Assistant Professor [Toronto]

Assistant Professor



Job Title:


Assistant Professor




Departmen of History, Ryerson University


Job Type:

full-time tenure-track position


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Toronto, Ontario


Application Deadline:


November 12,2018


Job Start Date:

July 1, 2019


Date Posted:


October 11, 2018




Web Link to Institution:




$ 83,800.00


Job Description:


The Opportunity
The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Huron-Wendat invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at Assistant Professor rank, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is the history of Indigenous peoples. The successful candidate will join a growing number of faculty members in the Faculty of Arts whose research and teaching focuses on Indigenous issues.

All candidates with research and teaching expertise focused on the history of Indigenous peoples (including North American, global, comparative and/or cultural contact) will be considered. We especially welcome applications from scholars with demonstrated capacity also to contribute to methodological and/or other courses in the department’s BA program.

Responsibilities include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate level; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of Arts, 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 History, the Faculty of Arts and the University. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to contribute to Ryerson’s interdisciplinary programs, including the BA in Arts and Contemporary Studies, and graduate programs such as Immigration and Settlement Studies, Policy Studies, and Communication and Culture.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in history or a related field (or will expect to do so by July 1, 2019). Applicants must also demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs through evidence of high-quality teaching, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates creativity and evidence of impact, such as peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and other similar contributions, an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as they pertain to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

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

How to apply?
The application deadline is November 12, 2018. Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” above to begin). The application must contain the following:
● A letter of application and curriculum vitae
● Two (2) recent examples of research publications or other research productions
● Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
● The names of at least three 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.
We thank applicants in advance for their applications; however, only applicants under consideration will be contacted about their candidacy.
Confidential inquiries may be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair, Dr. Catherine Ellis ( Inquiries regarding the Faculty Recruitment Portal may be sent to Ms. Davina Chan, Senior HR Consultant 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

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: