Assistant Professor, School of Graphic Communications Management Ryerson University

Date Posted: March 10, 2017 - Date Ends: March 31, 2017

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Toronto
  • Company: Ryerson University
  • Contact: Dr. Martin Habekost
  • email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The School of Graphic Communications Management, in the Faculty of Communications and Design, is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, in the area of packaging.

The successful candidate will assume responsibilities for teaching, research and scholarly activities, curriculum development, and service. The position will commence July 1, 2017 (subject to budgetary approval).

Located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, Ryerson’s high quality programs and creative activities extend beyond the walls of the University. Ryerson is deeply connected to the city and the world beyond, attracting talent, opportunities and global connections to the Greater Toronto Area. Ryerson University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university.

The evolution of Ryerson has positioned the university to be ready and able to take on a role in keeping with its success as a connector, builder and innovator. This is Ryerson’s time to lead. For more about Ryerson University’s past, present and future, visit:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and attributes:
  • a doctoral degree in a field related to packaging (for example package printing, package engineering or package design) OR a Masters degree in packaging in addition to 5+ years in any of the following areas: senior management in the packaging industry, R&D in the packaging industry, or package engineering and design,
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching or training,
  • an active research agenda (ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program) including publications in academic peer-reviewed journals,
  • excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • a desire and ability to support and develop academic programming in these topics, and
  • is a team player who promotes and cultivates a respectful and inclusive working and learning environment.
Additional desirable qualifications include experience in academic leadership positions and successful receipt of external research funding.

The School of Graphic Communications Management welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship. Candidates must also 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.

The School of Graphic Communications Management is one of the nine Schools comprising Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design, proud to be offering the only program of its kind in Canada. The School has 700 students, with approximately a dozen faculty members delivering exceptional hands-on, forward-thinking programming. We value student engagement and student choice by offering concentrations in packaging, publishing, leadership and digital output. In addition to our successful undergraduate degree, the School is developing graduate level programming with a focus on packaging. To learn more about the School of Graphic Communications Management, visit

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

Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal The application must contain the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references. Please submit three recent research publications, and any results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier). Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair Dr. Martin Habekost at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The review of applications will begin Friday, March 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Donna Kit, HR Advisor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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, 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 both 2015 and 2016. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

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