Arts and Social Sciences

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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 2023-24 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. While at SFU, the Farley scholar will have the opportunity to interact extensively with faculty and students, and to 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.  Farley Scholars are encouraged and supported in public outreach activities that may take a variety of forms. The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit). Those applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents will require a work permit. SFU’s Faculty Relations team will assist with that process and a modest moving allowance is provided. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Previous Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholars in History have found places in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, English and History departments. To find out more about what past Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholars have done click here. For 2023-24 the following academic units are interested in hosting a Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History: English, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Global Asia, History and Linguistics.  To find out if the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History is a good match for you, contact: Mary-Ellen Kelm at fassadri@sfu.ca

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 and contact information 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 15, 2022.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization. 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.” Consistent with this principle, SFU works to 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. More particularly, SFU has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council [ARC] report, has recently completed a strategic cluster of appointments of Indigenous scholars across the University and on September 13, 2021 passed a motion in its Senate in support of the hiring of 15 Black scholars (hiring that is already underway). SFU is also committed to developing curricular programs that incorporate knowledges historically devalued by the university. SFU’s Black Caucus and Queer Faculty Network are two examples of the faculty-led initiatives making safer scholarly spaces and uplifting the work of historically marginalized colleagues. The Farley appointment committee enthusiastically welcomes applications from scholars belonging to underrepresented groups. 

Applications should be submitted electronically to farley@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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

We acknowledge the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Samiahmoo and Tsawassen peoples on whose unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s  three campuses reside. In so doing, we acknowledge Indigenous stewardship both past and present. Our words of recognition indicate our aspiration to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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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Assistant Professor (2 positions)

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 two distinct continuing tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 15, 2023.

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 candidates are expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level, and establish an outstanding, externally funded research program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The School has two openings at the Assistant Professor (tenure track) level. The successful candidate for position (1) Corrections, must have research and teaching interests in Corrections, a PhD in Criminology or a related discipline, completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate for position (2) Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Legal theory, must have research and teaching interests in Law as well as a J.D./LL.B. in addition to a research-based doctorate (Ph.D., J.S.D., S.J.D.) completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter.

People with demonstrated history of community involvement, including lived experience or collaborative partnerships with Indigenous, Black, or other racialized or marginalized communities and organizations in North America/Turtle Island, are encouraged to apply. Ideal applicants will have or demonstrate the potential for a strong, evolving publication record. Strong endorsements by referees of high standing will be required. 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 candidates 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 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. These are junior faculty positions; only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. These positions are subject to the availability of funding.

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 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, including 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, 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.

APPLICATIONS

Please indicate which position you are applying for in your application. Preference will be given to applications received by December 1st, 2022.

Applications are 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 are given priority. All applications should be sent to crimjobs@sfu.ca. Please contact Dr. Eric Beauregard (he/him/his), Associate Director - Research, ebeaureg@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 Suman Jiwani (suman_jiwani@sfu.ca), 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 are collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Lecturer (0.5 FTE)

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a 0.5 continuing teaching faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer.

The expected starting date is on or after July 1, 2023.  Normally, faculty members holding a continuing 0.5 teaching position will teach four one-term courses across three terms annually. The teaching assignment will be primarily for ECON 220W, a writing-intensive course which emphasizes language and communication skills.

Teaching excellence is the primary criterion for this position. The successful candidate will have a PhD completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter.  Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Lecturer will be considered.

Ideally, the candidate

  • has formal training in EAL/TESL/second language acquisition
  • has significant teaching experience in post-secondary education
  • holds a PhD in Economics, or closely related field

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students who have diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants.

Applications must include a CV, three confidential letters of reference, and a teaching dossier which demonstrates your teaching effectiveness. The teaching dossier should include:

  • a two-page summary describing your teaching philosophy, emphasizing your approach to teaching EAL students, and any work on course and curriculum development and/or pedagogical innovation;
  • and, for the most recent courses taught (up to 8 courses):
    • instructional materials: syllabi, sample exams and assignments, grading rubrics;
    • teaching evaluations (including both raw data and summary statistics) and/or a letter of reference from someone who has observed the candidate teaching; and
    • a statement summarizing and contextualizing the evidence presented.

Application instructions are available on our website at https://www.sfu.ca/economics/about/careers.html Email inquiries should be directed to ecchrsec@sfu.ca. The 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.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), TsleilWaututh, 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 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

Assistant/Associate Professor Opening

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for two full-time tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The expected start date is on or after July 1, 2023. Preference will be given to candidates employing theoretical, empirical or computational approaches to microeconomics, especially in the fields of trade, environment, history, health, IO, public, and political economy. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration.

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Economics or a closely related field completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter.

The candidates will, depending on rank, have developed or demonstrate the potential for developing:

  • a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • a successful research program;
  • excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • successful supervision of graduate students.

Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. For Assistant Professor, only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered. For Associate Professor, only those holding or expected to hold the rank at the start of the employment will be considered.

Applications must include a CV, three confidential reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and samples of research papers. Please indicate which rank you are applying for in the application. Application instructions are available on our website at https://www.sfu.ca/economics/about/careers.html.

The Department will start reviewing applications for Associate Professor on 15 November 2022 and will start reviewing applications for Assistant Professor on 28 November 2022. Email inquiries should be directed to ecchrsec@sfu.ca. The 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.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh (səlilwətaɬ), 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 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

Assistant Professor in Black Literatures

The Department of English at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in Black Literatures with a starting date of July 15th, 2023. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in diasporic Black literatures, hemispheric Black literatures, African American literature, African and African Diasporic literatures, and/or Black Canadian literature. As well, we welcome complementary expertise in decolonial methods, transnational studies, critical race studies, studies of Empire and colonialism, Black feminisms and intersectionality, Black queer studies, Black critical/creative methods, and other relevant approaches. The successful candidate may have the option of joining the burgeoning interdisciplinary community of Black scholars at the university, with opportunities to work closely with campus organizations such as SFU’s Black Caucus and the Black and African Diaspora Institute. As a signatory to the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education, SFU is committed to the principles of Black flourishing, inclusive excellence, mutuality and accountability. [link: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/principal/scarborough-charter]. We strongly encourage Black applicants to apply.

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 candidate will join a department committed to a vibrant culture of research and teaching. The English Department 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. BC’s lower mainland, including the city of Vancouver, is globally renowned for its cosmopolitanism and livability. The region also possesses a rich and longstanding history of Black art, thought, and organizing.

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 teaching load for this position is 2/2, and includes courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and the graduate program. The successful candidate will have a PhD completed by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter.

Applications should include:

  • A letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications
  • A CV
  • A scholarly publication or other suitable writing sample, such as a dissertation chapter
  • Confidential letters from three references sent under separate cover.

This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Review of complete applications will begin Oct. 26, 2022 and 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.

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, 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 details see the Collection Notice.

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.

Tenure Track Appointment in African World Literatures with a Specialty in Francophone Sub-Saharan Literatures

The Opportunity

The Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Department of French in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in African World Literatures and an emphasis on Francophone Sub-Saharan Literatures to start July 15, 2023. This is a joint appointment, 50% in the Department of World Languages and Literatures/50% in the Department of French, housed in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

The successful candidate will have near-native English and French and be required to teach four courses a year (2/2) at both lower and upper-division levels of the World Literature and French curricula. English is the language of instruction in the Department of World Languages and Literatures; French is the language of instruction in the Department of French. Critical theory and academic writing in the discipline are strong foci of both curricula.

The core duties of an Assistant Professor include research, teaching, and service. The typical workload distribution for tenure-track assistant professors at SFU is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.

Desired research area

We seek to hire a candidate with research promise in African World Literatures with specialization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Literatures. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated command of at least a third language and literary tradition. Special areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to:

  • preservation of African languages and literatures in the context of world/comparative literatures
  • African literatures as world literature
  • pre/post-colonial African literatures in a comparative/worldly framework
  • African oral literatures, folklores, and myths in the context of world literatures
  • Comparative and translation studies
  • critical race theory in international, transnational, diasporic, or global perspectives
  • African theories and criticism and the global production of knowledge about African literatures, cultures, histories, and peoples 
  • transnational and global projects of social justice and anti-Black racism and violence; the global circulation and consumption of African and African diasporic literature, art, and culture
  • African popular culture, including art performance and film studies
  • African cosmopolitanism and pan-African mobilities and migrations

About our departments

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 Languages and Literatures. The Department of French offers a diverse and innovative undergraduate program offering a Major, Minor, and Honours, and a graduate Master of Arts program.

For more information please visit our respective websites: http://www.sfu.ca/wll.html and http://www.sfu.ca/french/en.html.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter in World/Comparative Literature, French / Francophone Literature, or related discipline by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. They will have near-native English and French, with a demonstrated command of at least a third language and literary tradition. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated promise in research (such as publications in peer-reviewed journals, awards or external funding, participation in conferences, etc).
  • Demonstrate keen interest in teaching, strong pedagogical skills, and effectiveness in fostering inclusive learning environments.
  • Be able to teach African Literatures as world literatures.
  • Be able to teach Francophone Sub-Saharan literatures in a worldly framework.
  • Show strong potential for effective community engagement and meaningful collaborations with Black/African and/or Multi Racial Groups, communities, and organizations.

How to Apply

Applications should be a single pdf file bookmarked with the following components:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • A research statement that describes the candidate’s research experience, goals, and future program.
  • Two writing samples
  • A teaching dossier (including a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, example course outlines, and teaching evaluations, student supervision, or equivalent demonstration of teaching effectiveness).

Applications should be submitted by email attachment to the attention of the Chair, Dr. Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani, at wll_admin@sfu.ca. Applicants should also request three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately by referees by email to the same address. The deadline to receive applications is January 15, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to availability of funding. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, 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 details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to SFU’s excellence as an engaged university. In keeping with SFU’s strategic vision which pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty, SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. SFU is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and sexual and gender diverse communities; ensuring that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treating all employees equitably.. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated history of advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), 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 space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices. 

Full-time tenure-track position in Global Indigeneity at the rank of Assistant Professor

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Global Indigeneity at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 15, 2023.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • research expertise in scholarship on gender and/or sexuality as they relate to Indigenous issues in a global, transregional, or diasporic framework
  • research training grounded in Indigenous epistemologies and/or theories and methodologies from Indigenous Studies
  • research interest in fields such as (but not limited to) Indigenous Data Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Health, Indigenous Cultures and Languages, Global Indigenous Media, Global Indigenous Governance and Politics 
  • demonstrated commitment to collaborative or place-based work with Indigenous issues and/or communities in (but not limited to) the Pacific, Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, or the Caribbean
  • demonstrated commitment to decolonization and Indigenization practices
  • a strong publication record and outstanding potential for research excellence
  • evidence of inclusive pedagogy and excellent teaching skills in interdisciplinary settings 
  • the ability to work effectively with colleagues across disciplinary fields in the social sciences and the humanities

The successful candidate will:

  • have PhD in hand at the time of appointment
  • enhance and expand the research strengths of the department
  • develop the department’s core undergraduate curriculum in Global Indigeneity
  • teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s research areas
  • participate in service to the department, the university, and the broader community

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 1-page research statement outlining the applicant’s research program
  • no more than two samples of writing in the form of a published journal article or a book chapter and/or a 30-page unpublished manuscript
  • a 1-page teaching statement on the applicant’s teaching philosophy
  • sample syllabus of a relevant course

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 30, 2022.

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.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh (səlilwətaɬ), 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 space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This is a junior-faculty position. Only those eligible for appointment or promotion to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

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 and the SFU Faculty Relations website at http://www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations.html for detailed information about the terms and conditions of employment at SFU.

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

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.

Assistant Professor, History (Professorship in the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures)

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University, respectfully 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 ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  We are committed to reconciliation through decolonization and Indigenization, telling inclusive stories about the past, and acknowledging different historical epistemologies.

The Department of History, in conjunction with the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS), invites applications for the endowed Professorship in the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of comparative Muslim societies and cultures, to start July 15, 2023. Appointment to the endowed Professorship will be for an initial five-year term with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or a related discipline completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter. They will demonstrate the potential for developing a significant program of original research and teaching that makes a substantial contribution to historical knowledge. The geographic area of specialization is open and NOT limited to the Middle East. Knowledge of one or more regional research languages is required. The successful candidate will receive one course release per year for the duration of the Professorship. In addition to providing service to the Department, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the activities, programming, and governance of the CCMS including serving on the Centre’s steering committee.

