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Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Communications Studies (Ryerson; deadline 15 November 2015)

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The School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Communication Studies. The position will commence July 1, 2016 (subject to budgetary approval). Candidates will hold a PhD in Professional Communication, Communication Studies, or in a related field or be ABD with a defense date set.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research and creative activities.

We are interested in a range of possible subfields, including but not limited to integrated communications, public relations, advertising, organizational communication, algorithm and platform studies, information analysis and design, knowledge mobilization, emerging technologies of persuasion, and social change and transformation. The ideal candidate will bring strong methodological skills in areas that might include quantitative, qualitative, or textual analysis.

Applicants should also have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas—Rhetoric, Linguistics, Communication Theory, Design Theory, Discourse Analysis, Semiotics, Critical Media Studies—as related to professional communication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of communication courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly and/or creative record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two recent samples of scholarly publishing and/or creative work, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier), and be supported by three letters of reference.

Ryerson University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, Ryerson’s high quality programs and scholarly, research and creative activities extend beyond the walls of the university.

The School of Professional Communication prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. As a School, we are committed to an interdisciplinary approach to professional communication that integrates theory, research, and practice. The School is united in its efforts to encourage expert and principled communication practitioners. We offer a wide range of courses in our new Master’s program (begun 2010) and in our new undergraduate BA program (begun 2013) as well as elective courses for students in other programs.

Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Applications sent by mail, email or fax will not be accepted. Applicants should arrange for references to be sent directly from referees to Dr. Catherine Schryer (, Chair, School of Professional Communication. Confidential inquiries can also be directed to Dr. Schryer. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2015.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:
The RFA’s website can be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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