ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History for the 2025–2026 academic year.

The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is dedicated to the teaching of history, broadly construed, which is understood to include studies of the past, including the recent past, carried out within the departments and programs of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.  The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is appointed as a Visiting Faculty Member for up to two terms in an academic year. SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Winter, and Summer terms. While at SFU, the Farley scholar will have the opportunity to interact extensively with faculty and students, and to stimulate discussion across disciplines. They normally teach one course or lead other types of relevant intellectual activities that will be open to students across the university. Farley Scholars are encouraged and supported in public outreach activities that may take a variety of forms. The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 55,000 (commensurate with the length of the visit). To find out more about what past Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholars have done click here.

Those applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents will require a work permit. SFU’s Faculty Relations team will assist with that process and a modest moving allowance is provided. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In 2025–2026, the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar will be hosted by the History Department, with the possibility of an affiliation with one of FASS’s other departments or schools. SFU History welcomes scholars engaged in the historical study of any time and place, including research that aligns with the department’s commitment to decolonization and Indigenization.  To inquire about whether the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History is a good match for you, please contact Steeve Mongrain at fassadri@sfu.ca or Jeremy Brown at histchr@sfu.ca.

Applications should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca and include a current CV and cover letter outlining the following:

  1. a research plan for the duration of the Visiting Scholar position;
  2. a brief description of an advanced undergraduate level course (suitable for students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds);
  3. a brief account of the public outreach activity, including topic to be addressed; and
  4. the names and contact information of 2 referees.

In keeping with University policy, the successful candidate will hold an academic position at another university, or an equivalent position at another appropriate institution.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization. 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.” Consistent with this principle, SFU works to 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. More particularly, SFU has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council [ARC] report, has recently completed a strategic cluster of appointments of Indigenous scholars across the University and on September 13, 2021 passed a motion in its Senate in support of the hiring of 15 Black scholars (hiring that is currently underway). SFU is also committed to developing curricular programs that incorporate knowledges historically devalued by the university. SFU’s Black Caucus and Queer Faculty Network are two examples of the faculty-led initiatives making safer scholarly spaces and uplifting the work of historically marginalized colleagues. The Farley appointment committee enthusiastically welcomes applications from scholars belonging to underrepresented groups. 

Personal information that forms part of an application is collected under the general authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, applicable University Policies, and the SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement. For further details see the full Collection Notice.

We acknowledge the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Samiahmoo and Tsawassen peoples on whose unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses reside. In so doing, we acknowledge Indigenous stewardship both past and present. Our words of recognition indicate our aspiration to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Anthropology

Cognitive Science Program

Criminology

Economics

Limited Term Lecturer

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for one full-time 1-year Limited Term teaching faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer.  The expected starting date is on or after September 1, 2024.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching macroeconomics at all undergraduate levels, and development economics with an emphasis on written communication. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration.

Qualifications

Teaching excellence is the primary criterion for this position. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Economics or a closely related field by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be considered.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • a strong record of teaching success commensurate with their experience;
  • excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level;

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.” We serve students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students who have diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants.

Duties

Normally, faculty members holding a limited term teaching position will teach 8 one-term courses across three terms annually. The teaching assignments will be primarily macroeconomics at all undergraduate levels, development economics with an emphasis on written communication, and possibly other undergraduate courses. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department, Faculty, University and to the academic profession through service.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of reference, and a teaching dossier which demonstrates your teaching effectiveness and should be submitted by May 31, 2024. The Department will start reviewing applications March 31, 2024. The teaching dossier should include:

  • a two-page summary describing your teaching philosophy, and any work on course and curriculum development and/or pedagogical innovation;
  • and, for the most recent courses taught (up to 8 courses):
    • instructional materials: syllabi, sample exams and assignments, grading rubrics;
    • teaching evaluations, including both raw data and summary statistics; and
    • a statement summarizing and contextualizing the evidence presented.

For full qualification requirements and application instructions, please visit: www.econjobmarket.org.  Email inquiries should be directed to ecchrsec@sfu.ca. The position is subject to the availability of funding. Please indicate whether you are legally eligible to work in Canada.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $84,049 to $98,057, dependent on previous relevant and related experience.

