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Limited Term Faculty Position in Image Arts

Ryerson University

Limited Term Faculty Position in Image Arts

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 School of Image Arts in the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University ( is pleased to invite applications for a two-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Creative Coding and Experiential Media. The appointment includes teaching and service responsibilities in both the School of Image Arts and the RTA School of Media. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

Ryerson’s School of Image Arts in the Faculty of Communication & Design is recognized internationally as a top undergraduate and graduate school offering specializations in film and photography and integrated digital arts. The curriculum in the School of Image Arts is designed to lead to careers in the film, photography, communications, and the cultural industries. The tenure-stream faculty is made up of dedicated individuals with recognized educational, professional, research, and teaching backgrounds in their respective areas of expertise.

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 only teaching and service duties. Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of production-oriented courses in the undergraduate Integrated Digital Option, in the School of Image Arts as well as in the RTA New Media Program. Lecture based courses may also be assigned. Service duties may be conducted in either the School of Image Arts or the RTA School of Media or both. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of innovative curriculum in both schools and may teach and supervise students in the Documentary Media MFA (Image Arts) and/or Media Production MA (RTA School of Media) graduate programs.


The successful candidate will hold a terminal Master’s degree (MFA or equivalent). A PhD in research-creation would be considered an asset.

We are seeking a candidate who is a moving image interdisciplinary artist/scholar with a record of artistic productions, exhibitions, and publications engaging with any of the following areas of expertise: interactive media, digital art installation, multi-channel video, motion graphics, gaming, VR/AR, 360 video production, and 3D animation. The candidate should be proficient with coding in a creative context and will be required to teach introductory level coding courses as well as develop curriculum that will bridge the fields of computation, moving images and digital media.

Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level must be provided through a teaching dossier that outlines the candidate’s teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and experience with course development. Please provide sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. Evidence of strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students is also required.
Experience in curriculum development will be considered an asset and should be identified in the cover letter and CV.
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to the 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.

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, Métis 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 May 24, 2019.

Candidates should submit a cover letter highlighting research and creative interests, a CV, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. course evaluations), links to creative work or access to a sample portfolio of work, and contact information for three referees.

In order to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or a 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.

Confidential inquiries concerning the position may be directed to Dr. Blake Fitzpatrick, Chair of the School of Image Arts 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. Tracy King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at

The position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found at:

RFA Website:

RFA Collective Agreement:

RFA Benefits: