Ryerson University

The Department of English at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is Creative Writing. The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates will hold a PhD in English or in a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated secondary area of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of English courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should be able to demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a recent writing sample, a teaching dossier, and be supported by three confidential letters of reference. 


The English Department, consisting of 21 tenure-stream and tenured faculty members, prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. The English Department is currently exploring new ways of enhancing Creative Writing's presence at Ryerson, and the successful applicant is expected to contribute to this endeavor. 

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. 

Please submit your application by regular post. Applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Nima Naghibi, Interim Chair of English (nnaghibi@arts.ryerson.ca). The deadline for submission of applications is November 20, 2013. Applications should be sent in care of: 

Dr. Nima Naghibi, Interim Chair,
Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/employment_resources/rfa.html. The RFA's website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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