Faculty Position in Graphic Communications Management

Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications Management

Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Graphic Communications Management

FCAD, Graphic Communic Mgmt

Posted: June 30, 2021

Deadline to Apply: Friday, August 20, 2021

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 School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) in the Faculty of Communication & Design at invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in areas such as premedia workflow and automation for print and/or packaging applications. Broad knowledge of graphic arts technology is an asset. The appointment shall be effective January 1, 2022 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/School, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BTech) program in Graphic Communications Management through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students, and active participation in collegial governance and service duties within the School. 

The successful candidate must hold a minimum of a terminal degree in graphic communications (such as a M.Sc.) with a strong knowledge base in the field of graphic communications management. Candidates with other Master’s degrees and considerable, relevant experience in the field, may also be considered. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

  • a demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, as evidenced by teaching and/or training experience that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course review and/or development; and
  • a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service 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 School of Graphic Communications Management and the University through collegial service such as mentorship, advising student groups and clubs, committee activities.

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. 

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.

Ryerson University

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

School of Graphic Communications Management

Our School offers an undergraduate program in Graphic Communications Management to approximately 700 students of diverse backgrounds. The School of GCM is internationally recognized as a leader in graphic communications education and research. Our faculty members deliver exceptional forward-thinking programming. We value student engagement and choice by offering concentration in packaging, publishing, leadership and digital output. In addition to our successful undergraduate degree, the School is developing graduate-level programming with a focus on packaging. To learn more about the School of GCM, visit  

Working at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson and within our School, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

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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, Black-identified persons, other 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 (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by August 20, 2021. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a statement of teaching philosophy containing a diversity statement that includes a plan of how EDI principles will be applied in teaching and service;
  • a statement of involvement in service-type activities, such as community organizations, committees; 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. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair Ian Baitz at  

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at t26king@ryerson.ca. 

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at   

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 Kerri MacDonald, Senior Human Resources Consultant.