Two (2) One-Year Limited Term Faculty positions, Department of Sociology
Ryerson University Department of Sociology

Two (2) One-Year Limited Term Faculty positions, Department of Sociology



Arts, Sociology

Posted:                          April 26, 2019

Deadline to Apply:           Friday, May 31, 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.


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 Sociology 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. The appointments shall be effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.


The successful candidates will have demonstrated experience as effective and equity-oriented teachers of large undergraduate courses, supervisors of Academic Assistants; and must provide evidence of currency in the teaching areas of research design especially qualitative methods, introductory sociology and popular culture. Applicants must clearly identify these experiences and qualifications in their application.


Position A


Fall 2019



Winter 2020


SOC 202 Popular Culture



SOC 202 Popular Culture


SSH 301 Research Design and Qualitative Methods



SOC 202 Popular Culture


SSH 301 Research Design and Qualitative Methods



SOC 107 Sociology of Everyday Life




Position B


Fall 2019



Winter 2020


SOC 105  Introduction to Sociology



SOC 525 Media and Images of Inequality


SSH 301 Research Design and Qualitative Methods



SOC 104 Understanding Society


SSH 104 Understanding Society



SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology




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 successful candidates will only carry out the teaching and service obligations required of faculty members at Ryerson University. The packages above are planned course assignments but modifications may be required due to enrolment or other related changes. Successful candidates will be required to teach three (3) courses in the Fall semester and three (3) courses in the Winter semester.






Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Sociology 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, 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 May 31, 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.


General enquiries about this position, including any inquiries regarding the application process, should be sent to: Mr. Duck Yu 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: 



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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