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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 2023-24 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. While at SFU, the Farley scholar will have the opportunity to interact extensively with faculty and students, and to 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.  Farley Scholars are encouraged and supported in public outreach activities that may take a variety of forms. The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit). Those applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents will require a work permit. SFU’s Faculty Relations team will assist with that process and a modest moving allowance is provided. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Previous Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholars in History have found places in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, English and History departments. To find out more about what past Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholars have done click here. For 2023-24 the following academic units are interested in hosting a Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History: English, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Global Asia, History and Linguistics.  To find out if the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History is a good match for you, contact: Mary-Ellen Kelm at fassadri@sfu.ca

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

  1. a research plan for the tenure of the Visiting Scholar position;
  2. 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.);
  3. a brief account of the public outreach activity, including topic to be addressed; and
  4. names and contact information 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 15, 2022.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization. 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.” Consistent with this principle, SFU works to 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. More particularly, SFU has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council [ARC] report, has recently completed a strategic cluster of appointments of Indigenous scholars across the University and on September 13, 2021 passed a motion in its Senate in support of the hiring of 15 Black scholars (hiring that is already underway). SFU is also committed to developing curricular programs that incorporate knowledges historically devalued by the university. SFU’s Black Caucus and Queer Faculty Network are two examples of the faculty-led initiatives making safer scholarly spaces and uplifting the work of historically marginalized colleagues. The Farley appointment committee enthusiastically welcomes applications from scholars belonging to underrepresented groups. 

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

We acknowledge the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Samiahmoo and Tsawassen peoples on whose unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s  three campuses reside. In so doing, we acknowledge Indigenous stewardship both past and present. Our words of recognition indicate our aspiration to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is Canada’s most community-engaged research university, with three thriving urban campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities: Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. SFU acknowledges the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples on whose traditional territories the University’s campuses stand. The SFU community includes more than 35,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty and staff. SFU is in the top tier in terms of research impact, consistently ranking among the top 20 Canadian universities in terms of its annual research income, which was over $150 million in the most recently completed fiscal year.

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) is an internationally recognized leader in broad-based liberal education whose strength lies in its diversity, high-caliber curricula, world-class pedagogy, innovations in research, and its vibrant academic community. With 23 undergraduate departments and programs, FASS has approximately 11,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students supported by over 300 faculty members.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will serve as a member of SFU’s senior administration with shared responsibility for the overall management of the institution. Through strategic and visionary leadership, the Dean will encourage an interdisciplinary approach, support academic excellence, and continue to enhance the advancement of research, scholarship and teaching. They will continue to build an enhanced student experience and will attract and support world-class faculty members.

As the ideal candidate, you will have an exceptional record of scholarship and a demonstrated track record of success in academic leadership. With a passion for academic excellence and the student experience, the Dean will be committed to collegiality, collaboration, and transparency. Through strong people skills, an inclusive approach and respect for diversity, inclusion and reconciliation, you are a proven relationship- and community-builder with the vision and strategic skills necessary to advance SFU’s academic mission, nationally and internationally.

This is an exciting opportunity for an academic leader whose passion, communication and strategic skills will enhance the reputation of the Faculty within the broader community.

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Assistant Professor

The School of Criminology acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, on whose unceded traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. We aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one full-time continuing faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 15, 2022.

DUTIES:

To undertake research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), and service in the School of Criminology including the development and delivery of courses online as well as traditional formats. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research at the highest international level, and establish an outstanding, externally funded research program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have research and teaching interests in reconciliation, colonialism, and/or engagement with Indigenous knowledges and perspectives; race, ethnicity, and criminalization; or, critical criminology more broadly. Ideally, they will have a demonstrable history of community involvement, including lived experience, or collaborative partnerships with First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Black, or other racialized or marginalized communities and organizations in North America/Turtle Island. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Criminology or a related discipline, completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter. Ideal applicants will have or demonstrate the potential for a strong, evolving publication record. Further support can be provided by publications that make a recognized contribution to the literature, accolades and awards, and other similar community-based contributions relevant to criminology.  The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness through their submission of a teaching portfolio/dossier that includes their teaching philosophy and provides a discussion of their experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching, mentoring, and how the candidate would meet the needs of equity-deserving students. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and developing undergraduate criminology curricula and be prepared to assist with the School’s development of innovative and inclusive course delivery options. This is an entry-level position. Only those eligible to be promoted or appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness, research delays due to COVID-19) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and non-traditional areas of research and/or research outputs.

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 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 who belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply; however, only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered.

APPLICATIONS

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2022.

Applications will be treated in confidence. All applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a teaching portfolio/dossier. Names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample must also be provided. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. All applications should be sent to crimjobs@sfu.ca. Please contact David MacAlister (he/him/his), Director, dmacalis@sfu.ca with any questions.

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.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF CRIMINOLOGY

The School of Criminology 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 International Cyber-Crime Research Centre, the Centre for Forensic Research, the Centre for Restorative Justice, the Institute on Violence, Terrorism and Security, and the FREDA Centre for Feminist Research, Education, Development and Action. The faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 30 regular full-time members.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Tier 2 CRC in Digital Humanities, Department of English | Posted: April 23, 2021

The Department of English at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities with an effective start date no earlier than March 15, 2022. The successful candidate will be an exceptional emerging scholar in Digital Humanities, with strengths in Indigenous, Black, or Asian studies; critical race studies; studies in empire and colonialism; or transnational and diaspora studies. We welcome all approaches, especially those open to multiple theoretical, methodological and historical practices that embody the field’s interdisciplinary, critical, collaborative, creative and experimental ethos. We invite research and teaching practices within the Digital Humanities that promote social justice, anti-racism, intersectionality, diversity, equity and accessibility.

SFU's three campuses are located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), ), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples, and our students are of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national heritages. Recognizing the unceded traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to foster and honour Indigenous resurgence as well as a plurality of decolonizing and anti-racist practices. The English Department at SFU, and scholars at SFU more generally, have been leaders in experimentation and research in the Digital Humanities. The candidate will join a department committed to a vibrant culture of research and teaching. The SFU English has 26 accomplished faculty, over 500 undergraduate majors and minors, and over 60 M.A. and Ph.D. students working in all areas of English studies, with notable strengths in contemporary Canadian, Indigenous, and diasporic literatures; environmental humanities; creative writing; print culture; and the Digital Humanities. We offer classes on three campuses in the metropolitan Vancouver area, as well as comprehensive distance education courses, joint majors, and opportunities for cooperative education. 

This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for exceptional emerging scholars in Digital Humanities, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of English requires a PhD completed by the appointment start date. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered.

An exceptional 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 SFU’s Institutional Strategic Awards Office or Dr. Carolyn Lesjak, Chair, Department of English at englsec@sfu.ca

The successful applicant is expected to significantly enhance the Department of English’s research strengths and 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 the scholarly community at SFU and beyond, and to mobilize knowledge to 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 and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are 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: 

  • a letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications;
  • a CV;
  • a research statement, including an example of your Digital Humanities research;
  • a scholarly publication or other suitable writing sample;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • confidential letters from four references sent under separate cover.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications will be treated in confidence. Please submit all applications electronically to Dr. Carolyn Lesjak, Chair, Department of English at englsec@sfu.ca.

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.. 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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Lecturer in French Language

Simon Fraser  University (SFU) is located on the Pacific Coast of Canada and has been ranked the #1 comprehensive university in the country in 12 of the last 13 years (Maclean's Ranking). SFU, Canada’s Engaged University, is the leader in post-secondary French programming in British Columbia and host of the Office of French and Francophile Affairs (OFFA).

The Department of French at SFU invites applications for a continuing teaching appointment at the rank of Lecturer, effective as early as February 15th, 2022 with duties relating to the development and teaching of French language courses at all levels. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Lecturer will be considered.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must have a PhD in the teaching of French as a second language, French language pedagogy or linguistics applied to the teaching of French as a second language; the PhD must be completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter.
  • Total fluency in oral and written French; a good fluency in English, which is the language of communication at SFU.
  • Evidence of excellent teaching skills, preferably in a North American context, and at least 3 continuous years of experience in the teaching of French as a second language at the university or college level.

Other sought competence and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competence in planning and developing curricular material for French language courses at all levels, including experience in teaching asynchronous and synchronous on-line and/or blended classes.
  • Demonstrated ability to use student-oriented learning strategies and to create a positive, inclusive and dynamic learning environment in the classroom and in group interactions.
  • Capacity to use appropriate (online) technologies to support learning.
  • Ability to train and/or oversee temporary language instructors and/or Teaching Assistants.
  • Evidence of leadership and ability to work as part of a team of language instructors.
  • Professional development, e.g., participation at French language teaching conferences and workshops (the publication of textbooks or professional articles in the domain, while not required, is valued and supported).
  • Some teaching experience and/or formal training in translation would be an asset.

