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Limited Term Faculty - Assistant Professor
FCAD, Image Arts

Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 18, 2018

The Opportunity

The School of Image Arts invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for a one-year Limited Term Faculty position commencing July 1, 2018. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will carry out teaching and service duties.

The School of Image Arts is recognized as a national and international centre for creative innovation in the study, production, exhibition and research of film, photography and digital arts. The school’s unique and professionally focused undergraduate curriculum supports programs in Photography & Integrated Digital and Film & Integrated Digital. Its innovative graduate programs include the MFA in Documentary Media and the MA in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management.

Ryerson University is located in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Huron and is at the centre of the country's cultural industries. Our students have access to experiential learning opportunities that include affiliations with design and publishing houses, film production companies, museums and galleries. The School of Image Arts maintains three student galleries on and off campus and has a close affiliation with the Ryerson Image Centre, a partnered institution located within the Image Arts building. In addition, the school benefits from Ryerson’s support of technological innovation including a cluster of new technology labs and zones that promote creative problem solving related to 21st-century technologies and the creative industries.

Limited Term Faculty Position in Photography Studies (History and Theory of Photography)

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to supervise graduate students in the Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management MA program and/or the MFA in Documentary Media. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the School through academic service at the program level.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the history and theory of photography and will hold a PhD in the history of photography, or in art history or museum studies with an emphasis on photography. Evidence of a strong research profile is required. Experience teaching large lecture classes will be considered an asset as would experience working with photographic collections.

Equity at Ryerson University

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 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 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, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

How to apply?

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV and contact information for three referees online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Start Application Process to begin).

In the letter of application please indicate research areas and or areas of creative practice, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations). Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. All applications received by May 18, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Sumentha D’Souza, HR Advisor, at

Confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Professor Alexandra Anderson:

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:

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, 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. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.





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