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Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems for Smart Cities

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada in partnership with the City of Surrey and Powertech Labs Inc. invites applications for a prestigious Senior Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems for Smart Cities.

The Chair is expected to establish a Centre of Excellence in Energy Systems for Smart Cities at the SFU Surrey Campus, jointly with the funding partners, and lead world-class applied research and HQP training, contribute to teaching, participate in service activities and lead innovation in sustainable energy technology. The research mission of the Centre will be shaped by the Chair in collaboration with SFU’s Schools of Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Computing Science, Powertech Labs Inc. and the City of Surrey.

Research can focus on one or more of the following areas: energy generation, transportation, conservation, recapture, storage and utilization within cities, including electrical and thermal energy, as well as any other renewable energy sources and related technology in alignment with the development of Smart Cities.

A key duty will be building links to other Canadian universities, government agencies, municipalities, and local and international industry, including a broad range of technical and funding partnerships to launch a major research initiative.

Candidates are expected to have extensive research experience and all the qualifications for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The ideal Chair candidate should be an engineer or a computer scientist from industry or academia with substantial experience and an exceptional track record in conducting and managing R&D in energy systems. A PhD is normally required and registration as a P.Eng. is preferred.

This position is contingent upon the applicant being accepted by NSERC under the Industrial Research Chair Program. The Chair appointment will be for an initial five-year term, which may be renewed every five years, subject to available funding and a review.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for Academic Appointment Competition will be collected. The position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University and funding partners. For further details see the Collection Notice.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2017.

To apply, provide a curriculum vitae with details of industry experience, applied R&D/teaching/training contributions, technology commercialization experience and the names and email addresses of six recognized experts in the area who would serve as referees. Submit applications here  

Direct additional inquiries to fasdo@sfu.ca.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) – Computer Vision and Machine Learning

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a prestigious Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. This competition is an internal search restricted to current full-time faculty members of Simon Fraser University. The appointment will be at the full professor level with tenure in the School of Computing Science.

We are seeking a chairholder with a strong international profile and established world-class research program in computer vision and machine learning. Candidates are expected to have a record of excellence in research, graduate student supervision, training of postdoctoral fellows, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, they have an outstanding record of securing external research funding from national granting agencies and through national and international industry collaborations.

A Ph.D. in computer science or related area is required. Strategically important scientific expertise is sought that builds on or complements existing strengths in Big Data research and applications. An attractive remuneration package and a start-up grant will be offered to the successful candidate. Applicants with a commitment to the advancement of women and minorities in computer science are a priority.

SFU’s School of Computing Science has been ranked in the top 3 in Canada as well as top 50 in the world, both in research strength and employability of students, by the Shanghai Ranking, US News, and LinkedIn. The School currently has 49 faculty members, approximately 250 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and more than 1,600 undergraduate majors.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, therefore only senior investigators with outstanding scholarly records will be considered. The position is tenable for seven years and renewable.

Please review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program. To apply, provide a full curriculum vitae with details of research, teaching and Highly Qualified Personnel training, scholarly record, funding and collaborations; and a 1-2 page research proposal along with the names and email addresses of six referees.

Submit all applications here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

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

The position is subject to final approval by the University Board of Governors and CRC Secretariat. This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2017. Direct inquiries to the Faculty Dean: fasdo@sfu.ca.

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