Responsibilities include:

  • Full responsibility for the development, upgrades and delivery of three courses, or their equivalent, in each of the Fall and Spring semesters and two courses in the Summer semester (intersession of 6.5 weeks).
  • Training and overseeing of Teaching Assistants, which includes, among other associated duties, the preparation of exams and the evaluation and grading of students.
  • Collaborating with the team of Lecturers on language program and course-related tasks, including representation and promotion.
  • Participation in departmental and university committees and meetings and in the Department of French self-governance.

Applications:  Full dossiers to be sent to the Chair, Department of French, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC V5A 1S6, CANADA or via email to Fren_dir@sfu.ca (cc.: frensech@sfu.ca) and should include:

  • A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience, qualifications and interests for the position (2 or 3 pages).
  • A copy of a complete CV.
  • A teaching dossier, including the candidate’s teaching philosophy and interest in curriculum and pedagogical development (1 or 2 pages), and a reflection on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in their teaching (1 or 2 pages).
  • The teaching dossier should include samples of course plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels and student evaluations for the last 3 years.
  • Applicants will arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly by their referees to the chair, at the same coordinates as above.

Consideration of applications will begin on October 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants may consult the web page for information about the Department at: www.sfu.ca/french

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

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, 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.

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 academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking outstanding candidates for the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. The RWW Endowment funds a Junior Chair who is expected to perform significant outreach-based activities that bridge academic and non-academic communities.

This appointment will be a 2 year .5 FTE term research faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start September 1, 2022, with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year, subject to budget availability.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant will be an exceptional emerging scholar with:

  • no more than 4 years of experience after the PhD. Applicants should have a completed PhD by June 30, 2022.
  • interdisciplinary expertise in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, with preference given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following research fields: Data Justice; Global Indigeneity; Gender & Sexual Diversity in Religion, Faith, or Spirituality.
  • evidence of excellent teaching experience or potential
  • experience of, or potential to demonstrate, leadership in public outreach and event organization

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching a total of two undergraduate seminar courses each academic year, one of which will include a graduate education component. One of the courses will be delivered in each of the 2023 and 2024 summer semesters (equivalent of a 1/1 teaching load).
  • designing and delivering one major public event and engage in community outreach
  • in person and/or virtual participation in the RWW Travelling Speakers program which sends GSWS teachers to address colleges and community groups across BC and/or the Yukon

The Junior Chair will receive an annual salary commensurate with professional experience since PhD. Faculty salaries at SFU are determined based on placement norms and the SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement salary scales. The Junior Chair will also receive additional funds to support professional development, event outreach, and course development.

The application should include a 2-page cover letter that includes:

  • 750 word research statement
  • A description of proposed public conference, workshop or lecture series, and community outreach envisioned
  • Additionally, please provide:
  • A current C.V. which indicates date of conferral of doctoral degree
  • A one-page description for each of the two proposed upper division undergraduate courses

Please consult the Department’s website at http://www.sfu.ca/gsws for samples of courses currently taught by GSWS. Completed applications must be emailed to the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at rwwpost@sfu.ca and received no later than March 21, 2022. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the Department.

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

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, 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.

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 academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Lecturer

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a continuing teaching appointment at the rank of Lecturer, commencing July 1, 2022.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • expertise in new media and equity-focused digital pedagogy
  • interest and training in one or more of the following fields, including but not limited to: educational technology, interactive arts and streaming media, games design, massive open online course design, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality for online learning, experiential learning platform
  • experience in designing and innovating online and blended* learning, based on principles of inclusion, accessibility, and equity
  • evidence of excellent teaching skills including in online and blended* environments
  • the ability to work effectively within transnational and intersectional frameworks
  • PhD in GSWS or related disciplines in hand at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will:

  • teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in GSWS
  • teach elective courses in the field of new media and digital learning
  • lead development in online and blended* curriculum
  • collaborate with colleagues on developing digital learning practices
  • participate in departmental and university committees 

*Blended courses at SFU have at least one quarter and no more than three quarters of student learning integral to the course occurring in the online environment, replacing in-person instruction.

