Faculty Position in Chemical Engineering

Ryerson University Department of Chemical Engineering


Tenure Track Position in Chemical Engineering

FEAS, Chemical Engineering

Posted: October 16, 2020

Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 30, 2020

Tenure Track Position in Chemical Engineering

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 Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science at welcomes applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of: i) Artificial intelligence applications in Chemical Engineering, ii) Biosensor technology, or iii) Renewable energy. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2021,  subject to final budgetary approval. 

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. The candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded, and produces cutting edge, high quality research in Chemical Engineering. The candidate will contribute to our co-operative undergraduate (BEng) and graduate (MASc/MEng/PhD) programs through teaching, mentoring and research supervision of students and research personnel.

Candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree in Chemical Engineering, and a PhD in either Chemical Engineering or a related engineering/science discipline by the date of appointment. In addition, the candidate must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. The successful candidate must further present evidence of:

  • strong emerging scholarly research and/or creative activity 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 capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate and curricula, as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, sample syllabi, strong teaching evaluations, teaching awards, and other relevant achievements in teaching
  • 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 
  • an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department, the Faculty and the University through collegial service.  
  • Relevant industrial experience would be an asset.

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson and within our department/school, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current 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, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

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.

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 focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

Department of Chemical Engineering 

The Department of Chemical Engineering consists of 16 tenure-stream faculty and it offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs. We take pride in our research excellence and teaching quality. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experience to the work. 

Working at Ryerson

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. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse. 

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How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by November 30, 2020. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a statement of research interests; 
  • a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
  • names and contact information (e-mail address and phone number) 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.  Note Please upload all documents in a single PDF file. 


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Ramdhane Dhib, at . 

Indigenous 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. 

Black candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Nikki Waheed, Co-Chair, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at . 

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Laurie Shemavonian, HR Advisor. 

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