The School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University (http://www.ryerson.ca/surp/) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2013, subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the School as well as the mandate of the Faculty of Community Services and the University. S/he will be expected to teach a variety of Urban Planning courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The successful candidate must have a degree in Planning, will hold a PhD in Planning (or a related field) or be ABD with a defense date set, and will hold research and teaching experience in two or more of the following areas: Land Use Planning, Housing, and Regional Planning. S/he will be expected to demonstrate high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Additional considerations include: eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners; teaching experience in a studio setting; professional planning experience; demonstrated potential to fund, conduct and disseminate research; and strong technical and design skills.
The School of Urban and Regional Planning, consisting of approximately 400 undergraduate and 65 graduate students, prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. The School is a significant contributor to planning education in Canada and is particularly well known for the quality of its applied approach to planning education, especially studio-based teaching, and its excellent students. The School of Urban and Regional Planning offers a four-year undergraduate planning degree and a Master of Planning degree in Urban Development, both of which are professionally accredited.
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.
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.ryerson.ca/~rfa/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/etoolkit/benefits/rfa/
Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier), and the names of three references. Please note that applications by fax will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Christopher De Sousa, School Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for submission of applications for full consideration is November 19, 2012. Applications should be sent by mail or email care of:
Ms. Tania Donaldson, Departmental Assistant,
School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.