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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

Ryerson University

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

The Opportunity:

The Department of Civil Engineering at Ryerson University (, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Environmental Engineering, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate must have exceptional qualifications in teaching and research, and be capable of developing outstanding teaching and research programs.

The Department of Civil Engineering has 22 faculty members, over 790 undergraduate students pursuing an accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree, and over 155 graduate students at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. The Department offers a curriculum that encompasses the areas of environmental, geomatics, geotechnical, materials, transportation and structural engineering. Offerings also include a Structural Engineering Option. More information about the Department and our academic programs is available on our website at:

Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.


The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties. The candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces cutting-edge, high-quality research. Service duties shall be within the Department as well as at the Faculty and University levels.
The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (B.Eng.) and graduate (M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D.) programs, through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in the field of Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering by the date of appointment. Further qualification requirements include:

- a background in one or more of the following areas: (i) water and wastewater treatment, (ii) modelling of water and wastewater treatment systems, and (iii) resource recovery from wastewater;
- demonstrated ability to develop an independent, externally funded research program that is dynamic, productive, critical and applied scholarly, research/creative work, including publishing in scholarly journals;
- strong commitment to, and demonstrated evidence of, teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, including (i) undergraduate core courses such as hydraulic engineering and water/wastewater treatment, and (ii) graduate courses in the area of advanced water/wastewater treatment and soil remediation;
- demonstrated ability to supervise graduate students;
- demonstrated ability to participate in other relevant educational, scholarly and professional activities;
- capacity for collaboration and collegial service and a demonstrated commitment to services to the University, profession and community; and
- registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, as of the appointment date.

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 core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson 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, 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, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” above to begin). The Search Committee will begin the review process on February 15, 2019, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The application must contain a detailed CV, a brief statement of research, teaching and service interests, results of teaching evaluations, if any, and the names and contact information of three 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.

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Khaled Sennah, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, at

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mithra Raveendran, HR Advisor, at 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

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

RFA Website:

RFA Collective Agreement: 018.pdf
RFA Benefits: