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Department of Civil Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

The Department of Civil Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a three-year teaching stream contractually limited appointment at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence on July 1, 2022. This is a full-time appointment.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in existing and new departmental teaching initiatives. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Structural Engineering / Structural Mechanics is required, and the successful candidate must be licensed as a Professional Engineer in Canada or be eligible for licensure within 12 months of appointment.

The successful candidate will have a history of demonstrated excellence in teaching university-level courses, mentoring students, project formation and execution, and innovative teaching in the area of Structural Engineering / Structural Mechanics or closely related fields. Pedagogical innovations in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning including Structural Modelling or Structural Monitoring; excellent teaching evaluations and strong letters of reference will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy enhancement and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to Structural Engineering / Structural Mechanics teaching, and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment will be an asset. The successful candidate is expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

The successful candidate will be engaged with teaching courses mainly in the area of Structural Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Computational Methods in Civil Engineering, and Design related courses, such as the capstone projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to teaching, the candidate will contribute to helping refine the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program and provide insight into improvements to the curriculum. As well, the candidate will help with the development and implementation of new curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as provide insights into strengthening the departments reputation by enhancing student extracurricular activities including competitions and clubs. The candidate is expected to contribute to the service duties of the Department, as is expected by all faculty members. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The Department of Civil Engineering in the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University launched the undergraduate program in 2015 with the aim to graduate civil engineers with exceptional technical skills, strong communication and entrepreneurial skills, a passion for social justice and environmental stewardship. For further information please visit our website: http://civil/

The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs to educate multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. Further information is available at

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we aspire to be preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Ms. Gillian Moore (  

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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713.  Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do as part of the online application process.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is included as part of the online application process.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 15, 2022. Applicants should complete the online application process at

A completed application package should include:

  1. a signed letter of application outlining professional experience,
  2. an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae, and
  3. a teaching dossier which demonstrates excellence and innovation in teaching (such as sample course outlines, student ratings, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy).

Candidates selected for further consideration will be expected to provide contact details for three referees.

For questions regarding the appointment, candidates may contact the Department Chair, Dr. S. J. Pantazopoulou, at