Tenure Track Position in Business Law
Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. 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.
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The Department of Law and Business in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the area of business law. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.
The Department consists of nine tenure-stream faculty members and offers undergraduate programming. 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 research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.
Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University (TRSM) is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society. Home to 11,000+ students and more than 250 industry-connected faculty, TRSM is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment. TRSM offers 12 Bachelor of Commerce degrees, a Bachelor of Health Administration degree, a Masters of Health Administration in Community Care, the Ted Rogers MBA, Professional Masters Diplomas, Executive Education courses, and a Masters of Science in Management. A PhD in Management is anticipated to begin in 2020, pending approvals. TRSM is also home to 15 innovative research centres, institutes and labs. www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool
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.
The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: pursuing innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces cutting-edge, high quality research in business law; contributing to our undergraduate (BComm) and graduate (MBA and MScM) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field; and engaging in the life of the Department, Faculty and University through service activities.
Candidates must hold a master’s degree in Law at time of application. The Department would especially welcome candidates specializing in international trade law. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:
- strong scholarly research resulting in achievements such as peer reviewed publications, working papers, book chapters, public policy contributions, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, strong endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature, studies, writings or creative productions disseminated by other suitable means and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline;
- excellence in teaching 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;
- strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
- 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 Department, Faculty 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, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, 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) by December 3, 2019. The application must contain the following:
- a letter of application;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a statement of research interests;
- a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
- names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair Dr Chris MacDonald, at email@example.com.
Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Jennifer Tejay at firstname.lastname@example.org.