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Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for tenure-track faculty. We have multiple openings and will consider applications at all ranks, including assistant, associate, and full professor.  Excellent candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate will be expected to lead a team of graduate students in research and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research.  A record of, or potential for (in the case of a junior candidate), 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. Strategically important research expertise is sought, that builds on or complements existing strengths.  Applicants with a commitment to the advancement of women and minorities in computer science are a priority.

Exceptional candidates may be invited to apply for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair.  Check here for details about this program. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has consistently ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally.  The School currently has 52 faculty members, approximately 250 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and more than1800 undergraduate majors.

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2017.  The positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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

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 welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. 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.

Faculty Lecturer Position

The School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a faculty teaching position at the rank of Lecturer, starting as early as Fall 2017. The main responsibility includes teaching 5 courses per year, primarily aimed at analog and digital electronics and computer engineering.

The ideal candidate would have a graduate degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a closely related area. If not already a Professional Engineer with APEGBC, the successful candidate will be required to fully register within 8 months of starting the position. Previous teaching experience, industrial design experience, and current Professional Engineer registration are definite assets.

The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and outstanding communication skills as well as great enthusiasm for new course and instructional laboratory development. This position is available immediately. We expect to begin interviewing by July 17, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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 welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

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.

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, plus the names and email addresses of three referees to our online application system.

Computer Engineering - Tenure Track Faculty Position

The School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Engineering, mainly at the Assistant Professor level, starting as early as Fall 2017.  Outstanding candidates at Associate and Full Professor levels may also be considered.  Exceptional candidates may also be considered for a Canada Research Chair at an appropriate tier.  Strategically important research expertise that builds on or complements existing strengths is sought.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, graduate student supervision, and teaching in computer engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Senior applicants will have already demonstrated such excellence.  The ability to bridge disciplines is desirable. A Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or related areas by the date of appointment is required.  Candidates should have P.Eng. accreditation or at a minimum secure such qualification as soon as possible after appointment.

Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world and has been ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as the top comprehensive university in Canada 14 times in the past 25 years. The School of Engineering Science currently has 29 faculty members, 120 graduate students, and more than 1000 undergraduate students. The school prides itself in its excellent researchers and facilities, as well as high-quality engaged students. The School of Engineering Science is home to the current Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering.

The review of applications will begin May 29, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, plus the names and email addresses of three referees to our online application system.

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 competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems. The individual will have a broad perspective of analysis, design, and testing emerging materials and advanced energy conversion systems including fuel cell technologies, battery systems, cooling systems, and energy storage. This is an appointment at the Full Professor level with tenure, with a home appointment in MSE. We are seeking a chairholder with a prominent international profile and an excellent record of research achievements, publication, grants acquisition, as well as teaching and training of highly qualified personnel (HQP). The successful candidate will also have a track-record of national and international collaboration. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the institutional environment is also an asset.

In coordination with the MSE and SFU’s Strategic Research Plan, the successful applicant will immediately prepare a research program proposal compliant with CRC requirements. This proposal, and applicant qualifications, will be vetted by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat. The CRC position is tenable for seven years. Review details of the CRC Program.

This position is limited to current tenured faculty members at SFU. All SFU faculty members who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. 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 workforce, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, 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 who belong to underrepresented groups in engineering fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is subject to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat. 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.

To apply, provide a full Curriculum Vitae with details of research, teaching, HQP training, scholarly record, research funding, and collaborations; an outline of research and expertise as it applies specifically to requirements identified in the position description; and the names and email addresses of three referees who are experts in the field, and who are compliant with established CRC criteria.

Submit applications to:
Dr. Farid Golnaraghi
Director, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Simon Fraser University
Surrey, BC

by 4:00 pm, January 10, 2018. This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2018. Applications and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Farid Golnaraghi at msedsec@sfu.ca

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