Assistant Professor

School of Graphic Communications Management - Ryerson University

Location Toronto, ON (125 Bond Street)
Website http://www.ryerson.ca/gcm/

Posted February 27th

The School of Graphic Communications Management, in the Faculty of Communications and Design, is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, in the area of packaging. The successful candidate will assume responsibilities for teaching, research and scholarly activities, curriculum development, and service. The position will commence July 1, 2017 (subject to budgetary approval).

Located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, Ryerson’s high quality programs and creative activities extend beyond the walls of the University. Ryerson is deeply connected to the city and the world beyond, attracting talent, opportunities and global connections to the Greater Toronto Area. Ryerson University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university.

The evolution of Ryerson has positioned the university to be ready and able to take on a role in keeping with its success as a connector, builder and innovator. This is Ryerson’s time to lead. For more about Ryerson University’s past, present and future, visit: www.ryerson.ca

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and attributes:

a doctoral degree in a field related to packaging (for example package printing, package engineering or package design) OR a Masters degree in packaging in addition to 5+ years in any of the following areas: senior management in the packaging industry, R&D in the packaging industry, or package engineering and design,
demonstrated excellence in teaching or training,
an active research agenda (ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program) including publications in academic peer-reviewed journals,
excellent written and oral communication skills,
a desire and ability to support and develop academic programming in these topics, and
is a team player who promotes and cultivates a respectful and inclusive working and learning environment.
Additional desirable qualifications include experience in academic leadership positions and successful receipt of external research funding.

The School of Graphic Communications Management welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship. Candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching and scholarly, research or creative activities.

The School of Graphic Communications Management is one of the nine Schools comprising Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design, proud to be offering the only program of its kind in Canada. The School has 700 students, with approximately a dozen faculty members delivering exceptional hands-on, forward-thinking programming. We value student engagement and student choice by offering concentrations in packaging, publishing, leadership and digital output. In addition to our successful undergraduate degree, the School is developing graduate level programming with a focus on packaging. To learn more about the School of Graphic Communications Management, visit www.ryerson.ca/gcm

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/teaching/rfa_docs/rfa_ca_2016/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf. The RFA’s website can be found at www.rfanet.ca. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.


Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal www.ryerson.ca/jobs. The application must contain the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references. Please submit three recent research publications, and any results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier). Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair Dr. Martin Habekost at mhabekos@ryerson.ca. The review of applications will begin Friday, March 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Donna Kit, HR Advisor at dkit@ryerson.ca. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant at t26king@ryerson.ca .