Early Childhood Studies - 2 Limited-Term Faculty Positions

Ryerson University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-11-09

The School of Early Childhood Studies in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University (http://www.ryerson.ca/ecs) in Toronto invites applications for two (2) Limited-Term Faculty positions, effective September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidates will be expected to teach three (3) half courses in the Fall and Winter semesters and carry out service duties. They will have no research obligations. The School invites applications from candidates with a completed PhD or EdD in Early Childhood Studies or a related field, a strong interest and background in early learning curriculum, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and demonstrated capacity to meet high expectations of collaboration and collegial service.

The School of Early Childhood Studies has 18 tenure-stream faculty members, and prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and on the breadth and excellence of its research. The School of Early Childhood Studies is the oldest school of its kind in Canada, with a proud history and an excellent reputation nationally and internationally. Over many years, the School has consistently demonstrated its relevance to the learning needs of the communities it serves and its creativity in meeting emerging professional interests. The School offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) program and a degree completion program for graduates of two-year community college diploma programs. A Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Studies, focusing on diversity and inclusion, was launched in 2006. An on-campus laboratory school serving 57 children provides practice teaching experience for students and serves as a research venue for faculty and students. Faculty members of the School are actively involved in teaching, research, community outreach and international development projects.

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.

Applications for the two Limited-Term Faculty positions should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and, if available, the results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), and should be sent to: Dr. Rachel Langford, Director, School of Early Childhood Studies, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Rachel Langford, School Director, at rlangfor@ryerson.ca. Applications will be accepted by e-mail but not by fax. The closing date is January 31, 2013, or until the positions are filled.

These positions fall under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca). For details on the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the University's RFA Benefits Summary, please visit http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html and http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/rfa_at_a_glance.html respectively. 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; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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