School of Creative Industries  

Limited Term Position - July 2017 to June 2019

Ryerson University’s School of Creative Industries invites applications for a two-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position with a focus on the business aspects of the creative industries at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.  The deadline for completed applications is February 28, 2017. This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Unique among North American universities, Ryerson’s Creative Industries program studies the creative fields from the perspective of enterprise development, creative innovation and entrepreneurship to prepare students for today’s creative economy. The School provides teaching and research expertise to the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD) and Ryerson University. FCAD focuses on programs in communication, media and the performing arts and works closely with professional groups in Toronto, Canada’s cultural and business center. Ryerson University, a distinctly urban university, is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education with a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging with its community.

The successful candidate should provide evidence of high-quality teaching in both large lecture and seminars and a capacity for collegial service. Experience as a practitioner or senior manager in a creative industry is required. An MBA, LLB/JD or Masters in a relevant disciplineis required and a PhD, imminent PhD or terminal degree are preferred. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service.

This position will carry out the teaching and service obligations of a Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA)faculty member which includes curricular development.The teaching load for this position is three courses per semester with a focus on the business aspects and strategic planning in the creative industries. Applicants should identify any experience related to teaching research methodology, entrepreneurship, strategic and project planning and/or the impact of and opportunities for digital technologies for the creative industries.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: . The RFA’s website can be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: 

Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the School, James Nadler (

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Start Application Process). Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.  Applicants should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier) and the names of three referees drawn from academia and industry, at least one of whom should be familiar with the candidate’s teaching. Inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Donna Kit, HR Advisor, at

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.