Arts and Social Sciences

Posted positions are listed below each department.  If no positions are listed, please check the department's web site.

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, starting September 1, 2018.

DUTIES: To undertake research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and service in the School of Criminology. For one of the two positions, a legally trained candidate would be preferred. The area of specialization for each position is open.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must hold either 1) a Ph.D. in Criminology or related field, or 2) a J.D./LL.B.,  LL.M. and research-based doctorate in law by the employment start date, in addition to having demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the field of Criminology. The area of specialization for each position is open; however, a legally trained person is preferred for one of the two positions.

Candidates will be expected to develop the ability to conduct innovative research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. All applicants must have a strong, evolving publication record, providing evidence of excellence in research of the highest international caliber, demonstrated by publications that make a significant contribution to the literature, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Further support can be provided by high quality working papers, presentations at significant international conferences, accolades and awards.

Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, highly positive teaching evaluations, strong endorsements from referees, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills.

The School has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D.

There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including:

  • the Criminology Research Centre,
  • the Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
  • the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre
  • the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies
  • the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute
  • the Centre for Forensic Research and,
  • the Centre for Restorative Justice.

The teaching faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 28 members.

NOTE: 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.

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

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

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.

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin December 4, 2017. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, including a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a sample publication, and a statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of teaching evaluations, to the Director of the School of Criminology at the address below.

Send e-mail applications and attachments to: crimsec@sfu.ca or mail hard copy applications to:

Professor David MacAlister
Director, School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Lecturer, Three Year Term

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one three year Term Lectureship, starting September 1, 2018.

DUTIES: To undertake research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and service in the School of Criminology, in addition to creating, coordinating, and administering a new field placement program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must hold either 1) a Ph.D. in Criminology or related field, or 2) a J.D./LL.B., plus LL.M. or research-based doctorate in law by the employment start date. The area of specialization is open. All applicants must have a demonstrated ability to oversee a field placement program and to teach undergraduate criminology courses.

The School has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D.

There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including:

  • the Criminology Research Centre
  • the Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
  • the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre
  • the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies
  • the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute
  • the Centre for Forensic Research and,
  • the Centre for Restorative Justice.

The teaching faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 28 members.

NOTE: 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.

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

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

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

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin December 4, 2017. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and a sample publication, to the Director of the School of Criminology at the address below.

Send e-mail applications and attachments to: crimsec@sfu.ca or mail hard copy applications to:

Professor David MacAlister
Director, School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Senior Lecturer - Continuing Position

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University seeks to make a continuing teaching faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Lecturer.

The expected starting date is September 1, 2018. Normally, faculty members holding a continuing teaching position will teach eight one-term courses across three terms annually. The teaching assignment will be based on the needs of the department and may include introductory, intermediate and/or advanced courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics along with undergraduate field courses.

The candidate must hold a PhD in economics or a closely related field by the employment start date and have significant teaching experience in post-secondary education. Strong evidence of teaching excellence is the primary criteria for this position.

Applications must include a CV and a teaching dossier which should include:

(1) a two-page summary which describes your contributions to and philosophy of teaching including work done on curriculum development and pedagogical innovation;

(2) a one-page summary which describes the evidence related to the quality of your teaching performance;

(3) the syllabi and final exams of the most recent courses taught (submitted as a single pdf for up to eight courses); and

(4) teaching evaluations for the most recent courses taught, including both raw data and summary statistics (submitted as a single pdf for up to eight courses).

You will also be asked to provide three letters of reference. Please note that these letters should explicitly address your teaching achievements and skills.

Application instructions are available on our website  

Direct email inquiries to econhire@sfu.ca

The Department will start reviewing applications as of March 15, 2018. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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

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.

Assistant or Associate Professor - Tenure-Track

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The expected starting date is September 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates in the areas of environmental and/or health economics. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration. Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. The candidate must hold a PhD in economics or a closely related field by the employment start date and be well qualified to teach at the PhD level although teaching at all levels is expected.

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.

Applications must include a CV, three confidential reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and samples of research papers.

Application instructions are available on our website. The Department will start reviewing applications by November 30, 2017.

Direct email inquiries to econhire@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.

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

The Department of First Nations Studies and the School of Public Policy invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2018. The position will be a joint appointment (75% First Nations Studies/25% Public Policy) with an administrative home in First Nations Studies. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: political science, economics, sociology, and research methodologies, with analysis focused on topics of interest to diverse Indigenous communities.

Ideal candidates will show promise in research and educational leadership in the area of public policy and Indigenous peoples. They will have teaching and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context and extensive knowledge of historic and contemporary Indigenous issues. They will bring relevant teaching methods to teaching First Nations Studies lower and upper-level undergraduate courses, as well as graduate courses in the School for Public Policy. Our preference will be for candidates with strong Indigenous cultural knowledge, experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations.

Simon Fraser University is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. SFU is committed to supporting Indigenous scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success, and to implementing the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Applicants should have a PhD by the time of appointment; however, individuals holding a graduate degree and significant professional experience in public policy analysis, especially regarding Indigenous concerns, are encouraged to apply. Applications should include: a cover letter addressing qualifications as stated here, a curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover.

Check respective web sites for more information about the Department of First Nations Studies or the School of Public Policy.

Applications in doc, docx, or pdf format can be sent to the attention of the Chair to first_nations@sfu.ca.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 16 until April 8th. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. This position is subject to availability of funding.

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; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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

Senior Lecturer in Gender, Environment, and Urban Communities

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Graduate Urban Studies Program invite applications for a Senior Lecturer in Gender, Environment, and Urban Communities. The position is subject to availability of funding.

The position will be a joint appointment (75% GSWS/25% Urban Studies) with an administrative home in GSWS. The effective start date is 1 September, 2018. The preferred candidate should bring interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and demonstrate successful teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate should be able to teach graduate level courses including Research Methods (in both departments), Urban Housing, and Sex and Gender in Urban Communities.

Additionally the candidate should demonstrate success and expertise in intersectional and interdisciplinary teaching at the undergraduate level and have teaching expertise in GSWS undergraduate courses including Gender and Public Policy; Gender and the Environment; Research Methods; and designated quantitative courses.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in experiential learning, show how their pedagogy will intersect with community-engaged learning in the Lower Mainland and beyond, and demonstrate engagement and connections with municipal government. Candidates should propose how their teaching and service at the department, university, and community level will bring synergy to both units in the joint appointment.

Applicants, please submit electronically the following documents:

  • covering letter
  • curriculum vitae, and,
  •  teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, and sample for the following courses: a graduate level research methods course for GSWS, a graduate level research methods course for Urban Studies, an undergraduate level quantitative course in GSWS, and an additional syllabus related to any of the above listed courses.)

Candidates, please provide the names of three academic references. Reference letters for shortlisted candidates will be required at a later date.

All materials should be sent to Roberta Neilson, Department Manager, at: srlecad@sfu.ca

Applications must be received by Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

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 LGBTQ-identified persons.

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

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

The Department of Gerontology is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Mental Health and Aging, and/or Ethnicity and Aging. The expected start date is September 1, 2018. The Department of Gerontology and the Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) at Simon Fraser University are internationally reputed for education, research and knowledge dissemination on multiple areas of individual and population aging.

We seek candidates who complement existing departmental strengths and have capacity and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department. View details about the Department and its current research and degree programs.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must hold a PhD in a related field, in addition to having demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the field of Gerontology. They will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in gerontology, successfully supervise graduate students, and participate in departmental activities. Applicants must have a strong publication record demonstrated by publications that make a significant contribution to the literature. Effective teaching can be demonstrated by highlights of teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations and evidence of strong communication skills.

This is an entry-level position (Assistant Professor) open to candidates with the equivalent of up to approximately 10 years of relevant experience as a faculty member in a continuing research faculty appointment. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin April 1, 2018. Applications will be treated in confidence and should include

  • a cover letter
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • a summary of research interests including a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • up to three recent publications (pdf format), and,
  • the names and contact details of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference.

Email applications and attachments (a single PDF document is preferred) to geradmin@sfu.ca and mail a hard copy to:
Dr. Habib Chaudhury
Chair, Department of Gerontology
Simon Fraser University
#2800 – 515 W. Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

NOTE: 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; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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.

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence September 1, 2018 in the Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University. The Program is in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and is administratively housed with the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. The academic home unit for the successful candidate will be within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and will be determined based on disciplinary expertise and research interests.

The disciplinary background of the applicant is open, but an interdisciplinary approach to labour issues is essential. We will give preference to candidates with demonstrated potential for an active research and teaching program in Canadian and British Columbia labour issues, although an emphasis on links between local and global labour issues is welcome. We also consider a commitment to innovative pedagogy and cooperative research with trade unions or other labour groups as strong assets. We particularly welcome applications from Indigenous scholars and those with demonstrated experience of collaboration with Indigenous workers and trade unionists, and First Nations.

The person who fills the position will be expected to teach at least two of the core undergraduate courses in our curriculum: LBST 101, LBST 202Q, LBST 230 and LBST 301W (see course descriptions here). Experience of teaching social sciences methods is an advantage. Applicants should demonstrate how they will contribute to and shape the expansion of the Program through new course development and participation in administrative and committee work. Applicants must be comfortable working with representatives of trade unions and other organizations in outreach initiatives, and with the Program’s advisory and steering committees.

Applicants must have earned their PhD or be near completion (ABD) at the time of appointment and have a demonstrated publication, research, and teaching record. Applicants, please submit electronically:

  • a covering letter and full curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, evaluations, and one course syllabus
  • a statement of research interests
  • samples of written work (no more than 3, one of which should be solely authored), and
  • the names and contact details for three referees.

Please submit the application package as one consolidated PDF. Applications will be reviewed starting 6 April 2018 but accepted until the position is filled.

Send all materials to:
Dr Kendra Strauss, Director of Labour Studies
c/o Jeanne Persoon, Secretary to the Director
The Labour Studies Program
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Email: sachrsec@sfu.ca

Simon Fraser University, and the Labour Studies Program, are 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; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 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.  

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

The Department of First Nations Studies and the School of Public Policy invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2018. The position will be a joint appointment (75% First Nations Studies/25% Public Policy) with an administrative home in First Nations Studies. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: political science, economics, sociology, and research methodologies, with analysis focused on topics of interest to diverse Indigenous communities.

Ideal candidates will show promise in research and educational leadership in the area of public policy and Indigenous peoples. They will have teaching and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context and extensive knowledge of historic and contemporary Indigenous issues. They will bring relevant teaching methods to teaching First Nations Studies lower and upper-level undergraduate courses, as well as graduate courses in the School for Public Policy. Our preference will be for candidates with strong Indigenous cultural knowledge, experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations.

Simon Fraser University is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. SFU is committed to supporting Indigenous scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success, and to implementing the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Applicants should have a PhD by the time of appointment; however, individuals holding a graduate degree and significant professional experience in public policy analysis, especially regarding Indigenous concerns, are encouraged to apply. Applications should include: a cover letter addressing qualifications as stated here, a curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover.

Check respective web sites for more information about the Department of First Nations Studies or the School of Public Policy.

Applications in doc, docx, or pdf format can be sent to the attention of the Chair to first_nations@sfu.ca.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 16 until April 8th. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. This position is subject to availability of funding.

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; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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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