Director of School of Early Childhood Studies
Ryerson University

Director, School of Early Childhood Studies (Internal Search)

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Posted: March 2, 2023

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 7, 2023

Director, School of Early Childhood Studies

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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 Early Childhood Studies in the at Toronto Metropolitan University invites applicants for the position of Director of the School of Early Childhood Studies  with the successful candidate to be appointed for a term of three or five years (subject to extension in year 3), commencing July 1, 2023, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three- or five-year term. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) ( The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA benefits can be found 

The duties and responsibilities of the School Director are laid out in detail in Article 26.1.E. of the . Reporting to the Dean, the Director will provide exemplary academic and administrative leadership, including stewardship of human and financial resources, and will work collaboratively to provide leadership for curriculum, program development, professional accreditation, community engagement, and faculty development, research and scholarly activity, while promoting and coordinating the continued evolution of the School. The new Director will be a visionary leader who can take the School to the next level of achievement, consistent with the academic plan of the Faculty and the University.

The School of Early Childhood Studies is the oldest school of its kind in Canada. It offers unique Bachelor and Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies programs. Our undergraduate program focuses on education, development and care of young children from birth to 8 years of age and offers varied modes of delivery including:

 i) a full-time BA program;

 ii) a part time BA program in class or on-line;

 iii) a consecutive BA/BEd program in partnership with York University; and

 iv) a degree completion program for graduates of community college diploma programs.

Our graduates of the BA program are eligible to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators. In addition, the School has an on-campus laboratory school and a multi-service agency (EarlyOn and Family Supports Programs and Resource Consultation). Our Master of Arts program is unique among graduate programs in North America given its interdisciplinary focus on early childhood studies.

The Director will work collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure that curriculum planning, program development, and community engagement activities support excellence in scholarship, research, teaching and learning. In addition, the Director will provide strong advocacy on behalf of the School in relation to other University departments, the profession itself and external stakeholders.

The Director will apply innovative strategies, sound knowledge of constantly changing university and professional environments, strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills and a student-centred approach, to solve complex problems and enable the School to achieve its goals. The Director will role model the School’s and the University’s EDI values and commitments, and furthermore promote EDI in the context of the profession and the academic discipline.

 The candidate must have a doctorate in a relevant discipline, undergraduate and graduate level teaching experience, and a well-established record of relevant externally funded research and scholarly publications. The successful candidate will be a tenured faculty member at Toronto Metropolitan University, or have obtained tenure by the time the appointment commences. Preference will be given to a candidate with relevant experience in teaching, research and academic administration. Experience with children or families is also preferred. An understanding of current issues and trends in both early childhood studies and post-secondary education is required, as is an understanding and commitment to collegial governance.

Additional information about the School of Early Childhood Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University can be found here: .

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 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 . 

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TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and 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 are asked to apply by sending in their cover letter and CV to Karen Shamoon at: . The deadline for applications is April 07, 2023. The Faculty of Community Services is committed to full accessibility. Please contact Karen Shamoon if you have any questions about accessibility and/or accommodation with respect to applying for this position. 

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Dean of the Faculty of Community Services, Dr. Kiaras Gharabaghi

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