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”.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), TsleilWaututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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

Limited Term Lecturer (REVISED)

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for one full-time 2-year Limited Term teaching faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer.  The expected starting date is on or after Jan 1, 2024.  Later starting dates and/or 1-year terms will be considered.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching macroeconomics, monetary economics, international macro, microeconomics, and econometrics. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration.

Qualifications

Teaching excellence is the primary criterion for this position. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Economics or a closely related field by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be considered.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • a strong record of teaching success commensurate with their experience;
  • potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level;

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.  We serve students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students who have diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants.

Duties

Normally, faculty members holding a limited term  teaching position will teach 8 one-term courses across three terms annually. The teaching assignments will be in undergraduate courses across many fields of economics, including both core microeconomics and applied field courses. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department, Faculty, University and to the academic profession through service.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of reference, and a teaching dossier which demonstrates your teaching effectiveness and should be submitted by October 31, 2023. The teaching dossier should include:

  • a two-page summary describing your teaching philosophy, and any work on course and curriculum development and/or pedagogical innovation; 
  • and, for the most recent courses taught (up to 8 courses):
        o   instructional materials: syllabi, sample exams and assignments, grading rubrics;
        o   teaching evaluations, including both raw data and summary statistics; and
        o   a statement summarizing and contextualizing the evidence presented.

Application instructions are available on our website at https://www.sfu.ca/econhire/

Email inquiries should be directed to econhire@sfu.ca. The position is subject to the availability of funding. Please indicate whether you are legally eligible to work in Canada.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $84,049 to $98,057.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of SFU.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), TsleilWaututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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 the Collection Notice.

Lecturer (revised)

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for one full-time continuing teaching faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The expected starting date is on or after July 1, 2024. Preference will be given to candidates employing empirical or computational approaches to microeconomics, environmental economics, health economics, industrial organization, trade, economic history and public economics. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration.

Qualifications

Teaching excellence is the primary criterion for this position. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Economics or a closely related field by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be considered.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • a strong record of teaching success commensurate with their experience;
  • potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level;

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. We serve students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students who have diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants.

Duties

Normally, faculty members holding a continuing teaching position will teach 8 one-term courses across three terms annually. The teaching assignments will be in undergraduate courses across many fields of economics, including both core microeconomics and applied field courses. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department, Faculty, University and to the academic profession through service.

Review of complete applications will begin on October 31, 2023, with preference given to applications received by then. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of reference, and a teaching dossier which demonstrates your teaching effectiveness. The teaching dossier should include:

  • a two-page summary describing your teaching philosophy, and any work on course and curriculum development and/or pedagogical innovation;
  • and, for the most recent courses taught (up to 8 courses):

            o instructional materials: syllabi, sample exams and assignments, grading rubrics;

            o teaching evaluations, including both raw data and summary statistics; and

            o a statement summarizing and contextualizing the evidence presented.

Application instructions are available on our website at https://www.sfu.ca/economics/about/careers.html. Email inquiries should be directed to ecchrsec@sfu.ca. The position is subject to the availability of funding. Please indicate whether you are legally eligible to work in Canada.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $94,049 to $108,557, dependent on experience and inclusive of a market differential.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of SFU.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), TsleilWaututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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 the Collection Notice.

English

French

Lecturer in French (revised)

The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for one full-time continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer starting July 15, 2024.

The Department of French offers a diverse and innovative undergraduate program with a Major, Minor, and Honours, as well as a graduate Master of Arts program. For more information on the department, please consult our website at: www.sfu.ca/french/.

Position Description:

The primary responsibility of this position is to teach French language courses at the elementary and intermediate levels. The Lecturer will be responsible for assigned courses in the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. The successful candidate will design and teach service courses as needed by the Department in French and/or Francophone cultural studies. The holder of this position will train and oversee Teaching Assistants, which includes, among other associated duties, the preparation of exams and the evaluation and grading of students. The Lecturer will collaborate on language program and course-related tasks, including representation and promotion. They will also participate in departmental and University committees, meetings, and in the Department of French self-governance. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the academic community through service. Continuing professional development is expected.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in French, French Studies, Francophone Studies, French and/or Francophone Film Studies, Applied Linguistics, FSL Pedagogy, Teaching FSL, Educational Technology and Learning Design or related field in hand. We also welcome interdisciplinary approaches. However, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion by the start date may be considered.
  • We seek a candidate with experience in undergraduate teaching and demonstrated skills in teaching beginning and/or intermediate-level courses in the French language at the university or college level.
  • Native or near-native fluency in French is required. A good fluency in English is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach French language at the beginner and intermediate level from a global perspective, embrace new pedagogies, and inspire students.
  • Competence in planning and developing curricular material for French language courses, including online instruction and course management programs.
  • Ability to teach content and service courses from a global French and/or Francophone perspective.
  •  Ideal candidates will have experience creating inclusive classrooms and integrating decolonization, Indigenization, and reconciliation into their courses.
  • Experience in innovative course curricula is highly desirable.
  •  Ability to use student-oriented learning strategies and create a positive, inclusive, and dynamic learning environment in the classroom and group interactions.
  • The incumbent will bring an understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. They must show their ability to work effectively with and engage diverse students.
  • Experience in training and supervising Teaching Assistants will be an asset.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Experience with community outreach and recruitment.
  • Experience in extra-curricular activities to help promote enrollment in the Department’s Major and Minor programs.
  • Professional development, e.g., participation in conferences and workshops (the publication of textbooks or professional articles in the domain, while not required, is valued and supported).

To Apply:

Complete applications must be received by October 8, 2023 to ensure full consideration. Complete dossiers in French or in English are to be sent to the Chair, Department of French, Simon Fraser University, via email to frensech@sfu.ca and should include:

  • A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience, qualifications and interests for the position (2 or 3 pages);
  • A Curriculum Vitae;
  • A teaching dossier, including the candidate’s teaching philosophy and interests in curriculum and pedagogical development (1 or 2 pages) and a reflection on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in their teaching (1 or 2 pages). The teaching dossier should also include samples of course plans for beginner (1) and intermediate (1) levels.Three confidential letters of reference in French or in English to be sent directly by their referees to the Chair via email to frensech@sfu.ca.

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $84,049 to $98,057.

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

About SFU:

Simon Fraser University is in Canada's top ten research universities and has ranked first in Maclean’s Comprehensive category for many years. Located in Metro Vancouver, SFU has three campuses, which are located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices. Vancouver is consistently rated among the top ten most livable cities in the world.

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 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 workforce, including 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 for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the Collection Notice.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Gerontology

History

Open Rank – Tenure-Track - Indigenous Histories of the Americas and Surrounding Waters

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University, respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ íc̓ əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓ əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, on whose ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. We are committed to reconciliation through decolonization and Indigenization, telling inclusive stories about the past, and acknowledging different historical epistemologies.

The Department of History invites applications from Indigenous persons for an open-rank tenure-track/tenured faculty member in Indigenous Histories of the Americas and Surrounding Waters. Theoretical and methodological approaches rooted in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and Indigenous knowledges are required. While the period, area, and research specialization for the position are open, preference will be given to applications specializing in Indigenous histories of the Pacific Northwest or British Columbia, or in comparative or transnational histories. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

When it comes to all ranks, scholarship and teaching that is Indigenous community-based or otherwise contributes to First Nation, Metis or Urban Indigenous needs will be valued.  Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates, including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit candidates from Canada, Native American candidates from the United States, and Indigenous candidates from Mexico, Central America, and South America within Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and Indigenous knowledge.

Qualifications for Assistant Professor

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in History or a closely related field by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • establishment of, or potential for, a successful research program;
  • potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • potential for supervision of graduate students.

Qualifications for Associate Professor

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in History or a closely related field.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • establishment of, or potential for, a successful research program;
  • sustained success in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • potential for supervision of graduate students;
  • demonstrated contribution to the academic community and potential contribution to the Department, Faculty and University’s academic community.

Qualification for Professor

The rank of Professor is designed for those who have excelled in teaching and research and demonstrated commitment to service contributions.

