[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Tenure-Track Faculty Position at the University of Toronto

Tim Barfoot tim.barfoot at utoronto.ca
Fri Mar 13 08:49:07 PDT 2015

Assistant Professor – Aerospace Engineering

The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) is
seeking applications for a tenure stream position at the level of Assistant
Professor in aerospace engineering. The appointment will begin on July 2,
2015, or soon thereafter.

Consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in any area
related to aerospace science and engineering. We are particularly
interested in applicants whose primary area of research is in one of the
following areas:
, computational aerodynamics, computational aeroacoustics.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in a related field, typically from an
aerospace or mechanical engineering department, by July 2, 2015, or soon
thereafter. They must also have a strong commitment to both teaching and
research. The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead a
dynamic externally funded research program, supervise graduate students,
teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and engage in university
service activities. The selection will be based primarily on the
applicant’s excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is
evidenced primarily by the quality of published papers, the submitted
dissertation, and other documents submitted for review. The successful
candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative research at
the highest international level, and to publish articles in internationally
recognised top-tier academic journals in the field. Individuals that can
publish or have been previously published in the top journals of
international standing are preferred. Participation in top conferences,
presenting research at other highly ranked schools and other noteworthy
activities in Aerospace engineering that contribute to the visibility and
prominence of the discipline are assets. Additionally, candidates should
possess the capacity to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For information
about UTIAS, please see our web site (www.utias.utoronto.ca).

All applications must be submitted by applying online at


and clicking on Assistant Professor – Aerospace Engineering, Requisition
ID: 1500195. All application materials should be submitted online.
Applications should be addressed to Professor D.W. Zingg, Director,
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, and should include:
(i) a detailed curriculum vitae, (ii) a concise statement (3 pages maximum)
of teaching and research interests, objectives and accomplishments, and
(iii) examples of publications and material relevant to teaching
experience. Applicants should also ask three referees to send a letter
directly to Professor Zingg commenting on the applicant's experience and
ability in teaching and research.

Submission guidelines can be found at:


We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS
Word format.

Please direct any questions to Joan DaCosta at dacosta at utias.utoronto.ca.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2015, and applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.

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 University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible
minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may
contribute to further diversification of ideas.

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

Timothy Barfoot
Canada Research Chair in Autonomous Space Robotics
Associate Professor, PhD, PEng
Institute for Aerospace Studies
University of Toronto
tel: 1-(416)-667-7719
fax: 1-(416)-667-7799
skype: tim.barfoot

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