Faculty Position in Qualitative Methods and Introductory Sociology

Ryerson University Department of Sociology

Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Qualitative Methods and Introductory Sociology

Arts, Sociology

Posted: April 13, 2021

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Qualitative Methods and Introductory Sociology

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 Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in areas of Research Methods and Introductory Sociology. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2021 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 (BA) program through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field. 

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Sociology or a closely related field by the appointment date. 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 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;
  • preparation and expertise in the teaching of qualitative research methods at the introductory level (SSH 301 Research and Qualitative Methods) and Introductory Sociology (SOC 105 - Introduction to Sociology and SOC 107- Sociology of the Everyday); 
  • 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 Department of Sociology 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 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. 

Department of Sociology 

Our Department offers undergraduate programs to 550 students with 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. 

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 department/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+. Candidates who self identify as members of a historically disadvantaged or marginalized group  are invited to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by May 13, 2021. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a statement of research interests; 
  • a teaching dossier and 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. 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 Alan Sears 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 Renee Gordon, HR Advisor