Tenure Track Faculty Position in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada, and Ryerson engineering is ranked among the Top 10 engineering schools in Canada by Maclean’s and US News.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) invites applications for a 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; or Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) is a 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. Our 2015-2020 strategic plan, Striving for Excellence , in alignment with Ryerson University's academic plan, Our Time to Lead 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.


Our faculty members are committed to scholarly excellence, innovative teaching, and engagement with the community. Working with an interdisciplinary teams of established engineering scholars and entrepreneurship experts, your primary role will be to 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. The position will have research, teaching and service obligations.


Candidates must have a PhD in Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Computer, Biomedical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline. Moreover, the ideal candidate will have strong expertise in entrepreneurship, strategy and/or management. The following are expectations for all successful candidates:

  • demonstrate strong ability in graduate and undergraduate course development and teaching. Ability to effectively teach key fundamental and applied courses in engineering innovation and entrepreneurship and in the ECBE department discipline;
  • evidence of strong undergraduate guidance in Design and Innovation (Industrial experience or previous experience of guiding students and researchers will be a definite asset);
  • demonstrate a strong research profile with evidence of peer reviewed publications/contributions and external grants (and/or participation in group grants) of an internationally competitive caliber;
  • demonstrate ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program;
  • evidence of research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract industrial collaborative initiatives;
  • candidates are also expected to be able to demonstrate a capacity for 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. All candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering

The Department currently has 41 full-time faculty members, 14 support staff members, over 1100 undergraduate students pursuing bachelor of engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, as well as over 300 graduate students enrolled in M.A.Sc., M.Eng., and Ph.D. programs. The faculty members of the Department are engaged in research over a broad spectrum of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering that includes the following: digital signal processing, multimedia, integrated circuits, microsystems, biomedical signal processing, bioinformatics, control systems, robotics, computer architecture, computer networks, digital communications, embedded systems, electromagnetics, wireless sensor networks, wireless and optical communications, power electronics and power systems. The 2017 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (also known as NTU Ranking) ranked Ryerson’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department among the Top 10 in Canada and 148th in the world, with citation impact ranking 4th in Canada and 115th in the world. This is a testament to the caliber of our faculty. Specifically, the department is home to three fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, two IEEE Fellows, one 3M Teaching Fellow, two NSERC Industrial Research Chair, three Canada Research Chairs, and many other faculty members who have distinguished themselves with various prestigious awards including Premier Research Excellence awards, Ryerson Research Chair awards, FEAS research/teaching excellence awards and investments/grants from CFI, MRI, OCE, NSERC, CIHR, CHRP, and industry. More information can be found at: http://www.ecb.ryerson.ca.

How to Apply

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by January 31, 2020.

Applicants must visit http://apply.ecb.ryerson.ca/meie to apply.

The application must contain the following:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of research interests, teaching and research philosophies;
  • research interests, teaching and research philosophies;
  • names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please CLEARLY indicate in your application if you are a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

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.

Equity at Ryerson University

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 2015-2019. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

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 here.

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