Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Industrial Engineering

FEAS, Mechanical&Industrial Eg

Posted: February 27, 2020
Deadline to Apply: Posted until filled

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and 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.

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. 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 Ms. Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at


The Opportunity

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science at Ryerson University invites applications for a one-year Limited Term Faculty Position in Industrial Engineering to commence July 1, 2020. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

The Department of MIE has 37 faculty members and offers four-year accredited programs leading to Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. The Department also offers graduate programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree, and Master of Engineering (MEng) degree. The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department is home to about 1000 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.



The position will only have teaching and service obligations. The teaching responsibilities include a range of undergraduate and graduate Industrial Engineering courses (code: IND) as listed in the Ryerson calendar at



Candidates must hold  a PhD in Industrial Engineering or related areas. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

  • registration as a professional engineering (P.Eng. or Ing.) in a Canadian province; 
  • excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level 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;  
  • strong communication and expository skills; 
  • 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. This also includes the ability to foster creative and collaborative intellectual inquiry by bringing diverse knowledge, experiences and perspectives to learning activities and research projects; and
  • capacity for collaboration an ability to contribute to the life of the Department and the University through collegial service. 


Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Ryerson University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Ryerson LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply. 


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.

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 career interruptions, which 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.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We want to ensure that all participants can engage fully in interviews and other activities that are part of the process. If you have any accommodation requests, please contact Melissa Rotundo, Sr. HR Partner at All requests for accommodation will be treated confidentially.

How to Apply

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Apply below to begin). The application must contain the following:

  • A cover letter, which includes a description of how your commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion has been demonstrated in teaching, research and service.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement (maximum 3 pages)
  • Supervisor or peer teaching evaluations, if any
  • Names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for references.
  • Indication in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada


Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of Department Hiring Committee (DHC), Dr. Sharareh Taghipour, at The review of applications will begin April 15, 2020, and continues until the position is filled.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Laurie Shemavonian, Human Resources Advisor, at

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