Two- Year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Child and Youth Care Practice

FCS, Child and Youth Care

Posted: February 22, 2023
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 School of  Child and Youth Care in the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in areas of Child and Youth Care Practice. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2023, for a two-year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 


The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the School, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. Teaching assignments may include large classes. The candidates will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field.


Candidates must hold an earned Ph. D in Child and Youth Care or a closely related field by the appointment date or alternatively, be very close to completion of a Ph.D.  In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • excellence in teaching through a teaching dossier that outlines the teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations
  • an ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students
  • a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, and teaching, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population
  • ability to contribute to the life of the School, Faculty, and the University through collegial service membership or membership eligibility in the Ontario Association of Child & Youth Care (considered an asset)

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply. 


This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan University Faculty Association (TFA) ( 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 School of Child and Youth Care

The School of Child & Youth Care in the Faculty of Community Services c focuses on teaching emerging child and youth care practitioners and emerging scholars in the field of child and youth care. The curriculum is practice-oriented and focused on relational practice in child and youth care settings such as group homes, foster care, the community, hospitals, and schools, with a very strong focus on the experiences of Black Youth, Indigenous youth, young people identifying as 2SLGBTQ+ and young people with disabilities in systems such as child welfare, child & youth mental health, education, health care and community-based services. Pedagogically, the curriculum draws on professional practice experience in the role of child and youth care practitioner on the part of instructors and faculty members. The School offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates that will contribute to our existing teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.


Working at TMU

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to becomeCanada’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 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 by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by March 24, 2023

  • a letter of application. 
  • a curriculum vitae. 
  • 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 Dr. Judy Finlay, Director and Associate Professor at

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 

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  

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


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