Earth and Space Science and Engineering - Assistant Professor - Space Engineering

Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Space Engineering

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science, and earth and atmospheric science. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.  We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations. Further information is available at

The Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Space Engineering to commence on July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval. While we welcome applications from individuals with research experience in the traditional and interdisciplinary areas of space engineering, special attention will be given to individuals with research experience that complements our current activities. Current research activities in Space Engineering at York University include attitude dynamics and control, nano-satellite technology, space instrumentation, and space mission design. Research areas of particular interests include but not limited to propulsion, orbit dynamics, attitude determination, space navigation, space materials and structures, payload design and so on.

The successful candidate must have earned a PhD in Space Engineering or a closely-related field. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research. The successful candidate is required to teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, establish a viable, externally-funded research program, build strong linkages with industry, assist in the administrative tasks of the department and the university, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate shall also demonstrate commitment to the engineering profession by being licenced as a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario or by becoming licenced soon after appointment.

The Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering offers undergraduate (BEng and BSc) and graduate (MSc and PhD) programs in Geomatics Engineering, Space Engineering, Geomatics Science, Space Science, and Atmospheric Science that develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving abilities needed for current and future technical leadership roles in industry, government and academia. Further information about the Lassonde School of Engineering, with departmental link for the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering can be found at

Applicants should complete the online application process at A complete on-line application shall include a cover letter indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered, a detailed curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to research, teaching, and curriculum development, three sample research publications, and names and contact information (full mailing address, phone number, e-mail address) of three people who have agreed to provide reference letters. Complete applications must be received by December 31, 2018.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at:  Please select the Affirmative Action tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.