Limited Term Faculty Position in Politics and Public Administration
Ryerson University Arts, Politics & Public Admin

Limited Term Faculty Position in Politics and Public Administration



Arts, Politics & Public Admin

Posted:                          May 2, 2019

Deadline to Apply:           Sunday, June 2, 2019




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.




 Limited Term Faculty Position in Politics and Public Administration




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 Politics and Public Administration in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University ( is pleased to invite applications for (1) one-year, Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in areas of Canadian Politics and Environmental Politics. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.


The Department of Politics and Public Administration consists of 24 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department/School offers undergraduate and graduate 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 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.




The duties of this position shall consist only of teaching and service.The successful candidate will engage primarily in teaching large undergraduate courses in Canadian and Environmental Politics.  The courses and schedule of courses are the following:


Fall 2019



Winter 2020


POL 203: Politics and the Environment



POL 203: Politics and the Environment


POL 203: Politics and the Environment



POL 203: Politics and the Environment


POL 101: Canadian Political Institutions



POL 102: Political Processes in Canada




These are planned assignments but modifications may be required due to enrolment or other changes.






Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Politics 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. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience as an effective teacher of large undergraduate courses and experience supervising Academic Teaching Assistants. Applicants should clearly identify experience in teaching courses related to the subjects listed below.


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 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, 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 June 2, 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 the DHC Chair, Dr. Christopher Gore, at


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



Ryerson University is fully committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise the Human Resources representative when you are contacted. All requests for accommodation will be treated with confidentiality.

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