ESSE Alternate Stream 2017

Position Rank: Full Time Alternate Stream – Assistant or Associate Lecturer

Discipline/Field: Geomatics Engineering and Space Engineering

Home Faculty: Lassonde School of Engineering

Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering

Affiliation/Union: YUFA


Position Start Date: July 1, 2017


Lassonde School of Engineering, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University

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. This $250 million initiative includes hiring 100 new faculty and staff, expanding the student body by 1500, and fostering an inclusive and diverse culture committed to advancing gender parity. 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.

The Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE), Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, is seeking an Alternate Stream, (teaching focused) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Lecturer to serve as course director and laboratory instructor for core Geomatics Engineering, Space Engineering and Earth and Atmospheric science program courses. This appointment is to commence July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate's primary responsibility will be in teaching and program development, particularly with regard to undergraduate courses, laboratory instruction and student projects. S/he will also contribute to supporting students' learning through pedagogical innovation (e.g., flipped classroom), outcomes-based student assessment, interactions with industry, learning technologies, and collegial governance of the program.

The successful candidate must provide documented evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and a commitment to innovative pedagogy, with the potential for programmatic leadership. S/he must have a first degree (BASc, BEng or equivalent) in Geomatics Engineering, Space Engineering or a related field, and a PhD in Geomatics Engineering or Space Engineering or a related field. The candidate must demonstrate excellence of knowledge in core areas of Geomatics Engineering or Space Engineering. Experience in the teaching of subject areas such as Earth science related topics (e.g., Earth's origin and composition, environment, atmosphere), modern space geodetic techniques and field surveys will be an asset. In addition, candidates should possess excellent communications skills and be committed to working collegially. They should possess vision and commitment to inspire continued advancement of the Department's educational programs. The candidate must be eligible for licensure as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. Evidence of achievement in accreditation and curriculum quality assurance processes will be also an asset.

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 Earth and Space Science and Engineering can be found at

Individuals interested in applying for the position should complete an online application at

The application deadline has been extended, and complete applications must now be received by March 31, 2017. 

The following documents are required as part of the application package: (i) a cover letter concisely highlighting qualifications and other pertinent information; (ii) a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting career achievements in the area of teaching, awards/honours, scholarly work related to pedagogy or any related training (include samples of most significant and relevant scholarly work conducted); interactions with industry; supervising or advising student projects; relevant service or administrative duties; (iii) names and contact information of three professional references who have agreed to provide reference letters; and (iv) a complete teaching dossier with a statement on teaching plan and philosophy (especially concerning the “Renaissance Engineer” vision for the department at the Lassonde School of Engineering), samples of teaching materials and evaluations, and results of teaching evaluations.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The Affirmative Action Program, which applies to women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416.736.5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.