Child and Youth Care - School Director

Ryerson University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-12-07

Director of the School of Child and Youth Care

Ryerson University - Three-Year Renewable Term as Director of the School of Child and Youth Care with Tenure-Stream Faculty Appointment. The School of Child and Youth Care in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University invites applications for the position of Director, for a three-year renewable term, effective July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval.

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Community Services, the Director is responsible for providing academic and administrative leadership to this dynamic program. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Child and Youth Care or a relevant discipline, highly developed interpersonal and administrative skills, teaching experience, including flexible modes of delivery, sensitivity to the diverse experiences of students, a sound record of relevant research and scholarly publications, and demonstrated experience and commitment to leadership within the Child and Youth Care profession. Both internal and external candidates may apply for this position.

For external applicants, there is a concurrent tenure-stream faculty position associated with the Director appointment. External candidates should hold tenure at another institution or be recommended for tenure through a departmental review at the time of hire. The field of Child and Youth Care is focused on research and practice related to children, youth and families facing adversity and social marginalization. The School maintains an emphasis on teaching, research and practice, with a tenure-stream faculty of eight and a number of part-time instructors with expertise in professional practice in a variety of service settings and contexts.

The School promotes a social justice perspective guided by a commitment to children's rights. The School is the home of the John C. Eaton Chair in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit the School website at

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. Please forward applications and detailed curriculum vitae, by January 21, 2013, to: Usha George, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, SHE Building, Room 697, 99 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association ( For details on the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the University's RFA Benefits Summary, please visit and 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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