Arts and Social Sciences

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Tier 2 CRC in Digital Humanities

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

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

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

Applications should include:

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

(2) a current CV

(3) a statement of research and teaching interests

(4) four (4) letters of reference

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

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

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

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

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

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

Term Lecturer Position

The Department of English at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a .125 FTE Term Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. This position is for one semester starting September 1, 2018. The Lecturer will be expected to teach one undergraduate course in contemporary literature in English or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature in English. A short description of our course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of English team of faculty, the Lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Qualifications

• PhD in English.
• Three years of teaching experience and/or practical experience in teaching contemporary works of literature in English (excluding translation) and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature as documented in a current CV and example course outline.
• Teaching expertise in a sub-discipline of contemporary literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to teaching literature.
• Knowledge of relevant teaching methods.

Documents Required

• Cover letter and current CV.
• A list of past courses taught at SFU and/or another University or College, and a supervisor’s evaluation of the applicant’s performance when teaching those courses.
• A sample of a detailed (week-by-week) course outline.
• Three current letters of reference, including at least one from a department/school/program for which courses have been taught, unless the applicant has recently taught for the SFU Department of English. The letters of reference should be sent separately, preferably by email, by the respective referees.

Applications will be reviewed starting June 15, 2018

Please address applications to the attention of:
Dr. Paul Budra
Chair, Department of English
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr.
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6.

Materials can be sent electronically to: englsec@sfu.ca.

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

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

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

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email: sachrsec@sfu.ca

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

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see the Collection Notice.  

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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