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Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ted Rogers School of Management
Ryerson University

Posted: September 20, 2018
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Recruiting to Start: July 1, 2019

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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 is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and applied learning. More than 100 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. Ryerson University is located in the multi-cultural heart of downtown Toronto.

The Opportunity
The Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive urban university located in the center of Toronto, Canada.

Please visit the School's website as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. Toronto was ranked as one of the best places to live in and is one of the most culturally diverse city in the world. Canada is also regularly ranked as one of the very best countries to live in. The views are different here.

The Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University is the premier hospitality program in Canada. It delivers a Bachelor of Commerce “Honours” degree in Hospitality and Tourism that is accredited SMART+ by Tourism HR Canada. Current enrolment is over 700 students. The School is part of the AACSB accredited Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), which is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society. Home to more than 10,000 students, TRSM is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centered in an urban learning environment. TRSM offers 12 Bachelor of Commerce degrees, two Bachelor of Health Administration degrees, the Ted Rogers MBA, Professional Masters Diplomas, Executive Education courses, and a Master of Science in Management. TRSM is also home to 15 innovative research centers, institutes and labs, including the Ted Rogers Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto's diverse business community, our Bay Street location reinforces our strong links to the heart of corporate Canada. With an emphasis on relevant curriculum and excellence in teaching and research, our Schools continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation and program quality by combining academic rigor with real-world learning. To learn more about our Schools, please visit www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool.

Responsibilities
The position will have teaching, research and service obligations. Responsibilities will include teaching a range of courses in the core curriculum in hospitality and tourism management, and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The new faculty member must have the ability to establish and maintain a strong research agenda and to collaborate with other university departments, partners and the community. In addition, the new faculty member is expected to share the necessary administrative work at the department, faculty, and university levels.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities and will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work with a diverse student population. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, or are expected to have complete a PhD by March 31, 2019. Candidates must have Hospitality industry experience, demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence, and a capacity for collaboration and collegial service. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated research agenda that is dynamic, productive, and applied.

Candidates must have quantitative/data analytics research skills that can be applied to HTM areas such as digital business, revenue management, asset management, franchising, or Food and Beverage management. International experience and networks are also required, as well as good oral and written communication skills in English. Interest in luxury management or service design would be a plus.

Our school values experiential learning and the ability to connect with industry for applied research and teaching purposes. A successful research history (e.g., peer-reviewed publications and research grant applications) and an ambitious research agenda that links scholarly inquiry with practical or policy implications are required.

Application of experiential learning, case-study teaching and an understanding of the benefits and opportunities of technological tools in pedagogy, and interest in innovative methods in the classroom will be an advantage. Teaching experience related to HTM areas such as digital business, revenue management, asset management, franchising or Food and Beverage management would be preferred. A candidate with teaching experience in a diverse and multicultural environment would also be an asset.

Equity at Ryerson University
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, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to apply?
Applicants should submit their application online by October 31, 2018 via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application process” Above to begin). The application must contain the following:

  • A letter of application and a detailed curriculum vitae
  • 3 recent research publications
  • Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
  • The names of 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Frederic Dimanche, Director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management fdimanche@ryerson.ca.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Laurie Shemavonian at lshemavo@ryerson.ca. 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 t26king@ryerson.ca.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf

The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfanet.ca/.

A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: https://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/full-time-LTF/benefits/.

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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