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 a 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.

The Department of History at Ryerson University invites applications for a two-year, full-time, limited-term faculty appointment in the history of science and technology to cover a leave period for a faculty member, beginning 1 August 2011, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will teach courses currently approved by the department in the history of science and technology. Some flexibility in the teaching assignments may be possible, depending upon the appointee’s expertise; however, the courses of concern include: ‘History of Science and Technology I’ (and possibly II); ‘Medicine from Antiquity to 1500 CE’; ‘Science and Technology in Islamic History’; ‘Astronomy vs Astrology’; and ‘Water Use in History’. (More details about these courses may be reviewed on the department’s website.)

Candidates must have a relevant doctoral degree in hand at the time of appointment. They also must demonstrate superior teaching abilities and thereby help maintain History’s reputation as one of Ryerson’s very best teaching departments. Additionally, candidates must be prepared to participate actively in the life and work of the department and Faculty of Arts, and preference will be given to candidates with an active research and writing agenda. Ryerson University offers an excellent working environment as well as competitive salaries, benefits, and support to its faculty.

Mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and research dossier (including writing samples), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the Departmental Appointments Committee, Department of History, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 by 31 January 2011. (Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.) Informal inquiries may be directed to the department chair.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement may be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/employment_resources/rfa.html.The RFA’s website is http://www.ryerson.ca/~rfa/; and a summary of RFA benefits are listed on http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/etoolkit/benefits/rfa/.

Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.