 The candidate must demonstrate:

  • evidence of national or international reputation in their area of expertise, supported by letters from external referees of high academic stature;
  • evidence in excellent record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • established and a successful research program;
  • sustained success in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • experience with supervision of graduate students;
  • demonstrated contribution to the academic community and potential contribution to the Department, Faculty and University’s academic community.

Following its commitment to abide by the call of SFU’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Committee “to foster the development of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge, and methods” and pursuant to Section 42 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous and will bring to their research and teaching the perspective that comes from the lived experiences of those underrepresented in higher education, particularly the experiences of Indigenous peoples.  Such candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are requested to self-identify in their application via the Applicant Demographic Survey link (see link below in application section of ad).

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, including 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.

Applications will be reviewed starting August 15, 2024 and will be accepted until the position has been filled. The anticipated start date is July 15, 2025. The position is subject to funding availability.

Applications will be treated in confidence. The applications require completion of the Applicant Demographic Survey (https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/8CD37ZP) and should include:

  • a cover letter;

Candidates should describe their research and teaching, including their experiences with and/or understandings of inclusive teaching and how they have met, or would meet the needs of equity-deserving students.

Candidates should also share their personal experiences with and connections to Indigenous communities. Examples may include interactions, collaborations, or relationships, and reflections on how these experiences have shaped your understanding and approach to working with Indigenous communities.  

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a writing sample; and
  • the names and contact information of three academic and/or Indigenous community references.

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide additional materials related to their research, teaching, and community-based activities, and/or additional references.

SFU recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and diverse research and/or research outputs. SFU further recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness, research delays due to COVID-19) can impact scholarly activities.

SFU offers benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty. Please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Services 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 Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

All applications should be sent to Mr. Aali Mirjat, Secretary to the Chair, at history_chair_secretary@sfu.ca. Please contact Dr. Janice Matsumura, chair of the search committee, janice_matsumura@sfu.ca, with any questions.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

The Department of History is one of the 28 Departments and Programs within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Department has 26 faculty members, over 300 majors and minors, and nearly 29 graduate students. The Department provides courses that introduce undergraduate students to major world regions and cultures, historical periods, and social, political, cultural, and economic themes. It is deeply committed to encouraging students to practice historical thinking and awareness of different times, cultures, and politics as instruments of responsible engagement with the world today. Course offerings reflect the local context while also providing global perspectives. The Department also offers both MA and PhD programs.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. Candidates with experience commensurate with higher ranks may also be considered for appointment at the associate professor and/or professor rank. A reasonable estimate of the salary ranges are as follows:

  • Instructor (ABD Candidates): $98,340
  • Assistant Professor: $104,700 to $133,322
  • Associate Professor: $130,142 to $155,584
  • Professor: $149,255 to $181,027

Personal information that forms part of an application is collected under the general authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, applicable University Policies, and the SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement. For further details see the full Collection Notice.

Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in history

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History for the 2025–2026 academic year.

The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is dedicated to the teaching of history, broadly construed, which is understood to include studies of the past, including the recent past, carried out within the departments and programs of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.  The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is appointed as a Visiting Faculty Member for up to two terms in an academic year. SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Winter, and Summer terms. While at SFU, the Farley scholar will have the opportunity to interact extensively with faculty and students, and to stimulate discussion across disciplines. They normally teach one course or lead other types of relevant intellectual activities that will be open to students across the university. Farley Scholars are encouraged and supported in public outreach activities that may take a variety of forms. The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 55,000 (commensurate with the length of the visit). To find out more about what past Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholars have done click here.

Those applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents will require a work permit. SFU’s Faculty Relations team will assist with that process and a modest moving allowance is provided. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In 2025–2026, the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar will be hosted by the History Department, with the possibility of an affiliation with one of FASS’s other departments or schools. SFU History welcomes scholars engaged in the historical study of any time and place, including research that aligns with the department’s commitment to decolonization and Indigenization.  To inquire about whether the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History is a good match for you, please contact Steeve Mongrain at fassadri@sfu.ca or Jeremy Brown at histchr@sfu.ca.

Applications should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca and include a current CV and cover letter outlining the following:

  1. a research plan for the duration of the Visiting Scholar position;
  2. a brief description of an advanced undergraduate level course (suitable for students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds);
  3. a brief account of the public outreach activity, including topic to be addressed; and
  4. the names and contact information of 2 referees.

