Arts and Social Sciences

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; and 3) and 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 September 30, 2016.

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.

0.5 FTE Limited Term Lecturer Spring 2017 to Fall 2018

The Department of Economics is seeking a qualified instructor for a one-year half-time Limited Term Lecturer position starting in the Spring 2017 term and ending in the Fall 2017 term.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications in the field of assignment, evidence of teaching ability commensurate with the responsibility of teaching the assigned credit course and of carrying out the duties related to the effective conduct of that course. A Ph.D. degree is desirable. Extensive writing skills are required and candidates with a TESOL qualification will receive particular attention.

LTA – 0.5 FTE

This lecturer will be expected to teach a second year undergraduate level writing intensive course titled “Economics in the News”. There will be four iterations of the course. The course is a pilot for a potential permanent course that will be mandatory for the Econ major program. 

Econ 220W – Economics in the News

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills appropriate for economists. The goal of Economics 220W is to stimulate informed discussion on current economic issues. Through writing, research, and communication students are expected to construct a better understanding of the current economic picture. As a second objective, Econ-220W should improve English composition and comprehension skills. Economics 220W is geared to a type of writing that combines clear, concise prose with theoretical analysis and the use of economic models. The course content includes the study of the writing of summaries, argumentative essays, opinions, and empirical research papers. Students who complete the course will have learned to communicate clearly, give a presentation, and write with precision.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.  For further details, please see the Collection Notice.

Interested applicants should send, via email, one PDF document with

  • (1) a covering letter
  • (2) a C.V.
  • (3) a one page teaching philosophy and
  • (4) teaching evaluations, if available.

Please also include two reference letters.

Please send all material by September 15th 2016 to:

Limited Term Lecturer Positions
c/o Prof. Steeve Mongrain, Associate Chair,
Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University
West Mall Complex 3665, 8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Email: econhire@sfu.ca

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aging and Health funded by CIHR.  

We seek a candidate who is an internationally recognized leader in social/behavioral sciences, social epidemiology, and/or health sciences with an outstanding record of high-impact publications and sustained research funding from national and international foundations, research councils, and development agencies.

We are looking for an innovative researcher with a proven track record in one or more areas in aging and health with expertise in quantitative research methods and an interest in interdisciplinary research and knowledge translation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a program of research harnessing the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) data, as well as other major population data initiatives in aging research.  The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging - CLSA - is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women who are between the ages of 45 and 85 when recruited, for at least 20 years.

The successful candidate will also be expected to play a leadership role in developing collaborative research clusters and networks at Simon Fraser University, nationally and internationally. 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 trans-disciplinary team approach to problem-solving through research, teaching and service to aging and health problems facing a rapidly aging population. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to attract, supervise and mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair therefore only senior investigators with outstanding publication records will be considered. The position is tenable for seven years and renewable. Please review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of CRC Program  

To apply, submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a brief descriptive statement of a proposed research program, as well as teaching and leadership plans for the next seven years. These materials, along with the names of six academic referees should be addressed to:
Dr. Robert Gordon, Associate Dean and Professor
Chair: Aging and Health CRC Search Committee
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Simon Fraser University.

Send the materials electronically, to: Ms. Anne Marie Barrett at geradmin@sfu.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2016. Screening of applicants will commence on November 1, 2016. The search will remain open 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 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 CRC Secretariat.

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

Lecturer - Two year Limited Term Appointment

Two-year limited term appointment as Lecturer; beginning January 1st, 2017, AOS/AOC: Open, but the department needs someone who can teach a broad range of our first-year (100-level) courses (see link below).  PhD at the time of appointment strongly preferred.

Teaching duties: eight courses per year, spread over three terms. There are likely to be courses at all three of SFU's campuses (Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey). The successful candidate will get the opportunity to teach a more advanced course in their AOS once per year.

Check here for additional information about the department. Applicants should send, as separate pdf files, a letter of application, a CV, and a teaching portfolio including evidence of teaching range to philosophy@sfu.ca. Applicants should instruct at least three referees to send letters, also in pdf, to the same address. Review of applications will begin October 14th 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians 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 competition will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

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