Mechanical Engineering - Tenure Track positions

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

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for three (3) tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor and/or Associate Professor, to commence July 1, 2017. We are seeking candidates with particular research focus and ability to teach in the areas of Aerospace, Smart Transportation and Biosystems. Applications are welcome from individuals with research experience in the traditional areas of mechanical engineering such as thermofluids and solid mechanics, but preference will be given to the area of aerospace, smart and sustainable transportation systems, and bio-systems (e.g. mechanics of bio-systems, biomechanics, and medical devices).

Successful candidates must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field, and be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. Candidates must demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Ideas and experience in innovative teaching will be an asset, while a strong research track record commensurate with the rank of appointment is essential. The successful candidates will be required to teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, establish a strong, externally-funded research program, assist in the administrative tasks of the department and the university.

Applicants should complete the on-line application process at

Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2016. Complete applications must include:  (1) a cover letter clearly indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting career achievements, areas of research, teaching experience, list of publications and awards/honours, as well as research grants and students supervised (the last two items are especially important for the Associate Professor position); (3) the names and contact information of three people who have agreed to provide reference letters; (4) 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); (5) a statement of teaching plan especially concerning the “Renaissance Engineer” vision for the department at the Lassonde School of Engineering (maximum 2 pages); three samples of the candidate’s most significant scholarly work.

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.