In keeping with University policy, the successful candidate will hold an academic position at another university, or an equivalent position at another appropriate institution.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization. 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.” Consistent with this principle, SFU works to 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. More particularly, SFU has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council [ARC] report, has recently completed a strategic cluster of appointments of Indigenous scholars across the University and on September 13, 2021 passed a motion in its Senate in support of the hiring of 15 Black scholars (hiring that is currently underway). SFU is also committed to developing curricular programs that incorporate knowledges historically devalued by the university. SFU’s Black Caucus and Queer Faculty Network are two examples of the faculty-led initiatives making safer scholarly spaces and uplifting the work of historically marginalized colleagues. The Farley appointment committee enthusiastically welcomes applications from scholars belonging to underrepresented groups. 

Personal information that forms part of an application is collected under the general authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, applicable University Policies, and the SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement. For further details see the full Collection Notice.

We acknowledge the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Samiahmoo and Tsawassen peoples on whose unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses reside. In so doing, we acknowledge Indigenous stewardship both past and present. Our words of recognition indicate our aspiration to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Humanities

Indigenous Studies

International Studies

Labour Studies Program

Linguistics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside. The INLP also acknowledges the unceded traditional territories of the many other Indigenous peoples where we collaborate in Indigenous language revitalization.

The Indigenous Languages Program (INLP) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to start as early as July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be appointed with the SFU Department of Linguistics as their home department. Their teaching and service responsibilities will primarily be within the INLP. The INLP was established by the SFU Senate and Board of Governors in 2018, following the university’s more than thirty-year engagement with Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia and Yukon Territory to support Indigenous language revitalization. Through partnerships with Indigenous community organizations, the INLP currently offers several undergraduate credentials, including a Certificate and Diploma in Indigenous Language Proficiency, and a B.A. with specialization in an Indigenous language. In collaboration with the Department of Linguistics, we also offer a Graduate Certificate and M.A. program in Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (see https://www.sfu.ca/inlp.html).

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in linguistics or in a closely related field by the employment start date. However, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. The successful candidate must have demonstrated research experience in Indigenous language documentation and revitalization focused on one or more Indigenous languages of northwestern North America, of collaborating with Indigenous communities in language revitalization projects, and will show connection to Indigenous communities. They will demonstrate the potential for developing a significant program of research and scholarship in the field of Indigenized community-based language documentation and revitalization.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach courses in such fields as theories and practice of language revitalization, the linguistics of Indigenous languages, or Indigenous language acquisition and pedagogies. We will give highest consideration to candidates who have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support proficiency development connected to one or more specific Indigenous languages, offered through partnerships of the SFU INLP with various Indigenous community organizations in British Columbia and Yukon. Candidates should also have experience teaching diverse Indigenous students, e.g., Indigenous students from remote communities, and ideal candidates will have experience developing Indigenized Indigenous language acquisition curricula for adults and mentoring Indigenous students.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 15, 2023 and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Applications will be treated in confidence and should include: a cover letter, statements of research and teaching experience/philosophy (no more than 2 pages each); a curriculum vitae; and three reference letters to be sent directly to the search committee chair. An additional letter should reflect their collaborative work in an Indigenous community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, and we thank all applicants for their interest; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. All applications should be sent to inlpmgr@sfu.ca. Please contact Dr. Marianne Ignace (she/her), chair of the search committee, ignace@sfu.ca  with any questions.

In accordance with the Indigenous Language Program’s commitment to abide by the call of SFU’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Committee “to foster the development of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge, and methods” and pursuant to Section 42 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, preference will be given to equity-deserving candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the perspective that comes from the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education, and particularly the experiences of Indigenous peoples. Such candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are requested to self-identify in their application. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $89,652 to $114,866. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position must have a PhD; however, PhD candidates with a solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. A reasonable estimate for the salary range if the successful candidate will be starting as an Instructor is $84,049 to $89,652.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness, research delays due to COVID-19) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have affected them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and diverse forms of research and/or research outputs.

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 Services 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 Specialist, 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 the Collection Notice.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). We earn top marks for our world-class social science research, award winning students and faculty, and new library acquisitions.

