Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Midwifery Education

FCS, Midwifery

Posted: March 4, 2024
Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 12, 2024



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 two (2) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2024 for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage in teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Midwifery Education Program, but not required to engage in research. The successful candidate will maintain an inclusive, equitable and collegial work environment and contribute to our undergraduate (BHSc) program through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field. 

The successful candidate(s) shall have the requisite midwifery education and training, and would be hired at 0.5 FTE, taking into account the candidate’s need to maintain a midwifery currency. As per the Toronto Metropolitan University Faculty Association collective agreement and adjusting for at 0.5 FTE, the candidate would have a workload of teaching 3 courses and service responsibilities.  

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 Ontario midwifery and scope of practice for Registered Midwives in  Ontario;  
  • familiarity with midwifery professional issues in Ontario;  
  • understanding and familiarity with the Midwifery Education Program; 
  • commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service 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 School, Faculty and the University through collegial service,  in support of students. 
  • demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, this may be evidenced by a teaching dossier, including a teaching philosophy statement, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations and other relevant achievements in teaching;
  • 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);

 

Having a previous program of research impacting the profession and clinical practice of midwifery is an asset. Our definition of research/scholarship is broad, including service-related quality improvement, clinical guideline development, Indigenous-based epistemology or exploration, historical knowledge building, development of teaching learning strategies, government sector reports, etc.

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. 

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan 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 Faculty Association (TFA) [www.tfanet.ca]. Visit us at www.torontomu.ca/faculty-affairs to view the TFA collective agreement and a summary of TFA benefits

 

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 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 rank number one on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity. 

We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports  available to faculty, 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.torontomu.ca/ams/faculty/] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by April 12, 2024:

  • 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. 

 

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair, Dr. Karline Wilson-Mitcchell at k.wilsonmitchell@torontomu.ca.  

Candidates who belong to one or more of the equity-deserving groups recognized at TMU are welcome to connect with Debbie Thompson [debbie.thompson@torontomu.ca], Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion [www.torontomu.ca/equity].   

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Recruitment Portal, please contact vpfa@torontomu.ca

 



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