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, this is a junior faculty 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 affected them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and diverse forms of research and/or research outputs.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2022. All applications should include:

1.      A cover letter

2.      A statement of research

3.      A teaching philosophy, including a discussion of the candidate’s experience with and understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring

4.      A statement on how the candidate intends to contribute to Simon Fraser University’s commitment to furthering Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

5.      A curriculum vitae

6.      A writing sample

7.      Names and contact details for three referees

Candidates may later be asked to submit sample syllabi and other documents. Applications will be treated in confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. All applications should be sent to history_chair_secretary@sfu.ca. Please contact Dr. Thomas Kuehn (he/him/his), chair of the search committee, thomas_kuehn@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 Services 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 department of History

The Department of History is one of the 28 Departments and Programs within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.  The Department has 26 faculty members, over 300 majors and minors, and more than 30 graduate students. The Department provides courses that introduce undergraduate students to major world regions and cultures, to historical periods, and to social, political, cultural, and economic themes, and is deeply committed to encouraging students to practice historical thinking and awareness of different times, cultures, and politics as instruments of responsible engagement with the world today.  Course offerings reflect the local context while also providing a global perspective. The Department also offers both MA and PhD programs. The Department of History is located on SFU’s Burnaby Mountain Campus in Metro Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city situated minutes from the mountains and offers a wide range of outdoor activities.

About the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies

The Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies fosters academic and public discussion and understanding Muslim societies and cultures.  It shifts the analysis from the notion of a single religious landscape defined by the religion of Islam to that of Muslims of different experiences and interpretations as agents in the construction of their societies and cultures. 

Welcoming scholars from all disciplines that relate to the field of Muslim Studies as well as artists, writers, and other members of the general public, the CCMS is located in Simon Fraser University’s Department of History with which it has maintained close ties since its inception in 2006.

By incorporating the cultural experiences of diverse Muslim societies, CCMS expands the possibilities of comparison and collaboration with critical consequence. It does so by providing a variety of opportunities and platforms for conversations and engagement for faculty, students and the larger public. CCMS serves as a bridge between academia and the public and invests in community outreach. CCMS ensures spaces for conversations, engagement and relationship-building. These include an Annual Lecture Series, a Community Conversation Series, the Muslim Community Fellowship, Summer Schools, workshops and conferences that address both academic and public interests.

CCMS has brought numerous academic specialists to campus for lectures and consultations; convened interdisciplinary conferences and workshops; established a highly-regarded summer school alternating between Vancouver and London (UK); organized film festivals, art exhibits, and concerts; created residencies, scholarships and visiting professorships; and solicited contributions of materials in regional languages for the SFU research library.

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

Historian of Indigenous North America, Open Rank

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University, respectfully 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 ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  We are committed to reconciliation through decolonization and Indigenization, telling inclusive stories about the past, and acknowledging different historical epistemologies.

The Department of History is inviting applications for an open rank tenure-track/tenured faculty member in Indigenous North American history to start July 15, 2023. Theoretical and methodological approaches rooted in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and Indigenous knowledges are required. The period, area, and research specialization for the position are open.

The successful candidate must have research and teaching interests in and engagement with Indigenous knowledges and perspectives and a demonstrable history of community involvement, including lived experience or collaborative partnerships with First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or other Indigenous communities and organizations in North America. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching a diverse student body, developing Indigenized history curricula, and mentoring Indigenous students.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in History, Native American and Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline, completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter. They will, depending on rank, have developed or demonstrate the potential for developing a significant program of research and scholarship that makes a substantial contribution to historical knowledge. Scholarship and teaching that is community-based or otherwise contributes to community needs will be valued.

In accordance with the History Department’s commitment to abide by the call of SFU’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Committee “to foster the development of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge, and methods” and pursuant to Section 42 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, preference will be given to equity-deserving candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the perspective that comes from the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education, and particularly the experiences of Indigenous peoples. Such candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are requested to self-identify in their application.

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. 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 affected them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and diverse forms of research and/or research outputs.

Applications will be reviewed starting August 15, 2022 and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Applications will be treated in confidence. All applications should include a cover letter (that includes statements of research and teaching, including 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), a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. Names and contact information of three references 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 history_chair_secretary@sfu.ca. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Spear (she/her/hers), chair of the search committee, jennifer_spear@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 Services 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 DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

The Department of History is one of the 28 Departments and Programs within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.  The Department has 26 faculty members, over 300 majors and minors, and nearly 30 graduate students. The Department provides courses that introduce undergraduate students to major world regions and cultures, to historical periods, and to social, political, cultural, and economic themes, and is deeply committed to encouraging students to practice historical thinking and awareness of different times, cultures, and politics as instruments of responsible engagement with the world today.  Course offerings reflect the local context while also providing a global perspective. The Department also offers both MA and PhD programs.

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, Global Humanities

The Department of Global 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, 2023.

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

We seek a versatile lecturer with a demonstrated ability to teach across time periods in the field of Religious Studies. This person will be the lead instructor for HUM 130: Introduction to Religious Studies, which is offered online every term and yearly in person across all campuses, totaling 350+ seats/year. The holder of this position will also regularly teach senior courses, such as HUM 325 The Humanities and the Natural World and HUM 330 Religions in Context. Background areas such as environmental humanities, spiritual ecology, eco-theology, and/or sacred sites will be viewed favourably by the committee.

Lecturers are also 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 experience in educational online technology tools and applications, as well as in developing innovative approaches to teaching (flipped classroom, hybrid learning, etc.) that support and enhance student learning and success.

SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Global 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 https://www.sfu.ca/globalhumanities.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 a junior faculty position. Only 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 portfolio, 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 November 15, 2022.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Dr. David Mirhady

Chair, Department of Global Humanities

Simon Fraser University

c/o humusec@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

The J.S. Woodsworth Chair in Humanities

The J. S. Woodsworth Chair in Humanities in the Department of Global Humanities at Simon Fraser University (SFU) was established to honour the legacy and spirit of James Shaver Woodsworth, a founder of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in 1932, forerunner of today’s New Democratic Party. The Woodsworth legacy is tied not to specific projects or themes, but rather to moral courage, social sympathies, passion for truth, and intellectual pioneering in the pursuit of social progress, education, and empowerment. This academic appointment will involve teaching, research and, particularly, community engagement in close collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities.  In this capacity, the Chair-holder will: a) be expected to include a community development dimension within the range of their activities; b) play an active role in public programming; and c) support activities that contribute to the quality of the educational environment at SFU.

The Department of Global Humanities is an interdisciplinary unit that includes specialists in Classics, Early Christianity, Byzantine and Renaissance Studies, East-Asian Religions, Chinese and European literature, and Critical Theory.  The Department is increasingly interested in non-Western traditions of thought and culture, including Indigenous traditions.  

The Department of Global Humanities is seeking a candidate for this appointment with expertise and publications in the field of critical and comparative approaches to some combination of economic, environmental, and social justice and social movements; labour history and movements; Western, Eastern, and Indigenous modes of spiritual and ethical philosophy. 

The appointment shall be at the Associate or Full Professor rank, and applicants should have a doctorate or equivalent, a strong record of effective teaching, scholarly excellence as well as experience in addressing public audiences.   The Chair-holder will typically teach three courses per year, including the J. S. Woodsworth seminar, and engage in other scholarly and public activities. 

Simon Fraser University will appoint and, as applicable, renew the J. S. Woodsworth Chair appointment in accordance with current SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement articles and university policies and procedures. Appointment to the Chair will be for a five (5) year term, renewable, or period prescribed by applicable SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement articles and university policies.

Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and six letters of reference to applyjsw@sfu.ca by August 31, 2022.

The goal of employment equity at Simon Fraser University is to ensure that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications, such as gender or race. Consistent with this principle, the University will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the workforce, specifically aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women (the designated groups); ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat equitably all employees.

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 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, including 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 the Collection Notice

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

Chair, Indigenous Studies

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 respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories the three campuses reside. The SFU community includes more than 35,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty and staff. SFU consistently ranks among the top 20 Canadian universities in terms of its annual research income and impact.

The Department of Indigenous Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) which 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.

Engaging and interdisciplinary, the Department of Indigenous Studies encompasses a wide range of academic subjects. Our growing department is dedicated to research and programming that engages directly with decolonizing, anti-colonial, and Indigenous-led work — including the Indigenization of research, policy, and institutions. The department now seeks candidates for a continuing faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank to appoint as its next Chair as early as the fall 2022 semester, if possible. Appointment with tenure is possible.

We seek candidates with strong administrative backgrounds and experiences who are motivated by Indigenization and reconciliation leadership, exemplified by advocacy for Indigenous faculty, staff and students and active pursuit of the goals of Indigenization and reconciliation and continued advancement of the SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (ARC) Calls to Action. Candidates with a proven record of the following will be given priority:

  • Brings a focus on decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization in any area regardless of discipline.
  • Proven engagement with and connection to Indigenous communities.
  • Brings experience in supporting Indigenous faculty, staff, and students in creating pathways to success through Indigenizing curricula, policy, and practice, and facilitating career progression.
  • Experience in addressing social and systemic exclusion in relevant institutional systems, practices, and procedures.

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.

The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies for an initial five-year term, renewable. The Chair will serve as a member of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences’ senior administration with shared responsibility for the overall management of the Department in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Through strategic and visionary leadership, the Chair will encourage an interdisciplinary approach to Indigenous academic excellence, and continue to enhance the advancement of research, scholarly production and teaching. Enhancing the student experience and attracting new faculty while supporting our world-class faculty members will be a priority for the Chair.

As a candidate, you will have a PhD or equivalent academic qualification in a discipline relevant to Indigenous Studies, along with a proven record of teaching, research, and service sufficient for appointment as a tenured Associate or Full Professor at SFU. You will demonstrate a sincere interest and commitment to the breadth of programming in the department and meaningfully advocate for the wide range of research and education taking place in the department.

With a passion for academic excellence and the student experience, you will be committed to collegiality, collaboration, and transparency. Through strong people skills, an approachable style and respect for diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation, you have a demonstrated ability to foster relationships within the University and the broader community with the goal of advancing the department’s academic mission, nationally and internationally.

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.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to funding.

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 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 diverse forms of scholarship and/or research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in their previous institutional environment(s), 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

Ella Laure Hipolito, Senior Associate at Boyden at ellah@boyden.com.

To explore this opportunity further, please click Apply or the Executive Brief.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents (PDFs): a letter of application (articulating the applicant’s strengths in relation to the candidate profile and their vision for the department), a curriculum vitae, and a list of names for references including at least one reference that addresses their relationship with community. References will only be contacted at a later stage in the process and with explicit permission from the applicant. Applicants may be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later stage in the process.

Applications will be reviewed starting March 7 and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Simon Fraser University has contracted with an executive search service. Your personal information is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468) and the University’s policies related to academic personnel searches (http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html). It is related directly to and needed by the University to search for a suitable candidate for an academic position. The information will be used to evaluate candidates and provide the University with information about the best candidates available. Some of the executive search service providers retained by the University are based outside Canada and your personal information may be stored outside Canada. By applying for this position/registering with this executive search service, you consent to the storage of your personal information outside Canada. If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure and storage of your personal information please contact privacy@boyden.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.

Assistant Professor (South Asia and its diasporas) — Global Asia Program

Applications are being sought for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to be housed in the School for International Studies with 50% dedicated workload in the Global Asia Program at Simon Fraser University, with expertise in South Asia starting July 15, 2023. Preferred research areas are indigeneity; settler colonialism; migration and diasporic community; and/or climate justice and responses to climate change. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates working within a social science framework, with preference for disciplinary training in History; Law and/or International Law; Asian Studies; American Studies; and/or Asian diaspora studies.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in History; Law and/or International Law; Asian Studies; American Studies; and/or Asian diaspora studies or a closely related field by the employment start date. However, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. The preferred candidate will be engaged in interdisciplinary research on South Asia within its global context, which may include South Asian diasporas. Candidates should have a teaching record that approaches South Asia from cross-border and global perspectives. Innovative pedagogy and a commitment to community outreach and engagement is an advantage.

