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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track with teaching responsibilities in French

The Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach four courses in French in the Program in Public Administration and Community Services, also known as the French Cohort Program (FCP). The successful candidate is expected to be a functional member of the Department where the working language is English. Check here for more information on the FCP. This position is subject to final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.  

Applicants should have a completed PhD in Political Science at the commencement of the appointment and should demonstrate evidence of potential for excellence in both research and teaching. The Department is seeking a well-rounded candidate with research interests in Comparative Politics and/or International Relations, and teaching interests in a wide range of areas.

The successful candidate will normally teach two lower-level courses and two upper-level courses. Lower-level courses taught in French at SFU include Introduction to Politics & Government, Introduction to Political Philosophy, Introduction to Canadian Politics & Government, Introduction to Canadian Public Administration and Introduction to Research Design.

Upper-level courses include Topics in Governance (300-level & 400-level), Topics in Canadian Government and Politics (300-level) and Directed Practice in Political Science (400-level course on Community Development and Engagement).

The appointment will begin 1 September 2016.

Candidates please forward applications to:

Dr. Laurent Dobuzinskis, Chair
Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Applications are due no later than Friday 11 December 2015, and must include:

  • (1) a letter of application outlining the candidate's qualifications (with an English translation if submitted in French)
  • (2) the candidate's curriculum vitae
  • (3) one article-length sample of the candidate's scholarly work
  • (4)  a teaching portfolio with one undergraduate course syllabus
  • (5) the names of three referees, at least one of whom can comment on the candidate's teaching ability and capacity to teach in French, and on the candidate’s fluency in French (spoken and written), in addition to their scholarly qualifications.

If available, other evidence of teaching performance such as course evaluations is welcome. Candidates must contact their referees and have their letters sent directly to the Chair, to be received by Friday 11 December 2015.

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 people and persons with disabilities.

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This position is subject to approval by the University Board of Governors.

Science politique Poste de professeur(e) adjoint(e) (menant à la permanence) Enseignement en langue française

Le Département de science politique de l’Université Simon Fraser (SFU), Burnaby, Colombie-Britannique, sollicite des candidatures pour un poste au rang de professeur(e) adjoint(e), menant à la permanence, pour enseigner quatre cours en français dans le Programme en administration publique et services communautaires – qu’on appelle aussi le French Cohort Program (FCP). Le candidat ou la candidate doit également pouvoir s’intégrer dans le département dont la langue d’usage est l’anglais. La description du FCP est disponible sur le site : Prière de se référer également au site Ce poste est sous réserve d’approbation par le conseil des gouverneurs (« Board of Governors »).

Le candidat ou la candidate doit détenir un doctorat au moment de l’entrée en fonction et avoir un solide dossier de recherche et d’enseignement. Le Département est à la recherche d’une candidate ou d’un candidate avec un programme de recherche en Politique comparée et/ou Relations internationales et des intérêts d’enseignement diversifiés.

Le candidat retenu ou la candidate retenue devra donner quatre cours de premier cycle en français, dont normalement deux au niveau inférieur (Lower Level courses) et deux au niveau supérieur (Upper Level courses). Les cours en français au niveau inférieur sont les suivants : Introduction à la science politique; Introduction à la politique canadienne; Introduction à la philosophie politique; Introduction à l’administration publique canadienne; et Introduction aux méthodes de recherches en science politique. Au niveau supérieur s’y ajoutent des cours thématiques en politique canadienne, en gouvernance et en développement et engagement des communautés.

La date d’entrée en fonction est le 1er septembre 2016.

Prière de faire parvenir les candidatures au plus tard le vendredi 4 décembre 2015 à :

Monsieur Laurent Dobuzinskis, Directeur
Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6.

Les candidatures sont dues au plus tard le vendredi 11 décembre 2015 et doivent inclure : (1) une lettre de présentation résumant les qualifications du candidat ou de la candidate (avec une version anglaise si la lettre est présentée en français); (2) un C.V.; (3) un échantillon des publications/un articledu candidat ou de la candidate; (4) un portefolio d’enseignement incluant le syllabus d’un cours de premier cycle; (5) les noms de trois répondants ou répondantes, dont l’un ou l’une au moins doit pouvoir attester de la qualité de l’enseignement du candidat ou de la candidate, de sa capacité à enseigner en langue française, de sa très bonne maîtrise de la langue française parlée et écrite, en plus de ses qualités de chercheur(e). Les évaluations des cours enseignés seraient également appréciées. Le candidat ou la candidate est prié(e) de demander à ses répondants ou répondantes de bien vouloir faire parvenir leurs recommandations directement au Directeur au plus tard le vendredi 11 décembre 2015.

Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont invitées à poser leur candidature; toutefois, cette offre s’adresse de préférence aux citoyens canadiens ou citoyennes canadiennes et aux résidents permanents ou résidentes permanentes.

L’Université Simon Fraser a une politique d’équité en matière d’emploi et sollicite des candidatures de toutes personnes qualifiées. Nous encourageons fortement les femmes, les membres des minorités visibles et les personnes handicapées à poser leur candidature.

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.

Le poste doit être approuvé par le University Board of Governors de l’Université Simon Fraser.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Practice / Director of Clinical Training

Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Practice and Director of Clinical Training (DCT), in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). This is a non-tenure track full-time continuing faculty appointment under the terms of SFU’s Practitioner Faculty policy.

The responsibilities of this position encompass senior direction of the graduate clinical training program, including:

  • Coordinating the academic curriculum and training program for clinical psychology graduate students
  • liaison and compliance with the requirements of external regulatory and accrediting authorities such as the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), College of Psychologists of BC, and branches of provincial and federal government
  • teaching and supervision within the clinical psychology graduate program
  • coordination of community resources and contacts in support of clinical training; and
  • overseeing the Clinical Psychology Centre (CPC), the training clinic for clinical psychology graduate students.

Involvement in research is encouraged and supported but not required.

Administrative support for the position includes the Associate Director of the CPC, the Manager of Academic and Administrative Services, the Graduate Program Assistant, and the CPC Program Assistant.

Applicants are sought who have a strong record of clinical training and experience, commitment to the scientist-practitioner model of training and to evidence-based practice, and high levels of skill in leadership, effective communication, clinical supervision, consultation and teaching. Administrative experience in relevant prior roles is desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program. As the position requires clinical supervision of graduate students, the successful candidate must be registered or immediately apply for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Continual registration is a condition of appointment.

The Department of Psychology is strong across multiple domains. As a workplace environment, the Department has a warm atmosphere of collegial support, encouragement and mutual respect. Further, the SFU Clinical Psychology Graduate Program recently has been re-accredited by the CPA for a seven-year term, the maximum possible. The Vancouver, B.C. area has consistently been ranked among the best places in the world to live, with a unique combination of virtually unlimited recreational and cultural opportunities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University 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.

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.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a concise statement discussing the specific strengths and experience that they would bring to this unique role, and arrange for six letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Neil V. Watson, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6

The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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