Faculty Recruitment

OPEN POSITIONS

THE BERGERON CHAIR IN ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP


The Bergeron Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship

(open rank)

About the position

The Lassonde School of Engineering invites applications for the Bergeron Chair in Engineering.Entrepreneurship from persons whose work is connected with technology enterprise, business strategy and intellectual property as applied in any field ofEngineering. The Bergeron Chair was established thanks to a private donation made by Douglas and Sandra Bergeron, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and business leaders.

We seek scholars who would be enthusiastic about contributing intellectually to the Lassonde School of Engineering and capable of developing and implementing the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology – BEST initiative, which will focus on entrepreneurship and new ventures, and will provide real world business experience to aspiring student-entrepreneurs.

This program will be an integral part of and an important contributor to the vibrant intellectual environment that characterizes the Lassonde School. Because this position transcends the normal engineering disciplines, the academic unit for the Chair holder will be that which most closely reflects the expertise of the successful applicant. The Chair will contribute to establishing entrepreneurship as a cultural value at York University. The position also offers a chance to interact with business and industry leaders, as well as public policy makers.

Faculty members at the Lassonde School of Engineering work with some of the world’s leading educational and industrial organizations whether through collaborative research or in a consulting/teaching capacity. Lassonde School’s location in close proximity to Canada’s major industries and at the same time at the heart of the York Region – Greater Toronto Area cluster, Canada’s fastest growing technology-based centre, gives unprecedented access to large multinationals and to hundreds of smaller entrepreneurial organizations in emerging industries.

 

About the application procedure and requirements

Applicants should complete the online application process at http://llassonde.fluidreview.com

They should submit a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, a vision statement for entrepreneurial education in Lassonde, and contact information for three references (references will be contacted only after prior consultations with the candidate). The successful candidate will demonstrate both academic and practical experience in a field such as engineering and/or entrepreneurship, and will have a track record of technical and academic excellence (or a clear promise of excellence) in teaching.

A PhD in a relevant area, or equivalent first-hand business/professional achievements appropriate to the level of the appointment including a relevant graduate degree, is required. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a strong, externally funded program, supervise students, and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University. The anticipated start date of the appointment will be July 1, 2014. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Richard Hornsey (ad.academic@lassonde.yorku.ca)

About the Lassonde School of Engineering

The Lassonde School of Engineering is one of the most ambitious projects in Canadian academia. This $250 million initiative is implementing the new Renaissance Engineering ™ program, hiring 100 new faculty and staff, and expanding the student body by 1500. 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 culturaldiversity. The Lassonde School is empowering creative minds to become entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience and a sense of global citizenship. We focus on exuding positivity and determination, and see the necessity and beauty in bringing people together, to not only solve engineering problems of today and tomorrow, but to challenge each other to improve the social fabric of our societies. The Lassonde School of Engineering builds on York University’s existing fully accredited and innovative programs in Computer Engineering, Geomatics Engineering and Space Engineering, as well as new programs in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, and will soon include Chemical Engineering. 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 www.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

 

CHAIR, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

 


Chair, Mechanical Engineering

The Lassonde School of Engineering is seeking an experienced candidate at the Full Professor rank, with tenure, to lead the Department of Mechanical Engineering as its Chair.  This role is a unique opportunity to shape the future of a new department by implementing visionary educational and research initiatives. Applicants will have an established international research reputation and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and innovative curriculum development.  Working with a team, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing our Renaissance Engineering TM programs and for providing the core academic leadership in the development of new collaborative partnerships with colleagues and institutions in academia, industry and internationally.  She/he will also contribute to developing the strategic vision for the Department, planning, establishing state-of-the-art infrastructure, and leading faculty recruitment.  Candidates from all areas of Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must have a first degree (BASc, BEng or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field.  She/he should also be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers Ontario.

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 we would contact the references after obtaining an approval from the candidate.

Applicants should complete the online application process at http://lassonde.fluidreview.com

The start date of the appointment will be no later than July 1, 2014. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

About the Lassonde School of Engineering

The Lassonde School of Engineering is one of the most ambitious projects in Canadian academia.  This $250 million initiative is implementing the new Renaissance EngineeringTM program, hiring 100 new faculty and staff, and expanding the student body by 1500.

We 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.  The Lassonde School is empowering creative minds to become entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience and a sense of global citizenship.  We focus on exuding positivity and determination, and see the necessity and beauty in bringing people together, to not only solve engineering problems of today and tomorrow, but to challenge each other to improve the social fabric of our societies.

The Lassonde School of Engineering builds on York University’s existing fully accredited and innovative programs in Computer Engineering, Geomatics Engineering and Space Engineering, as well as new programs in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, and will soon include Chemical Engineering.  Further information is available at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/

 All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416.736.5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.