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Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Business Law

Toronto Metropolitan University

Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Business Law
TRSM Law and Business
Posted: March 26, 2024
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, April 30, 2024


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 Department of Law and Business in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University [www.torontomu.ca] (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in all areas of business law broadly construed. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2024 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, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (Bachelor of Commerce) and if applicable, graduate (MScM, MBA, and PhD) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Law or a closely related field by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, sample syllabi, strong teaching evaluations, teaching awards, and other relevant achievements in teaching.
teaching capability at the university level on business law-related subjects such as, for example, contract law, tort law, white collar and cyber-crime, corporate governance, securities law, real estate law, hospitality/tourism law, and international business law.
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 and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department of Law and Business, the TRSM and the University through collegial service.

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 Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) [www.rfanet.ca]. Visit us at www.torontomu.ca/faculty-affairs to view the TFA collective agreement and a summary of TFA benefits.

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)
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, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

Department of Law and Business

Our Department offers undergraduate programing to Bachelor of Commerce and other students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty 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/creativity activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.

Ted Rogers School at Toronto Metropolitan University [www.torontomu.ca/trsm] is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive the 21st-century business forward while making a positive impact on society. Home to more than 13,000 students and more than 200 industry-connected faculty, Ted Rogers School is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment. Ted Rogers School offers 12 Bachelor of Commerce degrees, a Bachelor of Health Administration degree, the Ted Rogers MBA, a Master in Health Administration (Community Care), a Master of Science in Management, Professional Master’s Diploma, Executive Education courses and a PhD in Management. Ted Rogers School is also home to 15 innovative research centres, institutes and labs.

Working at TMU
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our department/school, 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, TMU is proud to rank number one on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity.

We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.

Visit us on X (previously known as Twitter): @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and Human Rights websites.

Toronto Metropolitan 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+. Candidates who self-identify as members of equity seeking groups are especially welcome to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [https://hr.cf.torontomu.ca/ams/faculty/] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by April 30, 2024:

a letter of application;
a curriculum vitae;
a teaching dossier and, if applicable, results of teaching evaluations; and
names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

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.



Contacts
Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair Kernaghan Webb at kernaghan.webb@torontomu.ca.

Candidates who belong to one or more of the equity-deserving groups recognized at TMU are welcome to connect with Debbie Thompson [debbie.thompson@torontomu.ca], Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion [www.torontomu.ca/equity].

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Recruitment Portal, please contact vpfa@torontomu.ca.