Associate / Full Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Leadership Education i

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Requisition Title: Associate / Full Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Leadership Education in Engineering - 1800346

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is searching for a faculty member in the field of Leadership Education in Engineering to be appointed to the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead). The appointment will be for a five year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor commencing after July 1, 2018. The incumbent will also be appointed Director, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) to serve concurrently.

The Faculty welcomes applications from individuals with demonstrated excellence in research and/or creative professional work and excellence in leadership and management in business, government, universities or non-profits, preferably in an engineering context. A minimum of ten years of experience in executive, management or senior leadership roles is required. Applicants must provide demonstrated evidence of a strong ability to teach in an engineering context and have a PhD in engineering, business, organizational behavior, education or a related field or an equivalent combination of experience and education, such as a graduate degree in one of the fields above and an outstanding portfolio of professional work and record of excellence in professional activity. Applicants holding a degree in engineering are preferred. Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario would be an asset.

Through active engagement in the Community of Practice on Engineering Leadership and the National Initiative on Capacity Building and Knowledge Creation for Engineering Leadership (NICKEL), the successful candidate will be heavily engaged in research and scholarship in relation to new and effective ways to build leadership capacity in an engineering context and in knowledge creation to advance professional practice. At the same time, the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in engineering leadership at the undergraduate and graduate level and support the development of engineering leadership in the workplace and in the classroom. In addition to their engagement in scholarship and teaching, the successful candidate will take a leadership role within ILead, as Director, with responsibilities including, but not limited to, developing and communicating ILead's values, vision, mission, culture and strategic plan; and the development of strategic relationships with partners within and beyond the University.

The ideal candidate will have an established reputation for excellence in scholarship or professional achievement. This may be demonstrated either by i. a record of sustained contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals and presentations at significant conferences or ii. by a strong record of professional innovation, exemplary professional practice, or significant contributions to or leadership in the development of professional practice. In either case, strong endorsements by referees of high standing must speak to their achievement. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an innovative, competitive and independently funded research program and/or a significant and impactful program of creative professional activity within the field. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier that provides evidence of teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, and experience leading successful workshops or seminars, mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. All application materials should be submitted online, and will include:
1. A cover letter discussing the candidate's appropriateness for the position
2. A curriculum vitae, including all positions held and evidence of excellence such as awards and commendations for scholarly and/or professional work and accomplishments
3. Representative examples of scholarly and/or professional work such as publications, patents, reports etc
4. A summary of leadership experience and practice with evidence of excellence
5. A statement of leadership and leadership-teaching philosophy in an engineering context
6. A statement of objectives for the deepening of understanding of, and continued development of, engineering leadership in the workplace and in the classroom
7. A teaching dossier including a teaching philosophy and record of engagement in teaching related activities including workshops and mentorship

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the PDF format.

Candidates must arrange to provide three letters from referees of high standing that testify to the excellent record of leadership and scholarly and/or professional accomplishments of the candidate and their ability to teach others. Letters are to be sent directly by referees to Professor Doug Reeve via email at mailto:[email protected]?subject=Associate/ Full Professor CLTA - Leadership Education in Engineering. The letters should be received by the closing date.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on June 15, 2018 but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 2010, ILead is a rapidly emerging, entrepreneurial initiative that has advanced through opportunity-based, organic growth. ILead offers a wide range of programming: curricular and co-curricular; undergraduate and graduate; and corporate training. ILead has won significant funding and has built a dedicated, multidisciplinary research team that has produced internationally recognized work on the nature of engineering leadership and its pedagogy. ILead has developed relationships with industry partners that support workplace research and enhance student understanding of the working world - the Community of Practice on Engineering Leadership. The ILead team is multi-disciplinary with expertise in engineering, education, social science and business. For further information about the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering please visit

The University of Toronto is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to research and teaching. The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a diverse student population. Established in 1873, the Faculty of Engineering has earned an international reputation for excellence in education and knowledge creation and is known as a forward-thinking resource to address global concerns. As the economic and intellectual hub of Canada, Toronto provides access to leading policy and decision makers at all levels, and is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and safe city. For more information about the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering please visit

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: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Department: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Apr 10, 2018
Job Closing: Jun 15, 2018 Open Until Filled





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Posted: 6/10/2018
Application Due: 8/3/2018
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