Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ryerson University

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Posted: February 2, 2024
Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 15, 2024


Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on theterritory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Mechatronics Engineering (MIME) in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science at (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Biomaterials effective July 1, 2024 subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, scholarly research and/or creative activity, and service duties while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Teaching duties will entail teaching and curriculum development at undergraduate and graduate levels and supervision of students. The successful candidate will further pursue a strong, innovative research program or creative activity that is externally funded and that produces cutting-edge, high-quality results. 

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Computational and Solid Mechanics, or a closely related field by the appointment date. 

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • a strong background in theoretical/computational/experimental biomaterials related to the search area; 
  • a strong emerging scholarly research and/or creative activity that is current, innovative, and impactful as evidenced by, but not limited to, peer-reviewed publications, working papers, public policy contributions, presentations at academic conferences, community and professional work, grants, research-related awards, and other writing or creative production that contributes to the visibility and prominence of the discipline;
  • a relevant research area of interest that complements the research of existing biomaterials group, including, but not limited to, bio-inspired synthetic materials, tissue engineering, bioadhesives, biosensors,  biological systems, mechanobiology, and regenerative medicine; 
  • potential for teaching excellence in biomaterials engineering courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and suitability for teaching in the graduate program;
  • eligibility to register as a professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario; 
  • a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and 
  • service and volunteerism related to research, teaching, and/or EDI, and an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty, and the University through collegial service.

Postdoctoral and/or industrial experience is considered an asset.

Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths, and career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association [TFA] []. Visit us at to view the TFA collective agreement and a summary of . 

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, 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, Industrial, and Mechatronics Engineering

The Department has 38 faculty members and offers four-year accredited programs leading to Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechatronics 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 1300 undergraduate and 120 graduate students.

Working at Toronto Metropolitan University

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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+. If you self-identify as one or more of these groups, we encourage you to complete theApplicant Diversity Self-ID questionnaire at the time of your application in the recruitment portal as per the instructions found below. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal []  by April 15, 2024. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • three examples of materials produced to disseminate research, e.g., publications, conference presentations, etc.;
  • a research statement (maximum 3 pages);
  • a teaching statement (maximum 2 pages); 
  • a sample of peer teaching evaluation, if any; 
  • a 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, research, and teaching; and 
  • names and contact information 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.


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Sharareh Taghipour at . 

Candidates who belong to one or more of the equity-deserving groups recognized at TMU are welcome to connect with Debbie Thompson [], Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion [].

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