Faculty Recruitment

OPEN POSITIONS - Mulitple Positions

CIVIL ENGINEERING, CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR in DIGITAL MEDIA, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.

CIVIL ENGINEERING - Tenure Track Positions (2)

The Department of Civil Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University invites applications from qualified candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the areas of Structural Engineering/Materials and Transportation Engineering/Materials to begin July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval. Candidates with significant academic and/or industrial experience may be considered for appointment at Associate Professor level.

For the Structural Engineering/Materials position, we are looking for candidates whose teaching and research interests align with one or more of the following areas: reinforced concrete; structural steel; structural mechanics; finite element analysis; structural dynamics; structural health monitoring; rehabilitation/retrofitting of existing structures; high-performance construction materials; durability of concrete; service-life prediction modelling of structures; reinforcement corrosion; innovative materials for rehabilitation and retrofitting; recycling and reuse of construction materials.

For the Transportation Engineering/Materials position, we are looking for candidates whose teaching and research interests are aligned with one or more of the following areas: traffic engineering; intelligent transportation systems; transportation planning; highway safety; traffic operations and management; sustainable design and management of transportation infrastructure; transportation logistics; multimodal transportation systems; pavement design, construction, durability and rehabilitation; asphalt/bituminous materials and mix design; non-destructive testing of pavements;  service-life prediction modelling of pavements.

The successful candidates must have earned a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field; be licenced as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, or be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario; and be eligible for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Ideal candidates will have post-doctoral and/or industrial experience and a demonstrated track record of excellence (or a clear promise of excellence) in teaching, research and professional practice. The successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and supervise graduate students. The successful candidates will have the ability to participate in partnerships with industry and/or other public institutions and demonstrated expertise and leadership in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Individuals interested in applying for these two positions should complete an online application at

http://lassonde.fluidreview.com

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, statements of teaching, research and academic administration contributions, and the names and contact details of at least three referees. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by November 30, 2014. Informal enquiries about the Department of Civil Engineering and these two positions may be made to Professor Jit Sharma, PhD, PEng (jit.sharma@lassonde.yorku.ca), Chair of Department of Civil Engineering.

About the Lassonde School of Engineering

Solving our greatest challenges takes more than technical talent alone.  The world needs engineers with passion and perspective – or as we call them at the Lassonde School of Engineering: Renaissance EngineersTM.   Lassonde School of Engineering graduates students who: *Think in big systems not little silos *Design with people in mind *Understand real world consequences

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering is a highly-ambitious $250-million academic start-up at York University.  The Lassonde School of Engineering currently offers 12 undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science and earth & space science with student numbers set to expand to 2,000 over the next five years.  The School’s new $90-million home – with zero lecture theatres – opens in summer 2015.

Further information is available at

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/

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 http://yorku.ca/acadjobs 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.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING - Alternate Stream 

Do you have a passion for teaching? Are you excited to explore modern trends in engineering education? Are you ready to lead our Renaissance Engineers into the future? If your answer to all these questions is YES, come join the Lassonde faculty in leading our Renaissance Engineers into the future!

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for an alternate-stream (teaching-focused) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be the teaching of undergraduate courses and the delivery of undergraduate projects and laboratories. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in various activities related to the undergraduate programs, such as accreditation, serving on committees, providing leadership in engineering pedagogy, interacting with the industry to enhance the students' experiential learning activities, devising and implementing technology-enhanced learning techniques, supervising other persons engaged in teaching, and undergraduate program administration.

The successful candidate should have a first degree (BASc, BEng or equivalent) in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely-related engineering discipline. The successful candidate must be able to provide documented evidence of excellence in teaching and demonstrate commitment to pedagogy with the potential for programmatic leadership. The successful candidate should also be licenced as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, or be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. The successful candidate should preferably have a demonstrated ability to interact with the industry, a track record in undergraduate teaching and curriculum development, experience in leading capstone design and other project-related courses, and enthusiasm for exploring modern trends in engineering education (for example, web-based distance learning, MOOCs, etc.).

The following documents are required as part of the application package: (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 projects, 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; and (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.

Applicants should complete the online application process at http://lassonde.fluidreview.com  The start date of the appointments is July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval.  The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2014.  Informal enquiries about the Department of Civil Engineering and these two positions may be made to Professor Jit Sharma, PhD, PEng (jit.sharma@lassonde.yorku.ca), Chair of Department of Civil Engineering. 

