Your Teaching Dossier

In eHire, our online Chang School teaching application system, teaching dossiers will be referenced to assess your qualifications to teach a course.

At The Chang School, teaching dossiers (“resumes” in eHire) are intended to provide a description and record of an applicant’s professional and teaching accomplishments and strengths in a manner that conveys the scope and quality of the applicant’s teaching. Be sure to review the online course posting/job opening for the required qualifications pertaining to the course section(s) for which you are applying to teach.

The Selection Committee will consider candidates on the basis of their qualifications as follows:

  • Educational qualifications
  • Professional experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Currency in your field
  • Teaching skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with adult students and colleagues

If you are applying for teaching work in more than one subject area, you may choose to customize your dossier for each area.

What documents should be included in your Chang School teaching dossier?

Your teaching dossier should include information and evidence that supports your qualifications. It should include, but not be limited to, the following documents. For the convenience of the Selection Committee, please submit documents in the following sequence:

  • Your resumé, including:
    • Academic credentials (degrees held and degree-granting institutions) and professional designations
    • Details of your professional experience related to the subject area, including number of years in the field, positions held, level of responsibilities, etc.
    • Summary of your teaching experience
    • Evidence of your currency in your field and subject area (such as publications and presentations, participation in conferences, professional awards and recognition, current membership and involvement in relevant professional associations)
  • Your teaching philosophy statement, a one- to two-page reflective statement that describes your personal approach to and practice of effective teaching, learning, and engagement of students. Be sure to you differentiate between distance/online teaching and classroom teaching where appropriate.
  • A list of all courses (separate from your resumé) you have taught within the past six (6) years, for which you assumed complete course responsibility, relevant to the course(s) you are applying to teach. This list must include the following:
    • course codes, course titles, and dates/terms of course delivery
    • Name(s) of the post-secondary institution(s)
    • Course delivery mode(s) (classroom, online, hybrid)
    • Reference and contact information
  • Evidence of your teaching skills and effective interaction with students and colleagues in a diverse and inclusive environment. This may include, but not be limited to, the following supporting materials:
    • Formal student survey results and teaching evaluations (Faculty Course Survey) from at least the past three (3) years
    • Peer evaluations and/or assessments of your teaching
    • Teaching awards
    • Letters of recommendation related to your teaching
    • Student testimonials
    • Participation in teaching conferences, workshops, or seminars
  • Any other documentation that might support your application.

Any web search on teaching dossiers and teaching philosophy statements will provide links to university-based websites that discuss their expectations and uses of teaching dossiers and how to write a teaching philosophy statement. We recommend that you review the resources and links available from the Professional Development section of Ryerson University’s Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) website.

How to assemble and submit your teaching dossier for the online eHire application

Due to file size limitations in the eHire system (5MB maximum), you must assemble your entire teaching dossier as a single file before you submit it online. We have created a brief tutorial that explains how to consolidate multiple documents into a single dossier document.

For file management purposes, please be sure to include, at a minimum, your last name and term in the file name of your teaching dossier (e.g., smith-w2014 or smith-cmkt-w2014).

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