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Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Community-Engaged Adolescent Mental Health

Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Community-Engaged Adolescent Mental Health.

The proposed Chair will be embedded at SFU Surrey – a vibrant community hub located in one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. S/he will take a leadership role in building research capacity that benefits the City of Surrey, and that will have important implications for adolescent mental health in British Columbia, across Canada, and beyond. The Chair will work closely with City of Surrey partners from multiple sectors such as health (including the Fraser Health Authority and its regional Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use program), education, law enforcement, social services, government, and community partners. The Chair will also create ties with other researchers working in the area of adolescent mental health and mental health policy. The Surrey-based CRC holds promise for increasing linkages with the Surrey community and strengthening SFU’s research presence in this city and beyond. Over time, it is anticipated that this Chair will leverage his/her Surrey-based research program to capitalize on innovative developments and collaborative research opportunities at the local, national, and international levels.

We are seeking an outstanding and innovative researcher who is internationally-recognized in the field of adolescent mental health with a focus on one or more of the following areas: program implementation and evaluation; diversity and culturally sensitive programming; determinants of mental health; and intersectoral and upstream approaches to enhancing mental health. The preferred candidate could have a disciplinary background in health, education, or the social sciences (e.g., psychology).

The successful candidate will play a leadership role in establishing a cutting-edge, community-relevant research facility and lead a research program focused on the advancement of community-based and clinically relevant strategies designed to maximize the mental health of young people.

This position is contingent upon the applicant being awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only senior investigators with outstanding publication records and a proven track record of working with communities and developing research centres/institutes will be considered. The position is tenable for seven years and renewable. Please review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit

1) a full curriculum vitae
2) the names of six academic referees
3) a 3-4 page document summarizing their qualifications for the Chair and a proposed vision for developing a program of research, including a training program and leadership plan.

All applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Joy Johnson
Chair, Adolescent Mental Health CRC Search Committee
Vice-President, Research
Simon Fraser University
vpres@sfu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

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.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on January 31, 2017.

All applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. The Committee will recommend one candidate for ratification by the faculty member’s home department or school. The Faculty in which the CRC is to be situated will be determined based on best-fit once an appropriate candidate is nominated. The successful applicant will work with the department/Faculty and the Major Projects Office to develop a full proposal for submission to the CRC Secretariat.

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

Assistant Professor - History of Conflict and Population Movements in 19th and 20th century Greece and the Balkans

Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University is seeking to hire an early career Assistant Professor in the History of Conflict and Population movements in 19th and 20th century Greece and the Balkans. Duties will include research and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the candidate’s field of expertise. Ability to teach outside the advertised disciplinary focus, notably in other specializations within the broader umbrella of Hellenic Studies (Byzantine, Ottoman, Balkan and Modern Greek history) will be positively assessed.

The successful candidate will coordinate with existing faculty to develop courses that effectively integrate their field of expertise into the curriculum and research profile of Hellenic Studies. Hellenic Studies is seeking to hire a candidate who will actively engage in and enrich the outreach activities of our program. The successful candidate will be invited to join the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies. The ability to read and conduct research in Modern Greek and at least one Balkan language is a requirement for the position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the Greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement. They should also include in their application package a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.

Submit all application materials to agerolym@sfu.ca or mail to:
Dr. André Gerolymatos
Director, Hellenic Studies Program
Simon Fraser University
AQ6190
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Applications received by February 10, 2017 will be given priority. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to us.

The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU 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 information see the Collection Notice.

Directeur, Directrice, Bureau Des Affaires Francophones Et Francophiles

Établie en 1965, l’Université Simon Fraser (SFU) est une université canadienne d’enseignement et de recherche de premier plan. Solidement ancrée dans trois communautés distinctes avec ses campus de Burnaby, Surrey et Vancouver, SFU est devenue l’université de choix pour les étudiants et étudiantes recherchant à la fois l’excellence sur le plan académique et la diversité de l’expérience estudiantine. Depuis l’établissement de son Bureau des affaires francophones et francophiles en 2004, SFU reçoit des fonds de la part des gouvernements fédéral et provincial afin de développer des cours et programmes de/en langue française au niveau postsecondaire. Grâce au succès de ces programmes, SFU est maintenant considérée comme un chef de file en matière d’éducation de/en langue française en Colombie-Britannique.

SFU sollicite des candidatures au poste de Directeur ou Directrice du Bureau des affaires francophones et francophiles/Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (BAFF/OFFA) pour mener à bien les efforts de l’université à répondre aux besoins de la communauté francophone de la Colombie-Britannique et à remplir ses engagements à offrir des programmes de premier cycle, de formation professionnelle (initiale et continue) et d’études supérieures en langue française. Le directeur ou la directrice aura la responsabilité de diriger et d’assurer la gestion du BAFF/OFFA ainsi que de coordonner et faire la promotion de programmes et cours offerts dans les facultés afin de répondre aux besoins postsecondaires variés des étudiants de langue française.

Idéalement, le candidat ou la candidate sera totalement bilingue, possédera une expérience d’administration universitaire ou d’administration au sein d’une organisation complexe similaire, aura fait ses preuves en tant qu’enseignant ou enseignante, possédera un profil de recherche digne de respect et aura une excellente connaissance des besoins des communautés francophones et francophiles. Le directeur ou la directrice démontrera des capacités de planification stratégique et de travail collaboratif avec les collègues universitaires, ainsi qu’avec plusieurs communautés externes, incluant les gouvernements. Les titres universitaires requis sont, normalement, un doctorat ou la plus haute qualification dans un domaine relevant des sciences humaines, des sciences sociales ou de l’éducation, mais les candidatures faisant montre de qualifications universitaires et d’une expérience professionnelle pertinentes seront également considérées.

Nous invitons tous les candidats et candidates qualifiés à postuler ; toutefois la priorité sera accordée aux citoyens et citoyennes canadiens et aux résidents et résidentes permanents. L’Université Simon Fraser souscrit au principe d’équité en matière d'emploi et offre une chance égale aux femmes et aux hommes qualifiés, y compris les minorités visibles, les autochtones et les personnes handicapées.

Pour de plus amples renseignements sur ce poste de leadership, veuillez contacter Khaleeda Jamal ou Maureen Geldart au (604) 926-0005 ou faire parvenir confidentiellement votre CV, une lettre de présentation et les noms de trois référents à khaleeda@thegelartgroup.com.

Director, Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs

Established in 1965, Simon Fraser University (SFU) is one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities. With vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities, including Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, SFU has become the university of choice for students seeking academic excellence and diversity of experience.  Since 2004, through the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs, SFU has received funding from federal and provincial sources to develop French language programs and courses at the post-secondary level. Because of the success of these programs, SFU is now recognized as a leader in French language education in BC.

SFU is seeking a Director of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs/Bureau des Affaires Francophones et Francophiles (OFFA/BAFF) to lead the university’s efforts in meeting the needs of BC’s French-speaking community and fulfill its commitment to provide degrees, professional development and graduate level programs where French is the language of instruction. The Director will be responsible for leading and managing OFFA/BAFF and for coordinating and promoting Faculty-based programs and courses designed to meet a wide range of post-secondary needs among French-speaking students.

The ideal candidate will be fluently bilingual, bring experience in administration in a university or a similarly complex organization, be an accomplished teacher and a respected scholar, and be knowledgeable about the needs of Francophone and Francophile communities. The Director must be able to plan strategically and work effectively and cooperatively with university colleagues, as well as OFFA's various external communities, including government. A doctorate or highest credential in one of the relevant fields within the humanities, social sciences, or education is the normal educational credential, but a combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

To learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, please call Khaleeda Jamal or Maureen Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees in confidence to khaleeda@thegeldartgroup.com.    

Associate or Full Professor - Women and Politics

The Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a position in Women and Politics at the Associate or Full Professor rank.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent past performance in teaching and graduate student training and will have an outstanding record in research and publication.

The Department welcomes applications from qualified candidates in all approaches relevant to the theme of Women and Politics, and whose research and teaching areas will complement and strengthen the major areas of concentration in the Department of Political Science.

The Department of Political Science seeks to fill this position as early as September 1, 2017. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of their research record and current research. In addition, applicants should submit a summary of their demonstrated teaching experience and effectiveness.

Applications received by March 3, 2017 will be given priority. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to the Chair.

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, Simon Fraser University has three campuses. Vancouver is consistently rated among the top three most livable cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples and persons with disabilities.

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

Please submit all application materials and direct any questions to moens@sfu.ca
Dr. Alexander Moens
Professor and Chair Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A1S6

Phone: 778-782-3729
Email: moens@sfu.ca http://www.sfu.ca/politics.html

Canada Research Chair in Policy Innovation for Climate Change

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Policy Innovation for Climate Change, funded by Simon Fraser University and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

This appointment will be in SFU’s Department of Political Science. Applicants should be internationally recognized for their expertise in the theory and practice of comparative and Canadian Climate Change policy innovation, experimentation and analysis, and for their expertise in policy design, policy instrument choice, policy learning, policy capacity, practices of policy advice communication, and policy evaluation in multi-level governance of Climate Change.  

