Jarislowsky Democracy Chair
Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University
|Job category||Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent|
|AOS||Democracy and democratic processes|
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Start date||July 1st, 2018 (subject to final budgetary approval).|
The Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for the position of Jarislowsky Democracy Chair for a five-year renewable term beginning July 1, 2018. The Chair will hold an Academic Chair position and a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
The Democracy Chair will be an internationally-recognized leader and scholar who will motivate an innovative research and public discourse agenda that addresses challenges to democratic structures and citizen engagement in the democratic process.
A central intention of the Chair is to explore new and alternate democratic norms – in Canada and globally – drawing on inter-disciplinary, pan-university research communities and public forums. Specifically, the Chair will foster collaboration and partnerships with scholars at other universities and institutions internationally including the Jarislowsky Foundation-funded Chairs at the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa. The Democracy Chair will be an advocate and activist who will partner with public and community leaders, organizations and agencies that foster citizen and civic engagement across Canada and globally. In addition, the Chair will be committed to raising awareness of ethical governance issues related to democracy– locally, nationally and/or internationally. As such, the Democracy Chair will attract and facilitate strong professional relationships with leading researchers revitalizing participatory democracy and increasing meaningful involvement of citizens in democratic processes.
The Chair will (1) carry out teaching, research and service duties as outlined in the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement, (2) become a permanent member of a humanities or social sciences department at Ryerson, and (3) work with the Dean of Arts and University Advancement to cultivate additional sources of funding and partnerships.
The ideal candidate will be an outstanding senior scholar and public intellectual and expert in the study of democracy and democratic process, with a completed PhD in the humanities or social sciences.
Submissions must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of academic, research and experience in public engagement as well as the names and contact information of three referees. (Applicants will be notified prior to contacting referees.) Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Applications should be submitted to:
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for July 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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.
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 both 2015 and 2016. 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.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).
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.
|How to apply|
Submissions must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of academic, research and experience in public engagement as well as the names and contact information of three referees. (Applicants will be notified prior to contacting referees.) Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Applications should be submitted to: Dr. Pamela Sugiman, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Chair, Jarislowsky Democracy Chair Search Committee and member of the Jarislowsky Chair Advisory Committee Ryerson University 350 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
|Web address to apply||https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?p...|
|Hard deadline||December 1, 2017, 11:59pm EST|
|Web address for more information||https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?p...|
|Contact name||Kathryn Rowan|
|Contact phone||416-979-5000 ext 7155|
|Time created||November 3, 2017, 5:02pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||December 1, 2017, 11:59pm EST|
|Last updated||November 3, 2017, 5:02pm EST|
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