Tenure Track Position in Accounting

TRSM Accounting

Posted: October 13, 2021
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, November 14, 2021

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, the School of Accounting & Finance in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure track position in Accounting at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of research, teaching and service duties. Duties and responsibilities will include: collaborating with other researchers; pursuing an innovative research program that produces cutting-edge, high quality research in the field of accounting; pursuing external funding; teaching at the undergraduate level; assisting with curriculum development as it pertains to the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) Competency Map; and engaging in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.   The candidate may also be expected to teach courses in the Professional Master’s Diploma in Accounting. 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in accounting. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are very close to completion in the field of accounting may also be considered. Candidates from all areas of accounting are welcome.

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • a strong emerging research profile including the ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program 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. 
  • demonstrated capacity or potential for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curricula, as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, sample syllabi, strong teaching evaluations, teaching awards, and other relevant achievements in teaching;
  • 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 School, the Faculty and the University through collegial service.  


Preference will be given to candidates with a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. 

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. 

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.

Ryerson University

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Ryerson is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

School of Accounting & Finance, TRSM

As the only undergraduate school of Accounting and Finance located on Bay Street, in the heart of Canada’s biggest financial district, SAF offers experiential learning through a rigorous and advanced curriculum. Being both CPA-accredited and CFA-recognized, SAF creates job-ready graduates to succeed in today’s ever-changing business world. Within SAF, the Accounting Department is a dynamic group of collegial professionals who value innovative approaches to research and teaching. In the last several years, a number of our faculty have been awarded research grants from SSHRC and other external agencies. Our department has also been successful in obtaining funding from CPA Ontario. We have a burgeoning co-op program, and attract excellent students, who for the last several years have had an entrance average of approximately 88%.

The Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society. Home to 12,000+ students and more than 250 industry-connected faculty, the Ted Rogers School is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment. We offer 12 Bachelor of Commerce degrees, a Bachelor of Health Administration degree, four graduate programs, including the Ted Rogers MBA and a PhD in Management, and Executive Education courses. The Ted Rogers School is also home to 15 innovative research centres, institutes and labs. www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool

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 and within The School of Accounting and Finance, 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 family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

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

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

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, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by November 14, 2021. The application must contain the following: 

  • a cover letter indicating areas of research and teaching interests; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a research statement; 
  • a teaching dossier including a teaching philosophy statement and results of recent teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence); and
  • names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.


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


Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee (DHC) Chair Shadi Farshadfar at sfarshadfar@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 identified 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 and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Jennifer Tejay, HR Consulting Advisor at  jennifer.tejay@ryerson.ca.  


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