The School for International Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching programs focused on peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society. The Global Asia Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that brings together the study of Asian and Asian diasporic people, places, and societies. The normal teaching load for this full-time position is four courses per year, taught in two of three terms, with the third for research.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). We earn top marks for our world-class social science research, award winning students and faculty, and new library acquisitions.

Applications will be treated in confidence and should include: a cover letter, statements of research and teaching experience/philosophy (no more than 2 pages each); a curriculum vitae; 1 writing sample (no more than 30 pages); and the names and contact information for three referees. Preference will be given to applications received by November 10st, 2022. Sample syllabi and a diversity and inclusion statement may be asked from short-listed candidates at a later date. This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

Materials should be sent in one pdf file via email only to intst@sfu.ca (letters of reference should be sent directly from the letter writers).  In the subject line of the email, indicate the following information: “2022 Assistant Professor Application, (Applicant Name).” Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Megan MacKenzie (m_mackenzie@sfu.ca).

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. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration.

Simon Fraser University is a public institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision; SFU works to 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. SFU has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council report, has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council report and committed to the strategic hiring of Indigenous scholars across the University and on September 13, 2021 passed a motion in its Senate in support of the hiring of 15 Black scholars. SFU is also committed to developing curricular programs that incorporate knowledges historically devalued by the university, such as the Global Asia Program and Indigenous Studies. SFU’s Black Caucus and Queer Faculty Network are two examples of faculty-led initiatives making safer scholarly spaces and uplifting the work of historically marginalized colleagues. The appointment committee enthusiastically welcomes applications from scholars belonging to underrepresented groups. 

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

We acknowledge the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Samiahmoo and Tsawassen peoples on whose unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses reside. In so doing, we acknowledge Indigenous stewardship both past and present. Our words of recognition indicate our aspiration to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Assistant Professor (Middle East)

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on the Middle East to begin July 15, 2023. We invite applicants with disciplinary training in History, Economics or Anthropology, and research focused on issues of security and conflict, governance, or development in the Middle East.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in History, Economics or Anthropology or a closely related field by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. The preferred candidate will draw upon a deep well of regional expertise gained through extensive fieldwork and, ideally, significant first-hand experience in the region. Commitment to public engagement and disseminating research to non-academic audiences and engaging with the policy world will also be considered an asset.

The School for International Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching programs focused on peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society. The normal teaching load for this full-time position is four courses per year, taught in two of three terms, with the third for research.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). We earn top marks for our world-class social science research, award winning students and faculty, and new library acquisitions.

Applications will be treated in confidence and should include: a cover letter, statements of research and teaching experience/philosophy (no more than 2 pages each); a curriculum vitae; 1 writing sample (no more than 30 pages); and the names and contact information for three referees. Preference will be given to applications received by November 10th, 2022. Sample syllabi and a diversity and inclusion statement may be asked from short-listed candidates at a later date. This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

Materials should be sent in one pdf file via email only to intst@sfu.ca (letters of reference should be sent directly from the letter writers).  In the subject line of the email, indicate the following information: “2022 Assistant Professor Application, (Applicant Name).”  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Megan MacKenzie (m_mackenzie@sfu.ca).

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. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration.

Simon Fraser University is a public institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision; SFU works to 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. SFU has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council report, has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council report and committed to the strategic hiring of Indigenous scholars across the University and on September 13, 2021 passed a motion in its Senate in support of the hiring of 15 Black scholars. SFU is also committed to developing curricular programs that incorporate knowledges historically devalued by the university, such as the Global Asia Program and Indigenous Studies. SFU’s Black Caucus and Queer Faculty Network are two examples of faculty-led initiatives making safer scholarly spaces and uplifting the work of historically marginalized colleagues. The appointment committee enthusiastically welcomes applications from scholars belonging to underrepresented groups. 

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

We acknowledge the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Samiahmoo and Tsawassen peoples on whose unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses reside. In so doing, we acknowledge Indigenous stewardship both past and present. Our words of recognition indicate our aspiration to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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/Associate Professor (History of Philosophy)

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications.  The expected start date is July 1, 2023.  Area of specialization (AOS): History of Philosophy, broadly construed to include any philosophical tradition.  Area of competence (AOC): open, but the ability to teach a range of courses in our curriculum is desirable. Duties include research, both undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of MA students, and administrative service. The normal teaching load is 2/2 (two courses per semester for two 13-week semesters). For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at: www.sfu.ca/philosophy.

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position.  The candidates will, depending on rank, have developed or demonstrate the potential for developing:

  • a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • a successful research program;
  • excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • successful supervision of graduate (masters-level) students.

Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. Assistant Professor is considered a junior faculty position; candidates must have completed their PhD in Philosophy or equivalent by the start date of appointment or shortly thereafter; only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered.  For Associate Professor, only those holding or expected to hold the rank at the start of the employment will be considered.

Applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please indicate which rank you are applying for in the application.  Please provide the names and contact details of three confidential references that the search committee can contact, or arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent.  Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to: philosophy@sfu.ca. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Evan Tiffany (chairphi@sfu.ca).

Preference will be given to applications received by November 15, 2022. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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 welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute the further diversification of the university.

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

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 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 Clinical Forensic Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical-Forensic Psychology to begin as early as July 15, 2023.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will contribute to the university and community through a combination of research; teaching, training, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students; and administration and service. We especially value prior experience and expertise teaching and mentoring BIPOC and other minoritized students.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Psychology at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter with substantive research and clinical experience and interest in the field of Clinical Forensic Psychology. Preference will be given to candidates with a clearly demonstrated potential to contribute in each of the activities above, and in particular those whose research is strongly complementary to that of our current faculty – for example, research on topics such as management of risk for serious and violent crime or evaluation of legal competency in youth. Research interests of current Law and Forensic faculty can be found at   https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/about/areas-of-study/law---forensic-psychology.html

As a member of the Department’s graduate program in Clinical Psychology, which is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association, the successful candidate will also contribute more generally to teaching and supervision of clinical trainees. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, initiate the registration process within the first 12 months of hire, and maintain registration throughout their employment. Preference will be given to applicants who completed a graduate training program accredited by the Canadian or American Psychological Associations.

