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Job Opening: Faculty Position, Ryerson University (11/1/2018)

The Opportunity

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Nineteenth-Century Transnational Literature.

All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Nineteenth-Century Transnational literature will be considered, and the Department especially welcomes applications from scholars with secondary specialization in one or more of the following areas: new media and digital culture studies; queer/gender studies; ecocriticism.


Responsibilities will include the following: 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 2019). Applicants should demonstrate research excellence through an active research program and scholarly achievements such as peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and awards and accolades. Other demonstrations of research excellence include strong endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature, evidence of (or demonstrated ability to generate) external funding, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline. Evidence for excellence in teaching must be provided through a teaching dossier that features a teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. Candidates will also show experience with course/curriculum review/development, and demonstrate ability to supervise graduate students

Equity at Ryerson University

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 the institutional culture. Ryerson's current academic plan outlines each as core values and it works to embed them in all that the university does. Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand the capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, the university encourages 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, the university is working towards a people first culture and is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, and 2017. To learn more about the work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit the LinkedIn company page.

How to apply?

Applicants must 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 three (3) individuals who may be contacted for reference letters

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 aomalley@ryerson.ca

Applications must be submitted via the Faculty Recruitment Portal by November 1, 2018. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to MS. Davina Chan, Senior HR Consultant, at davina.chan@ryerson.ca. 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@ryerson.ca.

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