Applied Sciences

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.

Submit your application via: https://courses.cs.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-industrial-research-chair-in-energy-systems-f/

Direct any additional inquiries to fasdo@sfu.ca

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.

Candidates are expected to have a record of excellence in research, graduate student supervision, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in computer science or related area is required.  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.

Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has recently been ranked in the top 3 in Canada as well as top 50 in the world, both in research strength and employability of students, by the Shanghai Ranking, US News, and LinkedIn. The School currently has 52 faculty members, approximately 250 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and more than 1600 undergraduate majors.

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2016.  The positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, your research and teaching statement, 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 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.

Limited Term Lecturer

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a 2-year limited teaching position at the rank of Lecturer at the SFU Surrey campus, May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2019.  Main responsibilities include teaching six (6) courses per academic year in broad areas of mechatronics engineering courses such as mechatronics design, digital logic and microprocessor systems, embedded systems, industrial controls, manufacturing systems, etc.

The ideal candidate is expected to have completed a PhD in engineering preferably in Mechatronics, or a closely related engineering discipline. It is also expected for the successful candidate to teach some of our professional master’s courses including Engineering in the Canadian Context.  Excellent communication skills, previous Canadian university teaching experience, and registration as a Professional Engineer are also required. Additional relevant skills could include experience with programming, graphic design, and user interface design.  The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.

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.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, however, screening will commence on January 3rd, 2017. Applications should include a recent copy of curriculum vitae, a statement of career objectives, and names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three referees. The complete application documents should be submitted as a single .pdf file to the address below:

Dr. Farid Golnaraghi, Director
School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering 
Simon Fraser University
250-13450 102 Avenue
Surrey, B.C.  V3T0A3 Canada
email: mfgolnar@sfu.ca

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