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Canada Research Chairs (Tier 2) Indigenous Governance, Indigenous Governance in Education, and Indigenous Governance in Health and Wellness | Date posted: December 15, 2020

Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities for the 2021–22 academic year.

The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship Program in the Humanities, supported by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Endowment for the Humanities, exists to promote the humanities and arts—broadly conceived—as important sites of creative practice and critical engagement with the major concerns of our times.

Resident Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be emerging or established engaged academic scholars, artists, knowledge keepers, practitioners or writers in the humanities and arts who will help us imagine how we can make the world we live in better through acts of world-making in the creative arts and/or publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities.

Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will engage in activities while in residence that may include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, and community and public outreach. Through their performance, creation, research, and other interactions with faculty and students in these activities, they will enhance not only their own intellectual and creative horizons but that of the university and wider community as well.

SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms, of four months each; normally, fellowships will be held for one academic year (September to August), but can be held for one or two terms (September to December and/or January to April and/or May to August). The stipend associated with the fellowship is CAD 20,000 per semester (up to CAD 60,000 for a year).

Over the course of their fellowship, as part of the set of activities undertaken while in residence, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be expected to deliver at least one public lecture, performance, or other form of community or public outreach based on their projects. They will also be expected to be available for informal, occasional consultations with students and faculty.

Application deadline: October 5, 2020

Applications should include a fully completed application form, a current CV and a cover letter outlining the following:

  1. the project the applicant intends to take up during the fellowship;
  2. the desired primary unit affiliation in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, as well as secondary unit affiliation, as applicable (secondary units may be any unit within SFU, and are not restricted to FASS);
  3. length of fellowship desired and why. 

Please email your complete application package to shadbolt_fellows@sfu.ca. A single PDF is preferred. Please include the applicant's name on the filename.

Note: Individuals who hold a continuing appointment or are students at SFU are ineligible. In addition, the project proposed in application for a fellowship normally will not bear a relation to work being done in conjunction with fulfilling requirements for a degree program in which the applicant is enrolled.

The appointment of all resident Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be guided by considerations of equity, inclusion and diversity, and with regard to ensuring that as a group, resident fellow appointees are appointed across a range of humanities and arts areas within the Faculty, and include Indigenous, emerging and established academic scholars, artists, knowledge keepers, practitioners or writers.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History for the 2021-22 academic year. The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is dedicated to the teaching of history, broadly construed, which is understood to include studies of the past, including the recent past, carried out within the departments and programs of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is appointed as a Visiting Faculty Member for up to any two terms in an academic year. SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Winter, and Summer terms. Visiting Scholars are expected to have extensive interaction with faculty and students, and to help stimulate discussion across disciplines. They normally teach one course or lead other type of relevant intellectual activity that will be open to students across the university. It is also expected that Visiting Scholars engage in public outreach, which could consist of a public lecture or take some other form. The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit).

Applications should include a current CV and a cover letter outlining the following:

  • a research plan for the tenure of the Visiting Scholar position;
  • a brief description of an advanced undergraduate/graduate level course. (Please note that students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds will be able to register for the course.);
  • a brief account of the public outreach activity, including topic to be addressed; and
  • names of 3 referees.

In keeping with University policy, the successful candidate will hold an academic position at another university, or an equivalent position at another appropriate institution.

Review of applications will begin on June 22, 2020.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Applications should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Tier 2 CRC in Digital Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities, Tier 2. The successful applicant will be an exceptional emerging scholar with interdisciplinary expertise in Digital Humanities. Priority will be given to scholars with a research focus in some aspect of Indigenous studies, either within Canada or globally. Consideration will also be given to scholars whose interdisciplinary research has a transnational and/or intercultural focus.

An emerging scholar is defined as an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria or direct questions to Chair, FASS Digital Humanities CRC Search Committee at fasscrc@sfu.ca.

The successful candidate will be cross-appointed in a primary (home) and secondary unit within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor, as appropriate. The appointment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Applicants will normally hold a PhD in their home discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to furthering cross-disciplinary collaboration as well as the continued development of the Digital Humanities hub at SFU.

Applications should include:

(1) a cover letter clearly identifying the preferred home and secondary departments

(2) a current CV

(3) a statement of research and teaching interests

(4) four (4) letters of reference

(5a) a scholarly publication or other suitable writing sample; and

(5b) an example of a Digital Humanities research project, with a brief explanation of the applicant’s role in that project.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018. All applications will be treated in confidence. Please submit all applications electronically to the Chair, FASS Digital Humanities CRC Search Committee at fasscrc@sfu.ca. Questions about the position can also be directed to that email address.

Simon Fraser University is located in unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at promoting equity, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. For questions regarding the CRC nomination process and SFU’s commitment to ensuring an open, fair, and transparent process please contact Suman Jiwani, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at suman_jiwani@sfu.ca.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see the Collection Notice.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Applied Microeconomics | Date Posted: October 6, 2020

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Applied Microeconomics including fields such as development economics, environmental economics, experimental economics, health economics, industrial organization, international trade, labor economics and public economics, with an effective start date no earlier than September 1, 2021. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in Economics, at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or of Associate Professor (tenured). Appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Economics requires a Ph.D. completed by the appointment start date.

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 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact SFU Institutional Strategic Awards.

The successful applicant is expected to significantly enhance the Department of Economics’ research strengths in applied microeconomics and to help sustain the collegial atmosphere within the Department. The Chair holder is expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to make significant contributions to teaching, graduate student supervision, and knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, policy stakeholders, and the general public as appropriate.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, applicants with outstanding publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Simon Fraser University is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to make a strong application for the CRC. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program, www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme.

Applications should include an application letter, a full curriculum vitae, research papers (including a job market paper), a short research summary, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and

commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. All applications should be submitted online through the EconJobMarket website, www.econjobmarket.org.

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 Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence December 1, 2020. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Jasmina Arifovic, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Economics, arifovic@sfu.ca.

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.

Simon Fraser University acknowledges the Traditional Coast Salish Lands, including the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.

Term Lecturer Position - Fall 2020 & Spring 20201

The Department of Indigenous Studies (formerly First Nations Studies) at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for two 0.5 FTE term teaching faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer for the period September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Each Lecturer will be expected to teach four undergraduate courses. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies, Indigenous literatures (particularly autobiography), Ethnoecology, History, the Digital Humanities, or a cognate discipline. A short description of our course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar, located at: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/summer/courses/fnst.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of Indigenous Studies team of faculty, the Lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Please note that almost all teaching at SFU in the fall term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. The requirement to conduct teaching through remote methods may also extend past the fall term and possibly for the duration of the appointment. Application to this position acknowledges that it is the responsibility of the instructor to adapt their teaching to these unusual circumstances. Assistance with adapting to these changes will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must hold a PhD, PhD-ABD (currently enrolled), or equivalent by the employment start date.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context.
  • Knowledge of relevant teaching methods for Indigenous Studies lower- and upper-division courses.

Documents required:

  • Cover letter and current CV.
  • A list of past courses taught at SFU and/or another University or College.
  • A statement of the applicant’s Indigenous teaching pedagogy.
  • and if available, a selection of teaching evaluations.

If called for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide:

  • A sample of a detailed (week-by-week) course outline.
  • Transcripts for course work completed at the graduate level.
  • Proof of completion of highest qualification
  • Three current letters of reference, including at least one from a department/school/program for which courses have been taught, unless the applicant has recently taught for the SFU Department of First Nations Studies. The letters of reference should be sent separately, sent electronically, by the respective referees.

Applications will be reviewed starting June 22, 2020.

Please address applications to the attention of: Dr. Deanna Reder, Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies, Simon Fraser University. Materials can be sent electronically to: indgsec@sfu.ca.

This is an entry-level term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered.

Each position is subject to the availability of funding.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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.

Tenure-Track Position in Clinical Child Neuropsychology 

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical Child Neuropsychology to begin as early as January 1, 2021.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on clinical child neuropsychology from a CPA- or APA-accredited institution by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Successful candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, must initiate the registration process within the first 12 months of hire and subsequently maintain registration throughout their employment.

We seek candidates who will contribute to and complement existing strengths in our clinical-child and clinical neuropsychology specialization streams. Candidates should have formal didactic training in normal and abnormal psychological development as well as child/adolescent expertise in neuropsychological evaluation and intervention.

Candidates should clearly demonstrate the potential to establish a strong research program focused on children, youth, adolescence, and/or developmental issues. Integrative, translational, and cross disciplinary interests (e.g., social, cognitive, affective, biological factors related to development and psychopathology) are desirable, as are interests in development, evaluation, and implementation of preventive and treatment interventions. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to research, teaching, and service that supports diversity, and to mentoring students who will conduct research with and serve diverse populations.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate training and departmental activities and service, and to fill undergraduate teaching needs in developmental psychopathology and other areas related to clinical child neuropsychology as well as graduate teaching in child neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment, biological bases of behaviour, and child assessment and treatment more broadly. Interest in and ability to provide clinical supervision is desirable. The candidate will be a member of the clinical psychology faculty within the Department of Psychology.

SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The psychology department at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website here. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psycclin@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of representative publications, and arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to October 1, 2020.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Deb Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
debc@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Assistant Professor - Behavioural Neuroscience (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience to begin as early as July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates with clearly demonstrated potential to establish a strong research program in behavioural neuroscience, at the cellular and/or systems level, using vertebrate or invertebrate models. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate training and departmental activities and service, and to fill undergraduate teaching needs in the neurobiology of learning and memory and/or psychopharmacology. The candidate will be a member of the Cognitive and Neural Sciences area within the Psychology Department, which currently has research strengths in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, behavioural endocrinology and chronobiology.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada.  More information about the Psychology Department and the University can be found on our websiteCheck here for information about neuroscience laboratories across campus. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver.  Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities.  It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Submit application materials electronically, via email to psycjobs@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of representative publications, and arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to April 18, 2019.

Direct inquiries to:
Dr. Deb Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6   Canada
debc@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected.  For further details see the Collection Notice

Assistant Professor Tenure Track Appointment in School of Public Policy

The School of Public Policy invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 15, 2021. We seek applications from candidates with a disciplinary background in political science and an active research agenda and teaching profile that centres diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to public policy issues and analysis. Applicants must hold a PhD in political science or a closely related field and be well qualified to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level.

This position is subject to availability of funding.

Candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths and bolster the capacity of the School as the School expands its contribution to undergraduate teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences through a planned interdisciplinary minor in public policy. They will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their service, teaching, and scholarly research activities. Research can be in any

substantive area of applied public policy analysis. They will also demonstrate an appreciation for and an ability to centre diverse perspectives and experiences and what that entails, for example, in making learning inclusive and accessible for students, in working with communities related to scholarly research, in establishing networks for students’ community placements.  As well, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to high quality research and teaching, and community engagement and outreach in a professional school of public policy. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to show educational leadership in the application of political science to public policy issues including as they relate to equity, diversity, and inclusion and issues of Indigenous rights and title. They will have an established record of scholarly achievement, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference.

Application instructions are available on our website:  www.sfu.ca/mpp/about/faculty-postings.html. Applications must include a cover letter, a CV, a one-page research plan for the next five years, a representative publication, a one-page teaching statement, a course syllabus on the topic of the political foundations of public policy at the graduate or undergraduate level, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three confidential letters of reference, a 1‐2 page statement of past or potential contributions that might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research and/or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, participation in training and workshops, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

The School of Public Policy is based at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus on the unceded territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəyə̓ m), and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. We are privileged to do our work inspired by their history, customs, and culture. By recognizing the unceded traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire through dialogue, our teaching, research, and outreach to create space for reconciliation and decolonizing practices. 

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2021 with preference given to applications received prior to January 18, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions, please contact sppjobs@sfu.ca.  Search Committee Chair: Dr. Nancy Olewiler, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3.

For more information about the School of Public Policy please visit our website: http://www.sfu.ca/mpp.html.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g.  parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

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 Specialist, 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 the http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.

Assistant Professor in International Studies

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 2021. We invite applications from historians and anthropologists with expertise in colonialism, decolonization, and postcolonial legacies. We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in the Middle East, South or Southeast Asia, or scholars with a global/comparative scope.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree by the appointment start date, demonstrated excellence in research, and strong teaching potential. Experience with applied research or translating research for policy or public audiences will also be considered an asset.

The School for International Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching programs focused on peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society. The normal teaching load for this full-time position is four courses per year, taught in two of three terms, with the third for research.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). We earn top marks for our world-class social science research, award winning students and faculty, and new library acquisitions.

Applications should include: a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 29, until the position is filled.

Materials should be sent in a single pdf file via email to intst@sfu.ca (letters of reference should be sent directly by the letter writers). In the subject line of the email, indicate the following information: “2020 Assistant Professor Application, (Applicant Name).” Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Tamir Moustafa, at tmoustafa@sfu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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.

Term Lecturer - School for International Studies

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two semester 0.5 FTE Term Lecturer position (4 courses) starting 1 September 2020 (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms).

International Studies offers undergraduate concentrations in International Security and Conflict; Comparative World Politics, Culture and Society; and International Development, Economic and Environmental Issues. View a complete list of existing IS courses here: www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/courses/is.html

Please note that almost all teaching at SFU in the fall term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. The requirement to conduct teaching through remote methods may also extend past the fall term and possibly for the duration of the appointment. Application to this position acknowledges that it is the responsibility of the instructor to adapt their teaching to these unusual circumstances. Assistance with adapting to these changes will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, a strong track record of effective teaching, and be able to teach in more than one concentration at the undergraduate level. A strong grounding in one or more regions is also desirable.

Applications should include a letter of application with a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching portfolio (brief statement of teaching philosophy, full syllabi and evaluations of courses taught, and a description of courses that you are able to teach). Applicants should also arrange for one electronic reference letter to be sent independently.

All materials should be sent in one pdf file, via email only to intst@sfu.ca, to the attention of Director, School for International Studies, by June 30, 2020. In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified: Term Lecturer Application, Applicant Name.

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Tamir Moustafa at tmoustafa@sfu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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.