Faculty Position in Introductory Politics
Ryerson University Department of Politics and Public Administration

One-Year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Introductory Politics

Arts, Politics & Public Admin

Posted: February 17, 2023

Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 31, 2023

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Politics and Public Administration in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach courses in the areas of introductory politics and Canadian politics. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2023 for a one-year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage only in teaching and service duties in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in politics or related disciplines, and ideally have teaching experience in introductory politics and Canadian politics courses by the appointment date. ABD candidates with an expected completion date before September 2023, may also be considered. 

The successful candidate will teach large undergraduate courses and supervise academic teaching assistants. 

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA benefits can be found 

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

Department of Politics and Public Administration 

offers two undergraduate programs [full-time Politics and Governance (POG) and part-time Public Administration and Governance (PAG)] and one graduate program (Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration) to 600 plus students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching, and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives. 

Working at TMU

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our Department, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse . 

Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our .

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and websites.

Toronto Metropolitan 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, Black-identified persons, other 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 by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by March 31st, 2023:  

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • 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, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Tuna Baskoy at  

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Hayden King, Advisor to the Dean of Arts, Indigenous Education (hayden.king@torontomu.ca).They are also welcome to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at .  

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Dr. Mélanie Knight, Advisor to the Dean of Arts, Blackness and Black Diasporic Education at melanie.knight@torontomu.ca or Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at .  

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 .

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