Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Software Engineering
Home Faculty: Lassonde School of Engineering
Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Software Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure track, professorial stream position in Software Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2020, subject to budgetary approval. We look for outstanding candidates in any area within Software Engineering, with a preference for those with expertise in formal methods.

To be considered for the position, the applicant will have a PhD in Software Engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, supervise undergraduate and graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels of our Software Engineering program, participate in new or existing partnerships with industry or public institutions, and be licensed or successfully seek licensure as a Professional Engineer soon after joining.

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science, and earth and atmospheric science. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology-enhanced learning, and other pedagogical innovations. Further information is available at .

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University has more than 60 faculty members, more than 2000 undergraduate students, and almost 200 graduate students. We offer a range of undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Digital Media, Computer Security, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering, as well as research-intensive MSc, MASc and PhD degrees. For further information about the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science please visit .

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor F. van Breugel, Chair of the Search Committee at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so as part of the online application process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is included as part of the online application process.

Applicants should complete the online application process at We request applicants to include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to research, teaching, and curriculum development, three sample research publications, as well as the names and contact information for three references. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2019.


Posting End Date: November 15, 2019