About SFU and Metro Vancouver:

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada.  Located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, SFU offers classes on three urban campuses across metro Vancouver. The Department of Psychology 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.

Nestled between the coastal mountains and the ocean, Vancouver is a beautiful, clean, safe, and multicultural city. It is consistently voted one of the world’s best cities to live and work. SFU recognizes Vancouver is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples and works toward reconciliation through dialogue and decolonization.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

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.

The Department of Psychology at SFU is committed to ethical practice, equity, social justice and diversity. For example, our Indigenous Reconciliation Committee (IRC) aims to support respectful, equitable, and reciprocal relations between Indigenous Peoples and Settler (non-Indigenous) Peoples. Details about the IRC’s mission statement and accountability reports are available here. Looking forward, our department is committed to overcoming long-term systemic problems that have kept underrepresented scholars out of traditional academic positions.

How to Apply:

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psycclin@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements/dossiers; and a statement of commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Also, please request three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately by referees.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to December 6, 2022.

This is a junior faculty position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

This position is subject to availability of funding.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Stephen Hart                                             Dr. Deb Connolly

Chair, Search Committee                                Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University                                 Simon Fraser University
stephen_hart@sfu.ca                                       debc@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html

We acknowledge the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ícə̓ y̓ (Katzie), kwikwəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses stand.

Tenure-track Position in Law and Forensic Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Law and Forensic Psychology to begin as early as July 15, 2023. SFU has two law and forensic streams: an experimental law-forensic program and a clinical forensic program. This position is specifically for our experimental law-forensic program.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Psychology at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter and will be expected to contribute to the university and community through a combination of research; teaching, training, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students; and administration and service. We especially value prior experience and expertise teaching and mentoring BIPOC and other minoritized students. Preference will be given to candidates with a clearly demonstrated potential to contribute in each of these ways.

The area of research specialization within law and forensic psychology is open. However, we seek applications from scholars who study the application of basic psychological processes to legal issues. We are interested in applications from scholars whose research complements that of our current faculty, while providing additional breadth and innovation. Research interests of current  Law and Forensic faculty can be found at   https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/about/areas-of-study/law---forensic-psychology.html.

About SFU and Metro Vancouver

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada.  Located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, SFU offers classes on three urban campuses across metro Vancouver. The Department of Psychology 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.

Nestled between the coastal mountains and the ocean, Vancouver is a beautiful, clean, safe, and multicultural city. It is consistently voted one of the world’s best cities to live and work. SFU recognizes Vancouver is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples and works toward reconciliation through dialogue and decolonization.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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.

The Department of Psychology at SFU is committed to ethical practice, equity, social justice and diversity. For example, our Indigenous Reconciliation Committee (IRC) aims to support respectful, equitable, and reciprocal relations between Indigenous Peoples and Settler (non-Indigenous) Peoples. Details about the IRC’s mission statement and accountability reports are available here. Looking forward, our department is committed to overcoming long-term systemic problems that have kept underrepresented scholars out of traditional academic positions.

How to Apply

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psyclaw@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements/dossiers; and a statement of commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Also, please request three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately by referees.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to December 6, 2022.

This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to 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 strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

This position is subject to availability of funding.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald                                          Dr. Deb Connolly
Chair, Search Committee                                Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University                                Simon Fraser University
rjfitzge@sfu.ca                                                debc@sfu.ca

We acknowledge the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ícə̓ y̓ (Katzie), kwikwəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses stand.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of 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 full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology starting as early as July 15, 2023.

Qualifications

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. Research interests of current developmental faculty can be found at https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/about/areas-of-study/developmental-psychology.html. We especially value prior experience and expertise teaching and mentoring BIPOC and other minoritized students

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.

About SFU and Metro Vancouver:

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada.  Located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, SFU offers classes on three urban campuses across metro Vancouver. The Department of Psychology 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.

Nestled between the coastal mountains and the ocean, Vancouver is a beautiful, clean, safe, and multicultural city. It is consistently voted one of the world’s best cities to live and work. SFU recognizes Vancouver is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples and works toward reconciliation through dialogue and decolonization.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

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.

The Department of Psychology at SFU is committed to ethical practice, equity, social justice and diversity. For example, our Indigenous Reconciliation Committee (IRC) aims to support respectful, equitable, and reciprocal relations between Indigenous Peoples and Settler (non-Indigenous) Peoples. Details about the IRC’s mission statement and accountability reports are available here. Looking forward, our department is committed to overcoming long-term systemic problems that have kept underrepresented scholars out of traditional academic positions.

How to Apply:

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psycdev@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements/dossiers; and a statement of commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Also, please request three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately by referees.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to December 6, 2022.

This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

This position is subject to availability of funding.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Deb Connolly                                             Dr. Tanya Broesch

Chair, Department of Psychology                  Chair of Hiring Committee

Simon Fraser University                                 Simon Fraser University

debc@sfu.ca                                                     tanya_broesch@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html

We acknowledge the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ícə̓ y̓ (Katzie), kwikwəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses stand.

Lecturer Position in Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer starting as early as November 2022.

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Psychology (any APA Division) by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to excellence in teaching courses at the undergraduate level. The ideal applicant will have experience with teaching large classes in Introductory Psychology and Research Methods.  Experience teaching upper-division and graduate-level courses is an asset. We especially value prior experience and expertise teaching and mentoring BIPOC and other minoritized students. Applicants should be familiar with delivering blended or online courses, have experience utilizing creative teaching methods and tools, and be knowledgeable about curriculum development and learning outcomes within psychology. They should provide evidence of educational leadership, or the potential for leadership. The ideal candidate will also support and contribute positively to the respectful, inclusive, and collegial culture of the Department of Psychology through open and collaborative engagement with colleagues, staff and students.

About SFU and the City of Vancouver:

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. Located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, SFU offers classes on three urban campuses across greater Vancouver (Burnaby, Downtown Vancouver, and Surrey). By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices. 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 that is repeatedly ranked as one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

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.

