Tenure Track Position in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ryerson University

Tenure Track Position in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

FEAS, Architectural Science

Posted: December 10, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2020

About Ryerson

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at .

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) at invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2020. The position will be based in one of the following Departments: Aerospace Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering; and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) is home to 26 programs in 11 disciplines, 6100+ undergraduate and graduate students, 250+ active research partnerships and 6 research and innovation clusters. It is our mission to be the Faculty of choice in Canada for engineers, architects and building scientists who are driven by one purpose: to make shifts in culture that lead to greater democratization of technology and design, and prosperity for all. The FEAS 2015-2020 strategic plan, Striving for Excellence, in alignment with Ryerson University's academic plan, , sets out our goals for the future, including plans for inclusive engagement and new academic programs that are in-step with the needs of society.

FEAS offers a Master’s of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE) program. The MEIE program is designed to deliver learning through practices of actionable theory, which focus on the process, as well as the outcome. Following the “Lean Startup” methodology, the MEIE program fosters students’ ability to think creatively in their quest to develop innovative products and services, and provide real value to users using sound engineering practices. In addition, students work side-by-side with world leading industrial partners, start-ups and a vast venture capital community to accelerate their ideas. 

For additional information on the Departments in which the position will be based please visit the FEAS website at

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found.


The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Our faculty members are committed to scholarly excellence, innovative teaching, and engagement with the community. Working with interdisciplinary teams of established engineering scholars and entrepreneurship experts, the candidate will contribute to research, curriculum development and program delivery in the Masters of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE) program.  The incumbent’s primary teaching responsibilities will be in the MEIE program along with teaching responsibilities in their home department. 


Candidates must have a PhD in Aerospace, Chemical,  Electrical, Computer, Biomedical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

  • a strong expertise in entrepreneurship, strategy and/or management; 
  • a strong ability in graduate and undergraduate course development and teaching including the ability to effectively teach key fundamental and applied courses in engineering innovation and entrepreneurship and in the home department discipline; 
  • experience mentoring technology-focused startups;
  • a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program); 
  • research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract industrial collaborative initiatives;
  • commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 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 
  • an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through collaboration and collegial service. 

Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) registration in the province of Ontario (or eligibility to register) is a necessary condition for appointment. Please clearly indicate your status or eligibility.

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 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+. 

How to Apply

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by January 31, 2020. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a maximum two page statement of research interests and philosophy;
  • a maximum two page statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
  • results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier); and
  • the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters. 


Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  

Applicants should submit their application electronically to one and only one of the following Department Hiring Committees based on their educational background: submit their application via email to one and only one of the following Department Hiring Committees based on their educational background:

Department of Aerospace Engineering (email: ) 

Department of Chemical Engineering (email one single PDF file to ) 

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering (portal: )

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (email: )


Ryerson recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that 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 to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to diverse experiences and knowledges, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions in their assessments.

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the respective DHC Chair: 

Department of Aerospace Engineering (Dr. Seyed Mohammad Hashemi at ) 

Department of Chemical Engineering (Dr. Philip Chan at )   

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering (Dr. Ebrahim Bagheri at )

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Dr. Sharareh Taghipour at )

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process please contact Laurie Shemavonian, HR Advisor at . 


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