|Posted:||January 18, 2022|
|Deadline to Apply:||Friday, February 18, 2022|
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 School of Graphic Communications Management in The Creative School at Ryerson University invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of packaging/graphic communications. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2022 for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department/School, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. Teaching duties will entail teaching at the undergraduate level and may also include supervision of students and curriculum development.
Candidates must hold a Masters degree related to packaging, graphic communications, or another subject area closely related to the field by the appointment date. Industry experience at the senior management level or previous teaching experience are valued at the School of Graphic Communications Management.
The successful candidate must present evidence of expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- packaging design, development and prototyping
- premedia workflows and automation, for printing and/or packaging
- package printing including flexo, gravure, offset and digital printing
- emerging technologies for graphic communication applications.
In addition, the successful candidate is expected to present evidence of:
- a demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum;
- an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the School of Graphic Communications Management and the University, through collegial service;
- a strong commitment to service within one’s industry/community as demonstrated by involvement with associations, community leadership or other forms of engagement; and
- a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service and teaching, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population.
Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.
Note: 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.
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 focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Ryerson is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.
GCM at The Creative School
The School of Graphic Communications Management, within The Creative School, offers an undergraduate program to over 600 students of diverse backgrounds. GCM 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 research/creative activity and teaching, through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.
Working at Ryerson
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson 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 families, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.
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, 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 Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by February 18, 2022. The position will remain open until filled; applications received by February 18, 2022, will be guaranteed consideration.
The application must contain the following:
- a letter of application
- a curriculum vitae
- a teaching dossier and if applicable, results of teaching evaluations
- names of three individuals who may be contacted for references
- a one-page statement on past, current and/or planned contributions to EDI such as, but not limited to: teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented groups; inclusive pedagogies; public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities; mentoring students from underrepresented groups.
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 Dr Abhay Sharma, Chair, Department Hiring Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are 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 email@example.com.
Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please contact Kerri MacDonald at email@example.com.
Pursuant to the University’s Vaccination Policy and as a condition of employment, all successful candidates will be required to either submit valid proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive a valid exemption. Course delivery during any given term may be online, in-person or hybrid at the sole discretion of the hiring unit and candidates are expected to be prepared to teach on campus and remotely with appropriate technology in place.