Postdoctoral Position in Industrial Engineering

Ryerson University

Postdoctoral Position in Industrial Engineering

Posted: April 17, 2024
Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 31, 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 one-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position in Industrial Engineering, effective August 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The position has only teaching and service obligations of faculty members in the Department. 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 (code: IND) and graduate (code: ME) Industrial Engineering courses  as listed in the Toronto Metropolitan University calendar at: 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Industrial 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  and teaching, 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 (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 five-year co-op or four-year accredited programs leading to Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, and launched a five-year co-op or four-year program leading to Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree in Mechatronics Engineering in 2023. 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

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

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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+. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin). The review of applications will begin May 31, 2024 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. 



Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee 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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