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Ryerson University

Assistant Professors (2 positions)



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Ryerson University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. The University’s academic plan, Our Time to Lead, can be found at the following:

Located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, Ryerson’s high quality programs and scholarly, research and creative activities extend beyond the walls of the University.

Ryerson is deeply connected to the city and the world beyond, attracting talent, opportunities and global connections to the Greater Toronto Area. Programs and curriculum are not static; they are relevant to changing careers, professions and scholarly disciplines. Students, faculty and staff challenge the status quo with new solutions and new ways of thinking. Longstanding partnerships with community, industry, government, and professional practice drive research and innovation that responds to real-world problems.

Ryerson recognizes that creativity and innovation should not be contained. Its diverse learning community collaborates across disciplines and with external partners, taking smart, calculated risks to turn promising ideas into tangible solutions, products, processes or services that make a positive and meaningful impact upon society. Students are trusted to learn. In their programs and through experiential learning opportunities students solve complex problems, think critically and communicate clearly, gaining the confidence and knowledge to build careers, enter diverse professions or to launch their own ventures and create jobs.

The evolution of Ryerson has positioned the University to be ready and able to take on a role in keeping with its success as a connector, builder and innovator. This is Ryerson’s time to lead. For more about Ryerson University’s past, present and future, visit:

Job Description

The Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2017, subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in the field of structural engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is mandatory. The successful candidate must have exceptional teaching and research qualifications in structural engineering. The successful candidate will demonstrate an independent, externally funded research agenda of dynamic, critical and applied scholarly/creative research. He/she will be expected to provide evidence of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise graduate students, to participate in other educational, scholarly and professional activities, to liaise with industry, and to undertake research and publish in scholarly journals in one or more of the following areas: structural mechanics, numerical modelling, advanced and innovative construction materials, sustainable construction, advanced structural dynamics, tall buildings, blast effects on structures, off-shore structures and earthquake engineering.

Furthermore, the successful candidate must have the ability to teach (i) undergraduate core courses such as Computer-Aided Structural Analysis; Structural Design in Concrete, Steel and Timber; Structural Capstone Design Projects; and Highway Materials and (ii) graduate courses in the areas of Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Advanced Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. The successful candidate will possess the demonstrated capacity to engage in collaboration and collegial service.

Candidates must 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.

The Department of Civil Engineering welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship. Candidates who will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense are encouraged to apply. Aboriginal candidates interested in working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at

Interested candidates are asked to submit a one-pdf electronic application consisting of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement interest in teaching, research and service (maximum one page each), results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), three examples of recent research publications, and the names and addresses of three referees to: Dr. Khaled Sennah, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. E-mail: 

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. The review of applications will start on March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Civil Engineering has 19 faculty members, over 600 undergraduate students pursuing an accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree, and over 130 graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. The Department offers a graduate and undergraduate curriculum that encompasses the areas of structural, geotechnical, transportation, geomatics, environmental and construction engineering. More information about the Department and its academic programs is available on our web site at:

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:

The RFA’s website can be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: .




Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Ryerson University416-979-5000 x.2620
Posting Date: 10-Jan-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 201-Jul-2017
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