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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Mechatronics Engineering

Ryerson University

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Mechatronics Engineering

Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca) is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution. The University is deeply connected to the city and beyond, attracting global talent and opportunities. Programs are kept relevant to changing careers, professions and scholarly disciplines. Students, faculty and staff challenge the status quo with new solutions and ways of thinking. Partnerships with community, industry, government, and professional practice drive research and innovation that respond to real-world problems. Our diverse learning community collaborates across disciplines and with external partners, taking thoughtful risks and promising ideas and turning them into tangible solutions that have a positive and meaningful impact on society. In their programs and through experiential opportunities, students learn to work collaboratively in teams - with different backgrounds and perspectives - to solve complex problems, think critically and communicate clearly, gaining the skills and knowledge to build careers, enter professions, or launch ventures and create jobs.

The Opportunity:

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (https://www.ryerson.ca/mie/) in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mechatronics Engineering, effective July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department has 39 faculty members, and is home to about 850 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. The Department offers four-year accredited programs leading to Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. It also offers graduate programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree, and Master of Engineering (MEng) degree.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will engage in teaching, research and service duties, and is expected to establish and maintain a dynamic, externally-funded research program; contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives; and foster an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work and learning environment across all activities.

Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or be near completion) in Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field. Postdoctoral experience is an asset. The selected candidate must be eligible to register as a professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario by the date of appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to uphold the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in teaching, research and service, including the ability to foster creative and collaborative intellectual inquiry by bringing diverse knowledges, experiences and perspectives to learning activities and research projects.

Candidates must demonstrate well developed research and teaching abilities in Mechatronics Engineering, with expertise in robotics, controls, autonomous systems, or other relevant areas. Candidates must have a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program), evidence of high-quality, inclusive teaching and student training, and a capacity for collegial service.

Equity at Ryerson

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 institution. 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 will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in the field of Engineering in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

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.

The University is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We want to ensure that all participants are able to 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 Consultant, at mjrotund@ryerson.ca. 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 Faculty Recruitment Portal (ryerson.ca/jobs). The application must contain the following:

• A cover letter, including a description of how commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion has been demonstrated in teaching, research and service
• 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)
• Supervisor or peer teaching evaluations, if any
• Names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for references
• Indication if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada

Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Sharareh Taghipour, Chair of Department Hiring Committee, at sharareh@ryerson.ca. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019.

Inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mithra Raveendran, Human Resources Advisor, at mithra.raveendran@ryerson.ca.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows:

RFA Website - www.rfanet.ca
RFA Collective Agreement - https://www.ryerson.ca/faculty-affairs/collective-agreements/rfa-collective-agreement/
RFA Benefits - https://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/full-time-LTF/benefits/

As an employer, we are working towards a people-first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.