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Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Sociology

Ryerson University

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. 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.

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. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at

The Opportunity

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the Assistant Professor rank. The appointment shall be effective August 1, 2020 for a one-year term, subject to final budgetary approval.
The Department of Sociology consists of 24 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers an undergraduate program. 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 existing teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

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.


The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field.

The anticipated teaching assignment is expected to consist of the following courses, but is subject to modification:

Fall 2020
Winter 2021
SSH 301 Research Design and Qualitative Methods
SOC 202 Popular Culture
SOC105 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 202 Popular Culture
SSH 301 Research Design and Qualitative Methods
SOC 107 Sociology of Everyday Life

Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

excellence in teaching through a teaching dossier that outlines the teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations;
currency in the teaching areas of research design especially qualitative methods, introductory sociology and popular culture;
demonstrated experience/capacity to be an effective and equity-oriented teachers of large undergraduate courses;
strong communication and expository skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students;
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; and
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, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, 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 July 13, 2020. The application must contain the following:
a letter of application;
a curriculum vitae
a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations;
and names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.
Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair Dr. Alan Sears at
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.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Renee Gordon at