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Limited Term Faculty Position in Industrial Engineering

Ryerson University

Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution. The University is deeply connected to the city and beyond, attracting global talent and opportunities. Programs are kept relevant to changing careers, professions and scholarly disciplines. Students, faculty and staff challenge the status quo with new solutions and ways of thinking. Partnerships with community, industry, government, and professional practice drive research and innovation that responds to real-world problems. Our diverse learning community collaborates across disciplines and with external partners, taking thoughtful risks and promising ideas and turning them into tangible solutions that have a positive and meaningful impact on society. In their programs and through experiential opportunities, students learn to work collaboratively in teams - with different backgrounds and perspectives – to solve complex problems, think critically and communicate clearly, gaining the skills and knowledge to build careers, enter professions or to launch ventures and create jobs.

The Opportunity:
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science at Ryerson University invites applications for a one-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering. The appointment shall be effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) 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. The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department is home to about 1000 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.

Limited Term Faculty appointments at Ryerson University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Ryerson LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply.
Responsibilities:
The position will only have teaching and service obligations. The teaching responsibilities include a range of undergraduate and graduate Industrial Engineering courses as listed in the Ryerson calendar at https://www.ryerson.ca/calendar/2019-2020/programs/feas/industrial/ and https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/graduate/current-students/calendars/current/program/MECHANICAL %20AND%20INDUSTRIAL%20ENGINEERING.pdf, respectively.
Qualifications:
Candidates must hold a PhD in Industrial Engineering. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of related teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a capacity for collaboration and collegial service. Registration as a professional engineer (P.Eng. or Ing) in a Canadian province is required for this position.
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to uphold the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in teaching, research and service. This includes the ability to foster creative and collaborative intellectual inquiry by bringing diverse knowledge, experiences and perspectives to learning activities and research projects.

Equity at Ryerson:
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as a core value and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in the field of Engineering in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.
How to Apply:
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by August 30, 2019.

The application must contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, teaching dossier, results of teaching evaluations and names of three (3) potential referees.

In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada” OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of Department Hiring Committee (DHC), Dr. Sharareh Taghipour at sharareh@ryerson.ca. The review of applications will begin September 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Laurie Shemavonian, Human Resources Consulting Advisor at lshemavo@ryerson.ca. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows:

RFA Website: www.rfanet.ca.
RFA Collective Agreement: https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to _2018.pdf
RFA Benefits: https://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/full-time-LTF/benefits/