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Company: Ryerson University

Department of Architectural Science
Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science


Tenure Track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair
(CRC) Faculty Position in Building Science

The Opportunity
The Department of Architectural Science , in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at
Ryerson University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Building Science .
The candidate will develop, with Ryerson University, t he CRC nomination package for the April 20, 2020
deadline. Upon a successful nomination to the CRC program, the candidate will be appointed to a tenure
track position at the rank of Assistant Professor , effective January 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary
approval.


Building science is a discipline that bridges the gap between architecture and engineering, seeking to
apply the scientific fundamentals of building physics to the interaction between the components of a
building, its users, and the environment. Our graduate program (Ph.D., M.A.Sc., M.B.Sc.) was the first of
its kind at its inception, has already emerged as a differentiator for the University and continues to be a
leader amongst building science programs across Canada. Graduates of the program benefit from our
downtown location of the campus and its proximity to Canada’s leading building science consulting firms.
Note: All nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please consult the
Canada Research Chairs website for more information about the CRC program and eligibility
http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/ . The Tier 2 CRC is intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e.,
candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of
nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where
career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have
their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please
contact the research office by sending an email to [email protected] with "Tier 2 Justification" in the title.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ( www.rfanet.ca ). The
RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/2yRPeF6 and a full summary of RFA benefits can
be found at: http://bit.ly/2ha7X5j .


About Ryerson and the Department
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson
University is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and 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. At the intersection of mind and
action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation
university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our
institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them
in all that we do.
Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best
Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more
about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU , @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI
and our LinkedIn company page .

Department of Architectural Science
Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science
Ryerson engineering is ranked among the Top 10 engineering schools in Canada by Maclean’s and US
News and the Department of Architectural Science is unique in Canada and North America with an
interdisciplinary model that integrates three disciplines: Architecture, Building Science and Project
Management. The Department consists of multidisciplinary faculty and student body dedicated to the
pursuit of integrated and sustainable approaches to the design and development of the built environment;
we collaborate across disciplines, merging architectural theory with contemporary and emergent design
ideas and technologies with a commitment to the social, cultural and aesthetic impact of architecture.
Responsibilities

The incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain a strong, independent, externally funded
research program that will be internationally recognized in five to ten years, mentor and support excellent
diverse trainees, students, future researchers and colleagues in forms such as organizing workshops,
co-authoring papers, obtaining patents, and contributing to public policy and professional practice. The
incumbent will also effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses and engage in collegial service.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Building Science (Building Physics) or a related discipline and
must also:
demonstrate sound expertise in one or more of the following related areas of Building Science: i)
Low Carbon/Net-Zero Energy Buildings (e.g. Smart Buildings, solar energy, energy production, energy
storage, energy optimization/management, advanced building controls); ii) Sustainable
Materials/Enclosures (e.g. tall wood, prefabrication/modular, nano-technologies, new construction
systems/technologies); iii) Human Building Interaction & Building Performance (e.g. universal design,
accessibility for persons with disabilities, acoustics, lighting/daylighting, health and wellness, predictive
controls, IAQ);
have established a strong emerging research profile that demonstrates creativity and evidence of
impact, such as peer reviewed and non peer reviewed publications/contributions, patents, special
papers, reviews, conference/symposia proceedings and abstracts, government publications and policy
contributions, book reviews by the nominee or published reviews of their work, papers presented at
scholarly meetings or conferences, and other forms of scholarly expression, including participation in
public discourse and debate, which constitute a contribution to research;
have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and research,
including recommended practices of recruiting, mentoring and supporting diverse students and research
trainees from underrepresented groups such as women, racialized people, persons with disabilities,
Indigenous people, and 2SLGBTQ+ people;
demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research
program, including participation in research collaborations, group grants and/or ability to attract
multi-center grants;
have the potential to attract diverse world-class collaborators;
demonstrate the ability to effectively teach Building Science courses in the undergraduate and
graduate programs and have the potential to contribute to course development and pedagogy; and
demonstrate the ability to participate in leadership activities in collegial internal and external
service.
Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) registration may be an asset when applying for the NSERC CRC.
Please clearly indicate your status or eligibility.
Ryerson recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of
an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their
experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search
Department of Architectural Science
Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science
committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to diverse experiences and
knowledges, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions in their assessments.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start
Application Process” to begin) by October 10, 2019. The application must contain the following:
i) letter of application that includes your interest in the position; what you would bring to the
Department and Faculty; the impact on the field of Building Science that you foresee for your research
(your 3-page research statement can elaborate on this); and what makes you a strong candidate overall
as a researcher, educator, and community member;
ii) current curriculum vitae providing a clear sense of your scholarly and professional development
via your education and your research activities and outcomes; your contributions to making building
science a more equitable and inclusive discipline, through committee work, community engagement,
social media, and advocacy;
iii) research statement discussing the significance, originality, and potential impacts of your current
and developing research program (up to 3 pages);
iv) recent examples of research activities and outcomes including but not limited to: peer-reviewed
and non peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, public talks, articles reaching specialist
and non-specialist audiences, effective use of social media for research impact and networking;
v) teaching statement (up to 3 pages), and a dossier of syllabi and other evidence, if available.
These must demonstrate how you engage, encourage, and develop the learning capacity of students
entering higher education from a diverse array of backgrounds, how you embed practices and principles
of equity, diversity and inclusion in your classroom, your assignments, and your classroom style;
vi) the names and email contact information of three academic referees who know you and your
research well.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians
and permanent residents will be given priority. Please CLEARLY indicate in your application if you are a
Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada .

Equity at Ryerson
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of
equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest
sense. We encourage applications from First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of
North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or
2SLGBTQ+ people. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson
University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Indigenous Human Resources Lead,
Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at [email protected] .
Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any accommodation needs, please
contact, in confidence, Melissa Rotundo, Sr. HR Consultant at [email protected] . As part of its efforts
to correct the conditions of disadvantage in Canada for under-represented groups, we will, by separate
communication invite all applicants to voluntarily complete an online Diversity Self-ID questionnaire. The
information collected will be treated as confidential, but will not be anonymous. The communication will
provide details on who will have access to the data and how it will be used.
Department of Architectural Science
Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science

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