Mechanical Engineering - Alternate Stream

Lassonde School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical 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. Further information is available at


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 to serve as course director and laboratory coordinator 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 demonstrate excellence of knowledge in core areas of Mechanical Engineering, including solid mechanics and thermofluids. Experiences in teaching other related subject areas such as life cycle analysis, system level engineering, and/or advanced and unusual mechanical technology 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 newly-established Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs that cultivate the learning, thinking and problem-solving abilities needed to adapt, to develop and to exercise responsible leadership through times of rapid change. The Department offers BEng, MASc and PhD degree programs.  Its research reflects a markedly cross disciplinary focus and offers students broad opportunities to match personal interests with career development. Further information about the Lassonde School of Engineering, with departmental link for Mechanical Engineering can be found at

Applicants should complete the on-line application process at

Complete applications must be received by December 31, 2016.  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 (full mailing address, phone number, e-mail address) of three people 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.