Arts and Social Sciences

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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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 Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities 

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities for the 2022–23 academic year.

The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship Program in the Humanities, supported by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Endowment for the Humanities, exists to promote the humanities and arts—broadly conceived—as important sites of creative practice and critical engagement with the major concerns of our times. The program is dedicated to supporting the work of decolonization and Indigenization, and to that end especially welcomes Indigenous applicants.

Resident Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be emerging or established engaged academic scholars, artists, knowledge keepers, practitioners or writers in the humanities and arts who will help us imagine how we can make the world we live in better through acts of world-making in the creative arts and/or publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities.

Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will engage in activities while in residence that may include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, and community and public outreach. Through their performance, creation, research, and other interactions with faculty and students in these activities, they will enhance not only their own intellectual and creative horizons but that of the university and wider community as well.

SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms, of four months each; normally, fellowships will be held for one academic year (September to August), but can be held for one or two terms (September to December and/or January to April and/or May to August). The stipend associated with the fellowship is CAD 20,000 per semester (up to CAD 60,000 for a year).

Over the course of their fellowship, as part of the set of activities undertaken while in residence, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be expected to deliver at least one public lecture, performance, or other form of community or public outreach based on their projects. They will also be expected to be available for informal, occasional consultations with students and faculty.

Application deadline: October 4, 2021

Applications should include a fully completed application form, a current CV and a cover letter outlining the following:

  1. the project the applicant intends to take up during the fellowship;
  2. the desired primary unit affiliation in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, as well as secondary unit affiliation, as applicable (secondary units may be any unit within SFU, and are not restricted to FASS);
  3. length of fellowship desired and why.

Please email your complete application package to shadbolt_fellows@sfu.ca. A single PDF is preferred. Please include the applicant's name on the filename.

Note: Individuals who hold a continuing appointment or are students at SFU are ineligible. In addition, the project proposed in application for a fellowship normally will not bear a relation to work being done in conjunction with fulfilling requirements for a degree program in which the applicant is enrolled.

The appointment of all resident Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be guided by considerations of equity, inclusion and diversity, and with regard to ensuring that as a group, resident fellow appointees are appointed across a range of humanities and arts areas within the Faculty, and include Indigenous, emerging, and established academic scholars, artists, knowledge keepers, practitioners or writers.

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

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 2022-23 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. Visiting Scholars are expected to have extensive interaction with faculty and students, and to help 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.  It is also expected that Visiting Scholars engage in public outreach, which could consist of a public lecture or take some other form.  The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit).

SFU is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, and our students are of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national heritages. Recognizing our position on these unceded territories, we aspire to foster and honour Indigenous resurgence as well as a plurality of decolonizing and anti-racist practices.

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 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 22, 2021.

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 should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed 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

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

Half-time Term Lecturer

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for two half-time Term Lecturer faculty positions to start September 1, 2021, running until the end of April, 2022.

DUTIES:

To undertake teaching (at the undergraduate level) of four courses over an eight month period, and provide service in the School of Criminology.

POSITION 1: Teaching General Criminology Courses (four courses)

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. (or A.B.D.) in Criminology or a related discipline completed by the employment start date. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching, mentoring, and meeting the needs of equity-deserving students. Preference will be given to applicants with an ability and willingness to teach in the areas of research methodology, criminology theory, and introductory criminal justice. 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 to provide alternatives to traditional ‘face-to-face’ classroom experiences, including online and other learning environments and settings. This is a temporary, entry-level 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.

POSITION 2: Teaching Law-related Criminology Courses (four courses)

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have an LL.B/J.D. in Law plus an LL.M. or Ph.D. (or A.B.D.), completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter, and demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching, mentoring, and meeting the needs of equity-deserving students. The applicant must be willing and able to teach several of the law-related courses in our criminology undergraduate curriculum, including CRIM-330 Criminal Procedure & Evidence, CRIM-332 Sociology of Law, and CRIM-338 Philosophy of Law. 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 to provide alternatives to traditional ‘face-to-face’ classroom experiences, including online and other learning environments and settings. This is a temporary entry-level 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.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021.

