Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Civil Engineering

Toronto Metropolitan University

Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Civil Engineering
FEAS, Civil Engineering
Posted: June 24, 2024
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of construction engineering and management and/or a related area in civil engineering. The appointment shall be effective August 1, 2024 for a one-year term and subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will only be required to engage in the teaching and service duties expected of faculty members in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The successful candidate is expected to teach five regular courses as a normal load in the Fall and Winter semesters. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate (MEng, MASc and PhD) programs. Specifically, the successful candidate must have the ability to teach at a minimum (i) undergraduate core courses such as Engineering Graphics, Strength of Materials, Project Management, and (ii) graduate courses in the areas of Construction Engineering and Management. Capability of teaching Land Surveying and supervising capstone projects will be an asset. The department course lists can be found here. A demonstrated expertise in digital construction supported by a record of publications in scholarly journals would be an asset, as would demonstrated industry experience relevant to the position. Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is mandatory.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction Management/Engineering, or a closely related field by the appointment date and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

demonstrated extensive teaching-related experience pertaining to construction engineering and management,
demonstrated experience of teaching diverse subjects includes engineering graphics, strength of materials, and land surveying;
demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and suitability for teaching in the graduate program, as evidenced by
a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement,
experience with course 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, and
other relevant achievements in teaching.
commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service 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 of Civil Engineering and the University through collegial service.

The hiring committee 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.

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) 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 TFA benefits.

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)
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 focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
Our Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs to about 1,000 students of diverse backgrounds. After completing the first-year common engineering courses and second-year common civil engineering courses, undergraduate students in the Civil Engineering program may continue in the regular Civil Engineering program or choose the Structural Engineering option. Students continuing in the Civil Engineering program will have the option of pursuing either the Environmental or Transportation Engineering Streams in the 4th year of the program.

Our graduate programs (PhD, MASc and MEng) offer extensive courses and research opportunities in environmental, geomatics, structural, and transportation engineering. The Department also provides limited courses in the areas of specialization in geotechnical engineering, and construction and infrastructure management.

Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in research/creativity activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.

Working at TMU
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 Academic Plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to rank number one on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity.

We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.

Visit us on X (previously known as Twitter): @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and Human Rights websites.

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+. Candidates who self identify as [specify – e.g. women, Black, Indigenous, etc.] are especially welcome to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by July 24, 2024:

a letter of application;
a curriculum vitae;
a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

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. Arnold Yuan at [email protected].

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

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact James McKay, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at [email protected].

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Recruitment Portal, please contact [email protected].

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