Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Introductory Politics and Canadian Politics

Arts, Politics & Public Admin

Posted: March 13, 2024
Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 15, 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 Department of Politics and Public Administration in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach courses in the areas of introductory politics and Canadian politics. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2024 for a one-year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate is only expected to engage in teaching and service duties in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in politics or related disciplines, and ideally have teaching experience in introductory politics and Canadian politics courses by the appointment date. ABD candidates with an expected completion date before September 2024, may also be considered. 

The successful candidate will be required to teach several large undergraduate courses and supervise academic teaching assistants

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 Faculty Association (TFA) []. Visit us at 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 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.

Department of Politics and Public Administration 

Department of Politics and Public Administration offers two undergraduate programs [full-time Politics and Governance (POG) and part-time Public Administration and Governance (PAG)] and one graduate program (Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration) to 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 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, 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 Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their families, 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 April 15, 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. 



Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee (DHC) Chair, Dr. Mitu Sengupta, at 

Candidates who belong to one or more of the equity-deserving groups recognized at TMU are welcome to connect with Debbie Thompson [], 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 Recruitment Portal, please contact

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