Arts and Social Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Process:

Applicants should submit: 1) a full curriculum vitae; 2) the names of six academic referees; and 3) and a 3-4 page document summarizing their qualifications for the Chair and a proposed vision for developing a program of research, including a training program and leadership plan. All applications should be submitted to:

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

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

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

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on September 30, 2016.

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

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

Limited Term Lecturer Spring 2017 to Fall 2018

The Department of Economics is seeking a qualified instructor for a one year Limited Term Lecturer position starting in the Spring 2017 term.


Ph.D. degree or equivalent qualifications in the field of assignment, evidence of teaching ability commensurate with the responsibility of teaching the assigned credit course and of carrying out the duties related to the effective conduct of that course. Extensive writing skills are required.

LTA – 0.5 FTE

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

Econ 220W – Economics in the News

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

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

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

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

Please also include two reference letters.

Please send all material by September 15th 2016 to:

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


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Archaeology of the Classical, Roman, or Late Antique Hellenic worlds

The Hellenic Studies Program is seeking to hire an assistant professor, tenure track with expertise in the archaeology of the Classical, Roman, Hellenistic, or Late Antique Hellenic world, broadly defined. Duties will include research and teaching courses on archaeology as well as on ancient history in the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds.

The successful candidate will coordinate with existing faculty to develop courses that effectively integrate their field of expertise into the curriculum and research profile of the Hellenic Studies Program. Functioning knowledge of Modern Greek, while not essential for the position will be favorably assessed. The Hellenic Studies Program is seeking to hire a candidate who will actively engage in and enrich the outreach activities of the program while contributing to its academic profile. The successful candidate will be invited to join the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement. They should also include in their application package a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and syllabi from courses prepared and/or taught. Candidates should also have three letters of recommendation sent to us.

Please submit all materials as a single PDF to:

Dr. André Gerolymatos
Director and Professor
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Centre for Hellenic Studies
Simon Fraser University

Applications received by May 23, 2016 will be given priority.

The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU 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 information see the Collection Notice.

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