Faculty Position in Occupational Health and Safety
Ryerson University School of Occupational and Public Health

Tenure Track Position in Occupational Health and Safety

FCS, Occupat & Public Health

Posted: December 15, 2020

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 15, 2021

Tenure Track Position in Occupational Health and Safety

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 Occupational & Public Health in the Faculty of Community Services at is pleased to invite applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. 

Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more historically disadvantaged and marginalized groups, including the following: 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+. Recognizing the underrepresentation of Indigenous and Black faculty, applications from qualified Indigenous and Black-identified individuals are particularly encouraged.

The successful candidate will: engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties; pursue an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces cutting-edge, high quality research in occupational health and safety; contribute to our undergraduate (BASc) and graduate (MASc/PhD) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field; and engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a field related to Occupational Health and Safety by the appointment date. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are very close to completion in the field of Occupational Health and Safety may also be considered. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • a strong emerging scholarly research or creative projects or works that are active, innovative and impactful resulting in achievements such as, but not limited to, peer reviewed publications, working papers, book chapters, public policy contributions, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, strong endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature, studies, writings or creative productions disseminated by other suitable means, grants,  research related awards and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline; 
  • potential for teaching excellence, demonstrated 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 and other relevant achievements in teaching; 
  • strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students; 
  • a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and 
  • an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the School and the University through collegial service. 

Applicants with research focus in one or more of the following areas would be an asset:

  • Occupational exposure modelling and/or measurement science
  • Emerging occupational risks and exposures
  • Health & Safety management systems (including, but not limited to sectors: health care, industrial and construction)

Previous work experience in both occupational health and safety would be an asset.

Preference will be given to applicants that hold, or are eligible for, registration with recognized professional societies in their field of expertise, such as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

The hiring 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) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here 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 Occupational and Public Health 

The School of Occupational & Public Health consists of 14 tenure-stream faculty members. The School offers/contributes to undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) 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 research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work. 

The School is on an exciting trajectory with plans to introduce a new graduate program in public health and occupational occupational heath and safety, with an anticipated start date of September 2021. 

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. 

Visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, @RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our.

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. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 15, 2021. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a statement of research interests; 
  • a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
  • names of three individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

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 can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Richard Meldrum 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 t26king@ryerson.ca. 

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 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 Michelle Gomes [], HR Advisor.  

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