Assistant Professor in Engineering Entrepreneurship

University of Toronto Institute for Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Engineering Education and Practice

Assistant Professor - Engineering Entrepreneurship

Date Posted: 04/28/2022
Closing Date: 06/13/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 21772
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Institute for Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Engineering Education and Practice
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP) in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of engineering entrepreneurship. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of Jan. 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree, in engineering, business, engineering education, or a related field, at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate must have a proven record of excellence in starting, managing and growing technology-based companies or a demonstrated record of excellence in related research and teaching.

We seek candidates with outstanding expertise in engineering entrepreneurship whose research, experience, and/or teaching will complement and enhance ISTEP’s existing strengths.  Areas of application for the candidate’s research may include, but are not limited to, financing of technology-based start-ups, barriers to entrepreneurship for female founders and other marginalized groups, socio-technical entrepreneurship, entrepreneurially driven technological innovation, entrepreneurship within engineering contexts, conceptualization of innovation and entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and corporate spin outs, entrepreneurial mindset, or entrepreneurship education for engineers and computer scientists.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is a desirable qualification.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research or creative professional work through a compelling statement of research vision, strong endorsements by referees of high standing, publications in leading journals or significant conferences, impactful patents, awards and accolades. Other evidence of professional accomplishments or noteworthy entrepreneurial activities that have contributed to their profile in their field will also be considered, such as a strong record of starting, managing and growing technology-based companies.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, a teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below), or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, such as performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, excellent presentations, facilitating workshops or seminars, or mentoring of students; as well as strong letters of reference. ISTEP is especially interested in individuals with a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching and engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels.

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 research on transdisciplinary competencies and their integration into engineering education and practice. The candidate will also have the opportunity to partner with The Entrepreneurship Hatchery

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Please include the following materials: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research vision with a five to ten year horizon (three to five pages); a recent writing sample; a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a description of teaching experience, teaching evaluations, samples of syllabi and course materials, and/or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities as listed above; and an EDI statement. All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must 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. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters must be received by June 13, 2022.

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 the Director of ISTEP,

More information on the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Academic Plan, please see .  For more information on the Department, please visit

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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.

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