 

About the Lassonde School of Engineering

Solving our greatest challenges takes more than technical talent alone.  The world needs engineers with passion and perspective – or as we call them at the Lassonde School of Engineering: Renaissance EngineersTM.   Lassonde School of Engineering graduates students who: *Think in big systems not little silos *Design with people in mind *Understand real world consequences

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering is a highly-ambitious $250-million academic start-up at York University.  The Lassonde School of Engineering currently offers 12 undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science and earth & space science with student numbers set to expand to 2,000 over the next five years.  The School’s new $90-million home – with zero lecture theatres – opens in summer 2015.

Further information is available at

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/

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 http://yorku.ca/acadjobs 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.

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CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR in DIGITAL MEDIA (Tier 2)

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University is seeking an outstanding researcher to be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the area of Digital Media. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level to commence no later than July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is one of the founding departments of the Lassonde School of Engineering, and offers programs in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Security, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Digital Media.

We are seeking a newly established researcher with an outstanding track record in an innovative program or research on the cutting edge of the digital media revolution.  The successful candidate will have a PhD and demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following: computer graphics, virtual reality, human machine interaction, spatial audio, haptics, natural language processing/synthesis, visual analytics and closely allied areas.  The candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, develop a strong, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Linked to the University Strategic Plan, which identifies Digital Cultures as a compelling opportunity for development, this appointment is part of a pan-university strategic investment in the area.  The successful candidate will be expected to interact with existing researchers in related areas within the department and to build linkages to CRC appointments and other faculty hires related to Digital Culture across the university who work at the intersection of arts and sciences.  Tier 2 CRC Chairs are research-intensive faculty positions providing the chair holder with an exceptional opportunity to grow their research program through prioritization on research and access to infrastructure funding. The awards have five-year terms, are renewable once, and are intended for exceptional emerging researchers — fewer than 10 years post terminal degree at the time of CRC application — who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Information about the CRC program can be found at http://www.chairs.gc.ca.

York University is helping shape the global thinkers who will define tomorrow.  As an internationally recognized research university, York’s 11 Faculties and 27 Research Centres have well-established partnerships with 280+ leading universities worldwide.  Located in Toronto, York is the third largest University in Canada with a strong community of 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 270,000 alumni.

Applicants should visit http://lassonde.fluidreview.com  to complete the online application process, ensuring that they provide all of the information required.

A complete on-line application shall include a cover letter, a detailed CV, statements of teaching, research and academic administration contributions, links to scholarly and/or creative work, evidence for their eligibility for a CRC Tier 2 appointment and three reference letters.  Applications must be received by November 30, 2014

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 http://yorku.ca/acadjobs 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.

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, is seeking two outstanding candidates, one at the rank of Assistant Professor and one at the rank of Associate Professor in Electric Power Engineering, but exceptional applicants from other areas in Electrical Engineering may also be considered. Research specializations of interest include, but are not limited to, the  fields of  1) power systems protection; 2) power systems operation in deregulated energy markets; 3) smart grid: technology and applications;  and 4)  high voltage power electronic devices and control of power electronic converters with  possible applications to electric motor drives, energy storage  systems, and microgrids.  The appointments are to commence on July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field, and a research record commensurate with rank.  The successful candidates are expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  The successful candidates will have the ability to participate in partnerships with industry and/or other public institutions, new or currently undertaken, and demonstrated expertise and leadership or the promise thereof in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate level in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  The successful candidates shall also demonstrate their commitment to the engineering profession by being licenced as a Professional Engineer or by becoming licenced soon after appointment.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University is one of the leading academic and research departments in Canada with 45 research-active faculty members, offering a range of undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Digital Media, Computer Security, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering, as well as research intensive MSc and PhD degrees and more applied MASc degree.  Further information about the Lassonde School of Engineering, with departmental link for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science can be found at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/

Applicants should complete the online application process at http://lassonde.reviewroom.com.  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 three reference letters.  Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2014.

About the Lassonde School of Engineering

Solving our greatest challenges takes more than technical talent alone.  The world needs engineers with passion and perspective – or as we call them at the Lassonde School of Engineering: Renaissance EngineersTM.   Lassonde School of Engineering graduates students who: *Think in big systems not little silos *Design with people in mind *Understand real world consequences

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering is a highly-ambitious $250-million academic start-up at York University.  The Lassonde School of Engineering currently offers 12 undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science and earth & space science with student numbers set to expand to 2,000 over the next five years.  The School’s new $90-million home – with zero lecture theatres – opens in summer 2015.

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 http://yorku.ca/acadjobs 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.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, is seeking two outstanding candidates to be appointed to tenure- track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, to commence on July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval.  While we welcome applications from individuals with research experience in the traditional and interdisciplinary areas of mechanical engineering, special attention will be given to individuals with research experience in the areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer.  We are seeking individuals who can integrate nicely with a young and vibrant department and willing to take scholarly initiatives that transcend the traditional boundaries of engineering and build on the existing strong foundations in business (Schulich Business School), law (Osgoode Law School) and liberal arts at York University.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research.  Ideas and experience in innovative teaching will be an asset, while strong research track record for the selected rank is required.  The successful candidates are 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 candidates 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 successful candidate must have earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field.  The following documents are required as a part of the application package:  (i) a cover letter clearly indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered; (ii) a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting career achievements, areas of research, teaching experience, list of publications and awards/honours, as well as research grants, industry linkages, and students supervised (the last three items are especially important for an Associate Professor position); (iii) three reference letters; (iv) a statement of research plans detailing the intended projects to be pursued, envisioned resources, and external funding ideas to allow executing the research plans (maximum 3 pages); (v) a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses the “Renaissance Engineer” vision for the department in the Lassonde School of Engineering (maximum 2 pages); and (vi) samples of three most significant scholarly works.

Applicants should complete the online application process at http://lassonde.reviewroom.com .  The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2014.

About the Lassonde School of Engineering

Solving our greatest challenges takes more than technical talent alone.  The world needs engineers with passion and perspective – or as we call them at the Lassonde School of Engineering: Renaissance EngineersTM.   Lassonde School of Engineering graduates students who: *Think in big systems not little silos *Design with people in mind *Understand real world consequences

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering is a highly-ambitious $250-million academic start-up at York University.  The Lassonde School of Engineering currently offers 12 undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science and earth & space science with student numbers set to expand to 2,000 over the next five years.  The School’s new $90-million home – with zero lecture theatres – opens in summer 2015.

Further information is available at

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/

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 http://yorku.ca/acadjobs 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.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Alternate Stream

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for an alternate stream (teaching-focused) tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities are teaching undergraduate courses and delivery of related projects and laboratories. The successful candidate is expected to participate in activities related to the undergraduate program, such as serving on committees, leadership in pedagogy of learning, interactions with industry for the purpose of undergraduate education and projects, devising and implementing technology in teaching and learning for the undergraduate program, and engaging in administrative work including the supervision of other persons engaged in teaching.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated or have strong potential for excellence in teaching and learning. He/she must have a first degree (BASc, BEng, or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in the Mechanical Engineering or related field. The candidate should be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers Ontario. The following are preferable qualities in the successful candidate: an ability to interact with industry; track record with undergraduate teaching; track record with course and curriculum development; experience with undergraduate learning outcomes and graduate attributes; interest in leading capstone design and other project-related courses; understanding of and willingness to explore state-of-the-art trends in undergraduate teaching and learning (e.g. web-based distance learning, MOOCs, etc.)

The following documents are required as part of the application package: (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 of learning or any related training,  interactions with industry, supervising or advising student projects, relevant service or administrative duties, and details of any other scholarly/research work conducted; (iii) three reference letters; (iv) a complete teaching dossier with a statement on teaching plan and philosophy, samples of teaching materials and evaluations, and results of teaching evaluations; and (v)  samples of the most significant and relevant scholarly works to this position.

Applicants should complete the online application process at http://lassonde.fluidreview.com .  The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2014.

About the Lassonde School of Engineering

Solving our greatest challenges takes more than technical talent alone.  The world needs engineers with passion and perspective – or as we call them at the Lassonde School of Engineering: Renaissance EngineersTM.   Lassonde School of Engineering graduates students who: *Think in big systems not little silos *Design with people in mind *Understand real world consequences

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering is a highly-ambitious $250-million academic start-up at York University.  The Lassonde School of Engineering currently offers 12 undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science and earth & space science with student numbers set to expand to 2,000 over the next five years.  The School’s new $90-million home – with zero lecture theatres – opens in summer 2015.

Further information is available at

http://lassonde.yorku.ca/

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 http://yorku.ca/acadjobs 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.