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Limited Term Faculty Position in Creative Industries

Ryerson University

Limited Term Faculty Position in Creative Industries

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:

Ryerson University’s School of Creative Industries in the Faculty of Communication and Design invites applications for a one-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position with a focus on the business aspects of the creative industries at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The deadline for completed applications is March 20, 2019 at 5:00pm. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

The School of Creative Industries consists of seven tenure-stream faculty members including a Tier One Canada Research Chair and offers an undergraduate program unique to North America. 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 successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching and service duties. This position will carry out only the teaching and service obligations of a Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) faculty member, which includes curricular development. The teaching load for this position is three courses per semester with a focus on the business aspects and strategic planning in the creative industries. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.


The successful candidate must provide evidence of high-quality teaching in both large lecture and seminars and an ability to contribute to the life of the School and the University through collegial service. An MBA, LLB/JD or Masters in a relevant discipline is required and a PhD, imminent PhD or terminal degree are preferred.

Applicants must identify their experience in developing new courses and any experience related to teaching research methodology, entrepreneurship, strategic and project planning and/or the impact of and opportunities for digital technologies for the creative industries.

Evidence of excellence in teaching must be provided through a teaching dossier that outlines the candidate’s teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations.

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

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 and 2017. 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 March 20, 2019 at 5:00pm.

The application must contain a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier, including results of teaching evaluations, and names 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.

Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair James Nadler at
Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Sumentha D’Souza, HR Advisor, at Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, 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: