Assistant Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto


Assistant Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering

Date Posted: 11/22/2023
Closing Date: 02/28/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 34847
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mining Engineering, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.


Candidates must have earned a PhD in mining engineering or a related discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests in the field of mining engineering complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths and extend the impact of the Department.  The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research, and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program.  


Applicants must have strong technical expertise in a focus area, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to research. The candidate will also be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and departmental service.  It is preferred that candidates have an undergraduate degree in engineering and be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer. 


Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.


Evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application as well as strong letters of reference.  The teaching dossier (3 page limit) should highlight previous experience that can include leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, delivering conference presentations or posters, or experience as a teaching assistant or course instructor.  Excellence in teaching may also be demonstrated through a teaching dossier/portfolio that includes sample course syllabi (either of courses delivered by the candidate or planned for the future), course evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Professional or lived experiences that enhance the ability to teach a diverse student body are highly valued.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. The Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto hosts two highly ranked undergraduate programs, the Civil Engineering Program and the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program and graduate programs at the Master of Engineering, Master of Applied Science and Doctoral levels. We foster a world-class environment that excels in teaching, learning and research with excellent facilities including the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Visualization Facility


The University of Toronto is located in Toronto, a large multicultural city offering many cultural, professional, and research opportunities.  The student body at the University reflects the diversity of the city.  The breadth of the University provides numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.

All qualified applications are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.  Applications should be addressed to Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou, Chair of the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto, and should include: (i) a detailed curriculum vitae, (ii) a cover letter, (iii) a concise statement (3 pages maximum) of research interests, objectives and accomplishments, (iv) up to three examples of publications or working papers and (v) a teaching statement and other evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.


Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto's recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted.  Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.  These letters must comment on the applicant's experience and ability in teaching and research. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQ’s.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Hatzopoulou at


All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by February 28, 2024.


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


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.


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


Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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