Applied Sciences

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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) – Sustainable Energy Systems Modelling

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems Modelling. This is an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with a home appointment in any of the Schools of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Engineering Science, or Computing Science. A joint appointment across schools or faculties is also possible. Sustainable Energy Engineering is a strategic priority of SFU; this CRC would complement a newly created academic program in Sustainable Energy Engineering, as well as other chairs in related areas.

We are seeking a chair-holder with a prominent international profile and an excellent record of accomplishment in research, teaching and training of highly-qualified personnel (HQP). SFU requires a Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related discipline, as well as eligibility to register as a professional engineer in British Columbia. The successful candidate would have a well-established funding record from national or international funding agencies for Sustainable Energy Engineering Modelling. An attractive remuneration package and start-up grant will be offered to the successful candidate.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see CRC website for eligibility details or contact SFU’s Major Project’s Office. The position is tenable for five years and is renewable once. Please review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

To apply, provide a full curriculum vitae with details of research, teaching and HQP training, scholarly record, funding and collaborations, a 1-2 page research proposal, and the names and email addresses of six referees. Submit all applications here.

As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an equity survey. This survey is voluntary and anonymous, and not affiliated with the application process. The purpose of collecting this data is to evaluate the diversity of the applicant pool and improve opportunities for designated equity group members.

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 work force, 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. Thus, candidates that belong to underrepresented groups in the Applied Sciences are particularly welcome to apply.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for Academic Appointment Competition will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice

The position is subject to final approval by the University Board of Governors and CRC Secretariat.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on March 5, 2018. Any enquiries may be directed to Dr. Eugene Fiume, Dean at fasdean@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.

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.

Lecturer, Mechanical - Continuing Position

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University-Surrey invites applications for a continuing teaching position at the rank of Lecturer.  

The successful candidate reports to the Director of School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) and his/her primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • teaching a regular course load (currently five courses per academic year) in the areas of Mechatronics and Mechanical/Design Engineering, including Computer Aided Design, Machine Design, Numerical and Computational Methods, Statics and Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Control Theory, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Optimization, and other multidisciplinary engineering foundation courses
  • teaching and participating in the administration of the School’s flagship Professional Masters Program is expected
  • performing service to benefit the school, faculty, and the university.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in engineering preferably in Mechanical, or a closely related engineering discipline
  • proven excellence in teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • excellent communication skills
  • eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position.

In keeping with SFU’s strategic vision which pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty, MSE is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. MSE is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities; and will embrace gender and sexual diversity. We are interested in candidates with a history of advocating for diversity and inclusion. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly 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 the Collection Notice.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, however, screening will commence on April 16th, 2018.

Applications should include

  • a recent copy of curriculum vitae
  • a statement of career objectives
  • names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three referees.

Submit the complete application documents as a single .pdf file to the attention of Dr. Ahmad Rad at msedsec@sfu.ca.

Lecturer, Electrical - Continuing Position

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University-Surrey invites applications for a continuing teaching position at the rank of Lecturer. 

The successful candidate reports to the Director of School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) and his/her primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • teaching a regular course load (currently five courses per academic year) in broad areas of Mechatronics Engineering, including Mechatronics Design, Digital Logic and Microprocessor Systems, Embedded Systems, Industrial Controls, Manufacturing Systems, etc.
  • teaching and participating in the administration of the School’s flagship Professional Masters Program is expected
  • performing service to benefit the school, faculty, and the university.   

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in engineering preferably in Electrical, Computer, or a closely related engineering discipline
  • proven excellence in teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • excellent communication skills
  • eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position

In keeping with SFU’s strategic vision which pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty, MSE is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. MSE is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities; and will embrace gender and sexual diversity. We are interested in candidates with a history of advocating for diversity and inclusion. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly 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 the Collection Notice.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, however, screening will commence on April 16th, 2018.

Applications should include

  • a recent copy of curriculum vitae
  • a statement of career objectives
  • names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three referees.

Submit the complete application documents as a single .pdf file to the attention of Dr. Ahmad Rad at msedsec@sfu.ca.

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