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience, qualifications, and interests for the position
  • A complete CV
  • The name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information of three academic referees
  • A teaching dossier which includes the following:

○ teaching philosophy as it relates to new media, equity-focussed digital pedagogy and other relevant     fields
○ evidence of teaching experience and teaching effectiveness
○ sample course syllabi (including course description, reading list, assignments, and other pedagogical    activities) for:

• an innovative online course in the candidate's area of expertise
• an innovated blended course in t he candidate's area of expertise

○ a statement (500-600 words) on how you would approach and innovate the following core courses in     GSWS:

• one 100-level GSWS course (100, 101, or 102)
• one graduate course in either Feminist Theory or Research Toolkit (822 or 800) 

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Helen Leung, Department Chair, and submitted electronically to gswspost@sfu.ca.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to January 21, 2022.

Please consult the Department’s website at http://www.sfu.ca/gsws for information about the department and samples of courses currently taught in GSWS.

Please consult the current Collective Agreement between SFU and SFU Faculty Association https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/collective-agreement/CA2019_2022.pdf for detailed information about the terms and conditions of employment at SFU.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This is an entry level position. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Lecturer will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

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, 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.

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 academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the  http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health | Date Posted: January 28

The Department of Gerontology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish peoples, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health to begin as early as July 2022. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for exceptional emerging scholars in Gerontology who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Appointment to a continuing faculty position in the Department of Gerontology requires a PhD completed by the time of appointment.

The Tier 2 CRC 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 parental 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. Appointment to this position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only investigators with strong publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS). The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/renew-renouvellement-eng.aspx).

We seek a researcher with a high-impact, independent research program in one or more areas in socio-behavioural health science with a specialization in aging and expertise in quantitative research methods and/or multi-methods. The successful candidate will have an interest in innovative interdisciplinary research and knowledge translation. Preference will be given to a committed and exceptional scholar demonstrating a program of research that can harness the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) data, as well as other major population health data initiatives in aging research. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) (https://www.clsa-elcv.ca/) is a large, national, long-term study that is following approximately 50,000 men and women who are between the ages of 45 and 85 when recruited, for at least 20 years. The ideal applicant will demonstrate clear potential to become an internationally recognized leader in aging and social/behavioral health research and develop an outstanding record of high-impact publications and sustained research funding from national and international foundations, research councils, and development agencies.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in research clusters and networks at Simon Fraser University, nationally, and internationally, as well as make significant contributions to departmental needs for service and teaching. The departmental expectations include teaching in topics such as advanced quantitative methods, program evaluation, and aging and health promotion. The chair-holder is expected to build research strength at SFU in aging and health and foster effective linkages amongst the Department of Gerontology, the Gerontology Research Centre, and other SFU units, as well as external agencies with mandates in aging and health research.

The position requires an individual who will promote a collaborative approach to problem-solving aging and health issues facing a rapidly aging population through research, teaching and service. The ideal candidate will also have established excellence in teaching performance, inclusive teaching pedagogy and mentorship, and the potential to attract, supervise and mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

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 these 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 institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

All applications should be submitted electronically to Ms. Anne Marie Barrett at: geradmin@sfu.ca.

To apply, applicants should provide:

  • an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching evaluations and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness and inclusiveness, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships);
  • two examples of refereed published scholarly work;
  • the proposed program of research (include an outline of the proposed CRC research program over five years, an explanation of how the proposed research aligns with and advances SFU’s 2016-2022 Strategic Research Plan, and a discussion of how this Chair would strengthen graduate training at SFU (2-6 pages single spaced); and
  • confidential references from four (4) academic referees, sent under separate cover

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  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist in Faculty Relations.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to March 31, 2021. Screening of applications will commence on April 7, 2021. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Andrew Wister, Chair, CRC Search Committee at wister@sfu.ca.

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

Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies

The Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time appointment of a scholar who will hold the 5-year, renewable Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies, starting July 15, 2022. This position is advertised as open rank and will be filled by either an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. A candidate for a junior Chair (Assistant or Associate Professor rank) will be a scholar who has a record of scholarly achievements well beyond that normally expected of a faculty member in that rank and who, based on their accomplishments to date, has the clear potential to make an extraordinary contribution to their discipline. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor will be considered. Appointment with tenure at the Associate Professor rank is possible.

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. Candidates must have research expertise either in Greek Language and Literature of the Late Antique and Medieval periods or in the History of Art of the Byzantine era. Additional linguistic or regional expertise will be welcome. The ideal candidate will have a successful record in their chosen specialization and be well regarded in their field. Applicants must hold a completed PhD in any one of the following fields: Classics, Philology, History of Art, or a clearly related area of expertise (e.g. History with demonstrated Philological grounding or Religious Studies with Philological and Art Historical expertise).

Duties will include research, teaching courses at the undergraduate level, graduate supervision, university service, and outreach both within the university and in the wider community. Ability to teach outside the advertised disciplinary focus, notably in other specializations within the broader umbrella of Hellenic Studies and Humanities (Ancient and Modern Greek Art or Literature and Language, or Medieval Art and Literature of the wider world around and beyond Byzantium), will be assessed positively.

The successful candidate will develop courses that effectively integrate their field of expertise into the curriculum and research profile of the Department of Humanities, as well as actively engaging in the research and outreach activities of the Department and the affiliated Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Centre for Hellenic Studies.

SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Humanities is a union between the Department of Humanities and the Hellenic Studies Program (since summer 2020) that reflects their shared commitment to dialogue across cultures in a manner that engages with ancient traditions and their receptions, by way of ideas, texts, and art. The Department boasts expertise in Classics, Classical and Early Christian Archaeology, Byzantine and Early Modern History, Modern Greek Literature, and Balkan History, as well as other areas in Humanities, including Asian Studies. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website at http://www.sfu.ca/humanities.html.

The holder of the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies will work closely with the members of the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies – in which they will assume active membership – to meet the mandate of the Chair’s Terms of Reference in a manner most conducive to strong research output and robust outreach among communities of Greeks and philhellenes in BC and the world over. The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at SFU is a leading site for the study of Greece's history, language and culture. More information on the Centre may be found on its website: www.sfu.ca/hellenic-studies.html.The SFU campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Metro Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city situated 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 consistently ranked as one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

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

Applications will be reviewed starting November 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants will submit electronically a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and SIX academic letters of reference. Original letters of reference should be submitted by the referees directly to Dr. David Mirhady, Chair of the Appointments Committee. Complete applications should be sent in pdf format c/o carolyn_richard@sfu.ca.

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.

The position is subject to availability of funding and the final approval of the Board of Governors. 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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Chair, Indigenous Studies

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is Canada’s most community-engaged research university, with three thriving urban campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities: Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. SFU respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories the three campuses reside. The SFU community includes more than 35,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty and staff. SFU consistently ranks among the top 20 Canadian universities in terms of its annual research income and impact.

The Department of Indigenous Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) which is an internationally recognized leader in broad-based liberal education whose strength lies in its diversity, high-caliber curricula, world-class pedagogy, innovations in research, and its vibrant academic community.

Engaging and interdisciplinary, the Department of Indigenous Studies encompasses a wide range of academic subjects. Our growing department is dedicated to research and programming that engages directly with decolonizing, anti-colonial, and Indigenous-led work — including the Indigenization of research, policy, and institutions. The department now seeks candidates for a continuing faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank to appoint as its next Chair as early as the fall 2022 semester, if possible. Appointment with tenure is possible.

We seek candidates with strong administrative backgrounds and experiences who are motivated by Indigenization and reconciliation leadership, exemplified by advocacy for Indigenous faculty, staff and students and active pursuit of the goals of Indigenization and reconciliation and continued advancement of the SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (ARC) Calls to Action. Candidates with a proven record of the following will be given priority:

  • Brings a focus on decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization in any area regardless of discipline.
  • Proven engagement with and connection to Indigenous communities.
  • Brings experience in supporting Indigenous faculty, staff, and students in creating pathways to success through Indigenizing curricula, policy, and practice, and facilitating career progression.
  • Experience in addressing social and systemic exclusion in relevant institutional systems, practices, and procedures.

Candidates will demonstrate an ability to make learning inclusive and accessible for students, to work with communities related to scholarly research, and to establish networks to support students’ research, co-op experience, and employment. Candidates will have a commitment to high quality research and undergraduate and graduate teaching, community engagement and outreach, and equity, diversity, and inclusion and issues of Indigenous rights and title.

The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies for an initial five-year term, renewable. The Chair will serve as a member of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences’ senior administration with shared responsibility for the overall management of the Department in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Through strategic and visionary leadership, the Chair will encourage an interdisciplinary approach to Indigenous academic excellence, and continue to enhance the advancement of research, scholarly production and teaching. Enhancing the student experience and attracting new faculty while supporting our world-class faculty members will be a priority for the Chair.

As a candidate, you will have a PhD or equivalent academic qualification in a discipline relevant to Indigenous Studies, along with a proven record of teaching, research, and service sufficient for appointment as a tenured Associate or Full Professor at SFU. You will demonstrate a sincere interest and commitment to the breadth of programming in the department and meaningfully advocate for the wide range of research and education taking place in the department.

With a passion for academic excellence and the student experience, you will be committed to collegiality, collaboration, and transparency. Through strong people skills, an approachable style and respect for diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation, you have a demonstrated ability to foster relationships within the University and the broader community with the goal of advancing the department’s academic mission, nationally and internationally.

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.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to funding.

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 in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and diverse forms of scholarship and/or research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in their previous institutional environment(s), 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

Ella Laure Hipolito, Senior Associate at Boyden at ellah@boyden.com.

To explore this opportunity further, please click Apply or the Executive Brief.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents (PDFs): a letter of application (articulating the applicant’s strengths in relation to the candidate profile and their vision for the department), a curriculum vitae, and a list of names for references including at least one reference that addresses their relationship with community. References will only be contacted at a later stage in the process and with explicit permission from the applicant. Applicants may be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later stage in the process.

Applications will be reviewed starting March 7 and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Simon Fraser University has contracted with an executive search service. Your personal information is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468) and the University’s policies related to academic personnel searches (http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html). It is related directly to and needed by the University to search for a suitable candidate for an academic position. The information will be used to evaluate candidates and provide the University with information about the best candidates available. Some of the executive search service providers retained by the University are based outside Canada and your personal information may be stored outside Canada. By applying for this position/registering with this executive search service, you consent to the storage of your personal information outside Canada. If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure and storage of your personal information please contact privacy@boyden.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking applications for one full time continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.

Duties:

Teaching undergraduate courses in the Department’s TESL Certificate program, management of a supervised teaching practicum, as well as providing service to the Department. Please consult the Department’s website at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics.html for general information about the Department and especially http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/TESL-certificate.html for details of the TESL Certificate Program.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be a specialist in applied linguistics with qualifications in the teaching of English as a second or additional language (TESL/TEAL) to adults.  They must also hold a PhD (completed by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter) in applied linguistics or a closely-related field. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach Linguistics courses in second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, English pedagogical grammar as well as introductory courses in general Linguistics.

To be eligible to be considered for appointment at the Senior Lecturer rank, a candidate will need to meet or exceed the appointment requirements listed above, as well as have demonstrated experience in the training of adult ESL/EAL teachers and knowledge of the TESL/TEAL teaching environment in British Columbia and the ability to supervise tutors.

Applications:

Completed applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2022, until the position is filled.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness, research delays due to COVID-19) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them.

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 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 who belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply; however, only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered.

In addition to a cover letter, the application must include the following:

  • A current CV
  • A dossier of sample supporting materials, such as course outlines and lecture materials, teaching evaluations, instructional workshops and training
  • A 1 to 2-page statement of post-secondary teaching abilities and interests, including an explanation of how the applicant’s background and experience have prepared them for teacher training and informed their teaching philosophy.

Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the Department. 

Applications should be submitted electronically to lingasst@sfu.ca in PDF format only.

About SFU:

Simon Fraser University is in the top ten research universities in Canada and has ranked first in Maclean’s Comprehensive category for many years. Located in Metro Vancouver, SFU has three campuses, which are located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices. Vancouver is consistently rated among the top ten most livable cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to the 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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html 

Assistant Professor 

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University, in conjunction with SFU’s new interdisciplinary minor in Social Data Analytics, invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor beginning July 15, 2022. The position is administratively housed in the Department of Philosophy with teaching and service obligations split between Philosophy and the Social Data Analytics Program, two courses per year in each unit.

AOS: Open. AOC: Open. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for research and teaching at the intersection of philosophy and social data analytics, including teaching the required course SDA 270 Data, Ethics, and Society (for more information, see https://www.sfu.ca/socialdata.html). Possible areas of philosophical specialization include but are not limited to ethics, social and political philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, computing science and artificial intelligence as well as applied research in these areas. Candidates with academic qualifications or relevant training within social data analytics are strongly preferred.

Duties include research, both undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of MA students, and administrative service in both Philosophy and the Social Data Analytics Program. The teaching load is 4 courses per year on a trimester system (two courses per semester for two semesters and one research semester). Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Philosophy (or other relevant discipline) by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter; c.v.; writing sample; research statement; description and documentation of relevant technical course work, technical certification, or interdisciplinary research experience; and evidence of teaching excellence. Applicants should also arrange for a minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the search committee. Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to:  philosophy@sfu.ca.  Each document should be named: [Lastname]_[type].pdf.  (for example:  Smith_cv.pdf; Smith_cover.pdf; Smith_writing.pdf; Smith_teaching.pdf). Inquiries about the search may be directed to Endre Begby (chairphi@sfu.ca) For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at: www.sfu.ca/philosophy. Review of applications begins on November 10, 2021, and will continue 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 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.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

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

Dr. A.H. Somjee and Dr. Geeta Somjee Professorship in Indian Political Development

The Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for the inaugural holder of the Dr. A.H. Somjee and Dr. Geeta Somjee Professorship in Indian Political Development (Somjee Professorship). The successful candidate will be appointed as  a continuing faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor, commencing on or after 1 January 2022, in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Associate Professor will be considered. Appointment with tenure is possible. Appointment to the Somjee Professorship will be for an initial five-year term, renewable. The successful candidate will have launched a promising career with a strong track record of research publications on development in India. The candidate is expected to have experience conducting field research in India, collaborating on research grants, and mentoring graduate students. 

The Department will consider all specializations within the field of Indian development, broadly construed, including rural development. More than half of India’s population lives in rural areas. Understanding these areas remains a significant challenge that is key to deepening democracy in India. Groups delineated by socio-economic status, caste, religion, gender, language and culture, as well as urban-rural divides, remain central to the study of India’s democratic pluralism.

The expectation is that the holder of the Somjee Professorship will train graduate students to conduct field work in India as well as help to support and enable research cooperation arrangements with universities and NGOs in India and across the world. As a continuing faculty member in the Department of Political Science, the holder of the Somjee professorship is expected to make teaching contributions to the graduate and undergraduate programs, contribute to the Department’s supportive and collegial working environment, and to make substantive contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community, . 

Applicants must have a completed PhD and have a strong publication record commensurate with their career stage. In parallel, a strong record in teaching, including in graduate supervision, is an essential part of the position.

Complete applications will consist of the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Academic writing sample
  • Three current letters of reference, sent separately by the respective referees, upon our request.

Preference will be given to applications received by 21 October 2021.

All materials should be sent electronically in one PDF document to pol_apply@sfu.ca. All questions regarding this position should be directed to Alex Moens at chairpol@sfu.ca.

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, 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 is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada and was recently ranked in the top 50 in the world for engaged research. The Department of Political Science at SFU has a growing number of faculty in diverse fields and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. The department strongly believes in methodological pluralism.  More information about the department and the university can be found on our website: http://www.sfu.ca/politics.html . 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. This position is subject to the 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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Limited-term Faculty Position – Lecturer in Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a 1 FTE (full-time equivalent) Term Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. This is a two-year position starting July 18, 2022, with the possibility of a one-year extension subject to budgetary approval.

We are seeking candidates who have an interest and a demonstrated ability in teaching courses at the undergraduate level. The ideal applicant will have experience teaching large classes in Introductory Psychology and in Research Methods with knowledge of delivering blended and/or online courses. Candidates should be knowledgeable about curriculum development and learning outcomes within psychology. The successful candidate will teach at both our Burnaby and Surrey campuses.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology (any APA Division) at the time of appointment. This is a junior Term Lecturer position.

Review of applications will commence April 15, 2022, with priority given to applications received by that date.  The position is subject to the availability of funding.

 Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a teaching dossier including teaching statement, course outlines, lecture materials, teaching evaluations, etc.;
  3. a curriculum vitae including details of all previous teaching experience;
  4. a statement of commitment to diversity;
  5. the names of three academic referees who are willing to provide a letter of reference upon request.

Application materials should be submitted via email to psyclec@sfu.ca, citing the candidate’s name and position applied for in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be asked to upload a short (15 minute) pre-recorded lecture focusing on undergraduate teaching, particularly Introductory Psychology or Methods.

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 website at http://www.sfu.ca/psychology. The main campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. 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.

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.

Inquiries about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Deborah Connolly,
Chair, Search Committee
Dept. 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 for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html

Tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology

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 Developmental Psychology starting as early as July 2022 Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on developmental psychology by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We encourage applications from scholars with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research who will contribute to and complement existing strengths in our Developmental stream. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate training and departmental activities and service, and to fill undergraduate and graduate teaching needs in developmental psychology. The candidate will be a member of the developmental 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 at http://www.sfu.ca/psychology. 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. 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. 

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

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

Deadline for applications is Dec. 30, 2021, but early applications are encouraged, and late applications may be considered.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection

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.

Term Assistant or Associate Professor

The School of Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University, invites applications for a year-long, 1.0 FTE term research faculty position, specializing in economics, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an expected start date of August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 graduate courses over two of SFU’s three terms (the Fall and Spring), provide service to the School, and contribute to the supervision of Masters in Public Policy Capstone students.

Established in 2003, the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University is home to the Master's in Public Policy (MPP) graduate program and the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). It is based on Simon Fraser University’s downtown Vancouver campus. Simon Fraser University is one of Canada's leading universities, ranked first amongst comprehensive universities many times by Maclean’s Magazine. For more information about the School of Public Policy please visit our website: http://www.sfu.ca/mpp.html.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in economics or a closely related field by the appointment start date and be well qualified to teach at the graduate level.  Preference will be given to candidates in the area of public economics, with teaching experience relevant to the School’s Masters in Public Policy required economics courses (Economic Foundations of Policy Analysis I and II), and with experience of public policy engagement. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring, and the ability meet the needs of equity-deserving students. This is a temporary position. Only those eligible to be promoted or appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

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 including existing required economics courses within the School of Public Policy curriculum). Applicants should also arrange for two electronic reference letters to be sent independently by email to mpp@sfu.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

All materials should be sent in one PDF file, via email only to genevieve_lebaron@sfu.ca to the attention of Director, School of Public Policy. Complete applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2022.  In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified: Term Faculty Application, Applicant Name. Questions about the position can be directed to Prof Genevieve LeBaron, Director, School of Public Policy. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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.

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 academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.

Term Lecturer

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a three- semester, 1.0 FTE term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer starting May 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 8 courses over three semesters and provide service to the School.

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

Candidates must hold a PhD, and/or PhD-ABD (currently enrolled) preferred, or equivalent by the employment start date. The successful candidate will have 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 including existing courses within the International Studies curriculum). Applicants should also arrange for two electronic reference letters to be sent independently unless the candidate has prior teaching experience in the School for International Studies.

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 February 14, 2022. In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified: Term Lecturer Application, Applicant Name.

This is a temporary,Term Lecturer position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Questions about the position can be directed to Ellen Yap, Manager, Academic and Administrative Services at ismgr@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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Assistant Professor of World Literature/Hispanophone Literatures

The Department of World Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University, invites applications for a 1.0 FTE tenure-track research faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of World Literature/Hispanophone literatures, starting as early as summer 2022.

Ideal candidates will show research promise in World/Comparative and Spanish peninsular / Latin American literatures. Candidates should also show potential in subfields of World Literature such as translation studies or film studies, and command of a third language outside of Spanish and English. The ability to creatively bridge literature and language in both pedagogy and research would be an asset.

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a rigorous and innovative undergraduate program offering a Major, Minor, and Honours degree in the cross-cultural study of World Literature. The successful candidate will be required to teach four undergraduate courses a year at both lower and upper-division levels of the World Literature curriculum. All literatures are taught in English translation and all courses are designed to feature a cross-cultural selection of world literature. Critical theory and academic writing in the discipline are also strong foci of the curriculum. A short description of all course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/summer/courses/wl.html.

Service is also a priority, and the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of involvement in our newly formed department, which alongside the study of world literatures in translation, offers foreign language instruction in nine languages including Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Application to this position acknowledges that it is the responsibility of the instructor to adapt teaching practices to the circumstances imposed by Covid 19 in accordance with Department and Faculty policies. Assistance with adapting to these policies will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter, ideally in Comparative Literature, Spanish / Latin American literature, or related discipline. We seek a candidate who has a demonstrated record, or promise, of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and commitment to inclusive teaching practices. This is an entry-level position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered.

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to availability of funding.

Complete applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching dossier (including a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, example course outlines, and teaching evaluations or equivalent demonstration of teaching effectiveness). Applicants should arrange for three confidential reference letters to be sent directly by email attachment to Rebecca Lockhart at wll_admin@sfu.ca .

Applications should be sent to: Rebecca Lockhart, Program Assistant, Department of World Languages and Literatures, at wll_admin@sfu.ca. Candidates should not send any additional materials with their applications at this time.

Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 15, 2021.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html