Applied Sciences

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Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. The School has multiple openings and will consider applications at all ranks, including assistant, associate, and full professor. Excellent applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered. Applicants with research focus on computer security, networks and systems, and software engineering are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research. In addition, a record of (or in the case of junior candidates, a potential for) high-quality graduate student supervision and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. A Ph.D. in computer science or related area is required by the start of the appointment. Candidates with a commitment to the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science are especially encouraged to apply.

SFU School of Computing Science has consistently been ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. The School currently has 65 faculty members, 400 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and 2,000 undergraduate majors. SFU is located in Metro Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world.

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of at least three referees to our on-line application system at:

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2021. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed as far as the positions are still open. The positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Any inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to

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 the university.

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:

Mechatronic Systems Engineering: Teaching Stream Faculty [Mechatronics]

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations - is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for a Teaching-Stream Faculty.

SFU has ranked as Canada’s number one comprehensive university for 12 of the past 13 years by the Maclean’s University Ranking Guide. SFU has three unique campuses in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver. The Surrey campus houses SFU’s novel and cutting-edge initiatives in mechatronics, sustainable energy, computing science, neurotechnology, digital technology, and entrepreneurial programs. Conveniently located within the downtown core of the City of Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia, SFU’s Surrey campus is growing rapidly as a major education, research and innovation hub. MSE is determined to drive Canada’s innovation in manufacturing, bio-mechatronics, energy, and intelligent systems as one of the leading schools in the country. MSE provides unique education and research opportunities at the intersection of mechanical, electrical, system design and computer engineering.

We invite applications for a continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. We welcome applications from talented educators interested in growing their career in developing and teaching courses in areas relevant to mechatronics in general and preferably including the fields described below. The successful candidate will report to the Director of the MSE School.

Main responsibilities include:

The lecturer will teach 5 courses per year as per current regulations, including a mix of core, elective undergraduate and graduate courses within the MSE program, and may contribute expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Mechatronic Systems,
  • Design for Manufacturing,
  • Finite Element Modeling,
  • Sensors and Actuators,
  • Robotics.

Contributing actively to building a vibrant culture in the MSE School, with service contributions that may include a lead role in areas such as:

  • Academic Integrity and Student Conduct,
  • Broad-based admissions, recruiting, and outreach,
  • Experiential learning and capstone project coordination,
  • Curriculum management (undergraduate or graduate) and Accreditation,
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • Library liaison,
  • Safety,
  • Space allocation,
  • Student liaison.

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

  • Ph.D. in mechanical, mechatronics, or a related engineering discipline,
  • Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position,
  • Significant practical experience in professional engineering activities,
  • Proven track record of developing and teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate levels,
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a thoughtful and engaged work culture,
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability in engineering practice.

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.  The screening will commence on 13 September 2021.  

To apply, submit the following to our online application system (

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of teaching,
  • Names and contact information of three referees.

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

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at Simon Fraser University is expanding. With over 4,000 undergraduate students, 650 graduate students, and 120 faculty members, the faculty is embarking on an exciting growth period. We fully expect the next five years will place the disciplines within our faculty among the best in the world.  Core drivers for the faculty include a commitment to excellence at the highest level possible, engagement with industry, a responsibility to drive social change, and empowering our students, staff, and faculty to embrace diversity and collaboration to increase innovation.

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 workforce, 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.