Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Discipline/Field: Electrical Engineering: 3 positions
Home Faculty: Science and Engineering
Home Department/Area/Division: Engineering
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2012


York University is delighted to announce a $100M transformative expansion that will lead to the creation of the Lassonde School of Engineering. Supported by a generous donation from Pierre Lassonde and by the Government of Ontario and York University, this ambitious project builds on the successes of the present School of Engineering, which currently offers fully accredited and innovative programs in Computer Engineering, Geomatics Engineering and Space Engineering, as well as a new program in Software Engineering ( The planned expansion will lead to new programs in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

This major initiative provides a unique opportunity for both senior and junior faculty to help lead the creation of innovative teaching and research programs that integrate the diverse areas of Engineering, Law, Business, Sciences and Humanities, within the multidisciplinary environment of York University.


We seek outstanding candidates in Electrical Engineering in a wide range of specialties, including but not limited to: Power Systems, Electronics, and Medical Devices. Exceptional applicants from other areas in Electrical Engineering will also be considered. Ranks are open and commensurate with experience. These positions will play key roles in the establishment of a new Electrical Engineering program at York University, in collaboration with other new and existing faculty members.


Candidates must have a strong commitment to engineering research and the profession, and be effective educators. Candidates must hold earned undergraduate and PhD degrees in the relevant Engineering field, or a closely related discipline. Successful candidates shall demonstrate commitment to the engineering profession by being licensed as a Professional Engineer, or by becoming licensed soon after appointment. Candidates must have the strategic skills and vision necessary to advance the School of Engineering towards higher levels of excellence within a rapidly evolving multi-disciplinary and high-technology environment. Candidates at the Professor or Associate Professor rank must have international recognition in their specific discipline(s) with a record of excellence in technical, academic and professional achievements. Candidates at the Assistant Professor rank must have a growing international research reputation as well as a strong interest in teaching and state-of-the-art curriculum development. All successful candidates must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Positions will commence: July 1, 2012 and/or January 1, 2013. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Drawing on York University's strengths not only in engineering and the sciences but also in business, law, the humanities, and social sciences, the future Lassonde School of Engineering will ensure that engineering students are broadly educated to support future economic and social development. By embodying York University's core values of social responsibility, global citizenship and interdisciplinary education, the new Lassonde School of Engineering will provide a unique approach to developing a new generation of entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience.


York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto - Canada's most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 62,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as 240,000 alumni worldwide. York's 10 Faculties and 28 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2012. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, a statement of their contributions to research, teaching and curricular development, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent to:

Chair, Search Committee
School of Engineering
Lassonde Building 1012M
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Telephone: (416) 650-8215
Fax: (416) 650-8135


Posting End Date: February 15, 2012