Job Postings

Thank you for your interest in joining the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University. Faculty positions are posted below; applications are accepted through our online application system.

For staff positions, please visit the SFU Careers page.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS

Director – School of Engineering Science (Associate or Full Professor)

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) is recognized globally for academic and research excellence. It is ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university and its vision is to be Canada’s most engaged university. SFU has three vibrant campuses located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional territories its campuses stand, in British Columbia’s largest municipalities - Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver - and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. By recognizing these unceded territories, SFU aspires to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The School of Engineering Science currently has 28 faculty members, 120 graduate students, and more than 1100 undergraduate students. The school strives for excellence in its researchers and facilities, and seeks to train high-quality students. The School of Engineering Science has most recently been home to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon Region. Current Faculty expertise is as follows: Information and Communications Technology, including electronics, computers, signal theory and processing, communications, radar, deep learning, and sensing; Biomedical Engineering including imaging; Systems including robotics; and Engineering Physics.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Director is responsible for the day-to-day academic and strategic activities of the School. A commitment to leadership, collaboration, and staff development is essential for a role of this magnitude. The Director will amplify the School’s mission of performing innovative, translational research and entrepreneurship, as well as fostering the School’s relationship with industry and community engagement. The Director will likewise oversee the strategy and development of new educational programs, certificates, and training to help our undergraduate and graduate students succeed in a changed and changing world.

The School Director is a term position with an initial appointment of five years that may be renewable for a subsequent term. The successful candidate must be appointable in a discipline within the School of Engineering Science to a tenured position at the level of Full Professor, and would resume regular full-time professorial duties upon the conclusion of their appointment. Associate Professors with exceptional leadership experience inside or outside the university sector are also encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide proactive leadership and operational management of the school, creating an environment that encourages innovative teaching and fosters internationally recognized research;
  • Develop and deploy new initiatives that enhance Engineering Science's domestic and international standing while improving relationships with relevant government agencies, businesses, professional bodies and the wider community;
  • Promote collaboration within the school and drive engagement with partners across the Faculty, throughout the University, and with other academic institutions;
  • Create a compelling strategic vision for the school that engages academic and non-academic colleagues, students and industry partners to strive for excellence in all activities;
  • Support the University’s Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.

The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., and ongoing engagement, in fundamental engineering research areas that relate to the School's research activities;
  • Have an outstanding personal research record of accomplishment and international profile;
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative qualities;
  • Ability to balance both teaching and research initiatives of the School;
  • Proven excellence in developing and teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a team based working culture;
  • Enthusiastic about supporting students and student initiatives, as well as engaging with them directly;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. However, screening will commence March 1st, 2022.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system: http://www.sfu.ca/engineering/job-postings.html

  • A recent curriculum vitae,
  • Research and teaching statements,
  • A vision statement,
  • Names and contact information for three referees.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

TEACHING FACULTY POSITIONS

Systems Engineering Lecturer

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The School of Engineering Science (ENSC) at Simon Fraser University, located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a faculty teaching position at the rank of Lecturer, starting as early as Summer 2022.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of the ENSC school and their primary responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Developing course content, and teaching a regular course load (5 per year), in areas such as:
    • Control Systems
    • Electromechanical Systems
    • CAD/CAM Engineering
    • Reliability
  • Preference may be given to the applicants with background/experience in Biomedical, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation.
  • Contributing actively in building a vibrant culture in the ENSC program, with service contributions that might include a lead role in an area such as:
    • Academic integrity and Student Conduct
    • Broad based admissions, recruiting and outreach
    • Experiential learning and capstone project coordination
    • Curriculum development and management (undergraduate or graduate), and Accreditation
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Library liaison
    • Safety
    • Student liaison

The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in mechanical/electrical/computer engineering, engineering physics, or a closely related discipline
  • Proven excellence in developing and teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate levels
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a team based working culture
  • Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Industrial experience is treated as an asset

The undergraduate program within Engineering Science is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The successful candidate should either have a Canadian Professional Engineering licence or at a minimum secure such qualification as soon as possible (preferably within 1-2 years of the initial appointment). For the requirements for a P.Eng. Licence see the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world and has been ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as the top comprehensive university in Canada for 12 out of the last 13 years. The School of Engineering Science currently has 28 faculty members, 120 graduate students, and more than 1100 undergraduate students. The school prides itself in its excellent researchers and facilities, as well as high-quality engaged students. The School of Engineering Science is home to the current Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon Region.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening will commence on January 15th 2022.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system: http://www.sfu.ca/engineering/job-postings.html

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Names and contact information of three referees

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

SFU is an institution whose strength is based on its shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.