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 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.

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.

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