Tenure Track Position in Information Technology Management

TRSM Information Tech Mgmt

Posted: October 5, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Friday, December 15, 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 School of Information Technology Management (ITM) in the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval.This position is open only to candidates who meet the Tri-agency definition of early career researcher (ECR). Specifically, an early career researcher is a researcher within five years from the date of their first research-related appointment, minus eligible delays in research, where: research-related appointments are defined as those where the individual has the autonomy to conduct research independently; and all eligible leaves (e.g., maternity, parental, medical, bereavement) are credited as twice the amount of time taken, and professional leaves (e.g., training, sabbatical, administrative) are not credited.

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, scholarly research or creative activity and service duties while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. As a member of the Migrant Integration in Mid-21st Century: Bridging Divides (BD) Research Program, the successful candidate will pursue a strong, innovative research program that applies cutting-edge advanced digital technologies to produce high-quality, implementable results in one or more of the program’s broad thematic areas: Health and Wellbeing; Employment and Lifelong Learning; Place and Infrastructure; or Citizenship and Participation. In particular, the School of Information Technology Management is looking for exceptional candidates with proven expertise in leveraging and applying innovative/emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, social media analytics, cybersecurity and/or computational social science to address key issues in the above-mentioned thematic areas. It is expected that the successful candidate will be actively involved in strengthening the Bridging Divides research program through existing and new collaborative initiatives involving researchers within TMU and other national and international universities. As such, the candidate must demonstrate the potential for intersectoral and interdisciplinary research. Teaching duties will entail teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, supervision of students and curriculum development. 

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Data Analytics or a closely related field by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • 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, professional contributions, research-related awards and other writing that contributes to the visibility and prominence of the discipline;
  • research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract industrial and community collaborative initiatives;  
  • the capacity for effective research training;  
  • demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and suitability for teaching in the graduate program, 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 Ted Rogers’ School of Information Technology Management 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) (http://www.tfanet.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 focused 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.

Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM)

TRSM is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive the 21st-century business forward while making a positive impact on society. Home to more than 13,000 students and more than 200 industry-connected faculty, Ted Rogers School is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment. Ted Rogers School offers 12 Bachelor of Commerce degrees, a Bachelor of Health Administration degree, the Ted Rogers MBA, a Master in Health Administration (Community Care), a Master of Science in Management, Professional Master’s Diploma, Executive Education courses and a PhD in Management. Ted Rogers School is also home to 15 innovative research centres, institutes and labs.

Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management (ITM)

ITM offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs to more than 2,000 students of diverse 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 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 Service 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. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by December 15, 2023: 

  • a letter of application that includes confirmation of early career researcher (ECR) status; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a statement of research interests with a clear indication of how these interests fit the position requirements and will enhance the Bridging Divides Research Program;
  • a statement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion philosophy;
  • 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.  


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Dr. Catherine Middleton at itmdirector@torontomu.ca.

Candidates who belong to one or more of the equity-deserving groups recognized at TMU are welcome to connect with Ahmed Ahmed [a.ahmed@torontomu.ca], Interim Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion.  

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 vpfa@torontomu.ca

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