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[ecrea] Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University

Mon Jan 01 23:59:28 GMT 2018

The School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University, (Toronto, Canada) is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Please see details below or on the Ryerson website: <>


    Assistant Professor - School of Creative Industries

      Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD), Creative Industries

Posted: 	December 4, 2017
Deadline to Apply: 	Monday, January 8, 2018

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’s School of Creative Industries invites applications for a tenure track full time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2018. The deadline for completed applications is January 8, 2018. This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Unique among North American universities, Ryerson’s Creative Industries program studies the creative fields from the perspective of enterprise development, creative innovation and entrepreneurship to prepare students for today’s creative economy. The School provides teaching and research expertise to the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD) and Ryerson University and is the home for FCAD interdisciplinary courses. FCAD focuses on programs in communication, media and the performing arts and works closely with professional groups in Toronto, Canada’s cultural and business center. Ryerson University, a distinctly urban university, is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education with a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging with its community.

We are looking for viable candidates who will embrace, with enthusiasm, the opportunity to work in a dynamic interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment. We seek an ambitious, emergent scholar and teacher who is deeply invested in the discipline of creative industries, its application to industry, public, and not-for-profit sectors, and the development of the next generation of creative leaders.

Candidates possessing a PhD in a relevant field completed by July, 2018 are preferred. Candidates with a relevant terminal degree (e.g. LLB/JD, MBA, MFA in a creative industry) with a record of impactful peer-reviewed dissemination will be considered. A track record of professional practice and/or experience in the creative industries will be an asset. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a dynamic, productive agenda in scholarly, research and creative work which complements the department’s current strengths.

Applicants may be drawn from such diverse fields as media, business/ management, law, communication, creative industries, economic geography, sociology, marketing/PR/strategic communication. Regardless of discipline, we are looking for applicants with dynamic, productive, critical and applied research programs grounded in the study of one or more creative industries including: music, fashion, journalism, advertising, digital & traditional media and others, who are interested in themes and trends that cross cut the creative industries such as the social and political impacts of creative industries, leadership, design, globalization, entrepreneurship and investment, governance and regulation, work and labour, the impacts of technological change, and so on.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality teaching and have the capacity to bring an interdisciplinary approach to the classroom. Candidates should speak to what insights they would bring to one or two of our required mass lecture courses, a Creative Industry core elective and towards developing courses in their own area of specialty. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach at the graduate level and supervise masters and PhD theses in various programs at the University where appropriate. Our faculty are also expected to provide spirited, collegial service to the School, FCAD and the University. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion as they pertain to teaching and service and scholarly, research or creative activities. A strong asset will be an intimate knowledge of and connection to marginalized communities, inviting applicants to become part of a diversifying faculty.

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 both 2015 and 2016. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit <>, check out @RyersonU <>, @RyersonHR <> and @RyersonEDI <> on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page <>.

Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the School, James Nadler ((jnadler /at/ <http://mailto:(jnadler /at/>).

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Start Application Process above) by *January 8, 2018*. *Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.* Applicants should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier) and the names of three referees drawn from academia and industry, at least one of whom should be familiar with the candidate’s teaching. Inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Donna Kit, HR Advisor, at (dkit /at/ <mailto:(dkit /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 (t26king /at/ <mailto:(t26king /at/>.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: <> The RFA’s website can be found at: <> A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: . <>

 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.

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