The Department of Psychology at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ diverse backgrounds, strengths, interests, and career progress. Our department is committed to ethical practice, equity, social justice and diversity. For example, our Indigenous Reconciliation Committee (IRC) aims to support respectful, equitable, and reciprocal relations between Indigenous Peoples and Settler (non-Indigenous) Peoples. Details about the IRC’s mission statement and accountability reports are available here. Looking forward, our department is committed to overcoming long-term systemic problems that have kept underrepresented scholars out of traditional academic positions.

How to Apply:

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psyclec@sfu.ca, citing the candidate’s name in the subject line. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2022, but early applications are encouraged, and late applications may be considered.

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Yuthika Girme, Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, Dept. of Psychology, SFU;
  2. a teaching statement and dossier of supporting materials, such as samples of course outlines, lecture materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as evidence of pedagogical approaches to make teaching inclusive;
  3. a one-page diversity and equity statement that identifies the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to equity, decolonization, and/or anti-racism in institutional or community contexts;
  4. a curriculum vitae (please include a detailed section on previous teaching experience and make note of your citizenship/immigration status);
  5. a list of three referees’ names and contact information (phone and email).

A long-list of candidates will be invited to a 30-minute Zoom interview during which the candidates may be asked to give a short lesson (5-minute) and respond to a few questions. Short-listed candidates will then be contacted for more fulsome interviews. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; we will request reference letters be sent to us during the long-list interview stage.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Deb Connolly                                              Dr. Yuthika Girme
Chair, Department of Psychology                  Chair of Hiring Committee
Simon Fraser University                                 Simon Fraser University
debc@sfu.ca                                                     ygirme@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection

We acknowledge the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ícə̓ y̓ (Katzie), kwikwəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses stand.

Term Assistant or Associate Professor

The School of Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University, invites applications for a year-long, 1.0 FTE term research faculty position, specializing in economics, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an expected start date of August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 graduate courses over two of SFU’s three terms (the Fall and Spring), provide service to the School, and contribute to the supervision of Masters in Public Policy Capstone students.

Established in 2003, the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University is home to the Master's in Public Policy (MPP) graduate program and the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). It is based on Simon Fraser University’s downtown Vancouver campus. Simon Fraser University is one of Canada's leading universities, ranked first amongst comprehensive universities many times by Maclean’s Magazine. For more information about the School of Public Policy please visit our website: http://www.sfu.ca/mpp.html.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in economics or a closely related field by the appointment start date and be well qualified to teach at the graduate level.  Preference will be given to candidates in the area of public economics, with teaching experience relevant to the School’s Masters in Public Policy required economics courses (Economic Foundations of Policy Analysis I and II), and with experience of public policy engagement. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring, and the ability meet the needs of equity-deserving students. This is a temporary position. Only those eligible to be promoted or appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Applications should include a letter of application with a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching portfolio (brief statement of teaching philosophy, full syllabi and evaluations of courses taught, and a description of courses that you are able to teach including existing required economics courses within the School of Public Policy curriculum). Applicants should also arrange for two electronic reference letters to be sent independently by email to mpp@sfu.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

All materials should be sent in one PDF file, via email only to genevieve_lebaron@sfu.ca to the attention of Director, School of Public Policy. Complete applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2022.  In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified: Term Faculty Application, Applicant Name. Questions about the position can be directed to Prof Genevieve LeBaron, Director, School of Public Policy. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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 http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.

Term Lecturer

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a three- semester, 1.0 FTE term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer starting May 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 8 courses over three semesters and provide service to the School.

International Studies offers undergraduate concentrations in International Security and Conflict; Comparative World Politics, Culture and Society; and International Development, Economic and Environmental Issues. View a complete list of existing IS courses here: www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/courses/is.html

Candidates must hold a PhD, and/or PhD-ABD (currently enrolled) preferred, or equivalent by the employment start date. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of effective teaching and be able to teach in more than one concentration at the undergraduate level. A strong grounding in one or more regions is also desirable.

Applications should include a letter of application with a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching portfolio (brief statement of teaching philosophy, full syllabi and evaluations of courses taught, and a description of courses that you are able to teach including existing courses within the International Studies curriculum). Applicants should also arrange for two electronic reference letters to be sent independently unless the candidate has prior teaching experience in the School for International Studies.

All materials should be sent in one PDF file, via email only to intst@sfu.ca, to the attention of Director, School for International Studies, by February 14, 2022. In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified: Term Lecturer Application, Applicant Name.

This is a temporary,Term Lecturer 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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Ellen Yap, Manager, Academic and Administrative Services at ismgr@sfu.ca.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Assistant Professor - Sociology

Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology––invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 15, 2023. We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh (səlilwətaɬ), 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 space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The department is seeking an emergent scholar with expertise in any area of Sociology, broadly defined, including Canadian sociology, Cultural studies, and Black studies. We will give preference to candidates with a PhD in Sociology, however, sociologists with doctoral degrees in closely related disciplines will be considered. Applicants should indicate how their active research programs enhance the areas of specialization in our unit (see: http://www.sfu.ca/sociology-anthropology/research/faculty-research-areas.html). The successful applicant will teach a range of sociology courses (in person and online), including in the core curriculum (introduction to sociology, research methods, classical and/or contemporary theory). The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated history of engagement with Black communities, experience teaching a diverse student body, experience teaching in multi-modal formats, and use innovative approaches to student assessment.

Applicants must have earned their PhD by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter.

Pursuant to Section 42 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Black candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the perspective that comes from lived Black experience and connections to and engagement with Black communities, organizations, and/or institutions, particularly with an emphasis in Canada. Such candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are requested to self-identify in their application.

Applicants will submit electronically:

1) a cover letter that describes their relationship to Black communities and their vision for contributing to SFU’s mission to:

… contribute to the public good by preparing educated, engaged citizens with innovative experiential and interdisciplinary engaged learning opportunities; . . .by working to strengthen community capacity and civic responsibility through dialogue and engagement; and by seeking opportunities to have direct and meaningful impact.

2) a full curriculum vitae

3) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes the applicant’s perspective on teaching a diverse student body; approach to teaching in multi-modal formats (faculty must prepare courses in various formats, including online courses); approach to student assessment; teaching evaluations; one full syllabus from a past course; examples of new courses they could develop for our joint department.

