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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Department of English

Faculty of Arts

 

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Huron invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, Open Rank, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies.

 

All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Indigenous Studies will be considered, and we especially welcome applications from scholars with secondary specialization in one or more of the following areas: drama/performance studies; ecocriticism; new media and digital culture studies. Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, to developing curriculum that promotes Indigenous futurity, and will have a record of collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations.   

 

The English Department prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. Ryerson undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

 

Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of English, the Faculty and the University.

 

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in English or a related field (or will expect to do so by July 2018). Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

 

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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for the Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services information video.

 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

 

 

How to apply?

Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:

  • A letter of application and curriculum vitae
  • Two  (2) recent research publications
  • Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
  • The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

 

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 both 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

 

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to:

Dr. Andrew O’Malley, Chair,

Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

Applicants are encouraged to apply online through the Ryerson Human Resources Career portal:

https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/

 

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The review of applications will begin November 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.