Applied Sciences

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Limited-Term Lecturer, Technical Writing and Ethics

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a 2-year Limited-Term Lecturer position in the area of Technical Writing and Ethics. The School is seeking outstanding candidates with proven track records of developing and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in technical writing, communications, intellectual property management, and ethics.

The School of Computing Science is among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally, with excellent research and teaching programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. SFU is located in Metro Vancouver, which is rated one of the most livable areas in North America. SFU offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a collegial and vibrant work environment.

Lecturers are considered an integral part of the School and they contribute to its academic mission of teaching and preparing computer science students for competitive industrial careers and advanced graduate studies.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses that cover topics such as:
    • Technical Writing
    • Oral and Written Communications Skills
    • Professional Ethics
    • Social Implications of Computerized Society
    • Research Methodologies and Intellectual Property Management
  • Contribute actively to building a vibrant culture in the School, with service contributions to areas such as:
    • Academic integrity and student conduct
    • Student recruitment and community outreach
    • Experiential learning and capstone project coordination
    • Curriculum development (undergraduate and graduate)  
    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Student liaison

An ideal candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in computing science or a related scientific/technical/engineering discipline. Candidates with a doctoral degree in non-technical disciplines, e.g., Social Sciences, may be considered provided that they have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in a computing-related discipline, or an extensive working experience in a high-tech company or a computer science department. Candidates with imminent completion of their PhD degree may be considered, however, a PhD must be completed by the start of the appointment.
  • Formal education and/or training in technical writing.
  • Academic and/or industrial experience of teaching and developing technical writing. communications, and ethics courses. 
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and group management skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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

http://www.sfu.ca/computing/about/job-opportunities.html

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 2, 2022.  Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed as far as the position is still open. The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Any inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to cs_faculty_affairs@sfu.ca.

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 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 see:

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in the following research areas:

  • Computer Security: network security, information privacy, vulnerability analysis, trust management, quantum security, and applied cryptography.
  • Systems: software engineering, computer networks, cyber-physical systems, and mobile computing.
  • Interdisciplinary: data science, human-computer interaction, computational biology, social computing, visual computing, and robotics.  

Candidates with a commitment to the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science are especially encouraged to apply. 

The School of Computing Science is among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally, with excellent research and teaching programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. SFU is located in Metro Vancouver, which is rated one of the most livable areas in North America. SFU offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a collegial and vibrant work environment. In addition, exceptional candidates may be considered for Endowed Research Chairs, which come with extra teaching releases and salary tops, in addition to the prestige and recognition of the chairs.

Successful candidates are expected to have strong research records and demonstrate commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and graduate student supervision; including the demonstration of creating inclusive classrooms and/or recognition of needs in support of a diverse student body. The School will consider applications at all ranks, including assistant, associate, and full professor, with the following expectations:

  • Assistant Professor: excellent research achievements demonstrated by publications at top venues with the candidate being the main contributor, strong reference letters, and broader impact of the research outcomes shown, for example, by research awards, citations, open-source tools used by peers, and/or technology transfer to industry.
  • Associate Professor: outstanding research achievements demonstrated by sustained publications at top venues for several years, strong reference letters from leaders in their area, and broader impact of the research outcomes shown, for example, by research awards, citations, open-source tools used by peers, and/or technology transfer to industry. It is also expected that the candidate has a strong research funding record, visibility in their research community, and leadership skills. Further, it is expected that the candidate provides evidence for effective supervision of graduate students as well as high-quality teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Full Professor: outstanding research achievements demonstrated by sustained publications at top venues over their career, strong reference letters from top leaders in their area, and broader impact of the research outcomes shown, for example, by research awards, citations, open-source tools used by peers, and/or technology transfer to industry.  It is also expected that the candidate has a strong research funding record and has managed multiple large-scale research projects. The candidate should be an established leader in their research community, and they should have made significant contributions to graduate student supervision and high-quality teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses.

Successful candidates must hold a PhD in computer science or a closely related field by the employment start date; however, candidates with imminent completion of their PhD degree may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of their PhD.

The deadline for receiving all application materials, including curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least three reference letters, is December 15, 2022. Please submit your application to our on-line system at: http://www.sfu.ca/computing/about/job-opportunities.html

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 cs_faculty_affairs@sfu.ca.

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 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 see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html

Computing Science at Surrey, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a full-time continuing Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position at the Surrey campus. The School is seeking outstanding candidates with proven track records of developing and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the computer networks, distributed systems, and network security areas.

The School of Computing Science is among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally, with excellent research and teaching programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. SFU is located in Metro Vancouver, which is rated one of the most livable areas in North America. SFU offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a collegial and vibrant work environment.

Lecturers are considered an integral part of the School, and they contribute to its academic mission of teaching and preparing computer science students for competitive industrial careers and advanced graduate studies. Lecturers fully participate in the administration of the School and have voting rights similar to those of tenure-track faculty on all School and University issues. Analogous to tenure-track faculty, Lecturers can be promoted to Senior Lecturer and University Lecturer (equivalent to Full Teaching Professor) ranks, and they can apply for partially/fully paid study leaves for career advancement and professional development.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses such as:
    • Computer Networks
    • Distributed and Cloud Systems
    • Cloud and Network Security
    • Web Systems Architecture
  • Contribute actively to building a vibrant culture in the School, with service contributions to areas such as:
    • Academic integrity and student conduct
    • Student recruitment and community outreach
    • Experiential learning and capstone project coordination
    • Curriculum development (undergraduate and graduate)  
    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Student liaison

An ideal candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in computing science or a related discipline.
  • Academic and/or industrial experience of teaching and developing networks and systems courses.   
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and group management skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

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

http://www.sfu.ca/computing/about/job-opportunities.html

Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 30, 2022.  Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed as far as the position is still open. The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Any inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to cs_faculty_affairs@sfu.ca.

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 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 see:

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html

Director – School of Engineering Science (Associate or Full Professor)

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is recognized globally for academic and research excellence. It is ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university and its vision is to be Canada’s most engaged university. SFU has three vibrant campuses located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional territories its campuses stand, in British Columbia’s largest municipalities - Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver—and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. By recognizing these unceded territories, SFU aspires to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The School of Engineering Science currently has 28 faculty members, 120 graduate students, and more than 1100 undergraduate students. The school strives for excellence in its researchers and facilities, and seeks to train high-quality students. The School of Engineering Science has most recently been home to the  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon Region. Current Faculty expertise is as follows: Information and Communications Technology, including electronics, computers, signal theory and processing, communications, radar, deep learning, and sensing; Biomedical Engineering including imaging; Systems including robotics; and Engineering Physics.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Director is responsible for the day-to-day academic and strategic activities of the School. A commitment to leadership, collaboration, and staff development is essential for a role of this magnitude. The Director will amplify the School’s mission of performing innovative, translational research and entrepreneurship, as well as fostering the School’s relationship with industry and community engagement. The Director will likewise oversee the strategy and development of new educational programs, certificates, and training to help our undergraduate and graduate students succeed in a changed and changing world.

The School Director is a term position with an initial appointment of five years that may be renewable for a subsequent term. The successful candidate must be appointable in a discipline within the School of Engineering Science to a tenured position at the level of Full Professor, and would resume regular full-time professorial duties upon the conclusion of their appointment. Associate Professors with exceptional leadership experience inside or outside the university sector are also encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide proactive leadership and operational management of the school, creating an environment that encourages innovative teaching and fosters internationally recognized research;
  • Develop and deploy new initiatives that enhance Engineering Science's domestic and international standing while improving relationships with relevant government agencies, businesses, professional bodies and the wider community;
  • Promote collaboration within the school and drive engagement with partners across the Faculty, throughout the University, and with other academic institutions;
  • Create a compelling strategic vision for the school that engages academic and non-academic colleagues, students and industry partners to strive for excellence in all activities;
  • Support the University’s 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.
  • The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:
  • A Ph.D., and ongoing engagement, in fundamental engineering research areas that relate to the School's research activities;
  • Have an outstanding personal research record of accomplishment and international profile;
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative qualities;
  • Ability to balance both teaching and research initiatives of the School;
  • Proven excellence in developing and teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a team based working culture;
  • Enthusiastic about supporting students and student initiatives, as well as engaging with them directly;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. However, screening will commence March 1st, 2022.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system: http://www.sfu.ca/engineering/job-postings.html

  • A recent curriculum vitae,
  • Research and teaching statements,
  • A vision statement,
  • Names and contact information for three referees.

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

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, 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.

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 Service 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 Director of 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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html