Assistant Professor - Sustainable Structural Systems

Date Posted: 04/01/2021
Closing Date: 06/30/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 1876
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of sustainable structural systems. The appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2022, or soon thereafter.


Candidates must have a PhD in civil engineering, or a related discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates who have a background in structural engineering and demonstrate research excellence in ideally one or more of the following areas: wood and timber structures, hybrid steel or concrete - timber structures. Additionally, relevant experience in one or more of the following areas is required: large-scale structural testing, advanced numerical modelling, building code development


Applicants must indicate how their expertise would complement and existing research and teaching in the Structural Engineering group and extend the impact of the Department.  The successful applicant must complement and strengthen the overall capacity for research and teaching of several current faculty members in the Department. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in engineering and be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer. 


The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program. The candidate will also be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and departmental service.


The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in research as evidenced primarily by a record of and quality of published papers in top-ranked and field relevant journals, or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, the submitted research statement, participation in top conferences, presenting research at other prominent venues and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.


Excellence in teaching may be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier including a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and excellent teaching evaluations or demonstrated superior performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, or experience leading successful workshops or seminars as well as strong endorsements from referees.  Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. The Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto hosts two highly ranked undergraduate programs, the Civil Engineering Program and the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program. We foster a world-class environment that excels in teaching, learning and research. 


The University of Toronto is located in Toronto, a large multicultural city offering many cultural, professional, and research opportunities.  The student body at the University reflects the diversity of the city.  The breadth of the University provides numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.


The Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering is home to the Structural Testing Facility.  This facility ranks among the best equipped testing facilities in North America and has received numerous awards for the quality of research performed. It offers exceptional capabilities for large-scale experimental and hybrid experimental-numerical testing. The main laboratory facility is complemented by numerous ancillary facilities such as a woodworking area, concrete mixing laboratory, machine shop and welding bay. An $8M upgrade was completed in 2009 with funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund.

All qualified applications are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.  Applications should be addressed to Professor Brent Sleep, Chair of the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto, and should include: (i) a detailed curriculum vitae, (ii) a cover letter, (iii) a concise statement (3 pages maximum) of research interests, objectives and accomplishments, (iv) up to three examples of publications or working papers and (v) a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations and evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.


Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto's recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted.  Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.  These letters must comment on the applicant's experience and ability in teaching and research.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Please direct any questions to Professor Sleep at chair.civmin@utoronto.ca.  All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 30, 2021.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.


Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.


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