Your Teaching Dossier

In eHR Careers, Ryerson’s online Chang School teaching application system, teaching dossiers will be referenced to assess your qualifications to teach a course.

These dossiers (“resumé”s in eHR) should provide a description and record of an applicant’s professional and teaching accomplishments and strengths. Be sure to review the online job opening for the required qualifications related to the course section(s) for which you are applying.

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

  • Educational accomplishments
  • Teaching experience and skills
  • Professional experience and currency
  • Effective interaction with adult students and colleagues in an inclusive manner

If you are applying 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 dossier should include information and evidence that supports your qualifications. For the convenience of the Selection Committee, please submit documents in the following sequence:

  1. Your resumé, including:
    • Academic credentials (degrees held and degree-granting institutions) and professional designations
    • Professional experience in the subject area, including number of years in the field, positions held, level of responsibilities, etc.
    • Summary of teaching experience
    • Evidence of your currency in the field (publications and presentations, conferences, awards and recognition, current membership and involvement in relevant professional associations)
  2. 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.
  3. A list of all courses (separate from your resumé) taught within the past six (6) years, with complete course responsibility, relevant to the course(s) you are applying to teach. It must include:
    • Course codes, course titles, and dates/terms of delivery
    • Course delivery mode(s) (classroom, online, hybrid)
    • Name(s) of the post-secondary institution(s)
    • Reference and contact information
  4. Evidence of your teaching skills and effective interaction with students and colleagues in a diverse and inclusive environment. This may include:
    • Formal student survey results and teaching evaluations (Faculty/Course Survey) from at least the past three (3) years
    • Student testimonials
    • Teaching awards
    • Peer evaluations and/or assessments of your teaching
    • Letters of recommendation related to your teaching
    • Participation in learning and teaching conferences, workshops, or seminars
  5. Any other documentation that might support your application.

Please review the resources in the Professional Development section of Ryerson University’s Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) website for guidance.

Due to file size limitations in the eHR Careers system (5MB maximum), you must assemble your teaching dossier into a single file before you upload it. (Note: Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word are the only accepted document formats.) We have created a brief tutorial that explains how to consolidate multiple documents into a single dossier.

For clarity, please be sure to include your last name and term in the file name of your dossier (e.g., smith-w2019 or smith-ceng-w2019).

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