Jarislowsky Democracy Chair

Toronto, Ontario (CA)
27 Oct 2017
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26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture.  Our current academic plan outlines each as core values, and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson 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. For more information about Ryerson’s commitment to inclusion, please visit www.ryerson.ca/equity.

Jarislowsky Democracy Chair
Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for this position for a five-year renewable term beginning July 1, 2018. The Jarislowsky Democracy Chair will hold an Academic Chair position and a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The Chair will be an internationally-recognized leader and scholar who will motivate an innovative research and public discourse agenda that addresses challenges to democratic structures and citizen engagement in the democratic process.

The Chair will perform teaching, research and service duties, while becoming a permanent member of a humanities or social sciences department at Ryerson. The mandate will also include working with the Dean of Arts and University Advancement to cultivate additional sources of funding and partnerships. 

We are seeking an outstanding senior scholar and public intellectual, with deep expertise in the study of democracy and the democratic process, and a completed PhD in the humanities or social sciences. 

For a full description of the Jarislowsky Democracy Chair, and details on how to submit your application, please visit Faculty Opportunities at:

Please note that, while Ryerson encourages interest from all qualified persons, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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