Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Sustainable Fashion Event Design and Production

TheCreativeSchool - Fashion

Posted: April 29, 2022
Deadline to Apply: Posted until filled



 

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 Fashion in The Creative School at the Toronto Metropolitan University [formerly Ryerson University] invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in Sustainable Fashion Event Design and Production. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2022, for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the School, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities.

In addition to teaching in the School of Fashion, the successful candidate will also engage in some teaching in the School of Performance. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate program through teaching, curriculum development, mentoring students in their 4th year Fashion and Performance capstone projects, and providing leadership in sustainable event design and production. 

Candidates must hold a master’s degree in a relevant discipline related to fashion, event design, or sustainable production practices. Professional industry experience in event design and production is essential. In addition, the successful candidate must provide evidence of:

  • Experience teaching at the college or university level, as demonstrated through a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, and examples of best practices in pedagogy.
  • Mentoring senior-level undergraduate capstone projects that incorporate academic theory and creative practice.
  • Industry experience in fashion events and fashion show planning; working with community organizations and marginalized groups is considered an asset.
  • Industry, community and/or academic expertise and experience with sustainability. 
  • Research and/or experience with sustainable event design and production, including, but not limited to: exhibitions; installations; trade shows; and pop-ups, at both local and international contexts.
  • Commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching, and service activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population.
  • An ability to contribute to the life of the School of Fashion and the University through collegial administrative and curricular service.
  • Commitment to advancing ethics, well-being, care, and social justice in the creative industries.
  • Experience in some of the following areas: event design in international environments, research and/experience with digital and virtual exhibitions, experience design, work in the creative industries that features intersections of diversity, inclusion and accessibility in relation to sustainability.

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.

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at the Toronto Metropolitan University [TMU] may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior LTF appointments at the University need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply.

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.

Toronto Metropolitan University [TMU]

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, the TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

School of Fashion

The School of Fashion offers a Bachelor of Design in Fashion undergraduate program and a Master of Arts in Fashion graduate program. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in research/creativity activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.

Working at the Toronto Metropolitan University [TMU]

At the intersection of mind and action, the TMU is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At the TMU and within our school, 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, the TMU 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:  @torontomet and @VPFAtorontomet and our LinkedIn company page.

The TMU 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.

The TMU 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 [https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications received by 13 May 2022 will be guaranteed consideration; the position will remain open until filled.  

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
  • names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

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.  

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Joseph Medaglia at jmedaglia@ryerson.ca  

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at the TMU  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 the TMU  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 and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Aneka Olbino at aolbino@ryerson.ca.



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