Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Data Science

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Data Science

Date Posted: 01/26/2021
Closing Date: 03/02/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 1882
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto (U of T) invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Data Science, at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, starting July 1, 2021, or soon thereafter.

Applicants must have a graduate degree (at least a master’s degree is required) in engineering, computer science, statistics, data science, or a related field at the time of appointment; a PhD is preferred. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen existing strengths in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in data science, machine learning, cloud data services, and related areas, to graduate and undergraduate students from across the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry, including in the development and delivery of undergraduate and graduate courses, curriculum development, and supervision of student design projects. This will be demonstrated by strong communication skills evident throughout the application process; a teaching dossier to include a compelling statement of teaching highlighting areas of interest, awards, accomplishments and teaching philosophy; sample course syllabi and materials; and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing endorsing excellent teaching and commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and teaching innovation.

Salary is 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 Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto is home to the top mechanical and industrial engineering programs in Canada. We foster a world-class environment that excels in teaching, learning and research.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations). If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters must be submitted by the closing date of March 2, 2021.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at [email protected] by the closing date of March 2, 2021 (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

For more information on the University of Toronto, and the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, please visit our website:

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

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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.

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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 [email protected].

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Posted: 1/28/2021
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time