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Two (2) Limited Term Faculty Positions in Geography & Environmental Studies

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 Geography and Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University ( is pleased to invite applications for two (2) one-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Geography. The appointments shall be effective July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. Successful candidates will be required to teach three (3) courses in the Fall semester and three (3) courses in the Winter semester.

Courses the successful candidates may be required to teach include:
GEO106 – Geographies of Everyday Life
GEO206 – Regions, Nations and the Global Community
GEO351 – Internal Structure of the City
GEO505 – Regional Analysis of Canada
GEO509 – Food, Place and Identity
GEO522 – Geography of the Middle East
GEO631 – Exploration in Travel and Tourism
GEO702 – Technology and the Contemporary Environment
GEO793 – The Geography of Toronto
GEO802 – The Geography of Recreation and Leisure

Calendar descriptions for these courses can be found at

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies has a complement of 23 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers two undergraduate programs and one Master’s program, in addition to participating in 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 workplace.

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 duties of the successful candidate will only consist of teaching responsibilities and, to a limited extent, service duties.

The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program in Geographic Analysis through teaching. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.


Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field by the appointment date.

Evidence of excellence in teaching must be provided 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. Evidence of strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students must also be provided.

Candidates must have a demonstrated 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.

Candidates must 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 one of 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 10, 2019.

The application must contain a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, 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.

Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Marco A. Fiola, Chair, Department Hiring Committee, at

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

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: