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Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Mechanical Engineering

Toronto Metropolitan University

Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Mechanical Engineering
FEAS, Mechanical&Industrial Eg
Posted: March 16, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Monday, May 1, 2023

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a two-year Limited Term Faculty [LTF] position in Mechanical Engineering, effective August 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will engage only in teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field. The teaching responsibilities include a range of undergraduate and graduate Mechanical Engineering courses (code: MEC) in Thermo-Fluids as listed in the Toronto Metropolitan University calendar at:

Mechanical Engineering - 2022-2023 Calendar – Toronto Metropolitan University.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and must present evidence of the following:

demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with courses and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, sample syllabi, strong teaching evaluations, teaching awards, and other relevant achievements in teaching;
commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as it pertains to service, research, and teaching activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population;
ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty, and the University through collegial service; and
registration as a professional engineer (P.Eng. or Ing) in a Canadian province is required.

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (

The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA benefits can be found here.

Toronto Metropolitan University

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Toronto Metropolitan University is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Department has 39 faculty members and offers four-year accredited programs leading to Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. The Department also offers graduate programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree, and Master of Engineering (MEng) degree and is home to about 1250 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.

Working at Toronto Metropolitan University

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Toronto Metropolitan University and within our department/, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Dedicated to a people first culture, Toronto Metropolitan University is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.

Visit us on Twitter: @TorontoMet, @TorontoMetHR, @VPFATorontoMet and @ECITorontoMet and our LinkedIn company page.

Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and Human Rights websites.

Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin). The review of applications will begin May 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. The application must contain the following:

letter of application that includes a description of how commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion has been demonstrated in teaching, and service;
curriculum vitae;
teaching statement (maximum 3 pages);
supervisor/peer teaching evaluations, if any;
diversity statement (maximum 1 page), i.e. evidence of commitment to EDI that demonstrates an understanding of EDI principles and evidence of application of those EDI principles (e.g., the applicant’s past EDI roles, initiatives, accomplishments, and barriers experienced), or clearly defined plans of how EDI principles will be applied in service and teaching; and
names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Applicants are encouraged to provide details of relevant professional experience, community service, outreach, mentorship, research training and other non-traditional ways of knowing and outputs that would have allowed them to acquire transferable skills.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.


Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Departmental Hiring Committee (DHC), Dr. Sharareh Taghipour at

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at .

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact