Ryerson University Positions

February 2012

Faculty Positions in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science



The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science (FEAS) invites applications for two faculty positions at the Associate or Full Professor level in the areas of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, with the appointments to be effective ideally by July 2012. These new faculty positions will be part of a growing area at Ryerson that includes a B.Sc. in Medical Physics, new PhD programs in Biomedical Physics and Molecular Science, a stand-alone B.Eng. program in Biomedical Engineering, and related graduate degree programs in science and engineering. A B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences is currently under development. At present, four of the Faculty’s ten research chairs are in the areas of Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering.


Committed to excellence in education and research, FEAS has 4,800 undergraduate students in 15 undergraduate programs, and 1,000 graduate students in 13 master’s and six doctoral programs. With facilities such as the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (a state-of-the-art science, technology, and research facility spanning almost an entire city block in downtown Toronto), its 230 faculty members focus on practical and relevant research by working with private and public partners, university colleagues in Ontario, across Canada and around the world and through affiliations with some of Canada’s largest corporations and organizations. In the past four years, the Faculty’s external research funding has grown by 75%, its peer-reviewed publications have grown over 160%, and graduate student enrollment has increased by 400%.


Later this year, a newly created and approved Faculty of Science will distinguish itself by developing a distinctive leadership niche in research, teaching and innovation. Its founding departments (Chemistry and Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics) are already recognized for their internationally renowned faculty and research, and as funded engines of research and innovation that are well positioned to strengthen these foci in the future. Programs at the master’s and doctoral levels are well subscribed and encourage a robust culture of interdisciplinary scholarship, research, innovation and critical analysis.


Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the interaction of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Close to 100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level programs, distinguished by a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, are offered to approximately 28,000 students. Guided by a bold new Academic Plan, an ambitious research agenda, and a recent Master Plan to revitalize the campus and surrounding neighbourhood, Ryerson is a mature university with a significant profile in higher education, and a strong reputation with national business, government, community, and industrial leaders. For more information, please visit www.ryerson.ca.


Candidates will have original, innovative and high quality research programs within biomedical engineering and/or biomedical sciences and be well-established in terms of publications, research funding and teaching competencies. Focus areas of particular interest include: magnetic resonance imaging, molecular imaging and other medical imaging areas; biomaterials with medical applications; biomedical instrumentation and sensors; biomechanics; and molecular, cell and animal models of human disease with a particular focus on cancer, infectious disease or immunity.  The successful candidates will be appointed to a relevant department within one of the two Faculties, and will contribute extensively to interdisciplinary research and teaching.


Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty, and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

The departmental search committees will begin to consider potential candidates immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications should include a letter of interest (incorporating a record of teaching effectiveness and a brief (1-2 page) five year research program plan), curriculum vitae, the department with which they would like to be to be affiliated, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate), and may be forwarded electronically, in confidence, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7