Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Space Engineering
Home Faculty: Lassonde School of Engineering
Home Department/Area/Division: Dept of Earth and Space Science and Engineering
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
Position End Date: June 30, 2023

Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

The Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Space Engineering as a Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence on July 1, 2020, subject to budgetary approval. While we welcome applications from individuals with experience in the traditional and interdisciplinary areas of space engineering, special attention will be given to individuals with experience that complements our current teaching and research activities: spacecraft dynamics and control, nano-satellite technology, space instrumentation, and space mission design. It will be an advantage if applicants have experience teaching large engineering lecture classes and a demonstrated commitment to participating in alternative course delivery systems.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in a related engineering field. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching. The successful candidate is required to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, build strong linkages with industry, assist in the administrative tasks of the program, department and the university. The successful candidate shall also demonstrate commitment to the engineering profession by being licenced as a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario or by becoming licenced soon after appointment.

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, 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, leaders 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 Earth and Space Science and Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering offers undergraduate (BEng and BSc) and graduate (MSc and PhD) programs in Geomatics Engineering, Space Engineering, Geomatics Science, Space Science, and Atmospheric Science that develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving abilities needed for current and future technical leadership roles in industry, government and academia. Further information about the Lassonde School of Engineering, with departmental link for the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering can be found at .

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 Jinjun Shan, Department Chair, 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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416.736.5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University's Affirmative Action Program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: 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 can be found at Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

Applicants should complete the online application process at A complete application shall include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vita, statement of contribution to teaching and curriculum development, three sample research publications (optional), and contact information of three people who have agreed to provide reference letters. The application deadline for receipt of complete applications has been extended to April 30, 2020.


Posting End Date: April 30, 2020