Tenure Track Position in Biomedical Engineering

FEAS,Elect., Comp. Biomed. Eng

Posted: October 9, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Posted until filled

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus. Ryerson engineering is ranked among the Top 10 engineering schools in Canada by Maclean’s and US News.

The Opportunity

The Department  of Electrical, Computer, & Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (with Electrical Engineering focus), Electrical Engineering (with Biomedical Engineering focus) or in a related discipline. In addition, the candidate must present evidence of:

  • sound expertise in one or more of the following areas: Biorobotics, Bioinformatics, Medical Devices,      Physiological Modeling or Medical Imaging Instrumentation;
  • strong experience in undergraduate course development and teaching. Ability to effectively teach key fundamental and applied biomedical engineering courses;
  • strong research profile with evidence of peer reviewed publications/contributions and external grants (and/or participation in group grants) of an internationally competitive caliber;
  • ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program;
  • research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract industrial collaborative initiatives;
  • strong undergraduate guidance in Design and Innovation (Industrial experience or previous experience of guiding students and researchers will be a definite asset);
  • experience with (or the ability to participate in) leadership activities in collegial internal & external service;
  • 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 to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through collegial service.


Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) registration in the province of Ontario (or eligibility to register) is a necessary condition for appointment. Please clearly indicate your status or eligibility.

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 here.


The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: pursuing innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces cutting-edge, high quality research; contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students; and engaging in the life of the Department, Faculty and University.


The Department of Electrical, Computer, & Biomedical Engineering

The Department currently has 43 full-time faculty members, 14 support staff members, over 1650 undergraduate students pursuing bachelor of engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, as well as over 300 graduate students enrolled in M.A.Sc., M.Eng., and Ph.D. programs. The faculty members of the Department are engaged in research over a broad spectrum of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering that includes the following: digital signal processing, multimedia, integrated circuits, microsystems, biomedical signal processing, bioinformatics, control systems, robotics, computer architecture, computer networks, digital communications, embedded systems, electromagnetics, wireless sensor networks, wireless and optical communications, power electronics and power systems.  The 2017 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (also known as NTU Ranking) ranked Ryerson’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department among the Top 10 in Canada and 148th in the world, with citation impact ranking 4th in Canada and 115th in the world.  This is a testament to the caliber of our faculty.  Specifically, the department is home to three fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, two IEEE Fellows, one 3M Teaching Fellow, two NSERC Industrial Research Chair, three Canada Research Chairs, and many other faculty members who have distinguished themselves with various prestigious awards including Premier Research Excellence awards, Ryerson Research Chair awards, FEAS research/teaching excellence awards and investments/grants from CFI, MRI, OCE, NSERC, CIHR, CHRP, and industry. More information can be found at:  http://www.ecb.ryerson.ca.

Equity at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan 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 for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal 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.


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, 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, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Ryerson 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 to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to diverse experiences and knowledges, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions in their assessments.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online by January 31, 2020 through the department’s hiring page http://hire.ecb.ryerson.ca. The application must contain the following:


  • a letter of application and a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of research interests;
  • teaching and research philosophies and results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier); and
  • names of at least 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. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  


Any confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Dimitri Androutsos, Chair of the Department of Electrical, Computer & Biomedical Engineering, at dimitri@ryerson.ca

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Laurie Shemavonian, HR Advisor at lshemavo@ryerson.ca.




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