Philosophy

full-time tenure track | rank: Assistant Professor (revised)

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected start date is July 15, 2024. 

Qualifications:

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. Candidates must have completed their PhD or equivalent in Philosophy (or other relevant discipline) by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. Area of specialization (AOS): Empirically informed philosophy of mind or language. Area of competence (AOC): open, but ability to teach undergraduate courses in cognitive science is required.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • establishment of, or potential for, a successful research program;
  • potential for excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • potential for supervision of graduate students.

Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the University’s research excellence through a rigorous research program. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs and to supervise MA Students. A normal teaching load for a tenure-track Faculty member is an equivalent of four courses per year over two 13-week semesters. Finally, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department, Faculty, University, and the academic community through service. For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at: www.sfu.ca/philosophy.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV, research statement, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also arrange for a minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the search committee. Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to: philosophy@sfu.ca. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Endre Begby (chairphi@sfu.ca).

Review of applications begins on November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $89,652 to $114,866. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position must have a PhD; however, PhD candidates with a solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. A reasonable estimate for the salary range if the successful candidate will be starting as an Instructor is $84,049 to $89,652.

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, including 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 for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, refer to the Collection Notice

Political Science

Teaching Faculty Lecturer in International Security, Defence & Diplomacy, with support for the NATO Field School (REVISED)

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a continuing Lecturer position in Defence, Diplomacy, and International Security. This position will provide teaching and support to the NATO Field School (NFS) and contribute to the development of a Security and Defence Engagement program. In addition, the candidate will teach core courses and/or courses in their areas of expertise. The position will start when filled; preferred starting date is January 2024.

We seek candidates who have a strong background in Defense, Diplomacy, and/or International Security as well as outstanding teaching skills in a diversity of classroom settings. Relevant experiences in experiential learning (hands-on learning, field exercises, summer schools, simulations, case studies, role-play exercises, peer group learning, etc.) are an asset.

The successful candidate will collaborate with the NFS Director in preparing and teaching the NFS. The NFS is a growing teaching and engagement endeavour with an emphasis on professional placement of its graduates.

Duties

As per the SFUFA Collective Agreement, the standard course load for Teaching Faculty at SFU varies by rank. Lecturers typically teach an equivalent of eight courses annually. This position will likely be paired with an additional service role – involving logistical and administrative tasks to support the NFS – which may reduce the overall teaching load based on the level of support during their appointment in as the NATO FS administrator. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department, Faculty, University and to the academic profession through service.

Required Qualifications

  • The chosen candidate must hold a PhD in Political Science or in a related field, with teaching experience in Defence, Diplomacy, and/or International Security. Candidates with firm defence dates by Spring 2024 may be considered
  • Candidates are expected to show excellence in teaching large classes

Desirable Qualifications

The following attributes will be considered as additional assets for the position:

  • Academic expertise in the following areas: NATO; international institutions; diplomacy and negotiations; North American security and defence; Indo-Pacific security and defence; alliances and multilateral security cooperation; Canadian foreign policy; cyber information warfare and artificial intelligence.
  • Teaching experience in experiential and engagement courses, including field schools and security simulations for university students.
  • Professional experience in defence or international relations
  • Research experience and related publications that can inform teaching and enhance the classroom/field school experience is an asset Candidates must submit the following documents in a single PDF to pol_apply@sfu.ca:
  • Cover letter, including academic interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching portfolio demonstrating teaching excellence in experiential learning and simulations
  • List of three possible referees, to be contacted if the candidate is short-listed
  • Statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion (optional)

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received starting 15 September 2023. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2023. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to have three letters of reference forwarded directly to the department.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $84,049 to $98,057.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitment 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, including 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 is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada and was recently ranked in the top 50 in the world for engaged research. The Department of Political Science at SFU has a growing number of faculty in diverse fields and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. The department strongly believes in methodological pluralism. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website: http://www.sfu.ca/politics.html. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural, and ethnically diverse city and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

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, refer to the Collection Notice. Please submit all inquiries and application materials to pol_apply@sfu.ca.

