The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Queer and Gender Studies. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.
All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Queer and Gender Studies will be considered; possible areas of secondary specialization could include one or more of the following: disability studies, medieval studies, and drama/performance.
The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University, in the City of Toronto, on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples, offers undergraduate and Master’s 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 research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.
The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties. The candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces cutting-edge, high quality research. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision 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.
Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in English or a closely related field by the appointment date. The successful candidate must present strong emerging scholarly research or creative projects or works that are active, innovative and impactful 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. 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. 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. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the life of the School/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 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI 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 Dec. 4, 2018. The application must contain a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, 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 the Department Chair, Andrew O’Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Davina Chan, Sr. HR Consultant at email@example.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows: 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/
Please see the full posting at https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?posting_id=518368.