Posting: senior lecturer in gender, environment and urban communities

October 25, 2017

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Graduate Urban Studies Program invite applications for a Senior Lecturer in Gender, Environment, and Urban Communities. The position is subject to availability of funding.

The position will be a joint appointment (75% GSWS/25% Urban Studies) with an administrative home in GSWS. The effective start date is 1 September, 2018.

The preferred candidate should bring interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and demonstrate successful teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate should be able teach graduate level courses including Research Methods (in both departments), Urban Housing, and Sex and Gender in Urban Communities. Additionally the candidate should demonstrate success and expertise in intersectional and interdisciplinary teaching at the undergraduate level and have teaching expertise in GSWS undergraduate courses including Gender and Public Policy; Gender and the Environment; Research Methods; and designated quantitative courses. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in experiential learning, show how their pedagogy will intersect with community-engaged learning in the Lower Mainland and beyond, and demonstrate engagement and connections with municipal government.

Candidates should propose how their teaching and service at the department, university, and community level will bring synergy to both units in the joint appointment.

Applicants will electronically submit the following documents:

  • covering letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations
  • sample for the following courses: 
    • a graduate level research methods course for GSWS
    • a graduate level research methods course for Urban Studies
    • an undergraduate level quantitative course in GSWS
    • and an additional syllabus related to any of the above listed courses.

Candidates should provide the names of three academic references. Reference letters for shortlisted candidates will be required at a later date.

All materials should be sent to Roberta Neilson, Department Manager, at:

Applications must be received by Saturday, December 23rd, 2017.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.

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