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Three (3) Limited Term Faculty positions in Psychology

Ryerson University

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 Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca) is pleased to invite applications for three (3), one-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointments shall be effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The first position (LTF1) will include teaching in core areas such as Adult Development as well as Child Development. The second position (LTF 2) will include teaching in core areas such as Introduction to Psychology and Adult Development. The third position (LTF3) will include teaching in core areas such Introduction to Psychology I and II and Psychology of Addictions. Further details are provided at our Faculty Recruitment Portal at https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/. The teaching location is Ryerson campus unless otherwise specified.

The Department of Psychology consists of 34 tenure-stream faculty members and offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs. 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.

Responsibilities:
The duties of these positions shall consist only of teaching and service. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program through teaching and mentoring of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.

Qualifications:
Candidates must hold, or be close to completing, an earned Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field by the appointment date.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience as an effective teacher of large undergraduate classes, should have experience supervising graduate assistants, and should demonstrate currency in the subject areas they will be expected to teach in.
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.
Candidates must also demonstrate an ability to contribute to the life of the/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 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 www.ryerson.ca, 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 at https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/ (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by 4 pm EDT, May 31, 2019.
Applicants must submit a letter of application specifying which LTF position they are applying for (e.g., LTF1, LTF2, or LTF3); a curriculum vitae; teaching dossier including results of teaching evaluations; and names of three individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

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.

Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Michelle M. Dionne, Chair, Department of Psychology at mdionne@psych.ryerson.ca (416‐979‐5000 ext. 7103). For more information on the Department, please refer to www.ryerson.ca/psychology.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Davina Chan, Sr. HR Consultant at davina.chan@ryerson.ca.

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 t26king@ryerson.ca.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).
RFA Website: www.rfanet.ca.
RFA Collective Agreement: https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf
RFA Benefits: https://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/full-time-LTF/benefits/.