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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream-Contractually Limited Term Appointment -Engineering Team Skills

University of Toronto

The Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP) in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the field of Engineering Team Skills. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter, and an end date of June 31, 2026.

ISTEP seeks applications from individuals with demonstrated excellence in leadership pedagogy and design teamwork, preferably in an engineering context. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and experience teaching within an engineering or science program. They will have a PhD in engineering, education, or a related field, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, or a Master’s degree at time of application in one of these or related fields alongside extensive teaching experience (5+ years minimum). We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance the existing strengths in instructing engineering teamwork of ISTEP, and more particularly, the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach concepts and applications of leadership in engineering classes principally in the undergraduate program. They will be expected to contribute to supporting the core engineering curriculum by enhancing students’ experience of and capability for working in teams and groups and their development as job-ready professionals. This will include maintaining an integrative approach to curriculum delivery across FASE’s undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, a teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below), awards and accolades, and presentations at significant conferences; as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing familiar with relevant aspects of the applicant’s work.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are essential to academic excellence and to the success of our department. Evidence of a commitment to EDI will be demonstrated by a statement describing views, experiences and/or plans furthering EDI via student mentorship, pedagogy, outreach, and/or other activities.

The Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP) is U of T Engineering's newest extra-departmental unit and the first institute of its kind in Canada. Bringing together teaching and scholarship in education, entrepreneurship, leadership, and communication, ISTEP seeks to lead in teaching and research on transdisciplinary competencies. Founded in 2010, Troost ILead offers curricular and co-curricular, undergraduate and graduate programming and corporate training related to Engineering leadership.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online via the link provided in the UofT job ad:
Application materials must include the following components: a cover letter outlining suitability to teach at the undergraduate level; a detailed curriculum vitae; a complete teaching dossier including a strong teaching statement, a statement of leadership philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations; and an EDI statement.

Applicants must also provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQs.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of April 11, 2023.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact