense of your scholarly and professional development via your education and your research activities and outcomes, a teaching dossier as explained above in the Qualification section including a collection of syllabi and other evidence of teaching capacity, results of teaching evaluations and the names and email contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

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.

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Chair, Professor Alireza Sadeghian 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: _2018.pdf
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.