Mechanical Engineering Alternate

We are seeking an innovative and inspiring engineering educator for an alternate-stream (teaching-focused) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University. The successful candidate's primary responsibility will be in teaching and pedagogy, particularly with regard to undergraduate courses, laboratory instruction and student projects. S/he will also contribute to supporting students' learning through pedagogical innovation, 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 appropriate to the level of their appointment. S/he must have a first degree (BASc, BEng or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. 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 an asset. 

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 along with the 50:50 Challenge to be the first engineering school in Canada to achieve gender parity. Our growth includes hiring 100 new faculty and staff, expanding the student body by 1500, and fostering an inclusive and diverse culture that advances opportunities for women. 

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. 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, not only to solve engineering problems of today and tomorrow, but to challenge each other to improve the social fabric of our societies. Further information is available at

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.

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 details (full mailing address, phone number, e-mail address) of at least three referees; and (iv) a complete teaching dossier with a statement on teaching plan and philosophy, samples of teaching materials and evaluations, and results of teaching evaluations. 

Applicants should complete the online application process at The start date of the appointment will be no later than January 1, 2017 (or earlier by mutual agreement). The application deadline date is May 20, 2016 or until the position is filled.


Posting End Date: May 20, 2016