Tenure Track Position in Audio Production for Broadcast* Media

TheCreativeSchool-RTA Media

Posted: May 18, 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 RTA School of Media in the Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University [formerly Ryerson University] invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant professor effective January 1, 2023 subject to final budgetary approval. Applications from those belonging to one or more equity deserving communities are particularly encouraged and such candidates are encouraged to self-identify in our Applicant Diversity Self-ID at the time of application. 

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, scholarly research or creative activity focused on audio production for broadcast* media and service duties while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. 

*Broadcast is meant in its broadest sense: podcasting, streaming, television, radio. 

Teaching duties will entail teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, supervision of students and curriculum development focused on audio production for broadcast media.The successful candidate will teach courses focused on audio production  and must have the ability to teach three or more of the following courses: RTA 311 Intermediate Audio, RTA 837 Live Audio Production, RTA 864 Immersive and Interactive Sound, RTA 971 Audio Post Production and Sound Design, RTA 858 Music Production, RTA 921 Audio Technical Theory.  They will develop curricula focused on understanding audio production for broadcast media in ways that help students build their capacity to create professional-level content for audiences.  

The successful candidate will establish a high-impact research program that will include externally funded projects that produce widely disseminated research related to audio production for broadcast media. Their research contribution is expected to complement and expand existing research within The Creative School.  

The service responsibilities of RTA faculty members include serving on committees (such as curriculum, hiring, admissions, or ECI) and participating in other administrative activities related to the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The candidate will also help to ensure that the school maintains an inclusive, equitable, and collegial environment. 

Candidates must demonstrate a legacy of professional practice in audio production for broadcast media and hold at least a Master's degree in Communications, Media or a related field. 

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • audio industry experience and expertise in more than one of the following: sound design, recording, engineering, radio production, podcast production, audio post production;
  • ability to use audio and media production technology, including Pro Tools and related plug-ins, and recording, editing, and mixing technologies and techniques for various audio media projects;
  • broad knowledge of issues, best practices, industry challenges, and trends in production and distribution of audio media;
  • proven capacity to synthesize and critically reflect on production practices, issues and trends, and engage students in this regard;
  • strong capacity to produce dynamic, focused creative work and /or research in the area of audio media 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; 
  • demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate audio curriculum and suitability for teaching in the graduate program, as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with audio 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;
  • ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students undertaking research in audio-related areas;
  • 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; 
  • demonstrated capacity for leadership;
  • an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the RTA School of Media and the University through collegial service.  

 

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.

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 focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

Working at TMU

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

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.

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. For guaranteed consideration, applications, consisting of the following, must be received by 17 July 2022. The position will remain open until filled. 

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a statement of research interests; 
  • a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; 
  • An EDI statement; 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 DHC Chair Dr. Alexandra Bal at abal@ryerson.ca  

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at 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 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, HR Advisor at aolbino@ryerson.ca.  



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