Psychology

Tenure-track Position in Clinical Forensic Psychology (revised)

The Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is excited to announce the search for a new full-time tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to join its highly successful Law and Forensic Psychology Area. We are now accepting applications for a position to begin as early as July 15, 2024.

Position Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate who can strengthen the capacity of the Law and Forensic area with respect to research; the teaching, training, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students; and service at the university and in the broader academic community. To that end, the successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in Psychology at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. However, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD.
  • Demonstrated interest and expertise in research related to law and forensic psychology. Ideally, the candidate’s research interests will include clinical-forensic topics, but the innovation and excellence of their research will be of greater importance than the specific focus.
  • Ability to contribute to the Department’s Clinical Psychology Program through some combination of graduate teaching, training, and supervision.

Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the University’s research excellence through a rigorous research program. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs and to supervise graduate students. Finally, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department, Faculty, University, and the academic community through service. Preference will be given to candidates who also have skills or experiences that can help enhance the Department’s openness and responsiveness to diversity.

The Law and Forensic Psychology Area

Graduate training with a specific concentration in Law and Forensic Psychology was formally established at SFU in 1992 and quickly became one of the world’s leading sites for research and training in the field. Its overarching goal is to train students to apply psychological theories and methods to matters of law and policy for the betterment of people involved in or affected by the legal system and society more broadly.

Faculty members in the Law and Forensic Psychology Program, past and present, are recognized internationally for their contributions to research, practice, and service. At SFU, they have served in major administrative roles, including as Chair and Associate Chair and Director of Clinical Training in the Department. Outside the University, they have held influential positions as journal editors (including Law and Human Behavior) or as chief executives of major academic and professional associations, including as President of the American Psychology-Law Society – four times! The Law and Forensic Psychology Program currently has five core faculty and seeks to hire a sixth. Collectively, the core faculty members have a wide range of interests. Three faculty members have law degrees in addition to doctoral degrees in psychology.

An average of 25 graduate students each year are members of the Law and Forensic Psychology Area, enrolled in the MA or PhD programs. About 2/3 of those students were admitted to the Department’s Clinical Psychology Program and about 1/3 were admitted to the Psychology Graduate Program, which provides training in applied, basic, and theoretical research in psychology.

Read more about the Law and Forensic Psychology area at https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/about/areas-of-study/law---forensic-psychology/ and more about the Department of Psychology at www.sfu.ca/psychology.

SFU

SFU is located on three campuses across Metro Vancouver, nestled between the peaks of the Coast Mountains and the waters of the Fraser River and Pacific Ocean. With a population approaching 3 million, Metro Vancouver is a vibrant and multicultural region that is also beautiful, clean, and safe. It is consistently voted one of the world’s best cities in which to live and work. Established in 1965, SFU grew quickly and now is home to more than 30,000 undergraduate students and more than 5,000 graduate students annually. It has been ranked #1 among all comprehensive universities in Canada in 15 of the last 16 years.

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, including 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.

“Equity and belonging” is a core value of SFU and a key component of its strategic vision. A priority for the University is to recognize and honour the rights of Indigenous people, and in particular to respect and partner with the Indigenous Nations that host the University’s campuses. Within the Department, its Indigenous Reconciliation Committee works to eliminate the marginalization and under-representation that Indigenous Peoples experience in academic settings.

Read more about SFU at www.sfu.ca.

How to Apply

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psycclin@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement/dossier, and a statement illustrating your commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Also, please request three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately by referees.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to April 31, 2024.

This is a junior faculty position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

This position is subject to the availability of funding.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Stephen Hart Dr. Tim Racine
Chair, Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University Simon Fraser University
stephen_hart@sfu.ca psych_chair@sfu.ca

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $89,652 to $114,866. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position must have a PhD; however, PhD candidates with a solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. A reasonable estimate for the salary range if the successful candidate will be starting as an Instructor is $84,049 to $89,652.

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

We acknowledge the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ícə̓ y̓ (Katzie), kwikwəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses stand.

