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Associate Professor - Aerospace Engineering (Propulsion)
University of Toronto

  • Nov. 2, 2017
  • Associate Professor - Aerospace Engineering (Propulsion)
  • Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2018
  • Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering - Other
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The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) is seeking applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Associate Professor in aerospace engineering. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018, or soon thereafter.

We are interested in applicants whose primary area of research is related to aircraft gas turbine propulsion (e.g. aerothermodynamics of turbomachinery, air breathing propulsion systems, heat transfer and fluid mechanics of gas turbine engines), especially research related to overall propulsion efficiency improvement and emissions reduction.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in aerospace or a related field, typically from an aerospace or mechanical engineering department. They must also have a strong commitment to both teaching and research. Our new Advanced Combustion Energy Research facility, which is one of the most advanced optically accessible high-pressure combustion facilities worldwide, is about to be completed with capabilities of 25 atm pressure and 1 kg/s flow rate of air at 800 K. The successful applicant is expected to be one of the primary users of this facility. Further, the successful applicant will have an established reputation in research associated with aircraft gas turbine propulsion, will be expected to lead and maintain an independent, externally funded research program of international calibre, 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 by sustained contributions and publications considered of international quality, the submitted statement of research interests, objectives and accomplishments, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, and other documents submitted for review. Individuals that have 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 related to aircraft gas turbine propulsion that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline are assets. Additionally, candidates must possess the demonstrated capacity to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Evidence of excellence in teaching must be demonstrated in the teaching statement, the teaching dossier, teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as awards and accolades, and strong letters of reference. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For information about UTIAS, please see our web site (

All applications must be submitted online by clicking the "Apply Online" button below. All application materials should be submitted online. Applications should be addressed to Professor C.J. Damaren, 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 materials relevant to teaching experience including a teaching statement, teaching dossier and evaluations. Applicants should also ask three referees to send a letter directly to Professor Damaren at, commenting on the applicant’s experience and ability in teaching and research and with the applicant’s name "+ reference letter" in the subject line.

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

Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2017, but the position will remain open until 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 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 invited to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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  • Joan DaCosta
    Institute for Aerospace Studies
    University of Toronto
    4925 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, ON M3H 5T6
  • 416-667-7718


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