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Assistant Professor, Math and Programming

McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario
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The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology is seeking an outstanding individual for a teaching-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Technology Programs.  The successful candidate will specialize in the area of Math and Programming.

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario.  The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, a city rich in history and culture with a vibrant arts community.  Nearby recreational and conservation attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Surrounded by spectacular nature and unique neighbourhoods, Hamilton is ideally located halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with close to 5,500 undergraduate (4,200 in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and 1,250 in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology), 425 Master’s students, and 340 PhD students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development.

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology is home to the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership and hosts a number of professional masters level programs in Engineering Practice oriented to the development of leadership and entrepreneurial competencies.

The Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) combined degree/diploma programs within the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, are a fresh approach to university level education for the dynamic world of engineering.  Based at McMaster University, this joint program with Mohawk College has a unique focus on skills-based learning and the application of engineering and business theory in three degree specializations: Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology, Biotechnology, and Automation Engineering Technology.  The B.Tech. Degree Completion Programs offer four degree specialization programs in Software Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology and Power & Energy Engineering Technology. The B.Tech. Programs were developed in consultation with industry to produce graduates who are work place ready, able to move from the shop floor to the executive suite, or onwards to studies in Master’s and Doctoral programs in engineering and business.

The B.Tech. Programs have emerged as leaders in engineering technology education for those who are analytical, innovative, and learn best by doing.  The B.Tech. programs are home to approximately 1200 undergraduate students, 20 faculty, and 12 staff.  With lecture sizes of approximately 70 students and lab components to complement almost every technical course, the B.Tech. programs are not a typical university engineering experience.  B.Tech. students learn the theory, acquire practical skills, and gain 12 months of co-op work experience before they graduate with a McMaster University degree, a Mohawk College advanced diploma, and a business management certificate.

While the primary role for this position is teaching (24 credit hours per year), the School expects faculty to engage in committee assignments and to participate in student and school events, as well as other service tasks, as assigned. 

The position is available commencing July 1, 2018.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please include an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier that includes course outlines, evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy and names and contact information of at least three references (with postal and email addresses).

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada


Applicants are asked to apply online at: and listed under faculty positions - Job ID 16896. 

Please direct your application documents to:  Dr. Mo Elbestawi, Director of the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, and direct queries to:



The successful candidate will assume the rank of Assistant Professor for a teaching-track position in the following area:

Math and Programming                                                                    


Doctorate in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate university courses is required

Subject matter expertise and teaching experience in courses such as C++ Programming, Mathematics II, Mathematics III, Mathematics IV, Object-Oriented Programming, Discrete Mathematics, Finite Element Analysis

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Demonstrated understanding and commitment to student success, teaching excellence, quality education and applied pedagogical research within a university environment

Experience in supervision of open-ended design projects and demonstrated interest in pedagogy are essential.

Demonstrated effective teaching methods and commitment to adopt modern and innovative teaching approaches, including techniques for online teaching and learning

Ability to redesign courses based on learning outcomes and to develop the corresponding assessment tools.

Industrial experience and demonstrated leadership roles would be considered a definite asset

Experience with program management in an academic setting including curriculum development and management of instructors/faculty

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is valued.

Professional engineering license, or eligibility for registration, would be considered a definite asset