School of Public Policy

School for International Studies

Sociology and Anthropology

Urban Studies Program

Visiting Assistant Professor – Urban Studies Program

Simon Fraser University invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies Program from May 1 to August 31, 2024 to teach one-course in the Summer 2024 term.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • demonstrable knowledge of urban design and planning practice, theory, and history
  • the ability to connect professional experience in urban design with community and long-range planning, the development approval process and urban design review
  • demonstrated record of community engagement
  • research expertise in interdisciplinary scholarship about the city
  • evidence of inclusive and innovative pedagogy and excellent teaching skills in interdisciplinary settings at the graduate level, including studio teaching
  • A continuing faculty position at another university or an equivalent position in another appropriate organization
  • PhD or equivalent professional experience

Duties

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach URB 610 for the Summer 2024 semester. Below is the course description:

Urban Design: Integrating Theory and Practice URB 610 (4)

o     This course is an examination of urban design as a discipline that involves the environmental, aesthetic, social, economic, geographic, ecological, historical, political, and cultural aspects of the built environment. The importance of creative design, the interrelationship between the spatial organization of a city, its efficient delivery of services, the social, cultural and economic considerations of the public realm, as well as the process of change in our pluralistic society will all be considered.

  • contribute to the research strengths of Urban Studies
  • participate in service to the Urban Studies program, the university, and the broader community

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience and qualifications for, and interest in, the position
  • a complete and updated CV
  • a 1-page teaching statement on the applicant’s teaching philosophy
  • sample syllabus that the applicant has designed of a course relevant to the position. A sample syllabus should contain a list of course topics, required readings, and forms of assessment.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Anthony Perl, Director of Urban Studies, and submitted electronically to urban@sfu.ca.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by January 12, 2024, but we will continue to accept beyond that date until the position is filled.

Please consult the Urban Studies website https://www.sfu.ca/urban.html  for information and samples of courses currently offered.

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem First Nations on whose traditional unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  We are committed to reconciliation and Indigenization through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

SFU 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.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales. A reasonable estimate of the salary for this role would be $11,568.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This is an entry level position. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

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 the Collection Notice

Term Assistant Professor

Simon Fraser University invites applications for a one-year term position in the Urban Studies Program, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 15, 2024.  This position could be extended for up to two more years, subject to budgetary capacity.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • research expertise in interdisciplinary scholarship about the city
  • research interest in fields such as (but not limited to) urban mobilities of goods and/or people, sustainable development, urban cultures and communities, and urban research methods
  • demonstrated record of community engagement
  • a strong publication record and outstanding potential for research excellence
  • evidence of inclusive and innovative pedagogy and excellent teaching skills in interdisciplinary settings at the graduate level
  • the ability to work effectively with colleagues across disciplinary fields in the social sciences and the humanities
  • PhD in hand at the time of appointment

Duties

The successful candidate will:

  • enhance and expand the research strengths of Urban Studies
  • teach four graduate courses in 2024-25 from among the following possibilities:

URB 601         Urban Professional Development 1
URB 602        Urban Professional Development 2
URB 620        Urban Communities and Cultures
URB 645        Urban Sustainable Development
URB 660        Transportation and Urban Development
URB 670        Urban Research Methods

  • participate in service to the Urban Studies program, the university, and the broader community

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience, qualifications, and interests for the position
  • a complete and updated CV
  • the name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information of three academic referees
  • a 1-page research statement outlining the applicant’s research program
  • no more than one sample of writing in the form of a published journal article, book chapter, or a 30-page unpublished manuscript
  • a 1-page teaching statement on the applicant’s teaching philosophy
  • sample syllabus that the applicant has designed of a course relevant to the position. A sample syllabus should contain a list of course topics, required readings, and forms of assessment.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Anthony Perl, Director of Urban Studies, and submitted electronically to urban@sfu.ca.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by January 20, 2024, but we will continue to accept beyond that date until the position is filled.

Please consult the Urban Studies website https://www.sfu.ca/urban.html  for information and samples of courses currently offered.

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem First Nations on whose traditional unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  We are committed to reconciliation and Indigenization through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

SFU 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.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $89,652 to $114,866.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This is an entry level position. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

Please consult the current Collective Agreement between SFU and SFU Faculty Association https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/collective-agreement/CA2019_2022.pdf for detailed information about the terms and conditions of employment at SFU.

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 the Collection Notice

World Languages and Literature