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Faculty of Applied Sciences

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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 invites applications for a prestigious Senior Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems for Smart Cities.

The Chair will be expected to lead world-class applied research and HQP training, contribute to teaching, participate in service activities and lead innovation in energy technology. The goal is to create a Centre of Excellence in Energy Systems for Smart Cities at the SFU Surrey Campus in close collaboration with the funding partners and building links to other Canadian universities, government agencies, municipalities, and local and international industry. A key duty will be the building of a broad range of technical and funding partnerships to launch a major research initiative.

The Chair research will span 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.

This is a joint appointment between the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering and School of Computing Science, funded in part by the City of Surrey, Powertech Labs Inc. and SFU. 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 September 1, 2016

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.

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