Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Business Law

TRSM Law and Business

Posted:February 23, 2022
Deadline to Apply:Saturday, March 26, 2022


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 Department of Law and Business in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Business Law, effective July 1, 2022 for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our Department’s strengths, primarily in the areas of Intellectual Property Law and/or Law and Technology. Candidates with a strong research and teaching record in other areas are also encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from 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. We believe that diversity of knowledge, worldviews and experiences that come from membership in different groups, is fundamental to innovation, teaching and scholarship and that our students are best served by faculty who reflect their diversity. We therefore, strongly encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black or other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The successful candidate will engage in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The candidate will contribute primarily to our undergraduate (Bachelor of Commerce) and, if applicable, graduate (MBA/PhD) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students.

Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in Law (SJD or PhD) or a closely related field by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

  • a demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, outlining 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. Experience teaching business law subjects in a university is an asset, including (but not limited to) teaching business law courses addressing advances in internet and information technology;
  • a demonstrated 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 to contribute to the life of the Department of Law and Business and the University through collegial service.

We recognize 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 Ryerson University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Ryerson LTF appointments 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) ( 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.

Department of Law and Business

Our Department/School offers undergraduate programs to Bachelor of Commerce and other 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. The department is home to the Law & Business major in the B.Comm. program and includes a strong research and teaching focus on business law and business ethics. We have embarked on the work of indigenizing the Program’s curriculum as part of our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

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.

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 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, 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@RyersonVPFA 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.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by March 26, 2022. The application must contain the following:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of research interests;
  • 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. 


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair Peter Halewood at .

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at

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

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please contact Teresa Sarno, Sr. HR Partner at


COVID-19: Pursuant to the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and as a condition of employment, all successful candidates will be required to either submit valid proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive a valid exemption. Course delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic may be online or in-person at the sole discretion of the University and candidates are expected to be prepared to teach on campus and remotely with appropriate technology in place.