The Department of Earth & Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) is seeking an excellent candidate for a three-year Contractually Limited Appointment at the Sessional Assistant Lecturer level.  The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be teaching undergraduate courses, undergraduate program enhancement and recruitment initiatives in Geomatics Engineering.  The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in various additional activities related to undergraduate programs, such as engineering accreditation, serving on academic committees, providing leadership in curriculum development, interacting with students and industry to enhance student experiential learning activities, devising and implementing technology-enhanced learning techniques, supervising other persons engaged in teaching, and undergraduate program administration.

The successful candidate will have a first degree (B.A.Sc., B.Eng. or equivalent) in Geomatics Engineering or a related field and a Ph.D. in the same or a closely related discipline.  The successful candidate must be able to provide documented evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and demonstrate a commitment to pedagogy with the potential for programmatic leadership.  Candidates should be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Professional Engineer in Ontario.  The candidate will be expected to work independently, as well as with ESSE and Lassonde colleagues on learning, academic policy and recruitment initiatives.

The Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University is home to nearly 30 faculty members, 300 undergraduate students and almost 100 graduate students.  We are one of the founding members of the Lassonde School of Engineering, offering unique and world-class undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering and applied science, including Ontario’s only Geomatics Engineering program, Canada's only Space Engineering program, as well as a renowned Atmospheric Science program.  Our engineering programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and the Geomatics Engineering program also prepares graduates for Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) designation upon graduation.  Our research strengths have a long history and are spread across multidisciplinary, innovative, world-class research activities spanning from remote sensing and satellite-based navigation to planetary science to satellite technologies to atmospheric studies.

Applicants should complete the online application process at  A complete on-line application shall include (i) a cover letter concisely highlighting the qualification of the candidate 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, interactions with industry, supervising or advising student, relevant service or administrative duties (include samples of most significant and relevant scholarly work conducted); (iii) names and contact details (full mailing address, phone number, e-mail address) of at least three references; (iv) a complete teaching dossier with a statement on teaching plan and philosophy, samples of teaching materials and evaluations (if applicable), and results of teaching evaluations; and (v) a brief description of the candidate’s views on Geomatics Engineering and on the Geomatics discipline in general and how the candidate would propose to enhance the ESSE Geomatics Engineering program. 

The start date of the appointments is July 1, 2016.  Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2015.  For full position details, see Informal enquiries about the position and the Department may be made to Professor Regina Lee, Ph.D., P.Eng. (, Chair of the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering.


About the Lassonde School of Engineering

Solving our greatest challenges takes more than technical talent alone.  The world needs engineers with passion + perspective:  Renaissance EngineersTM.  The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in Toronto is designed to be the home of the Renaissance Engineer: a place where students are free to explore their passions and gain different perspectives from the world around them.

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering has a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering and computer science, and a thriving research enterprise.  The School was founded with a $25-million donation from mining entrepreneur Pierre Lassonde, and is led by founding Dean and Renaissance Engineer Janusz Kozinski.  There are currently 2000 undergraduates in 11 programs, 200 graduate students, 100 professors and 4 academic departments.  Lassondians moved into the new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence – a $100-million zero-lecture hall creative space – in summer 2015.

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 office at 416-736-5713.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.