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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 2018-19 academic year. The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is dedicated to the teaching of history, 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 any two terms in an academic year. SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Winter, and Summer terms. The Visiting Scholar will be expected to have extensive interaction with faculty and students. S/he will normally teach at least one course or other type of relevant class.  It is also expected that the Visiting Scholar will 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 CAD $45,000.

Applications should include a current CV and a cover letter outlining the following:

(1) the desired home department

(2) a research plan for the tenure of the Visiting Scholar position;

(3) 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.);

(4) a brief account of the topic of the public lecture or of another form of public outreach; and

(5) names of 3 referees.

Review of applications will begin on July 10, 2017.

Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples and persons with disabilities.

Direct applications to:
Farley Distinguish Visiting Scholar Committee
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
AQ 6155
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Process:

Applicants should submit

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

All applications should be submitted to:

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

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

The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat.

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

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

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

Lecturer - Half-time Appointment

Applications are sought by the Department of Linguistics for a .5 time Lecturer position beginning January 1, 2018. A completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment is a primary qualification for appointment, as is demonstrated promise as a teacher, including demonstrated ability to teach scientific writing in linguistics.

Duties of the position will include the teaching and development of lower-division undergraduate linguistics classes, both core and service courses, many of which are large classes, as well as the periodic teaching of upper-division classes in the sub-discipline of their Ph.D. research. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the collegial governance of the department and university and should have the ability and willingness to assume roles that help the department meet the university’s mission to engage with the community.

Linguistics at SFU offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs, joint majors with Computing Science and First Nations Studies, a TESL certificate program, a speech science certificate, a certificate in First Nations language proficiency, and provides one of the principal components of the Cognitive Science undergraduate degree program.

The department currently serves 215 undergraduate majors/minors and 25 graduate students. In addition to a full suite of linguistics courses at all levels, the department offers an array of courses in First Nations languages, primarily in communities throughout B. C. and the Yukon.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae; please also note your citizenship/immigration status
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and dossier of sample supporting materials, such as course outlines and lecture materials, teaching evaluations, instructional workshops and training, etc. along with a summary of experience in teaching linguistics courses
  • names and contact details of three academic references.

Submit applications electronically to lingasst@sfu.ca or send to:
Faculty Search, Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B. C. V5A 1S6, Canada

The closing date for applications is October 31, 2017.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, LGTBQ-identified persons, and persons with disabilities.

Please note that the position is subject to availability of funding, approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and final approval by the Vice President Academic.

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.

Continuing Faculty Position – Lecturer in Psychology Research Methods

About the Position

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

Qualifications

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

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

Application deadline

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

Application procedure/materials:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About SFU and the Department of Psychology:

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Psychology has strong undergraduate and graduate programs. More information about the Department of Psychology and the University can be found through our website. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city, located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is consistently ranked as one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, LGTBQ-identified persons, and persons with disabilities.  Please note that the position is subject to availability of funding, approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and by the Vice President Academic, and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Direct inquiries about this position to:

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

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

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

20-month Term Lecturer

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a 20-month Term Lecturer position commencing January 1, 2018.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment.  We seek a candidate who has an established record as an outstanding instructor and is enthusiastic about the opportunity to teach at Simon Fraser University.  We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated research and teaching expertise for the following courses:

  • SA 100W Perspectives on Canadian Society (SA) (4)
  • SA 150 Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)
  • SA 250 Introduction to Sociological Theory (S) (4)
  • SA 327  Sociology of Knowledge(S) (4)
  • SA 350 Classical Sociological Thought (S) (4)

Link to course descriptions here

Applicants, please submit electronically:

  • a covering letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a minimum of 3 full course outlines from the list above
  • a statement of teaching pedagogy
  • recent teaching evaluations, along with grade distributions for evaluations
  • demonstrated experience with supervising Teaching Assistants
  • a resume of research interests
  • the names and contact details of three academic referees.

Send all materials to:
Dr. Dany Lacombe, Chair
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Simon Fraser University

Email: sachrsec@sfu.ca

The deadline is 4:00 p.m. September 15, 2017.

The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see the Collection Notice.  

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