Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Research in Global Engineering

University of Toronto



Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Department: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)


The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-stream position, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Global Engineering. The target start date for this appointment is July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

We strongly encourage innovative, diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to the field of engineering that make an impact on the world’s most vulnerable people, and seek applications from emerging leaders that relate to one or more of the following strategic research areas: 1. Information Technologies for Global Development; 2. Food and Nutrition Security; 3. Engineering and Human Health; 4. Sustainability. Successful candidates will hold a budgetary cross-appointment between the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) ( as part of the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice and one of the following academic units: Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry; Department of Civil Engineering; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Institute for Aerospace Studies; Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.

Applicants must have a PhD in an engineering discipline, or a relevant field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The selection will be based on an applicant’s demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, as well as the emerging global impact of their research program. The successful candidate is expected to pursue independent, innovative research at the highest international level, establish a self-funded research program, supervise graduate students, and publish articles in internationally recognized top-tier journals in the related field. Candidates must provide evidence of excellent research of an internationally competitive caliber, as evidenced by publication in leading journals in the field, or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, accolades for creative work, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. In addition, experience as a post-doctoral fellow or related industry experience is desired. The successful candidate must also demonstrate teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application. The Faculty is especially interested in individuals who can demonstrate a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching and engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to research and teaching. The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a diverse student population. Established in 1873, the Faculty of Engineering has earned an international reputation for excellence in education and knowledge creation and is known as a forward-thinking resource to address global concerns. The Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) is a cross-departmental, collaborative centre formed in 2009 to mobilize faculty and students address the world’s most challenging problems. CGEN has forged partnerships with multi-national companies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life for the world’s most vulnerable people. As the economic and intellectual hub of Canada, Toronto provides access to leading policy and decision makers at all levels, and is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and safe city.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. All application materials must be submitted online, and must include: 1. a detailed curriculum vitae and a cover letter; 2. a 3-5 page statement detailing teaching and research interests, objectives and accomplishments, 3. up to three sample publications, and; 4. a teaching dossier, to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the PDF format. Candidates must arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed, and scanned) sent directly by the referees to The letters should be received by the closing date and comment specifically on the applicant’s experience in teaching and research.

Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2019, and to ensure full consideration applicants should endeavor to have all materials including reference letters submitted by then, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

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