Assistant Professor - Mechanical Properties of Materials

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Mechanical Properties of Materials - 1601719

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in Mechanical Properties of Materials at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will show leadership, innovation and excellence in research and teaching in the area of mechanical behaviour of materials. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research and experience in teaching. He/She is expected to have solid theoretical background and extensive research experience in one or more of the following specific areas: dislocation theory, deformation mechanisms, fatigue, fracture mechanics and mechanisms, and failure analysis. Experience in electron microscopy, stress-strain analysis and FEM simulation of deformation behavior will be assets.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD or equivalent in Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related field, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Postdoctoral or industrial experience is an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead an independent research program of international calibre, and to teach at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Evidence of excellence in research can be demonstrated by research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by publication in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Experience in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching statement submitted as part of the application.

Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is strongly desirable.

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled. Applications will begin to be considered after January 2, 2017. You must submit your application online by clicking on the link below.

Please ensure that you include a current CV, a clear statement of your specific teaching and research interests, and the names of three persons able to provide references in support of your application. All applications must be submitted online. For further information about the application process, please see the submission guidelines at

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to the department at

For more information about our department, please visit our home page at

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, LGBTQ 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

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Nov 9, 2016
Job Closing: January 2, 2017, Open Until Filled