Tenure Track Position in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ryerson University
Canada

Tenure Track Position in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science


About Ryerson

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University,
is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for
innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and
graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on
excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of
entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through
award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

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 for every year since 2015. To learn more
about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI
and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal 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.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) at Ryerson University invites applications
for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the rank of
Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2020. The position will be based in one of the following
Departments: Aerospace Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical
Engineering; and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The position is subject to final budgetary
approval.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) is home to 26 programs in 11 disciplines,
6100+ undergraduate and graduate students, 250+ active research partnerships and 6 research and
innovation clusters. It is our mission to be the Faculty of choice in Canada for engineers, architects and
building scientists who are driven by one purpose: to make shifts in culture that lead to greater
democratization of technology and design, and prosperity for all. The FEAS 2015-2020 strategic plan,
Striving for Excellence in alignment with Ryerson University's academic plan, Our Time to Lead, sets out
our goals for the future, including plans for inclusive engagement and new academic programs that are
in-step with the needs of society.

FEAS offers a Master's of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE) program. The MEIE
program is designed to deliver learning through practices of actionable theory, which focus on the
process, as well as the outcome. Following the "Lean Startup" methodology, the MEIE program fosters
students' ability to think creatively in their quest to develop innovative products and services, and provide
real value to users using sound engineering practices. In addition, students work side-by-side with world
leading industrial partners, start-ups and a vast venture capital community to accelerate their ideas.
For additional information on the Departments in which the position will be based please visit the FEAS
website at https://www.ryerson.ca/engineering-architectural-science/programs/

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 here.

Responsibilities

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. Our faculty
members are committed to scholarly excellence, innovative teaching, and engagement with the
community. Working with interdisciplinary teams of established engineering scholars and entrepreneurship
experts, the candidate will contribute to research, curriculum development and program delivery in the
Masters of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE) program. The incumbent's primary
teaching responsibilities will be in the MEIE program along with teaching responsibilities in their home
department.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Computer, Biomedical, Industrial, or
Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline. In addition, the successful candidate must present
evidence of:

● a strong expertise in entrepreneurship, strategy and/or management;
● a strong ability in graduate and undergraduate course development and teaching including the
ability to effectively teach key fundamental and applied courses in engineering innovation and
entrepreneurship and in the home department discipline;
● experience mentoring technology-focused startups;
● a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record, ability to establish and
maintain an independent, externally funded research program);
● research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract industrial collaborativeinitiatives;
● 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; and
● an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through
collaboration and collegial service.

Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) registration in the province of Ontario (or eligibility to register) is a
necessary condition for appointment. Please clearly indicate your status or eligibility.

Equity at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, 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 institutional culture. 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 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, racialized persons,
persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

How to Apply

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by January 31, 2020. The application must contain the
following:

● a letter of application;
● a curriculum vitae;
● a maximum two page statement of research interests and philosophy;
● a maximum two page statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
● results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier);and
● the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians
and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application
if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Applicants should submit their application electronically to one and only one of the following Department

Hiring Committees based on their educational background:

Department of Aerospace Engineering (email: aero.eng@ryerson.ca)
Department of Chemical Engineering (email one single PDF file to dhc.chemeng@ryerson.ca)
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering (portal: http://apply.ecb.ryerson.ca/meie)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (email: miefacultyhiring@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. Search
committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to diverse experiences and
knowledges, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions in their assessments.
Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the respective DHC Chair:
Department of Aerospace Engineering (Dr. Seyed Mohammad Hashemi at smhashem@ryerson.ca)
Department of Chemical Engineering (Dr. Philip Chan at dhc.chemeng@ryerson.ca)
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering (Dr. Ebrahim Bagheri at
bagheri@ryerson.ca)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Dr. Sharareh Taghipour at sharareh@ryerson.ca)
Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation
needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process please contact Laurie Shemavonian,
HR Advisor at lshemavo@ryerson.ca.


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