Limited-Term Faculty Position in Fashion Event Design

Ryerson University School of Fashion


Limited-Term Faculty [LTF] Position in Fashion Event Design

FCAD, Fashion

Posted: March 26, 2021

Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 26, 2021

Limited-Term Faculty [LTF] Position in Fashion Event Design

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 Fashion in the Faculty of Communication and Design at welcomes applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2021 for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval.

The School of Fashion invites applications from all qualified candidates and encourages Indigenous and racialized candidates to apply in order to redress the underrepresentation among full-time faculty members. We seek candidates who can demonstrate how their lived experiences inform a deep commitment to communities, event design practices and fashion communications.

The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the School of Fashion, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate program (BDes Fashion) through curriculum development and teaching in the concentrations of fashion communications and design leadership with a focus on fashion event design. The successful candidate will teach the Live Event Supercourse/Fashion Promotions, and might also teach Senior Fashion Communications Project, Event Planning, and Fashion and Film. In addition, the candidate will play an important service in the coordination of 4th year students.

Candidates shall hold a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline related to fashion communications, fashion event design, fashion media, and/or fashion business/marketing; or an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline with equivalent industry experiences in fashion events, fashion show production, fashion communications, andor fashion marketing/business.

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

  • Experience teaching at the college or university level, as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, and examples of best practices in pedagogy.
  • Industry experience in fashion events and fashion show planning; and working with community organizations and marginalized groups is considered an asset.
  • Industry, community and/or academic expertise and experience with sustainability and inclusion in fashion.
  • 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.
  • An ability to contribute to the life of the School of Fashion and the University through collegial service, including coordinating 4th year fashion students.

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.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ( The RFA collective agreement can be viewedhere and a summary of RFA benefits can be found.

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 focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

School of Fashion

The School of Fashion is a member of IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes), an organization focused on advancing education and research in fashion design, technology, and business and related industries. The School's 18 international partners include: Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology,  Kingston University, Auckland University of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, among other prestigious institutions in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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 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.

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Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and websites.

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. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada and to uphold our Commitment to Action to address anti-Black racism, we invite applications from Black-identified persons and especially those who face other forms of intersectional disadvantage, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates who self-identify as Black persons and have intersecting marginalized identities [e.g. Black women] are especially welcome to apply and provide details of how their lived and diverse experiences inform their work.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by April 26, 2021. The application must contain the following:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations;
  • a statement on the candidate’s vision about equity, diversity and inclusion in fashion education; 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 DHC Chair Dr. Ben Barry 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 FCAD HR  Advisor Alanna Neshevich 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.

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