Applications will be treated in confidence. All applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio/dossier that pays particular attention to any experience with/engagement with/understanding of inclusive approaches to student engagement and curriculum development. Names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample must also be provided (eg. a published article or thesis chapter) showing competence in academic writing. We seek a colleague whose professional track record illustrates our shared values of equity and inclusion, and a commitment to respectful interactions with students, faculty and staff. All applications should be sent to crimjobs@sfu.ca. Please contact David MacAlister, Director of the School of Criminology, dmacalis@sfu.ca with any questions.

The School 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 Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute, 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.

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. 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.

Lecturer in CRIM 

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to start July 15, 2021.

DUTIES:

To undertake teaching (at the undergraduate level) and service in the School of Criminology including the development and delivery of courses online as well as traditional formats.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Criminology or a related discipline, completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter, and demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching, mentoring, and meeting the needs of equity-deserving students. The area of specialization is criminal justice. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in one or more of the main criminal justice areas, including policing, courts and corrections. Applicants with the ability to teach in the area of criminology theory would be considered an asset. 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 to provide alternatives to traditional ‘face-to-face’ classroom experiences, including online and other learning environments and settings. This is an entry-level 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.

APPLICATIONS

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021.

Applications will be treated in confidence. All applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio/dossier that pays particular attention to any experience with/engagement with/understanding of inclusive approaches to student engagement and curriculum development. Names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample must also be provided. We seek a colleague whose professional track record illustrates our shared values of equity and inclusion, and a commitment to respectful interactions with students, faculty and staff. All applications should be sent to crimjobs@sfu.ca. Please contact David MacAlister, Director, dmacalis@sfu.ca with any questions.

The School 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 Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute, 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.

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.  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

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Applied Microeconomics | Date Posted: October 6, 2020

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Applied Microeconomics including fields such as development economics, environmental economics, experimental economics, health economics, industrial organization, international trade, labor economics and public economics, with an effective start date no earlier than September 1, 2021. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in Economics, at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or of Associate Professor (tenured). Appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Economics requires a Ph.D. completed by the appointment start date.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. 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 maternity 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 or contact SFU Institutional Strategic Awards.

The successful applicant is expected to significantly enhance the Department of Economics’ research strengths in applied microeconomics and to 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 knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, policy stakeholders, and 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 is 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 an application letter, a full curriculum vitae, research papers (including a job market paper), a short research summary, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity 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 how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. All applications should be submitted online through the EconJobMarket website, www.econjobmarket.org.

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.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence December 1, 2020. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Jasmina Arifovic, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Economics, arifovic@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 details see the Collection Notice.

Simon Fraser University acknowledges the Traditional Coast Salish Lands, including the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.

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.

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 innovative blended course in the 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 November 23, 2021.

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

Limited-term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer 

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a partial (.5) limited-term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer beginning May 1, 2021 and concluding April 30, 2022.

Please note that teaching at SFU in the summer term 2021 will be conducted through remote methods. The requirement to conduct teaching through remote methods may also extend past the summer term and possibly for the duration of your appointment.

The Department seeks applications from candidates with expertise and demonstrated experience teaching across a wide range of subjects in gender, sexuality, and women's studies.   The preferred candidate will be engaged in feminist interdisciplinary teaching and particular expertise in the following two areas will be prioritized: 

special topic area of your choice, global feminism/s, introductory women's feminist/ gender/studies, contemporary feminism, gender and popular culture.

or:

queer/feminist writing, global feminism/s, introductory women's feminist/ gender/studies, contemporary feminism, gender and popular culture.

The candidate must have a completed PhD in GSWS or cognate field and evidence of exemplary teaching activity in these areas. The successful candidate will teach four courses:  2 courses in the Summer 2021 semester, 1 course in the Fall 2021 semester, and 1 course in the Spring 2022 semester.  Courses may include:  GSWS 101 Gender Talk (Online), GSWS 102 Feminist Action (Online), GSWS 205 Gender and Popular Culture, and either GSWS 398W Feminist Currents or an upper division special topics course.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., and teaching portfolio. The portfolio should include evidence of exemplary teaching ability, including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations for previous courses. Applicants should include a 2 page sample syllabus for two potential courses in the area of gender and popular culture (a lower-division course) and either GSWS 398W Feminist Currents or an upper division special topics course. Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters to be send directly to the search committee.

Please send application materials electronically by March 8, 2021 to Roberta Neilson at gswsmgr@sfu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is an entry level term position. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to 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.

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.

