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, 2014, 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 core and elective professional urban planning courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The successful candidate must have an accredited degree in Planning, will hold a PhD in Planning (or a related field) or be ABD with a defense date set in one of the following areas: Housing Policy, Markets, and Finance; Regional/Metropolitan Planning; and/or Policy 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 in the School, the Faculty, the University, the profession, and the community at large. Additional considerations in our selection process 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 skills including the uses of graphic communication and design software packages.
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. We have a large, loyal and engaged alumni network, and are proud to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of our first graduating class. The School of Urban and Regional Planning offers a four-year undergraduate planning degree, a two year post-baccalaureate urban planning degree and a Master of Planning degree in Urban Development, all of which are professionally accredited by the Planning Institutes of Canada.
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 and has an active “city builder” agenda. 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/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html.The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/rfa/ A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:
Applicants are asked to apply online at https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/ by submitting 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 on paper or by fax will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Christopher De Sousa (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director, School of Urban & Regional Planning and Chair, Departmental Hiring Committee (DHC). Priority will be given to those who apply on or before December 9, 2013 however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
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.