Faculty Positions in Psychology

Ryerson University Department of Psychology

Three [3] Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Psychology

Arts, Psychology

Posted: April 5, 2021

Deadline to Apply: Monday, May 3, 2021

Three [3] Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Psychology

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 Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at invites applications for three [3] Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointments shall be effective July 1, 2021 for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 

Details on the individual positions are provided in the following table. Teaching is planned for students at the Ryerson campus unless otherwise specified. 


Fall 2021

Winter 2022

LTF 1 

PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology I

PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology I

PSY 215 Psychology of Addictions

PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology I

PSY 105 Perspectives in Psychology


PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology I

PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology I [@ George Brown College]

PSY 217 Psychology and Design

PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology I

PSY 308 Psychology of Thinking

LTF 3 

PSY 202 Introduction to Psychology II

PSY 302 Child Development

PSY 324 Biological Psychology

PSY 202 Introduction to Psychology II

PSY 202 Introduction to Psychology II

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 and mentoring of students. 

Candidates must hold, or be close to completing, an earned Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • experience as an effective teacher of large undergraduate classes; 
  • experience supervising graduate assistants; 
  • currency in the subject areas they will be expected to teach in;  
  • ability to teach effectively in an online environment which includes demonstrated knowledge of best practices for the delivery and management of online courses, including using course management system tools to communicate with students and to foster and support a collaborative online learning community with and between students in the course; 
  • commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service and teaching including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and 
  • ability to contribute to the life of the Department 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 Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the at Ryerson University is located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Department of Psychology consists of 34 tenure-stream faculty members.  We have over 100 graduate (MA/ PhD) students and an undergraduate (BA) program that will grow to over 1200 students by 2024. We pride ourselves on the excellence of our research and on the quality of our teaching, training, and supervision. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work. 

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. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse. 

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

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 May 3, 2021. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application specifying which LTF position they are applying for (e.g., LTF1, LTF2 or LTF3); 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • 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.  


Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Michelle M. Dionne, Chair, Department of Psychology at mdionne@ryerson.ca. For more information on the Department, please refer to .

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

Black-identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes [shurla.charlesforbes@ryerson.ca] from the .   

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. 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.