Applicants will have also made and plan to continue making, other significant contributions to the field of political science, particularly with regard to: the study of policy regimes, cycles and sub-systems; sustainable resource development, environmental policy appraisal and policy evolution; integrating forest policy in response to Climate Change; theorizing Climate Change policy complexity; the role of consultants in policy advisory processes; and other aspects of policy analysis in Canada.

In coordination with the Department of Political Science and referencing SFU’s 2016-2020 Strategic Research Plan (SRP), the successful applicant will develop a research program proposal in accordance with CRC requirements. This proposal, and applicant qualifications, will be submitted to the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) for assessment. CRC Tier 1 Chairs are tenable for seven years and renewable. Please consult <http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/admin_guide-eng.aspx#notice> for further information about the CRC program.

The CRC search will be restricted to candidates currently holding a tenured faculty position in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to attract, supervise and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

All SFU faculty members who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

This position is contingent upon approval by the TIPS and is subject to final approval by 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 the Collection Notice at: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a concise research proposal, and a statement explaining how their appointment would build on existing areas of research in the Department of Political Science and the broader SFU academic community. The applicant must also provide names and email addresses for 6 referees who are experts in the field, and who are not in a conflict of interest as required by the CRC program. <  http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Alexander Moens, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C
V5A 1S6
moens@sfu.ca

The competition will remain open until the position is filled.  Screening of applications will commence February 17, 2017.

Continuing Faculty Position – Lecturer in Psychology Research Methods

About the Position

The Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in the area of Research Methods. Please see Article 35 of the SFU Faculty Collective Agreement for a complete description of SFU’s Teaching Faculty Ranks.  The planned start for the position is August 7, 2017 or later.

Qualifications

We seek a candidate with an outstanding record in designing and delivering Psychology courses and individualized methodological consultation. Applicants should have a completed Ph.D. in Psychology, Statistics (with specialization in methodology relevant to Psychology), or related field, at the time of appointment. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in traditional research design and advanced quantitative methods, as well as breadth of knowledge of multiple methods. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching and research expertise in behavioral statistics, psychometrics, and/or multiple research methods, a strong record of methodological / statistical consultation, and have expertise and skills complementary to the existing strengths of the Department.

The successful candidate will join the Department’s History, Quantitative, and Theoretical Psychology area, contributing to departmental teaching and participating in departmental activities and service including methodological / statistical consultation with faculty and students. Contributions to teaching may include our core and service courses in statistics, research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods), philosophy of psychological science, history and theory, and other courses as needed. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in our large graduate programs. Review course information for our department.

Application deadline

Review of applications will commence May 16, 2017; applications received later will be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is closed. To determine whether applications are still being accepted, please visit the Department of Psychology Job Postings website.

Application procedure/materials:

Application materials should be submitted via email to psyjob17@sfu.ca, citing the candidate’s name and position applied for in the subject line.  Applications must include:

a) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Rachel Fouladi, Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, Dept of Psychology, SFU 

b) a curriculum vitae (including sections on relevant methodological training/coursework, and statistical/methodological consulting experience; please also note your citizenship / immigration status)

c) a teaching statement and dossier of any available supporting materials, such as samples of course outlines and lecture materials, teaching evaluations, instructional workshops and training, etc., along with a summary of experience in methodology and statistics consultancy

d) a research statement describing previous research experience and copies of 3-5 representative publications or comparable scholarly works. Materials submitted should illustrate the breadth and depth of the applicant’s knowledge of research methods and varied advanced data analytic/strategies.

e) names and contact details (including telephone number and email address) of three academic referees.

Please arrange for your referees to email letters of reference directly to psyjob17@sfu.ca

About SFU and the Department of Psychology:

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Psychology has strong undergraduate and graduate programs. More information about the Department of Psychology and the University can be found through our website. 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 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, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, LGTBQ-identified persons, and persons with disabilities.  Please note that the position is subject to availability of funding, approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and by the Vice President Academic, and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Direct inquiries about this position to:

Dr. Neil Watson,
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
Canada
nwatson@sfu.ca

OR
Dr. Rachel Fouladi,
Chair, Lecturer Search Committee
Dept of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
Canada
rfouladi@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

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