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Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering
Ryerson University

  • Sep. 21, 2016
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
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Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is among the most dynamic, multi-disciplinary, and rapidly evolving areas that plays a significant role in expanding the capabilities of healthcare and the ways it will be delivered in the future. The BME program at Ryerson University is housed in, and administrated by, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is exhibiting continued growth. Ryerson’s B.Eng. BME program was the first and only standalone undergraduate Biomedical Engineering program in English Canada at the time of its inception in 2008, and remains the first one to be fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Being housed in a strategic downtown campus at Ryerson University, the BME program benefits from the proximity to Toronto’s Medical Discovery District and seven world-class hospitals. The BME program ranks as one of the top 5 programs within Ryerson University.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University invites applications for THREE (3) full-time tenure track positions in Biomedical Engineering, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2017, subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering (with Electrical Engineering focus) or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with Biomedical Engineering focus) or Ph.D. degree in related disciplines. In addition, the following are expectations of an ideal candidate for the position:

  • Demonstrate sound expertise in one or more of the following related areas of BME specializations: Bio robotics, Bioinformatics, Medical Devices, Physiological Modeling, Medical Imaging Instrumentation;
  • Demonstrate strong experience in undergraduate course development and teaching. Ability to effectively teach key fundamental and applied BME program courses up to 3rd year;
  • Strong BME research profile with evidence of peer reviewed publications/contributions and external grants (and/or participation in group grants and/or ability to attract multi-center grants). Ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program;
  • Evidence of Clinical/Health research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract Clinical/Health collaborative initiatives;
  • Evidence of strong undergraduate guidance in Design and Innovation (Industrial experience or previous experience of guiding students and researchers will be a definite asset);
  • Demonstrated (or the ability to participate in) sound leadership activities in collegial internal and external service.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities. Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) registration (or eligibility to register) is a necessary condition for the appointment.


The Department currently has 40 full-time faculty members, 14 support staff members, over 1000 undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, as well as over 300 graduate students enrolled in M.A.Sc., M.Eng., and Ph.D. programs. The faculty members of the Department are engaged in research over a broad spectrum of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering including: digital signal processing, multimedia, integrated circuits, microsystems, biomedical signal processing, bioinformatics, control systems, robotics, computer architecture, computer networks, digital communications, embedded systems, electromagnetics, wireless sensor networks, wireless and optical communications, power electronics and power systems. The Department is the home to, three fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, two IEEE Fellows, one 3M Teaching Fellow, one NSERC Industrial Research Chair, three Canada Research Chairs, and many other faculty members who have distinguished themselves with various prestigious awards including Premier Research Excellence awards, Ryerson Research Chair awards, FEAS research/teaching excellence awards and investments/grants from CFI, MRI, OCE, NSERC, CIHR, CHRP, and industry.

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The application must contain the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, 3 recent research publications, teaching and research philosophies, results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), and the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

Please CLEARLY indicate in your application if you are a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to

The review of applications will begin January 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

These positions fall under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ( The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:

A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

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. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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  • Prof. Dimitrios Androutsos
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Ryerson University
    350 Victoria Street
    Toronto, ON M4K 1Z2


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