Tenure Track Position in Mechanical Engineering

FEAS, Mechanical&Industrial Eg

Posted: December 9, 2021
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Theoretical/Computational Materials Science, effective July 1, 2022 subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, scholarly research or creative activity, and service duties while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Teaching duties will entail teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, supervision of students and curriculum development. The successful candidate will further pursue a strong, innovative research program or creative activity that is externally funded and that produces cutting-edge, high-quality results. 

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Mechanics, or a closely related field by the appointment date. Postdoctoral experience is an asset.

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • a strong background in theoretical/computational materials science applied to materials processing and synthesis;
  • expertise in multi-physics, multi-scale modeling of materials to understand relationships among the processing, microstructures, properties and performance; 
  • a strong emerging scholarly research that is current, innovative and impactful as evidenced by, but not limited to, peer-reviewed publications, working papers, public policy contributions, presentations at academic conferences, community and professional work, grants, research-related awards, and other writing or creative production that contributes to the visibility and prominence of the discipline;
  • demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in mechanical engineering courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and suitability for teaching in the graduate program;
  • eligibility to register as a professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario; 
  • a 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 and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty, and the University through collegial service.  

Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths, and career interruptions could be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions. 

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.

Ryerson University

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Our Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs to 1400 students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in research/creativity activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives. 

Working at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; 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 Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their families, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

Visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, @RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

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

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by March 1, 2022. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • three examples of materials produced to disseminate research, e.g., publications, conference presentations, etc.;
  • a research statement (maximum 3 pages);
  • a teaching statement (maximum 2 pages); 
  • sample(s) of teaching evaluation, if any; 
  • a diversity statement (maximum 1 page), i.e., evidence of commitment to EDI that demonstrates an understanding of EDI principles and evidence of application of those EDI principles, or clearly defined plans of how EDI principles will be applied in research and teaching; 
  • names and contact information of 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, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Sharareh Taghipour at sharareh@ryerson.ca

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at t26king@ryerson.ca. 

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at shurla.charlesforbes@ryerson.ca.   

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please contact Laurie Shemavonian, HR Advisor at laurie.shemavonian@ryerson.ca.


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