Tenure track position

Posting Date:
Nov 16, 2021
Faculty of Law, Ryerson University
Area of Law:
Corporate and/or Commercial Law, Tax Law, Aboriginal and Indigenous Law and Law and Technology
Position Type:
Full time
Dec 06, 2021
experience with or capacity/potential for high-quality teaching and student engagement via a teaching dossier that outlines their teaching philosophy and teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development.


The Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Ryerson University invites applications for six (6) tenure 
track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 
2022, subject to final budgetary approval.

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the  
territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, Ryerson University is known 
for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder. Ryerson has 
undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade through award-winning 
architecture and expansion of its campus that welcomes over 45,000 undergraduate and graduate 
students each year. In August 2021, the University also announced that it would begin a renaming 
process to respond to the history and legacy of Egerton Ryerson and build a more inclusive future. 
Lincoln Alexander Law is contributing to this growth as it  opened  its  doors  for  the  first  
time  in  September  2020,  offering  a  Juris  Doctor  program  including  an Integrated Practice 
Curriculum (IPC) with a strong emphasis on teaching lawyering skills and on excellence in scholarly 

We welcome applications from 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. We believe that diversity of knowledge, worldviews and experiences that come from 
membership in different groups, is fundamental to innovation, teaching and scholarship and that our 
students are best served by faculty who reflect their diversity. We therefore, strongly encourage 
applications from individuals who self- identify  as  First  Nations,  Métis  or  Inuit  peoples,  
Indigenous  peoples  of  North  America,  Black  or  other racialized persons, persons with 
disabilities, those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

In addition, we are interested in candidates who will contribute to our Law School’s emerging 
research and teaching strengths primarily in the areas of Corporate and/or Commercial Law, Tax Law, 
Aboriginal and Indigenous Law and Law and Technology. Candidates with a strong research and 
teaching record in other areas are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will bring innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences aligned 
with our Juris Doctor program’s Four Pillars:

  1. Increasing Access to Justice;
  2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship;
  3. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and
  4. Sound Academic Grounding with Innovative Pedagogy.

Lincoln Alexander Law aims to build an outstanding reputation for scholarly work and an innovative 
teaching culture. In the spring of 2019, the Law Society of Ontario approved the (IPC) designation 
for the law school making Lincoln Alexander Law one of only two such programs in Canada that 
integrates lawyering skills in each year of the program which allows our graduates to be licenced 
as lawyers without articling.

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, 
maintaining an  inclusive,  equitable,  and  collegial  work  environment  across  all  activities. 
 Responsibilities  include: contributing  to  our  Juris  Doctor  program  through  teaching,  
mentoring  and  supervision  of  students; participating in curriculum development/expansion as 
appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, community-engaged research agenda, including 
pursuing innovative, independent research that produces cutting-edge high quality results; and 
participating in the academic life of the Law School and the University.

Candidates must hold a Juris Doctor or LLB degree as well as either an LL.M. or a Master’s degree 
in a closely related field. Preference will be given to those with either a doctoral degree in Law, 
a PhD in a closely related field, or who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are very close to 
completion. For candidates

interested in law and technology, preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience 
and/or education in science and technology.

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

  • a strong emerging scholarly research that is current, innovative and impactful as evidenced by, but not   limited   to,   peer-reviewed   publications,   working   papers,   public   policy   contributions, presentations  at  academic  conferences,  community  and  professional  work,  grants,  research related  awards  and  other  writing  or  creative  production  that  contributes  to  the  visibility  and prominence of the discipline;
  • experience  with  or  capacity/potential  for  high-quality  teaching  and  student  engagement  via  a teaching dossier that outlines their teaching philosophy and teaching accomplishments, including experience  with  course/curriculum  review/development,  excellent  pedagogical  practice,  sample syllabi and teaching evaluations;
  • strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise students;
  • commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly  research  or  creative  activities,  including  a  demonstrated  ability  to  make  learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
  • an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the Law School and the University through collegial service. With the School’s rapid growth in  years  to come, contributions to service and administration  are  valued  and  thus  we  look  for  candidates  with  the  interest  and  capacity  to contribute in this manner.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) 
(www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can 
be found here.

Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can 
be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to  provide any relevant 
information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

Working at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s 
leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson, we firmly believe that equity, diversity 
and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and 
we work to embed them in all that we do.

Dedicated  to  a  people  first  culture,  Ryerson  is  proud  to  have  been  selected  as  one  
of  Canada’s  Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to 
explore the range of benefits and  supports  available  to  faculty  and  their  families,  
including  access  to  our  diverse  faculty  and  staff networks.

Visit  us  on Twitter:   @RyersonU, @RyersonHR,  @RyersonVPFA  and  @RyersonECI and our  LinkedIn 
company page.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To learn more about legal and 
policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start 
Application Process” to begin). Applications received by December 6, 2021, are  guaranteed 
consideration,  but the positions will remain open until filled. The application must contain the 

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of research interests; note that short-listed candidates will be asked to provide 
  • a writing sample;
  • a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
  • the names and contact information of three references; short-listed candidates will be asked to arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly by the referees via email to the Law School Hiring Committee Chair, Professor Asher Alkoby at law.recruitment@ryerson.ca.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from 
Canadians and  permanent  residents  will  be  given  priority,  in  accordance  with  Canadian  
immigration  regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a 
permanent resident or citizen of Canada.


Any confidential inquiries  about the  opportunity can  be directed to the  School Hiring Committee 
Chair, Professor Asher Alkoby at law.recruitment@ryerson.ca.

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome 
to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair 
of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Black candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact 
Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at shurla.charlesforbes@ryerson.ca.

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection 
process, please contact Renee Gordon at renee.gordon@ryerson.ca.

Please  note  that  only  successful  candidates  will  be  notified  and  invited  to  an  interview  and  research


Contact Name Asher Alkoby

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