Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Engineering Design Education University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Canada

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Engineering Design Education

Job Field: Teaching Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Department: Division of Engineering Science

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Jan 9, 2019

Job Closing: Feb 19, 2019 Open Until Filled


The Division of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a continuing teaching stream appointment in the field of engineering design education. The appointment will be to the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.


The Division seeks applications from individuals who combine demonstrated expertise in, and passion for engineering design, with demonstrated excellence in engineering education. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in an engineering discipline at the time of appointment or soon after. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. The successful applicant will have a balance of theoretical and practical design knowledge in domains such as product design, electromechanical design, and software design. They will also have completed multiple engineering design projects, preferably in a leadership role. In the classroom the successful applicant will have applied an engineering approach to designing, delivering, and improving innovative student learning experiences.


Evidence of excellence in engineering education, teaching, and pedagogical inquiry will be demonstrated through letters of reference endorsing excellent teaching and commitment to teaching innovation, teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, and the teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application.


Applicants must have, or be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada.


Engineering Science is an accredited undergraduate teaching division within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. The Division has a reputation for innovative engineering pedagogy that integrates theoretical rigour with engineering practicality. Students in Engineering Science take two years of Foundation curriculum followed by two year of discipline-specific Major curriculum. Engineering design education – both theoretical and practical – is woven throughout both the Foundation and Majors. The successful applicant will teach engineering design in multiple courses across all years of the program, and will contribute to the ongoing development of the Division’s engineering design curriculum. They will also collaborate with other Engineering Science instructors to integrate engineering design more broadly across the Division and its curriculum. The ideal applicant will also be qualified to teach introductory computer programming using a design-inspired approach.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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. 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. For more information about the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, please visit:


The Division of Engineering Science is one of the most rigorous and challenging undergraduate engineering programs in Canada, attracts outstanding students, and is ideally located in the middle of a vibrant cosmopolitan city. For information about the Engineering Science Program please visit:


All qualified candidates are invited to apply. Application materials should be submitted online, and will include: 1. A cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae; 2. A portfolio of engineering design projects; 3. A teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference (signed and on letterhead) to be sent by referees directly to the Faculty by the closing date, which comment specifically on the applicant’s experience in engineering design and teaching. These letters can be sent to:


Review of applications will begin 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.


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

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