Term Lecturer in Canadian and Indigenous History

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two-year full-time term Lecturer position. This entry-level position is in Canadian History with a specialization in Indigenous history. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position starts September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Canadian history, completed by the appointment start date. The focus of the Ph.D. should be on Indigenous history or a related field. Experience teaching at the university level to a diverse student body is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach six courses annually over two or three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) and work with the Department’s undergraduate studies committee to develop and refine the Indigenization and decolonization of the curriculum. The expected teaching includes lower-division courses in Canadian history, such as the first half of the Canadian history survey (HIST 101) and the Social History of Canada (HIST 204), and both halves of the History of Aboriginal Peoples in North America (HIST 325 and HIST 326). Additional courses will be assigned by the Chair of the Department in accordance with the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found at https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2021/summer/courses/hist.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and a valued colleague of the Department of History, the Lecturer will be welcomed to attend Departmental meetings and other functions and expected to participate in other Departmental service.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens 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.

The position is subject to availability of funding.  

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach through remote methods, if necessary. Assistance with adapting to remote teaching will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and other relevant materials), and a full course syllabus for one of the courses noted above (HIST 101, HIST 204, HIST 325, or HIST 326). They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be available upon request. All application materials should be submitted electronically to histcsec@sfu.ca: for the attention of Professor Hilmar Pabel, Acting Chair, Department of History. 

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.

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 2022-23 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. Visiting Scholars are expected to have extensive interaction with faculty and students, and to help 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.  It is also expected that Visiting Scholars engage in public outreach, which could consist of a public lecture or take some other form.  The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit).

SFU is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, and our students are of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national heritages. Recognizing our position on these unceded territories, we aspire to foster and honour Indigenous resurgence as well as a plurality of decolonizing and anti-racist practices.

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 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 22, 2021.

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 should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed 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.

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

1.0 FTE continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer

The Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a 1.0 FTE continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin as early as July 15, 2021.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on Humanities by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

We seek a versatile lecturer who can teach across time periods, including Medieval and Italian Renaissance Literature, Culture & Art, and in particular Classical Mythology. This person will lead the conversion of the Department’s most highly enrolled course, HUM102W Classical Mythology, to a new, online, interactive, and instructor-led model. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental activities and service, and to fill a wide range of undergraduate teaching needs.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience or promise in engaging undergraduate students through both interdisciplinary course work and activities such as student conferences and field schools. The successful candidate will bring expertise in educational online technology tools and applications, as well as expertise in developing innovative approaches to teaching (flipped classroom, hybrid learning, etc.) that support and enhance student learning and success.  We seek a colleague whose professional track record illustrates the shared values of equity and inclusion, and a commitment to respectful interactions among students, faculty and staff.

SFU, located on the unceded ancestral and traditional territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Musqueam, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations, is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Humanities at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. More information about the department, including its course offerings, and the university can be found on our website at http://www.sfu.ca/humanities.html. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Metro Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic, waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and offers 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. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to humusec@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier, and arrange for three referees to submit confidential letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to May 31, 2021.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Dr. David Mirhady
Chair, Department of Humanities
Simon Fraser University

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Canada Research Chairs (Tier 2) Indigenous Governance, Indigenous Governance in Education, and Indigenous Governance in Health and Wellness | Date posted: December 15, 2020

Term Lecturer in Canadian and Indigenous History

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two-year full-time term Lecturer position. This entry-level position is in Canadian History with a specialization in Indigenous history. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position starts September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Canadian history, completed by the appointment start date. The focus of the Ph.D. should be on Indigenous history or a related field. Experience teaching at the university level to a diverse student body is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach six courses annually over two or three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) and work with the Department’s undergraduate studies committee to develop and refine the Indigenization and decolonization of the curriculum. The expected teaching includes lower-division courses in Canadian history, such as the first half of the Canadian history survey (HIST 101) and the Social History of Canada (HIST 204), and both halves of the History of Aboriginal Peoples in North America (HIST 325 and HIST 326). Additional courses will be assigned by the Chair of the Department in accordance with the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found at https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2021/summer/courses/hist.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and a valued colleague of the Department of History, the Lecturer will be welcomed to attend Departmental meetings and other functions and expected to participate in other Departmental service.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens 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.

The position is subject to availability of funding.  

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach through remote methods, if necessary. Assistance with adapting to remote teaching will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and other relevant materials), and a full course syllabus for one of the courses noted above (HIST 101, HIST 204, HIST 325, or HIST 326). They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be available upon request. All application materials should be submitted electronically to histcsec@sfu.ca: for the attention of Professor Hilmar Pabel, Acting Chair, Department of History. 

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.

Term Lecturer Position - Fall 2020 & Spring 20201

The Department of Indigenous Studies (formerly First Nations Studies) at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for two 0.5 FTE term teaching faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer for the period September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Each Lecturer will be expected to teach four undergraduate courses. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies, Indigenous literatures (particularly autobiography), Ethnoecology, History, the Digital Humanities, or a cognate discipline. A short description of our course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar, located at: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/summer/courses/fnst.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of Indigenous Studies team of faculty, the Lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Please note that almost all teaching at SFU in the fall term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. The requirement to conduct teaching through remote methods may also extend past the fall term and possibly for the duration of the appointment. Application to this position acknowledges that it is the responsibility of the instructor to adapt their teaching to these unusual circumstances. Assistance with adapting to these changes will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must hold a PhD, PhD-ABD (currently enrolled), or equivalent by the employment start date.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context.
  • Knowledge of relevant teaching methods for Indigenous Studies lower- and upper-division courses.

Documents required:

  • Cover letter and current CV.
  • A list of past courses taught at SFU and/or another University or College.
  • A statement of the applicant’s Indigenous teaching pedagogy.
  • and if available, a selection of teaching evaluations.

If called for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide:

  • A sample of a detailed (week-by-week) course outline.
  • Transcripts for course work completed at the graduate level.
  • Proof of completion of highest qualification
  • 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 First Nations Studies. The letters of reference should be sent separately, sent electronically, by the respective referees.

Applications will be reviewed starting June 22, 2020.

Please address applications to the attention of: Dr. Deanna Reder, Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies, Simon Fraser University. Materials can be sent electronically to: indgsec@sfu.ca.

This is an entry-level term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered.

Each position is subject to the 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.

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

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

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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.

Director of the School of Public Policy

Simon Fraser University (SFU) respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional territories our three campuses reside.

For the seventh consecutive year SFU has been ranked by the Maclean’s University Ranking Guide as Canada's leading comprehensive university and is ranked 13th in Canada by the QS World University Ranking. With unique campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, SFU has deep roots in partner communities throughout the Province of British Columbia and around the world.

SFU aims to become Canada’s leading engaged university through innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach and teaching. In line with these institutional goals, SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences now seeks to appoint its next Director of the School of Public Policy. Located at SFU's Harbour Centre Campus in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Director leads a highly motivated team of faculty and staff in the delivery of the Master's in Public Policy (MPP) graduate program and in the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). Candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths, bolster the capacity of the School, and provide excellent administrative leadership as it expands its contribution to undergraduate teaching through a planned interdisciplinary minor in public policy.

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.

Discipline is open. Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in a field with a strong public policy focus that augments or complements those currently within the School and be qualified to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level. They will have a significant record of scholarly achievement, including but not limited to peer-reviewed publications and writing and communications for policy audiences, and an established record of presentations at leading conferences and policy-related fora. Senior public sector or related experience would be a significant asset. We seek candidates with an active research agenda and teaching profile that takes a diverse and interdisciplinary approach to public policy issues and analysis, and strong letters of reference. Demonstrable administrative leadership experience is essential.

We believe that a renewed and reinvigorated commitment to EDI is essential for our present and our future. It is our unique responsibility to create a culture where EDI is not merely an initiative or plan, but a promise we make to ourselves, to each other and to everyone we meet. Our goal is to ensure our campuses are welcoming places for everyone to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect. We are working to create the conditions that foster a culture of inclusion and a healthy campus environment. The successful candidate will ensure that EDI is embedded in research, community outreach, and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a continuing faculty member at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, and as Director of the School of Public Policy for an initial five-year term, renewable. Appointment with tenure is possible This is a senior-level position. Only candidates eligible to be appointed at or promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Simon Fraser University’s search partner Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the University in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the selection criteria.

Applications should consist of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. These can be uploaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting the reference number 5031. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon Pacific Time on Thursday, May 20, 2021.  

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.

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 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 diverse forms of scholarship and/or research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, 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 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 the http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.

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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.

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