Tenure-Track Position in Midwifery Education

FCS, Midwifery

Posted: November 16, 2022
Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 9, 2023



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 Midwifery Education Program in the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for either two 0.5FTE or one 1.0 FTE tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2023 subject to final budgetary approval. Applications from candidates who self-identify as racialized and/or Indigenous are particularly encouraged and such candidates are encouraged to self-identify through our Applicant Diversity Self-ID questionnaire.

The Midwifery Education Program at TMU normally hires tenure stream faculty members into 0.5 FTE positions to ensure faculty members have capacity to maintain an active midwifery practice for the purpose of maintaining currency in the field. For this recruitment, it is anticipated that two candidates will be hired into two separate 0.5 FTE positions, however, the School is open to combining the two 0.5 FTE positions to form one 1.0 FTE position, particularly if a candidate is identified with a strong background in Urban Indigenous Midwifery. 

Candidates must hold a master’s degree in a field relevant to midwifery by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • familiarity with the Ontario Midwifery Program and scope of practice for Registered Midwives in  Ontario;  
  • familiarity with midwifery professional issues in Ontario;  
  • a record of service to vulnerable communities, community organizations or health-related committees  (such as the Association of Ontario Midwives and/or the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives); 
  • an understanding of the Midwifery Education Program;  
  • a strong emerging scholarly research or creative projects or works that are active, innovative and  impactful resulting in achievements such as peer reviewed publications, working papers, book  chapters, public policy contributions, presentations at significant conferences, awards and  accolades, strong endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature, studies,  writings or creative productions disseminated by other suitable means and other noteworthy  activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline; 
  • the potential for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, 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; 
  • a 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 Midwifery Education Program 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 Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA 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. 

The Midwifery Education Program

Our School offers an undergraduate program to 180 students of various backgrounds. 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 TMU

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our department/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, 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 family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn 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.

Toronto Metropolitan 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 [https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by January 9, 2023: 

  • a letter of application indicating whether the applicant is primarily interested in a 0.5 FTE position or a 1.0 FTE position, and if the latter, what the applicant’s plans are for maintaining currency in the field; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a statement of research interests; 
  • a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
  • names and contact information 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. Karline Wilson-Mitchell at k.wilsonmitchell@ryerson.ca.  

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

 



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