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Tenure Track Position in Information Technology Management

Ryerson University

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.

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at t26king@ryerson.ca.

The Opportunity
The School of Information Technology Management [ITM] in the Ted Rogers School of Management [TRSM] at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the general area of emerging disruptive technologies and innovations, and their impact on organizations and society. We are interested in candidates who will strengthen and expand our existing research and teaching capacity by bringing to the school innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences. In particular, we are seeking candidates working at the interface of digital disruption, innovation and societal transformation, whose research advances understandings of the business and societal implications of rapid and far-reaching technological changes reshaping business processes and practices. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

ITM offers the most comprehensive Business Technology Management program in North America. Consisting of 22 tenure-stream faculty members and offering undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) programs to over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the school prides itself on research excellence and on the quality of our teaching.

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.

Responsibilities
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. In particular, the candidate will: pursue an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces high quality research; contribute to our undergraduate Bachelor of Technology Management (BTM) and graduate (MScM) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students; and participate in the life of the School, Faculty and University through service activities.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Information Systems or a related field by the appointment date and must also provide evidence of the following:

- ability to effectively teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in one or more of the following technical areas: database management systems; systems analysis, design and implementation; artificial intelligence, machine learning, and business analytics; IT infrastructure security; software architectures and agile development; fundamentals of programming;
- expertise in the area of emerging disruptive digital technologies, including but not limited to blockchain networks, AI, fintech/digital currencies, IoT;
- a strong research profile with evidence of peer reviewed publications/contributions in journals relevant to their expertise;
- the ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program;
- research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract industrial and community collaborative initiatives;
- experience/ability in undergraduate and graduate course development and teaching;
- the capacity for effective student teaching and research training;
- 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 School, 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 January 15, 2020. 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.

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair Dr. Catherine Middleton at catherine.middleton@ryerson.ca.

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 jennifer.tejay@ryerson.ca.