Faculty Position in Interior Design
Ryerson University School of Interior Design
Canada

Limited-Term Faculty (LTF) Position in School of Interior Design

FCAD, Interior Design

Posted: May 13, 2021

Deadline to Apply: Monday, June 14, 2021

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the School of Interior Design (RSID) in the Faculty of Communication and Design at invites applications for a Limited-Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in areas such as design studio teaching, digital and hands-on making, materiality and methods, and technology. The appointment shall be effective August 1, 2021, for a one-year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage only in teaching and service duties in the RSID while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate program Bachelors of Interior Design (BID) through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field. 

RSID’s seeks to address the underrepresentation of racialized persons in RSID at Ryerson University. RSID welcomes racialized candidates to demonstrate how their lived experiences inform a commitment to intersectional communities, teaching, and inclusive design practice. 

Candidates must hold a minimum of a terminal degree in interior design or allied creative career (such as an M.Arch or MFA) with experience in the expanding practice of interior design.  In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • Demonstrated promise and capacity for teaching excellence in an undergraduate curriculum, as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, and sample syllabi. 
  • Commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population.

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead, at t26king@ryerson.ca. 

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at .

We encourage you to learn more about Ryerson’s diverse .

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Ryerson University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Ryerson LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here, and a summary of RFA benefits can be found.

Ryerson University

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

School of Interior Design

The School of Interior Design offers a rigorous undergraduate program with a progressive pedagogical agenda that balances the theoretical and practical, experiential and conceptual world of design. We are a professionally accredited school - The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The School has graduated many of the prominent designers practicing today and is a leading Interior Design program in Canada. 

Located in the vibrant centre of Toronto, our post and beam warehouse offers unique design teaching experiences and unique facilities (Workshop facilities, Design Resource Centre and design studios).  The School is an active contributor within the university’s academic research initiatives and local and national design communities.  We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in research/creative activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives. 

Working at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson and within our department/school, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current outlines each as core values, and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

Dedicated to a people-first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse. 

Visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, @RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations, please visit the accessibility and websites.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates are welcome to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by June 14, 2021. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a portfolio of professional, creative and student work;
  • a diversity statement that includes a plan of how EDI principles will be applied in teaching and service;
  • names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are permanent residents or citizens of Canada.  

Contacts

Please direct any confidential inquiries about the opportunity to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Lorella Di Cintio  

For any confidential accommodation needs to participate in the recruitment, selection process or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Alanna Neshevich, HR Advisor.


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