4) Research statement, including writing sample (no more than 2), one of which should be solely authored;

5) the names and contact details of three referees.

Please submit this application package as one consolidated PDF.

All material should be sent to:

Dr. Wendy Chan, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

c/o Ms Jeanne Persoon, Secretary to the Chair Email: sachrsec@sfu.ca

Review of complete applications will begin October 15, 2022. Preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2022.

This is a junior faculty position; only those eligible for appointment or promotion to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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 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, including 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

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor — Urban Studies Program & Department of Gerontology

The Urban Studies Program and Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University are inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Urban Aging. This is a joint position with primary unit as Urban Studies (50%) and secondary unit Gerontology (50%). The candidate must hold a PhD in a social science discipline or a closely related field by the employment start date. They will, depending on rank, have developed or demonstrate the potential for developing effective teaching skills at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in both units.

Details about the Urban Studies program and the Department of Gerontology and their current research and degree programs are available at https://www.sfu.ca/urban.html and http://www.sfu.ca/gerontology.html. Urban Studies is currently developing an undergraduate curriculum, in which the successful applicant would be expected to contribute. Both units also support graduate programs. Candidates will be expected to build on the strengths of, and bolster the capacity of, both units. They should demonstrate evidence of a commitment to high quality research and teaching, and community engagement and outreach. Their experience of working with a diverse student body and their contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion will be welcomed.

The expected start date is July 15, 2023.

QUALIFICATIONS: We seek to recruit a colleague with qualifications in one or more social science disciplines, who has experience conducting research on one or more of: older adults in cities and the built environment, vulnerable urban populations and aging, housing solutions and aging, mobilities, urban infrastructure, ethnicity, cultures and communities, age-friendly policies and programs, and qualitative, quantitative or mixed-research methodologies. The faculty member will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in urban studies and gerontology, successfully supervise graduate students, and participate in program and departmental governance. Applicants should have demonstrated or have the potential to demonstrate, depending on rank, a strong publication record in one or more of the areas identified above as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses and strong endorsements from letters of reference.

Effective teaching can be demonstrated by highlights of teaching accomplishments and evidence of strong communication skills.  A teaching dossier, including syllabi and other teaching materials, may be requested from candidates after the initial round of evaluation.

Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. Assistant Professor is considered a junior faculty position; only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. For Associate Professor, only those holding or expected to hold the rank at the start of the employment will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be considered until the position is filled, with preference being given to applications received prior to January 4, 2023. Applications will be treated in confidence and should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests including a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, a statement of teaching philosophy, materials supporting their teaching record, and up to three recent publications (pdf format).  Applicants should arrange for the names and contact information for three referees to be sent directly to urban@sfu.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at urban@sfu.ca.

Email applications and attachments (a single PDF document is preferred) to urban@sfu.ca:

Dr. Anthony Perl
Director, Urban Studies
Simon Fraser University
#2115 – 515 W. Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V6B 5K3

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

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 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, including 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; however, 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 details see the http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Tenure Track Appointment in African World Literatures with a Specialty in Francophone Sub-Saharan Literatures

The Opportunity

The Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Department of French in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in African World Literatures and an emphasis on Francophone Sub-Saharan Literatures to start July 15, 2023. This is a joint appointment, 50% in the Department of World Languages and Literatures/50% in the Department of French, housed in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

The successful candidate will have near-native English and French and be required to teach four courses a year (2/2) at both lower and upper-division levels of the World Literature and French curricula. English is the language of instruction in the Department of World Languages and Literatures; French is the language of instruction in the Department of French. Critical theory and academic writing in the discipline are strong foci of both curricula.

The core duties of an Assistant Professor include research, teaching, and service. The typical workload distribution for tenure-track assistant professors at SFU is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.

Desired research area

We seek to hire a candidate with research promise in African World Literatures with specialization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Literatures. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated command of at least a third language and literary tradition. Special areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to:

  • preservation of African languages and literatures in the context of world/comparative literatures
  • African literatures as world literature
  • pre/post-colonial African literatures in a comparative/worldly framework
  • African oral literatures, folklores, and myths in the context of world literatures
  • Comparative and translation studies
  • critical race theory in international, transnational, diasporic, or global perspectives
  • African theories and criticism and the global production of knowledge about African literatures, cultures, histories, and peoples 
  • transnational and global projects of social justice and anti-Black racism and violence; the global circulation and consumption of African and African diasporic literature, art, and culture
  • African popular culture, including art performance and film studies
  • African cosmopolitanism and pan-African mobilities and migrations

About our departments

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 Languages and Literatures. The Department of French offers a diverse and innovative undergraduate program offering a Major, Minor, and Honours, and a graduate Master of Arts program.

For more information please visit our respective websites: http://www.sfu.ca/wll.html and http://www.sfu.ca/french/en.html.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter in World/Comparative Literature, French / Francophone Literature, or related discipline by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. They will have near-native English and French, with a demonstrated command of at least a third language and literary tradition. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated promise in research (such as publications in peer-reviewed journals, awards or external funding, participation in conferences, etc).
  • Demonstrate keen interest in teaching, strong pedagogical skills, and effectiveness in fostering inclusive learning environments.
  • Be able to teach African Literatures as world literatures.
  • Be able to teach Francophone Sub-Saharan literatures in a worldly framework.
  • Show strong potential for effective community engagement and meaningful collaborations with Black/African and/or Multi Racial Groups, communities, and organizations.

How to Apply

Applications should be a single pdf file bookmarked with the following components:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • A research statement that describes the candidate’s research experience, goals, and future program.
  • Two writing samples
  • A teaching dossier (including a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, example course outlines, and teaching evaluations, student supervision, or equivalent demonstration of teaching effectiveness).

Applications should be submitted by email attachment to the attention of the Chair, Dr. Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani, at wll_admin@sfu.ca. Applicants should also request three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately by referees by email to the same address. The deadline to receive applications is January 15, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to availability of funding. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, 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 details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to SFU’s excellence as an engaged university. In keeping with SFU’s strategic vision which pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty, SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. SFU is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and sexual and gender diverse communities; ensuring that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treating all employees equitably.. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated history of advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), 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 space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices. 

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.

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